Category: Community news

Crayfish, snaps at Bangkok Scandinavian Crayfish party

“Let there be crayfish!” With those word, lots of crayfish arrived at the annual Scandinavian Society Siam’s Crayfish party in Bangkok. 120 Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, Finns and Icelanders had gathered together to spend their Saturday evening with friends, crayfish and snaps at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Riverside Ballroom on 22 September 2018. Before the delicious…

Construction of new Norwegian Seamen’s Church Pattaya started

The construction of the new Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya has started as of mid September. Laying the foundation stone for their new church Chargé d’affaires a.i. Tor Haug from the Norwegian Embassy Bangkok visited Pattaya for the occasion, and attended the church service followed by the foundation stone ceremony. The new church is planned…

Seamen’s church in Singapore invitation: Service and welcome to new staff

The Norwegian Seamen’s church in Singapore invites Norwegians to join a service on 7 October, where the church will welcome two new families to the staff. Seamen’s church in Singapore will on 7 October welcome the families Colstrup and Mangersnes into the church. This will happen in connection with a service. Alexander Colstrup will be…

Pojanath Bhatanacharoen is the new TSCC Executive Director

On September 3, 2018, the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce welcomed Dr Pojanath Bhatanacharoen, as its new Executive Director, taking over after Katarina Ekelund who has left the position after little over a year. Dr Pojanath is Bangkokian by birth but grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden. She moved to England to pursue her studies and received…

President Pia Ridström introduces: SWEA Kuala Lumpur

SWEA International Inc. may sound like a multinational until you know the meaning of the acronym: Swedish Women’s Educational Association International. ScandAsia meets with the President for Swea in Kuala Lumpur, Pia Ridström, to get better insights into how this particular local entity works and what their activities there are. Swea is the typical social…

African swine fever in China may be good for Danish pork export

Three major outbreaks of African swine fever have hit China. This can have a positive effect for Danish pork industry as this may cause a boom in export, according to experts. China’s great pig production has been hit by three outbreaks of the very contagiousness African swine fever during August. This means that China perhaps needs…

CanCham-NordCham Speed Networking Night Manila

On 9 August NordCham Philippines and CanCham Philippines brought together members and guests to mingle and expand their networks, as the CanCham-NordCham Speed Networking Night was held at Dusit Thani in Manila. They expressed their special thanks to the sponsors, Air Juan, Lima Land Inc., New Nordic Group, Philippine Retirement Authority – PRA, Spaces, and Winery…

End of Danish supported Renewable Energy Week in Vietnam

Renewable Energy Week 2018 in Vietnam ended with a run with participation from the Danish Embassy. Touch Green Energy, a run to encourage a healthy lifestyle and the increased use of sustainable energy sources, wrapped up the Renewable Energy Week 2018 on Sunday 26 August in Hanoi. The run was one of five main activities…

Invitation to Nordic Film Festival in Bangkok

The four Nordic embassies in Bangkok invite to Nordic Film Festival in September to enjoy Nordic movies in the cinema. Grab your popcorns, lean back in the cinema seat and enjoy a Nordic movie – for free. The Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish Embassy in Bangkok have decided to come together in creating The Nordic…

Sweden’s Thailand ambassador in Stockholm Fun Run

Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Staffan Herrström participated as the 150 years of friendship and trade was highlighted with a ‘Fun Run/Walk’ on Saturday 18 August in Stockholm. In celebration of the Swedish-Thai friendship and the trade agreement dating back to 1868 some 100 hundred Swedes and Thais showed up for the 5-kilometre run at…