Category: Community news

New working format of the Dancham AGM






Dancham – Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce – experimented this year once again with the format of its Annual Meeting. The old, passive “the board talks – the members listen” format is history, from now on members will take an active part in group discussions with other members sharing similar interests. The meeting started with a question and…

Remarkable Indonesian locals help Norwegian girl after being robbed






”I’ve got a story that you might find uplifting,” writes Øystein Baadsvik from Norway in a Facebook post, after a horrible event turned into a happy ending for his daughter Karin Baadsvik, all because of some friendly and helpful Indonesian locals. While travelling around in Indonesia, Karin Baadsvik suddenly found herself without passport, computer, wallet…

Sigtunaskolan holds Singapore presentation






Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket(SSHL), a well-known boarding school in Sweden is holding a guest lecture at the Swedish Residence in Singapore on March 21, 5-7 pm. Dr. Margret Benedik, Director of SSHL will speak about the challenges that we face living with our children in a bilingual/multilingual environment. In addition, Dr. Benedik will also answer questions…

Norwegian Seafood Dinner 2017 Singapore






On 3 March 2017 1000 guests of the Norwegian business community were gathered at Raffles City Convention Centre, The Fairmont Ballroom, to enjoy the seafood buffet and dishes specially created by Norwegian and Singaporean celebrity chefs. Norwegian Business Association (Singapore)‘s members and their guests enjoyed an exquisite banquet featuring seafood especially flown in fresh from Norway…

Malaysian Danish Business Council hosted Transparency International






On 28 February 2017 the Malaysian Danish Business Council (MDBC) had the pleasure of hosting yet another Breakfast Dialogue at the Danish Residence. Dr Mohan, Secretary General of Transparency International (TI) Malaysia, gave an interesting presentation about the perception of corruption in Malaysia and on TI’s various anti-corruption initiatives, reports Embassy of Denmark, Kuala Lumpur.…

Hotel Mermaid Bangkok celebrates 5th Anniversary






Jorgen and Tip Lundbaek celebrated on Saturday 11 March the 5 Year Anniversary of Hotel Mermaid Bangkok which was inaugurated in 2012 by HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark. “It is not exactly on the date, but this day became available after the Scandinavian Society Siam moved the Garden Party to Saturday 25 March,” Jorgen Lundbaek explained. Ringing…

Thailand Swedes’ health insurance campaign gains momentum






“Is it the Swedish Government’s intention that its citizens will profit from the Thai government, here in Thailand, while Thai citizens who want to work in Sweden, for example with berries, are required to have health insurance taken in Thailand?” This cannot be the case, believes the new confederation ‘Svenskföreningars samorganisation i Thailand för ja…

Fastelavn party in Bangkok exceeded all expectations






Princesses, pirates, superheroes and cats. There were many different costumes when Danish Women’s Network and Danes Worldwide Learning Center invited to the Danish holiday Fastelavn at Natural Park in Bangkok. On Sunday 5 March 2015 all expectations were exceeded when around 50 children and their parents showed up to celebrate Fastelavn, a Danish tradition where people dress…

NordCham Cambodia for better business and viking parties






On Wednesday 1 March 2017 a new chapter began in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A new Nordic Chamber of Commerce had their very first meeting where they presented their ideas and vision for a chamber in Cambodia. “To be the platform for engaging with Nordic businesses and activities in Cambodia,” was revealed as their mission statement…