Category: Features

Sebastian’s SO creative hotel career






He is moving up and being part of key conceptualisation projects, as well as branding and marketing exercises, working within AccorHotels – one of the largest and most vibrant international hospitality groups. He is in the business of hotels – the environment he got to visit in Thailand as a child; looking with wide eyes…

Travel while working: Life of digital nomads






The Danish couple Nicolaj Jensen and Malene Vinter are on the run. Not from war or persecution, but from the trivialities and stagnation of the everyday life. They are digital nomads; an increasingly popular phenomenon where people travel the world while working. “We love staying on a small island. You can do meetings with customers in…

Richelieu’s Navy Uniforms returning to Thailand






All photos: Hasse Ferrold. Royal Thai Embassy in Copenhagen hosted an event at the Residence of the Thai Ambassador, H.E. Mrs. Vimol Kidchob on 7.March 2016 where the Royal Thai Navy uniform of Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu was given to back to Thailand. Admiral Richelieu served prominently King Chulalongkorn of Thailand in a number of positions, among others…

From Pattaya to Nashville – Ib Ottesen goes on a musical journey






Ib Ottesen came to Thailand as a 21-year-old trainee to be a merchant marine officer. But having arrived Bangkok, he took leave and instead made a living for himself playing guitar and singing songs mostly by e.g. John Denver and Johnny Cash every night at a bar called Cloud 9 in Patpong. “For four hours…

From Randers to Ubon: Michael flew directly to Thailand for a photo workshop






Usually when 32-year old Michael Johansen travels from Denmark to Thailand it equals family visits and lazy days on the beach. On November 2015 he travelled to Ubon in Northern Thailand for an absolute different purpose than meetings with relatives and swimming in turqouise-blue water. This time, it was to attend a photographer work shop by…

Peder Jorgensen celebrates 80 years






Peder Madsen Jorgensen, who has been more closely involved with the lives of the poor rural people of Thailand than any other living Dane today, celebrates on Sunday 27 September the 80th birthday of his adventurous life. Peder Jorgensen and his wife Ruth Eleanor Jorgensen – born Leed – lived altogether 22 years in Thailand as missionaries;…

Old Thai House in Denmark to be renovated






The old Thai style house in Moesgaard Museum near Aarhus will now be renovated on the initiative of former Member of the Thai Senate Dr. Pensak Chagsuchinda Howitz. The Thai House has long been a symbol of the significant relations between Denmark and Thailand. The Thai House was given to Denmark as a gift by the government…

Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar 2014 raised funds for 101 surgeries






For the second year in a row Scandinavian Ladies, their international friends and ISB High School ‘Kids Action for Kids’ Club organized a Scandinavian themed Christmas Bazaar to raise funds for surgeries to Thai children born with a cleft palate, a cleft lip and other facial deformities. This special fundraiser event took place in Nichada…

Unimaginable, new reality: clean, vendor-free Phuket beaches






[wzslider] A reliable “witness” the Danish Hotel Manager, Michael Gaarde-Nielsen at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket on Karon beach, had already informed ScandAsia earlier in the year that all of the tourist island’s beaches, including Karon, were completely cleared from sunbeds, umbrellas and vendors. This just had to be witnessed; something that had seemed up…