History & Heritage

Thai House at Moesgaard opened after renovation

H.E. Ms. Vimon Kidchob, Ambassador of Thailand to Denmark, attended on 27 September 2017 together with Ms. Pratana Disyattat, Minister Counsellor at the embassy in Copenhagen, the Opening Ceremony of the Thai House at Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus upon the completion of a major renovation. The ceremony was attended by more thsn 50 people from…

New Swedish book about Singapore

The Swedes Maria Sehlin and Ida Maria Fritzell have written a book about Singapore favourites among resident “tourists”, after a few years living in Singapore. With that, they want to show more Swedes the way to the multicultural city and exciting attractions outside the usual tourist districts. Tourism to Singapore increases every year and now…

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…

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…

Danish Honorary Consul-General since 1997 to end term

Honorary Consul-General for Denmark in Thailand Mr Anders Normann will complete his term in 2015, the Embassy of Denmark, Bangkok, announced on 29 July 2015. The Danish Ambassador Mikael Winther hosted a dinner at his residence to honour Mr Anders Normann who has served as Honorary Consul-General since 1997. Mr. Normann has rendered quality and…

Jorgen Lundbaek’s big 70 year birthday party

Danish old-timer, Jorgen Lundbaek looks back at almost 50 years of good time in Bangkok. Photos Disraporn Yatprom Jorgen Lundbaek celebrated his 70 year birthday on Sunday 12 October 2014 with a big party in Captains Pub & Restaurant on the ground floor of Mermaid Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 29 in Bangkok. The 70 year…

Bangkok Then and Now

ScandAsia’s Agneta Bekassy has asked a two well-known Scandinavian residents in Thailand, who have lived in Bangkok for more than 20 years, what they think about Bangkok of the past and now. What are their favorite restaurants, shopping malls and things to do! Mrs Eva Sophonpanich, born in Bangkok to Swedish parents.  Eva knows Bangkok…

Despite Frigid Relations, Norway Returns Chinese Relics

Seven marble columns from the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, acquired more than a century ago by a former Norwegian cavalry officer who had settled in China, are set to return home this fall under an agreement between a Norwegian museum and a Chinese businessman. The columns are part of a 2,500-piece collection of Chinese…