Category: Features

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…

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…

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…