Category: Features

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…

Dane satisfies tourists’ insatiable appetite for bread

[wzslider] Denmark is well known for its dairy products, ‘Smørrebrød’ (open sandwich with toppings), and bread and pastries such as, in particular the ‘Danish’ (a Viennese bread usually topped with chocolate), served on hotel breakfast buffets worldwide. So, not surprisingly the Danish is the second most popular pastry, after the croissant, among the breakfast choices…

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…