Category: Features

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…

Danish chef joins rank of Thai cuisine innovators

The road to Thai cuisine Chefdom for 39-year-old Morten Boejstrup Nielsen was not strewn with rose petals. Having completed training at a Copenhagen culinary school, Nielsen, originally from Nordjylland, went through the usual daily grind, earning hard-won progress in his career. Then he began dabbling with Thai cuisine, or, to be more precise – a…

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…

Professor Staffan Kjelleberg Leads SCELSE at NTU

[wzslider] The Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a first-of-its-kind research institution under the leadership of the Swedish-Australian professor Staffan Kjelleberg. SCELSE aims to be a world leading centre in microbial biofilm research, to harness the powers of microorganisms for environmental and water sustainability. Operational since 2011, it is Singapore’s 5th Research…

Madeleine Mandorff – the New Director of MASBA

[wzslider] With Madeleine Mandorff having entered as Director of MASBA (the Malaysian-Swedish Business Association) in early 2013, the association has received a boost, according to a member comment, and from what appears to be happening on the activity front. So it is clear that she has injected some new blood into the organisation. Madeleine, who…

Swede Teaching the Cocktail Classics at Ku Dé Ta, Bangkok

[wzslider] A company named Nordic Bar Syndicate in connection to the recently opened mega dining and entertainment complex Ku Dé Ta in Bangkok caught our attention. Not surprisingly it turns out to be Scandinavian: a Danish bar consultancy and catering firm having been awarded their biggest task to date in training all the bar staff…