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Nordics in Thailand to deepen cooperation

A well-visited evening event on 11 January 2018 saw all the four Chambers of Commerce organisations (Danish-Thai, Thai-Finnish, Thai-Norwegian and Thai-Swedish) in Thailand kick off their, intended, deeper-than-ever-before collaboration. It was announced to the members and guests in the lovely garden of the Residence of Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel, at the Royal Danish Embassy in…

Guided tour through a historical part of Bangkok

Scandinavian Society Siam invites members and friends to an afternoon exploring a historical part of Bangkok Sunday 28th January 2018 at 2 pm. Read also: Report from previous historical walk Participants will meet at O.P. Garden, formerly known as Mango Tree, Charoenkrung Soi 36, at 2 pm. It is located on the right-hand side of Soi…

Pirkka Tapiola new EU Ambassador to Thailand

The Finnish diplomat H.E. Mr Pirkka Tapiola is back in Thailand, this time as the Ambassador of the European Union! The Ambassador arrived in Thailand in September of 2017 and formally assumed his duties on 10 December 2017. Prior to taking up his current posting as EU Ambassador to Thailand, Ambassador Tapiola headed the European…

Finland 100 Years Independence Reception in Bangkok

The centennial anniversary of Finland 100 Years culminated in December with the celebration of Finland’s Independence Day. In Bangkok, the Embassy of Finland hosted a grand evening reception at The Athenee Hotel – A Luxury Collection Hotel on 6 December 2017. Celebrated in Finnish style, meant a mingling event, with free flow of drinks and…

Bangkok 2018: Nordic chambers kick off closer cooperation

In Thailand already on 11 January a very important event in the new year, namely the ‘Nordic New Year’s Kick-Off 2018’, where all four Nordic Ambassadors will also be in attendance. As the respective Nordic embassies in Bangkok joined forces with the inaugural Nordic Film Festival in 2017 the Nordic chambers are now following suit,…

Embassy of Sweden’s Sankta Lucia Bangkok celebration

On 13 December Ambassador Staffan Herrström hosted The Embassy’s annual Lucia Reception in the Garden Villa at the Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok. The Ambassador was welcomed to the stage by two wonderful little girls and then delivered his speech in both Thai and English. A Lucia procession followed, performed by around 25 Swedish children singing beautiful…

Kati Häkkinen – Finnish Women Abroad network in Bangkok

Having just moved to Bangkok with her two kids, after nine years spent (on a beach) in south Thailand, Kati Häkkinen felt quite starved for all things Finnish. Quickly finding out that there were in fact quite a few Finnish women living in the capital, but with no organised network, she set out to establish…

Scandinavian Christmas service in Bangkok moved forward to 23rd December

The Scandinavian Christmas Service in Bangkok – an age-old dear tradition – will this year take place on “lillejuleaften”, Saturday 23rd of December instead of on 24 December as usual. But time is unchanged – starting at 13.00 This year will be the first where the new Danish pastor Christa Lund Herum will perform the…

Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit 2018 announced

Team Sweden in Malaysia has announced the second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit to take place in Kuala Lumpur on 6-7 February 2018. The inaugural, successful summit was held in Singapore in September 2016. The second Sweden-SEA Business Summit aims to attract business leaders and decision makers from Sweden and the ASEAN-region by providing a platform…