Category: Thailand

Got no money? Don’t expect to leave Thai jail






Denmark and other foreign countries have a bilateral agreement with Thailand allowing prisoners to be transferred to their home countries after serving a certain amount of years, depending on the length of penalty the prisoner has been given. But despite the bilateral agreement, prisoners should not expect to get out if they have a fine…

Young blood at Scandinavian Society Siam






Four new members were elected to the board of the nearly 100 year old Scandinavian Society Siam at the AGM on Wednesday 3 May 2017 at Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok. The three were Pall Steinarsson – Iceland, Kristoffer Paludan – Denmark, James Medlycott – Sweden and Flemming Kruhøffer – Denmark. In particular Kristoffer Paludan and James Medlycott will help…

‘Doing Business with Finland’ Bangkok seminar invitation






You are welcomed to the ‘Doing Business with Finland’ seminar organized together with the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok, Finnpartnership and EEP Mekong. The seminar, taking place on 11 May 2017, is a great opportunity to learn about Finland’s world-class expertise in cleantech, waste-to-energy and bioenergy solutions. The seminar can link your company with Finnish…

Swedish hotelier Eric Hallin at Bangkok’s Scandinavian oasis






ScandAsia talks to Mr Eric Hallin, General Manager of the four-star Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok, and also the newly elected President of the Thai Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Bearing the same prestigious name as the famous painter brings certain expectations and anticipation, which is immediately met in the grand lobby of this dowtown Bangkok hotel; bringing…

Sweden supports work environment initiative in Asia






Sweden has in April 2017 initiated regional collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote decent working conditions in Asia. The Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok has signed a co-funding agreement with the ILO on preparatory work for regional multi-stakeholder collaboration for decent working conditions, environmental sustainability, gender equality, sound industrial relations and social dialogue…

Swedish universities held presentation to Thai students






On 27 April the University of KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Lund University, both Swedish, held an evening for Thai students considering to study at these universities in Sweden. Former alumni joined to talk about what it is like to be a student in Sweden. Ambassador Staffan Herrström held an opening speech where he…

Alumni invited to Swedish residence in Bangkok






On 25 April 2017 the Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok held its annual Alumni event. Ambassador Staffan Herrström had the pleasure of inviting Swedish Alumni to an evening filled with creativity and innovation. The evening featured small group discussions about creativity and innovation in Sweden and Thailand and how our two countries can cooperate and inspire…