Category: Thailand

From exchange student to Finnish-Thai book translator






What started as a fascination of snow and Santa Claus turned into a career of working with the Finnish language for 33-year-old teacher and translator Kunthida Rungruenkiat, better know as Ida, from Thailand who has translated several books from Finnish to Thai. When 16-year-old Ida told her Thai parents that she wanted to go to Finland for…

Thai-Finnish business networking reception in Bangkok






A Thai-Finnish business networking reception took place at the Residence of Ambassador of Finland on 24 May 2017. Khun Kiatipong Ariyapruchya (The World Bank), Mrs. HongSin Kwek (Phoenixict) and Khun Natta (Office of the Public Sector Development) were guest speakers. Photos: Antti Rahikainen Source: Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce  

Swedish embassy Bangkok visited Volvo Trucks






Kamlarp Sirikittiwatn, President of Volvo Group Trucks Asia & JVs Sales and Ms Helen Savemyr, SVP of Volvo Group Trucks Asia & JVs and Operations, welcomed H.E. Ambassador Staffan Herrström and his colleagues from the embassy to the plant in Samutprakarn outside of Bangkok on 18 May 2017. The visit included a walk-through of the…

Not the average gamer: Pontus made a career of playing PC






22 year-old Pontus Mähler from Sweden moved to Thailand seven months ago trying to evolve as a professional gamer. Now, beside making a living of playing computer games, he is the CEO of Neolution E-Sport and working on a restaurant project. Spending all day alone in a dark room, only lit up slightly by the…

Discover wedding heaven in dream destinations with Akaryn hotels and resorts






Discover bespoke wedding bliss in dream destinations across Thailand. ALEENTA HUA HIN – PRANBURI Add a touch of “Thainess” and opt for Thai Orchid Package, which include a traditional Khan Mak long drum procession, a private Monks blessing, an authentic Thai wedding ceremony in private villa decorated with Thai flowers and a sumptuous Thai buffet to celebrate the union…

Norwegian People’s Aid meets Prime Minister of Thailand






On 17 May 2017, the Norwegian Constitution Day, the Prime Minister of Thailand received a delegation from Norwegian People’s Aid, NPA. NPA is assisting Thailand and other countries in the region to get rid of the problem of landmines and other unexploded weapons that still causes accidents among the civilian population in these countries. The…

Swedish representatives visited Trat mangrove forest restoration






On 20-21 April, RECOFTC, a regional organization for sustainable community forestry, and partners visited mangrove forest communities in Prednai and Tha Ra Nae in Trat province, Thailand to learn from their forest restoration journey. The delegation included the Ambassador of the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok H.E. Staffan Herrström, the Ambassador of the Embassy of…

Scandinavian Chef Dinner Menu event on Phuket






The so-called “green season” has once again arrived to Thailand, a, these days, much more diffuse and shorter low season – which is the period’s other description when it comes to tourism. This is the time when visitors and residents can enjoy what ‘good life’ has to offer at discount prices, and for example some…