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Pavilion conference produces cooperation agreement

Some 120 participants joined the two-day Thai-Swedish conference on culture and sustainable development 17-18 July in Bispgården, Ragunda.      Besides information exchange and strengthening of relations between Sweden and Thailand, the seminar also resulted in: • A cooperation agreement between Khon Kaen University and the county of Jämtland • And the establishment of a Thai library…

Kai’s Danish Bakery in Nongkhai

Danish bakeries. You can find them all over the world. So why write about this guy, Kai, who together with his Thai wife over the past eight years has established a Danish Bakery in Nongkhai, the Northeastern bordertown between Thailand and Laos?       Well, read on.       I first met Kai years ago on Kata…

Don’t rent a motorcycle!

The largest Nordic travel insurance company, SOS International a/s warns of a dramatic increase in Nordic tourists injured in motorcycle accidents when on vacation in South East Asia. For Thailand, the numbers have shot up from 67 in 2001 to 93 in 2002. Accidents last year in other countries were: Indonesia 4 injured, Philippines 4…

Danes should not marry non-Danes

One year after the implementation of a new Danish immigration law, pressure is mounting on Danish Minister for Integration, Mr. Bertel Haarder to revise parts of a law approved by the Danish parliament in July last year, which prevents Danes who marry non-Danes abroad from returning to Denmark together.       Jens Witthofft Nielsen, Secretary General…

Norway’s half-year trade with major ASEAN countries slipped

Norway’s trade of traditional commodities (all commodities excluding ships and oil platforms, for exports also excluding crude oil, natural gas and condensates) with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia slipped in the first half of 2003, as compared to the same period last year.      From January to June 2003, the exports to Singapore saw a significant…

Thai management students bound for Sweden

How to say and do ‘skål’ the proper way, and appreciate and understand Scandinavian food, was the theme of a recent dinner at the Admiral’s Restaurant, Bangkok, for a group of Thai students currently engaged in an international management programme at the Mahidol Scandinavian Management Centre.      The dinner was one of the final pieces in…