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Frederik Guy Hoff Sonne

Swedes in Thailand are battling for health insurance

Many Swedes living in Thailand have a hard time getting a proper health insurance. Cases and stories a different, but common is that they either deselect insurance or face unmanageable insurance costs as they’re nearing retirement. Now they want the Swedish Government to look into their case. Swedish laws demand that one needs to be…

Swedish Priest in Phuket and his unexpected path to priesthood

He was a craftsman with ambitions to become a world famous rock-musician, then he became a priest. Erik Stenberg Roos, Swedish Priest of Phuket, talks about priesthood in Phuket and how he entered the religious path raised in an unreligious home. There’s a 3-hour drive ahead for Erik Stenberg Roos and his wife Anna Stenberg…

From adventure seeking backpackers to franchise entrepreneurs

They arrived to Thailand in early 2012 with savings earmarked for some months of fun and travel. Four years later, in January 2016 they cashed in big by serving almost 13.000 customers in their three Sandwich-franchises around Phuket. Meet young Danish Sandwich-entrepreneurs Daniel Baven, 28, and Mark Perthu-Hansen, 25, the guys behind the popular Lucky 13…

Swedish Ambassador in Bangkok tours Thailand and Laos

Swedish Ambassador in Bangkok, Staffan Herrström, returned to office the 15th February finishing an eventful roundtrip in the region. He’s been granted diplomatic accreditation in Lao PDR, discussed gender equality with the Governor of Chiang Mai and met with independent broadcasters in Myanmar. ScandMedia has been in touch with the Ambassador to summarize. The travels…

A dream come through – Philippines Philharmonic performs Carl Nielsen

Works by Danish composer, Carl Nielsen, is performed  at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo this Friday, 19th February. It is the Philippines Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of its French Maestro Oliver Orchanine, that will be process famous pieces by the leading Danish composer. The concert is a dream come through…

Jazz on Grass – Danish Bangkok Embassy opens garden for music in the moonlight

If it wasn’t for a Grammy-awarded singer and a peacock the lawn would have been empty. Keithen Carter is setting his voice free, crooning as he strolls across the grass towards the scene, where the ambassador and the rest of the band are already busy adjusting their instruments. Outside the crowd is waiting to be let in.…