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An Evening at Pattaya’s Newest Church

“While there’s a large number of Scandinavian living in Pattaya and Rayong, there’s no center for them to get together”, Helde Sirnes openly says to ScandMedia.         “Pattaya is already home to 1000 Scandinavian expatriates most of whom are married to Thai partners with nearly one thousand half-Thai children.  Besides, over 4000 Norwegians visit Pattaya on…

Vietnam to Waive Visas for Scandinavians

Four Scandinavian countries are the latest set to receive visa exemptions for travel to Vietnam beginning May 1, announced Vietnam’s authorities April 19.      Up to now, Vietnam has exempted popular entry visas for citizens from five ASEAN countries, along with Japan and Republic of Korea.      Citizens of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland are exempt from…

New Deal from Scandinavian Airlines

Fly Scandinavian Airlines this summer from Indonesia to Scandinavia or Europe from 01 June 2005 and return to Indonesia by 31 August 2005 and get extra point when issue ticket after May 18, 2005.      Find out more through your preferred travel agent or Scandinavian Airlines +62 21 2524081 or visit our website at www.flysas.com for…

Finland Provides Fund for Tsunami Warning System

Twenty-seven Indian Ocean rim countries will benefit from a tsunami warning system in the Indian Ocean in the next six months.      “Nine Countries consisting of the US, India, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Italia and China, have pledge to provide 5.5 million USD to assist the United Nations to build and put into operation an…

Finnish men molest Thai boys

     Detective Chief Inspector Lars Henriksson of the National Bureau of Investigation, Finland’s central criminal police, told that in the course of a raid on the man’s home a diary had been discovered that chronicled all the pedophile liaisons that the man had had in previous visits to Thailand.      The entries began from 1989 and detailed…

Metso to supply fiberboard production line to Thailand

     The delivery will include equipment for wood yard, fiber preparation, drying and forming, continuous pressing with cooling zone, and equipment for panel handling and finishing. Metso Panelboard will also be responsible for the start-up and erection supervision services for the new line.      The new line will mainly produce thin MDF board. The line has design…

KONE acquires Thai Lift Industry Plc

“The acquisition of Thai Lift is consistent with KONE’s strategy for growth in Asia,” explains Klaus Cawén, Executive Vice President, M&A and Strategic Alliances. “It gives us a firm position as the market leader in the growing Thai market and lays the groundwork for additional growth opportunities in Southeast Asia.” Thai Lift is a leading…

Finnish traveler gets Tsunami alert via text messaging

     The idea of such a system happened after the Boxing Day tsunami, which left nearly 200 Finns dead. The preparation of the system began in mid-January 2005. A team of experts in meteorology, oceanography, and movements of the earth’s crust will be monitoring the signs 24 hrs. If they find any possibility of domestic or…