Sigrid Friis Neergaard

Journalist • ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok, Thailand

Owls and ghosts: An ocean of creative museums on Malay island

Penang in Malaysia is full of interesting and less interesting museums. Make sure to check out some of them for a different tourist experience. Being a tourist often entails visiting a few museums to brush up on the local history or art scene. But on the island of Penang in Malaysia, museums aren’t necessarily equivalent…

Spot the cats and bike with the kids on the walls of Penang streets

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Paris, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica in Madrid and Edvard Munch’s The Scream in Oslo are just a few pieces of art which attract numerous of tourists to their home towns. Similarly, George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, on the Malaysian island of Penang, is a special place…

Fed and kneaded by inmates: Thai prison programme offers food and massage

From the street, it looks like any cute, little restaurant in the Instagram-friendly city Chiang Mai. A wooden arch marks the entrance to a garden with outdoor seating among trees and flowers. The waitresses are dressed in pink uniforms, and lovers can pose for a picture on a bench entailed in a heart. However, there…

Famous Danish artist: Christopher to perform in Singapore for first time

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The Danish pop sensation Christopher will make his Singapore debut with concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 29 March 2020. With song like Bad, My Heart and I Won’t Let You Down, the curly haired singer-songwriter has made hearts melt all over the world since 2011, but for the first time he will bring the heat to…

Reuse, recycle, reduce: Pink Pandora goes green

Designed to look like the Danish brand’s famous bracelet with charms, one of Pandora’s two jewellery-making facilities in Thailand, is located just under an hour’s drive south of Chiang Mai in Lamphun, Northern Thailand. A circular roof construction makes for the bracelet, while connected buildings resemble charms. Despite being white, the facilities are green and…

Kathrine and Simon teach in Thailand: “Like running your own company”

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Physical contact, meat balls, parent-teacher relationship and hours spent in the class room. These are merely some of the differences between teaching in Denmark and in Thailand. Read about two young teachers’ road from Northern Denmark to Bangkok and their change in teaching lifestyle. Only about five million people in the world speaks Danish. It…

Kicking off football tournament for drug awareness

On 8 January 2020, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board kicked off the year with a football tournament to raise awareness on drugs in Thailand. This is the second time the Friendship Futsal Games take place, and it has even attracted a few Scandinavian players. For the second year in a row, the sixth…

Learn more about food waste from a Dane: See video here

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For those not fortunate enough to attend the event on food waste arranged by The Danish Embassy in Thailand in December 2019, a video has now been produced. The video features an inspirational speech on food waste by Danish Bo Holmgreen, the founder of Scholars of Sustenance (SOS). At the event, the Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok…

Nordic church service brings out Christmas spirit in the heart of Bangkok

The Nordic Churches in Bangkok brought attendees together with a joined service on the day of Christmas Eve. All four languages were represented during the service with hymns, readings and sermon changing between Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and English. True to tradition, the Danish and Swedish churches in Thailand opened the doors to the Christ…

Pepper, vanilla and melted chocolate: Full house at Conrad’s cookie workshop

Knowing how much the Danes like to complain about the weather, many of them are probably envious of their fellow countrymen living in the Southeast Asian heat in Thailand. However, come Christmas and it can be a little challenging to get in the right mood when wearing flip-flops and sunglasses in 30+ degrees Celcius. John…