Sigrid Friis Neergaard

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

Celebrating Finnish Declaration of Independence: See the photos!

On 4 December 1917, the Senate of Finland made a Declaration of Independence which was adopted by the Finnish parliament two days later and Finland was finally free of Russian rule. Exactly 102 years later, the day was marked at a grand celebration at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. H.E. Satu Suikkari-Kleven, Finnish Ambassador…

Norwegian cuts Thailand bound flights

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By the end of March, users of Norwegian from Denmark and Sweden will no longer have a direct route to Thailand. The airline has announced in a press release that it will cancel the routes from Copenhagen to Bangkok and Krabi as well as from Stockholm to Bangkok. The changes will be effective from 27…

Martin’s Myanmar mission: Getting a grip on the work place hierarchy

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“I felt I came too late,” Martin Hamann says about his arrival in Myanmar in 2014. He felt that it was too late to experience the real, unspoiled Myanmar. “I guess I had a fear of missing out and major transitions had already taken place by the time I arrived. People said expats were rolling…

It’s time for the Norwegian Christmas Bazaar in Singapore

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Did you make it to the Danish Seamen’s Church’s annual Christmas Bazaar in Singapore last weekend? If not, then you will be pleased to know that the Norwegian Seamen’s Church will have it’s bazaar this coming weekend. The H.E. Anita Nergaard, the Norwegian Ambassador to Singapore, will have her opening speech at 12 pm Saturday…

Taking a break from the Singaporean concrete jungle … in the jungle

“It seemed a bit too sterile and boring.” Heavily polluted, overcrowded, bland, and “basically a complete waste of time.” These are just some of the brutal words I found on the merciless internet about Singapore. The small island, city and country just south of Malaysia has a population of about 5.6 million people. This makes…

Scandinavian ambassadors strutting their silk suits on Thai catwalk

The 9th celebration of Thai silk was concluded in Bangkok on Saturday 23 November 2019. As a cherry on top, those strutting their stuff on the catwalk of the Thai Silk Fashion Week’s last gala fashion show were not your typical fashion models. Taking over the catwalk were representatives from 71 of the 80 embassies…

Successful Danish Christmas Bazaar in Bangkok: See the photos

On Sunday 24 November, a very successful Danish Christmas Bazaar took place in Bangkok. The organisers, Danish Women’s Network and the Danish Church in Thailand, estimate that about 1,000 to 1,200 guests paid the bazaar a visit. One of the guests was Santa Claus herself to much amusement for the attending children. Uffe Wolffhechel, Danish…