Sigrid Friis Neergaard

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

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…

The Danish Ambassador, Pastor and Santa Claus: All to attend Christmas Bazaar in Bangkok

He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice, he’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice, Santa Claus is coming to Bangkok. For the annual Danish Christmas Bazaar this Sunday 24 November 2019. The bazaar takes place at Gaysorn Urban Resort of Gaysorn Tower from 11 am to 8 pm and is free of entry.…

Danish Christmas “hygge” coming up in Singapore

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In keeping with the tradition, the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore is inviting everyone to its annual Christmas Bazaar. The merry days will take place this coming weekend on 23 and 24 of November 2019. “The beautiful indoor and outdoor surroundings of the old heritage building will be filled with handmade advent wreaths, beautiful Christmas…

Danish Crown Princess to visit Indonesia

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HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will be going to Indonesia for the sake of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Along with Rasmus Prehn, the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, and Natalia Kanem, Executice Director for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), she is visiting from 2 to 4 December. The aim is to get…

An ocean of solutions to plastic pollution at SEA circular conference

On Thursday 14 November 2019, the SEA of Solutions was wrapped up after four days of discussing how to combat plastic waste at the United Nations’ Conference Center in Bangkok. The conference was hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia, COBSEA. Through the initiative SEA…

Spiderweb and bloody soup haunted the Danish Church in Singapore

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On a dark and not so stormy night of Halloween in Singapore, the Danish Seamen’s Church on Mount Faber was haunted. Upon entering the church, guests had to navigate through spiderweb, smoke and evil spirits to get inside, where the dark was only spoiled by candles leading the way to the altar. Here, barely recognisable,…

Asian adventures: The sun always shines on Birgitte

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Birgitte Weeke might just have the most genuine smile I have ever seen despite the fact that I’m late due to Yangon’s morning traffic. She’s sipping coffee as she sits by the window in a modern café with cakes and quiches on display. “52 this Christmas. Or 53. You would have to ask my son,”…

Dane about life in Myanmar in 1991: “My phone was tapped”

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No shops, no good restaurants, no super markets and no private satellite dishes allowed, so no international news. That was the reality when Jørn Kristensen and his wife, Astri, arrived in Myanmar in 1991. “It was an isolated and broken country in many ways,” Jørn Kristensen says. Only few years before his arrival, a devaluation…