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Opening of new Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya with waffles and blessings

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5 September 2019 was not just any ordinary Thursday for the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya. It was the official opening of the new church in Thappraya Road Soi 5, even though it has been used for a few months, merely a stone’s throw from the former church in Soi 7. In fact, you can…

Order a Danish dish and get legal advice from Norwegian association in Pattaya

“Danmark” the sign above the entrance reads. But even though the menu at the hotel includes Danish open sandwiches (smørrebrød), meatballs (frikadeller) and fried pork belly (stegt flæsk) the temperature and humidity level reveals that the location is somewhere more exotic than Denmark – in Pattaya, Thailand. Inside Hotel Danmark on this warm, cloudy Tuesday…

New Danish Chaplain in Singapore Seamen’s Church: “I wish for all families to try something like this”

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A dull, grey December-day in 2018, 43-year-old Sussie Nygaard Foged sat at home when she stumbled upon a teaser for a job. ‘Chaplain for the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore’, it read. Looking outside at the Danish weather, she felt tempted by a change in climate and she slid the advert across the table to…

Dane saved thousands of Chinese at Nanjing massacre

Bernhard Arp Sindberg, a Dane who happened to be in Nanjing during the Japanese imperial army’s massacre on soldiers and civilians in Nanjing in 1937, rescued thousands of Chinese from being killed or raped. While Sindberg is well-known in China for his deed, he is only now becoming recognized in Denmark as a national hero.…

New Chaplain at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong: A dream come true

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30-year-old Danish Lars Emil Bolt had only just finished his degree in theological studies and started a temporary job as a pastor in Glostrup, Denmark, when the dream job was posted. Chaplain at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong. “I always dreamt of going overseas,” says Lars Emil Bolt. “And if I had to…

Nordic people moving out of Thailand

The number of Nordic businesspeople in Thailand and the number of Nordic people on retirement visa or visa linked to their Thai family have been declining during the first five months of this year. This is the first decline in 12 years. If the trend continues, there will only be 861 Nordic people on a…

Towards a Greener Future at Bangkok Patana School

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Bangkok Patana School is proud to announce the completion of a large solar installation with 2,160 panels on the rooftops of three buildings, producing an incredible 702 kilowatts of power. The electricity produced will not only power the buildings on which they sit, but will also provide electricity to other buildings nearby. Bangkok Patana originally…