Category: Community news

Satellite station in Sweden can be serving Chinese military

A Swedish defence agency has warned that one of Chinese satellite stations located in Sweden could be serving the Chinese military. Officially known as the China Remote Sensing Satellite North Polar Ground Station located in Kiruna, northern Sweden which was built by China in 2016 and run by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital…

Swedish Association in Hua Hin celebrated 10 years

December to February is the peak period for Scandinavian stays in Hua Hin (long-stay visitors and other tourists), while some 1500 Swedes also live there permanently. The Swedish Association in Hua Hin, which recently celebrated its ten years anniversary, is the coordinator of lots of activities that many Swedes and other Scandinavians engage themselves in…

Thais top list of work permits granted to Swedish immigrants

In 2018, Thai citizens (5,148) moved to Sweden to work and were granted a Swedish work permit more than any other nationality while China (928) is ranked 4th. According to the Local Sweden’s website, total 48,639 people applied for a first-time work permit and almost 80 percent (40,341) including their families and partners, were accepted on…

Visit the Thai-Swedish Photo Exhibition in Bangkok

In celebration of 150 years of friendship between Sweden and Thailand, the Swedish Embassy’s photo exhibition ”Neighbours from afar”, is now exhibited at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) until January 20 2019. According to Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok’s Facebook page, the exhibition reflects on the unique people to people relations and displays 15…

First Philippine Embassy to open in Copenhagen

The first Philippine Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark will open on Monday, 14 January 2019, according to the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway. The new embassy will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays in its temporary office at Lyngbyvej 20, 1st Floor, 2100 Copenhagen and effective for consular services as follows: 1.…

Kenneth Radencrantz’ funeral

Kenneth Radencrantz’ funeral took place on the 28th December 2018. Agneta de Bekassy was there among the many friends and members of the family who attended the ceremony. “It was a beautiful ceremony in Skanör’s old limestone church,” Agneta reports. “Opera singer Monica Einarsson and pianist Christer Einarsson were performing, followed by the opera singers Carry…

Scandinavian Christmas with full house

       The Scandinavian Christmas service in Christ Church in Bangkok was attended by close to 200 people who filled the church completely. It was the second time to celebrate Christmas in Bangkok for the Danish vicar Christa Lund Herum and the first time for the new Swedish vicar Erik Stenberg-Roos. Following the tradition, different parts of…