Category: Community news

Thai Swedish Chamber of Commerce invites to one of the biggest Joint Chambers Event on 21 October

Thai Swedish Chamber of Commerce invites members to one of the biggest networking event in Bangkok on 21 October 2020. The event offers a great opportunity to mingle with all International Chambers in one evening, with serene Chao Praya riverside view, starting from 6.30-9.00PM. Venue: Four Rivers Room, 1st Floor, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bangkok…

Yindii launches a mobile application to connect consumers with food joints to tackle climate change

Yindii, a Thai anti-food-waste startup, launches a mobile application designed to match hungry, deal-seeking Bangkok residents with environmentally-conscious restaurants, grocery stores and cafes offering delicious food that could otherwise go to waste. Through its discounted “flash sales,” Yindii helps battle an escalating societal problem while enabling restaurants to gain potentially lost revenue. Yindii’s mobile application…

Thai Nordic Golf Society releases the result of the Danish Bakery & Dali Cup 2020

The Thai Nordic Golf Society announced the result of the “Danish Bakery & Deli Cup 2020” played on 3 October. The match was the 2ndTee off for the 2020/2021 season at the Thai Nordic Golf Society (TNGS) Danish Bakery & Deli Cup 2020, kindly sponsored by Danish Bakery & Deli Bangkok. 35 Golfers were ready…

Finnair re-open more destinations

From 25 October, 2020 to 31 March 2021, Finnair will serve 45 domestic and European destinations with reduced weekly frequencies on almost all routes.  The airline’s long-haul flights will focus on Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nanjing and Bangkok, which are also important cargo destinations. On the Bangkok route, Finnair flies passengers only on the…

Crayfish Party 2020 – most terrific party in living memory

It was a bang of a party! It was the Crayfish Party of the Scandinavian Society Siam at its best! None less than 175 guests had bought tickets for the traditional Swedish autumn-celebration adopted decades ago by the Scandinavian Society Siam as a yearly tradition and celebrated this year on September 26th at The Landmark…

The pros and cons of moving to Taiwan

Despite COVID-19 restrictions disrupting many expat’s moving abroad plans, now is a great time to take a step back and reconsider your options. Awarded 3rd place for quality of life (out of 64 countries), 6th place for personal finance and 8th place for work/life balance, it’s clear why Taiwan was voted as the overall top…

Eva Karlberg reflects on: her many years in Hong Kong, the SwedCham GM role

The handover to China of the former British colony, and this last year of protests and a new coronavirus, are among the milestones when Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong General Manager Eva Karlberg reflects on her life there. September was here last month in the job, having clocked an impressive 22+ years with the…

Celebrate 75th Moomin anniversary, donate to help Hong Kong’s disadvantaged children

The Moomin Charity Initiative – celebrating the 75th anniversary of the publication of the first Moomin book, Moomin and the Great Flood – is an initiative dedicated to helping Hong Kong’s disadvantaged children in line with the United Nations stated mission and strategies for children. The story behind it is focused on providing practical support…

Jon Thorgaard – new Danish ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia

Jon Thorgaard, Denmark’s new ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia, has a history of staying a full term and often longer in his assignments. Even his very first job in the ministry he held for almost 3 years. He is clearly not a job hopper. Talking to Jon Thorgaard about his new assignment as the Danish…

Travelling to Thailand during Corona and current restrictions

By Jonas Lindholm Below information is based on my personal experience from getting myself from Sweden to  Thailand august 2020. The process can be different in other countries and the Thai embassies  there. Rules and requirements can also change, so always consult the Royal Thai Embassy in  your country to get the proper and updated…