Category: Community news

Former TSCC President Kenneth Radencrantz dearly missed by Thailand community

With great sadness the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce on 19 December informed the community of the passing away of its former President (2010-2014) Kenneth Radencrantz. “You are dearly missed by your friends here at the TSCC,” stated the news. He passed away on 29 November 2018. Born in 1935 in Skanör, Sweden, Kenneth lived and…

Swedish Lucia Bangkok: photo expo, 150 years anniversary

Sweden’s Embassy in Bangkok, with Ambassador Staffan Herrström and his spouse Karin Herrström and the embassy team as hosts, on 13 December held a very special ‘Lucia’ Christmas celebration. It was a warm and jolly evening “to enjoy a tradition very close to the hearts of us Swedes” – to quote the Ambassador. Invited V.I.Ps,…

Swedish Gala Dinner Hong Kong

Swedcham Hong Kong and the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong hosted the annual Gala Dinner at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center on 27 November. All guests enjoyed an amazing five-course dinner and entertainment inspired by Sweden and Hong Kong. The dinner was in connection with the visit of a high level delegation…

Pär Kågeby, Swedish embassy visited schools

During November, Vice Consul of the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, Pär Kågeby visited two Swedish schools situated on Koh Lanta island to learn more about their work. The two schools, Svenska Skolan Thailand and Lilla Svenska Skolan, Koh Lanta – Thailand (little Swedish school), provide education from pre-school up to high school. Since this…

First Nordic Asia Christmas Festival held in Singapore

On 3 – 9 December, the very first Nordic Asia Christmas Festival took place at Millenia walk in Singapore. The festival was opened by the Swedish Ambassador Mr. Niclas Kvarnström, Finnish Ambassador Ms. Paula Parviainen and Chief Representative Officer at Enterprise Estonia Singapore Ms. Kristel Alve, according to the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore. At…

Danish Embassy in China held their first Christmas Market

On 12 December, the Embassy of Denmark in China held their very first Christmas market. 600 visitors came to the Christmas market, where they could enjoy Danish ‘æbleskiver’ (Danish dougnuts) and gløgg. Santa Claus also visited the market, and writer Meik Wiking signed his books “The little book of hygge” and “The little book of…

Happy DABS Christmas Luncheon

On 7 December, Danish Business Association Singapore (DABS) held their Christmas Luncheon at the Danish Seamen’s Church. The church served a Christmas menu and Carlsberg made sure there was plenty of ice-cold Carlsberg beers for everyone. “Thank you members and friends for keeping this tradition very much alive!,” writes DABS. A lucky DABS member won…

Medal for 40 years’ service at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok

Sirikarn Sunthornpadungsin, who works at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, was awarded the Norwegian His Majesty The King’s Commemorative Medal on 7 December. Sirikarn Sunthornpadungsin was awarded the medal for her outstanding work for Norway and the Norwegian Foreign Service, according to the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok. She has been working at the Norwegian Embassy…

Swea’s 2018 regional AP meeting set the stage for 40 Years Anniversary

SWEA (Swedish Women’s Educational Association International, Inc) in Bangkok recently hosted the 2018 annual regional meeting AGM for the Asia Pacific. Swea Bangkok President Anna Frummerin, with a large team had planned and organised the three-day programme in Thailand, which also included a local trip that delegates could join. At the AGM, the region’s joint activities,…