Category: Community news

TSCC held Nobel-themed Gala Dinner and 30th Anniversary Celebration

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce marked 30 years as organisation in 2019, culminating with its ‘TSCC Nobel Gala Dinner’ grand celebration, held in Bangkok on Saturday 23 November. Members and friends from far and near had also flown in for the auspicious occasion. Those from abroad (Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia and Sweden) were especially highlighted with…

Photo exhibition for Sweden Alumni Network Vietnam

The Sweden Alumni Network Vietnam organized a photo exhibition to share  their memorable moments in Sweden “The Sweden Memory Photo Exhibition – Vietnam”  on 12th January 2020. The event was held at the Ambassador of Sweden residence, Ambassador Ann Mawe was one of the honorary guests. The main activities included mini talkshow, trivia and giving…

The story of Carsten Dencker Nielsen

Carsten Dencker Nielsen was the last managing director of East Asiatic Company, the Danish trading company that up into the 1980’s was the largest Danish corporation. Before he died in February 2019, he had managed to complete a book about his adventurous life written with the assistance of two authors, Martin Jes Iversen and Camilla…

Kathrine and Simon teach in Thailand: “Like running your own company”

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Physical contact, meat balls, parent-teacher relationship and hours spent in the class room. These are merely some of the differences between teaching in Denmark and in Thailand. Read about two young teachers’ road from Northern Denmark to Bangkok and their change in teaching lifestyle. Only about five million people in the world speaks Danish. It…

Kicking off football tournament for drug awareness

On 8 January 2020, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board kicked off the year with a football tournament to raise awareness on drugs in Thailand. This is the second time the Friendship Futsal Games take place, and it has even attracted a few Scandinavian players. For the second year in a row, the sixth…

Swedish embassy in Manila hosted breakfast meeting to share experience of working in Philippines

The Embassy of Sweden, led by Ambassador Harald Fries, hosted a Swedish Business Breakfast Meeting on 27th December 2019. The successful meeting aimed to be a gathering of leaders of Swedish Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and promoters of Swedish business in the Philippines, exchanged experiences of doing business in the Philippines and to discuss current…

Research 2019: Reasons Why Singapore Is the Best Country for Scandinavian People

Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia, consisting of small islands, in which the progress of the Western world and Asian culture are harmoniously interwoven. Today, it is one of the richest countries in the world with a developed successful market economy, which is characterized by a favorable business environment, the absence of corruption, and…

Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore had a fun day with children from Touch community services

H.E. Mrs Dorte Bech Vizard, Danish Ambassador to Singapore invited 17 kids from Touch Community Services for a tour around Garden by the bay’s Flower Dome to see the Nordic Poinsettia Wishes and tell the stories behind Danish Christmas traditions and togetherness on 19th December 2019. The day ended at the Ambassador’s residence where everybody…

Nordic church service brings out Christmas spirit in the heart of Bangkok

The Nordic Churches in Bangkok brought attendees together with a joined service on the day of Christmas Eve. All four languages were represented during the service with hymns, readings and sermon changing between Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and English. True to tradition, the Danish and Swedish churches in Thailand opened the doors to the Christ…

Pepper, vanilla and melted chocolate: Full house at Conrad’s cookie workshop

Knowing how much the Danes like to complain about the weather, many of them are probably envious of their fellow countrymen living in the Southeast Asian heat in Thailand. However, come Christmas and it can be a little challenging to get in the right mood when wearing flip-flops and sunglasses in 30+ degrees Celcius. John…