Category: Community news

Norwegian Ambassador to Malaysia at the 14th Parliament opening

Gunn Jorid Roset, the Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia attended the opening ceremony of the second term of the 14th Parliament of Malaysia on Monday, 11 March 2019. “The Embassy wishes all the honorable members of parliament a good and fruitful session.” Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur wrote on its Facebook page. The ceremony…

Watain, Swedish metal band, cancelled by Singapore’s authorities

Swedish death metal group, Watain’s Live concert in Singapore was banned just an hour before it began because of the concern over the band’s “Satanist views” on Thursday, 7 March 2019. Initially, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) granted the band a permission with a rating of Restricted 18 (R18) as long as the songs relating to religious…

Pensak Chagsuchinda Howitz awarded Best International Woman of Thailand 2019

Dr. Pensak Chagsuchinda Howitz, the Danish-Thai archaeologist, ambassador’s wife and Thai senator, was awarded Best International Woman of Thailand on International Women’s Day, Friday, 8 March 2019. Dr. Pensak was given the prestigious award for establishing her charity organization, Raindrop Foundation and was the first recipient to receive the award. The awards were handed by…

Norway’s Minister and Ambassador meets Teresa Kok in Malaysia

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister of Trade and Industry of Norway, paid a two-days visit to Malaysia on 25-26 February 2019. The purpose of the visit was to meet Teresa Kok, Malaysian Minister of Primary Industries and the representative from the Malaysian Government and the Norwegian Business Community to learn about palm oil in Malaysia. H.E.…

“Don’t Tell Me How to Dress” officially opens in Philippines

Harald Fries, the Ambassador of Sweden to Philippines attended an official opening of the exhibition “Don’t Tell Me How to Dress” taking place at Gateway Mall Activity Center, Quezon City, Philippines on Friday, 1 March 2019. The exhibition was initially launched last year on 25 November as the beginning of the 16-Days of Activism Against Gender-based…

“Fastelavnsfest”, the Danish tradition of Shrovetide, in Bangkok

  This year the “Fastelavn”, the Danish tradition of Shrovetide, was held at the Church of Christ in Thailand in Ratchathevi on Sunday, 3 March 2019 with the collaboration between Dansk Kirke Thailand, Danes Worldwide, Danish Women’s Network and Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce. With around 40 attendees, the festival took place to celebrate the days…

Former Missionaries to celebrate Diamond Wedding

Former missionaries in Thailand, Ruth and Peder Jørgensen, celebrates on March 7, 2019 their 60 year wedding anniversary – in Denmark called Diamond Wedding. The anniversary is celebrated by a reception near their home in Isenvad, Ikast, for their family and many friends. Peder and Ruth Jørgensen have had an unusually adventurous life together in Thailand where they…

Danish Women’s Network presents the first concert of HUSH, Danish Duo, in Thailand for charity

Danish Women’s Network (DWN) in Bangkok organized their charity concert for Children of the Forest (COF), a Thai Foundation for Stateless children, on Thursday, 28 February 2019. This second concert was held as the unique opportunity presented itself to offer an evening with Hush, a Danish duo, consisting of singer, Dorthe Gerlach and guitarist, Michael Hartmann…

Carsten Dencker Nielsen passed away

Carsten Dencker Nielsen, Honorary Consul for Thailand in Denmark, EAC Managing Director and Honorary Chairman for Asia House passed away on 25 February 2019. The funeral will take place on 8 March 2019 in Hornbaek Church at 13.00. Under the headline “The Flagship Captain of the EAC’s has disembarked”, two of Carsten Dencker Nielsen’s many…