Category: Community news

New Danish Chaplain in Singapore Seamen’s Church: “I wish for all families to try something like this”

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A dull, grey December-day in 2018, 43-year-old Sussie Nygaard Foged sat at home when she stumbled upon a teaser for a job. ‘Chaplain for the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore’, it read. Looking outside at the Danish weather, she felt tempted by a change in climate and she slid the advert across the table to…

Danes receiving pension in Thailand rose to 572 in 2018

A total of 572 Danes were receiving their pension in Thailand in 2018. Fifteen years earlier, in 2003, there were only 46 Danish pensioners in Thailand. The 572 Danish pensioners are a small group among the 57.500 Danes who today receive their pension outside of Denmark. This number was around 25.000 pensioners fifteen years ago…

Foreign Chambers says TM30 creates negative views about Thailand

The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand issued on 29 August a press release calling for what it diplomatically calls a “structured rationalization, with significant changes, to the TM.30 (or 24 hour reporting) requirement,” because it is hurting the country. Since the Immigration Bureau earlier this year started enforcing the TM30 found in an…

TAKE A BREAK…..with Ambre Jolie & Anna Frummerin from Ana-A New Approach

Ambre Jolie & ANA-A New Approach

On Saturday 24th of August 2019, some Bangkok ladies decided to take a break from the daily routine and visit AMBRE JOLIE’s showroom on Sukhumvit Soi 26. The new collection waited to be presented and the coffee stood ready and smelled fabulous, not to forget the delicious cakes, maybe not the best thing to eat…

New Chaplain at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong: A dream come true

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30-year-old Danish Lars Emil Bolt had only just finished his degree in theological studies and started a temporary job as a pastor in Glostrup, Denmark, when the dream job was posted. Chaplain at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong. “I always dreamt of going overseas,” says Lars Emil Bolt. “And if I had to…

Agneta’s World: Escape the noise and traffic of Bangkok

 I’d like to take you with me to four hidden, beautiful boutique hotels in the heart of Bangkok. Are you in the mood to disappear for a night with your husband, lover, best girlfriend or anyone? You are spoiled for choice between these “wild strawberry places”! Believe me; I have explored them all… Hotel Cabochon…

Thai Airways cancels flights between Stockholm and Phuket

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If you’re planning on flying from Stockholm to Phuket or vice versa with Thai Airways during your Christmas or Winter vacation you’ll have to find an alternative route. The airline has announced, that flights Stockholm – Phuket and Phuket – Bangkok – Stockholm, or TG963 and TG962 respectively, are cancelled from Thursday 5 December 2019…

Coming up: Official opening and blessing of new Norwegian Church in Pattaya

The new Norwegian Church in Pattaya will officially be inaugurated and blessed on Thursday 5 September 2019. The program starts at 12.00 with speeches and reading of greetings from overseas. Around 13.00 the consecration Christ service will start presided over by Ørnulf Steen, Secretary General of the Norwegian Seamen’s Church.   After the service there…