Category: Community news

Don’t miss the World Press Photo Exhibition 2019: It’s free

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A woman wearing jeans and sneakers is seen from the waist down. An officer wearing blue rubber gloves stands behind her, his hands searching her body before taking her in to custody. At the woman’s feet, a little girl is crying. The photo is the winning shot of the World Press Photo 2019. A lot…

Thai Honorary consul for Sweden expand his responsibility to Trat province

On 11th December 2019, Ambassador Staffan Herrström handed over the diploma, signed by HM the King of Sweden and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, to Honorary Consul Chatchawal Supachayanont to be Honorary Consul of Sweden in Pattaya for the district consisting the city of Pattaya and the provinces of Chonburi, Rayong, Chantaburi and Trat. Honorary…

Santa Lucia reception with Little Boy’s Choir at Mandarin Oriental

December month is a dark month in Scandinavia, so no wonder that we Swedes have adapted to the Santa Lucia celebration. Every year on December 13th, the Lucia arrives with candles on her head and with an entourage of maids, star boys, gingerbread boys/girls and small Santa Claus men, singing the traditional chorals. This year,…

Satu Vuorio – A Finnish designer in Hong Kong

Mid-Levels. That is the rather unimaginative name given to the residential area half-way up Hong Kong’s famously steep Victoria Peak. Residents enjoy the use of the world’s longest outdoor escalator system which takes them down to bustling Central in the mornings but changes direction after 10.00 am. Unfortunately the escalator was in some state of…

The Danish Royal Lifeguard will perform “Siamese Marsch”: Thai Embassy invites all Thais in Denmark to join

On Thursday 5 December 2019 at around 12pm, the Danish Royal Lifeguard band will perform a special song “Marsch Siamese” during the ceremony of the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace to pay tribute and celebrate the auspicious occasion of the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej The Great. Since 1946, Thailand has…

Norwegian comedy will be in Beijing from 5-22 December 2019

“Garage,” a Norwegian comedy theatre performance for children aged six and older are on its way to entertain the crowd at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (BTPAC) from 5th-22nd December 2019. The performance is a story of two men, a hen and many machines in a mechanical workshop, where the two men solve the…

1st of Advent with Swedish Embassy and Swedish School Organization Bangkok

Christmas is soon to come, just around the corner. Sunday December 1st, our Swedish Ambassador Mr. Staffan Herrström with spouse Karin, invited Swedes to their beautifully decorated residence, to enjoy a short 1st Advent service by our priest Erik Stenberg-Roos and with a little help of spouse Anna. Traditionally Karin lightened the 1st candle and…

Finnish, Swedish and Danish films in Open-Air EU Film Festival 2019

An Open-Air European Union Film Festival 2019 is back for film lovers to watch under the stars. The two week festival (29 November – 15 December 2019) takes place at 8 different locations including Member States Residences granting all to discover 17 European films at no cost. “THE RAGGED LIFE OF JUICE LESKINEN” is a…

It’s time for the Norwegian Christmas Bazaar in Singapore

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Did you make it to the Danish Seamen’s Church’s annual Christmas Bazaar in Singapore last weekend? If not, then you will be pleased to know that the Norwegian Seamen’s Church will have it’s bazaar this coming weekend. The H.E. Anita Nergaard, the Norwegian Ambassador to Singapore, will have her opening speech at 12 pm Saturday…