Category: Features

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…

Learn more about food waste from a Dane: See video here

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For those not fortunate enough to attend the event on food waste arranged by The Danish Embassy in Thailand in December 2019, a video has now been produced. The video features an inspirational speech on food waste by Danish Bo Holmgreen, the founder of Scholars of Sustenance (SOS). At the event, the Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok…

Vietnamese economist praised Sweden for transparency

A Vietnamese economist praised Sweden for governance transparency. His vision in keeping records of  government officials’ spending will help improve in many areas. Dr. Le Dang Doahn, a former member of the United Nations Development Policy Committee and a respected Vietnamese economist opined in Vnexpress on 2nd January 2019 that said: In many international organizations,…

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…

Visit Finland announced increasing numbers of Chinese winter sport travellers in 2019

  The rising number of Chinese tourists has contributed to the growth of Finnish tourism, according to Finnish national broadcaster Yle. Citing booking numbers from Visit Finland, the report said a total of 140,000 Chinese tourists are coming to Finland from December 2019 to February 2020, up 16 percent from last winter. Direct flights from…

Norwegian press photographer released a photo book representing the nations love of their Royals

Helt Konge‘s collection of photos were all taken by Elin Høyland, a press photographer for newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) who’s also known for the artistry of her work, earlier books and several exhibitions. Høyland’s work for DN over the past 20 years has also brought her inside countless venues in Norway, according to newsinenglish.no. She gradually became…

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…

Stranded Swedish tourist got rescued by Royal Thai Navy Rescue team

On 13th December 2019 around 4pm, the Royal Thai Navy security centre in Koh Chang received a call from a Swedish traveller, Ms. Jenica Angelica Berg that 2 of her relatives were stranded on an island 4 miles away from Koh Chang. Vice admiral Sittinun Smaanrak, Naval Commander Region 1, sent his request to Commander…

Wedding chef in Phuket paradise: Daniel Isberg

When a private chef is required by flown in wedding couples and their entourages, as well as famous figures frequenting Phuket, chances are high that their preferred choice falls on island resident, as well as Swedish, chef Daniel Isberg. If they can get him, that is. It takes time to become part of the fabric…