History & Heritage

In his Danish Grandfather’s footstep

Mads and Terry Rahbek are traveling around Thailand and Malaysia to re-discover the places that Mads’ adventurous Grandfather described in four books, which the couple is currently translating from Danish to English. The Grandfather, Olaf Ascanius, worked for the Danish East Asiatic Company around the turn of the last century – a company which Mads…

Penang: where cultures blend and living heritage keeps evolving

The first noteworthy thing when arriving for the latest visit to Penang was to find only one plane parked at the gates at the airport – nearly unheard of these days at any airport of this size! But, actually, Penang International Airport has capacity to welcome more airlines and flights. And the visitor numbers, based…

Guided tour through a historical part of Bangkok

Scandinavian Society Siam invites members and friends to an afternoon exploring a historical part of Bangkok Sunday 28th January 2018 at 2 pm. Read also: Report from previous historical walk Participants will meet at O.P. Garden, formerly known as Mango Tree, Charoenkrung Soi 36, at 2 pm. It is located on the right-hand side of Soi…

Thai House at Moesgaard opened after renovation

H.E. Ms. Vimon Kidchob, Ambassador of Thailand to Denmark, attended on 27 September 2017 together with Ms. Pratana Disyattat, Minister Counsellor at the embassy in Copenhagen, the Opening Ceremony of the Thai House at Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus upon the completion of a major renovation. The ceremony was attended by more thsn 50 people from…

New Swedish book about Singapore

The Swedes Maria Sehlin and Ida Maria Fritzell have written a book about Singapore favourites among resident “tourists”, after a few years living in Singapore. With that, they want to show more Swedes the way to the multicultural city and exciting attractions outside the usual tourist districts. Tourism to Singapore increases every year and now…

Richelieu’s Navy Uniforms returning to Thailand

All photos: Hasse Ferrold. Royal Thai Embassy in Copenhagen hosted an event at the Residence of the Thai Ambassador, H.E. Mrs. Vimol Kidchob on 7.March 2016 where the Royal Thai Navy uniform of Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu was given to back to Thailand. Admiral Richelieu served prominently King Chulalongkorn of Thailand in a number of positions, among others…

Peder Jorgensen celebrates 80 years

Peder Madsen Jorgensen, who has been more closely involved with the lives of the poor rural people of Thailand than any other living Dane today, celebrates on Sunday 27 September the 80th birthday of his adventurous life. Peder Jorgensen and his wife Ruth Eleanor Jorgensen – born Leed – lived altogether 22 years in Thailand as missionaries;…

Old Thai House in Denmark to be renovated

The old Thai style house in Moesgaard Museum near Aarhus will now be renovated on the initiative of former Member of the Thai Senate Dr. Pensak Chagsuchinda Howitz. The Thai House has long been a symbol of the significant relations between Denmark and Thailand. The Thai House was given to Denmark as a gift by the government…

Danish Honorary Consul-General since 1997 to end term

Honorary Consul-General for Denmark in Thailand Mr Anders Normann will complete his term in 2015, the Embassy of Denmark, Bangkok, announced on 29 July 2015. The Danish Ambassador Mikael Winther hosted a dinner at his residence to honour Mr Anders Normann who has served as Honorary Consul-General since 1997. Mr. Normann has rendered quality and…