History & Heritage

Lieutenant–Colonel August Theodor Frederic Kolls (1867 -1911)

Feared as a drillmaster, admired for his courage and determination. For many years the most prominent relic on the desk of Colonel August Kolls was the polished skull of Ai Muang, the bandit and robber chief. He had been caught by Kolls, sentenced to death, and immediately beheaded by the executioner. After dark the ordinary…

First Private Museum

Denmark’s Consul General to Thailand, Mr. Anders Normann has established Thailand’s first privately owned museum in a building he bought in the late 1990’s just off the deep end of Silom Road in Bangkok. This building has been transformed into Thailand’s most exclusive boutique spa, the Nicolie Wellness Center using only the highest quality of…

Down Memory Lane with SSS

Stories about Dr. Einar Ammundsen were numerous and flowed from the start to end of the Einar Ammundsen Evening on 26 August 2012 at Admiral Pub and Restaurant, to which the Scandinavian Society Siam Sunday had invited the members, public and all who celebrated Ammundsen’s life. Around 29 members had signed up for the event, many of…

DTCC Delegation at Franco-Siamese War Remembrance Day

The Royal Thai navy invited a delegation from the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce for a two day ceremony, from 13 July 2012, commemorating the incident at Pak Nam with the French colonial power in 1893. The event was held in cooperation with the civil authorities in Samut Prakan province.As part of the delegation was Fireexpress General Manager Poul Skov-Petersen,…

Fort Denmark

Denmark’s embassy in Thailand has over the last ten years been marred by the construction of several ugly anti-terror protection measures. I suggest we tear down these useless arrangements and open the Embassy compound for picnics! Ten years ago, visiting the Danish Embassy was a pleasant experience. Entering from Soi Attakarnprasit there was an unobstructed…