Category: Features

Nordcham Ho Chi Minh Crayfish Party

153 Nordic and Vietnamese people dressed in Crayfish apparel gathered at Swedish owned Au Lac Do Brazil restaurant in Phu My Huong on Saturday, October 2 for its famous and popular annual Crayfish Party. This truly Nordic Tradition this year had a record turnout and hosted spectacular games and Viking songs. The crayfish was directly…

Wet Crayfish Party in Bangkok

Scandinavian Society Siam (SSS) organized the Swedish Crayfish Party 2010 at Bangkok British Club backyard on the evening of 2 October. The rain was pouring down but it was not obstacle at all. 170 guests were seated under four tents covering also the stage and dance floor. This was my first experience with Crayfish Party…

Book Launch Highlights Danish Role in Siam’s Battle Against France at Paknam

The “Paknam Incidence” on 13th July 1893 was commemorated yesterday at the Chula Chomklao Fort at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River South of Bangkok with the launch of a historical book about the battle “Franco Siamese Crisis 1893”. The book was presented with an impressive range of speakers with historical expertise. Among the…

Captain and Consul Frederik Carl Christian Købke, 1837 – 1881

In ‘The Danish Geographical Journal, Vol. 1 1877’, there is an article about Siam, modern written and without all the usual prejudices of that time. It starts: “When I landed in Bangkok, I immediately went to where all Danes go when they arrive, knowing that they will be well received; namely to our fellow countryman…