Category: Features

DABS celebrates 20th Anniversary at Annual Ball

About 225 members and guests of the Danish Business Association of Singapore (DABS) celebrated DABS’ 20th anniversary at the 3rd Annual Ball held at Singapore’s prestigious Raffles Hotel on October 25, 2003. The cocktail evening started at 6.30 p.m. with lots of entertainment followed, including a wonderful show by world famous Danish entertainer Eddie Skoller.…

The Oriental Hotel in Bangkok in a Danish perspective

Ask any Italian and they will tell you, the Oriental Hotel – Bangkok’s most famous hotel – is in fact Italian. After all, it was the Italian architect S. Cardu, who designed and built the oldest and most famous building of the hotel still standing today, The Authors lounge. And wasn’t it the grand Italian…

Danish captain Hans Marqvard Jensen in Thai service honoured

One hundred years ago – on October 14, 1902 – a young Danish soldier in the service of HM King Chulalongkorn prevented the whole Northern part of Thailand to fall into the hands of the British by quelling an uprising by the Shan population acting in covert cooperation with the British forces in Burma. Celebrating…

Christiani & Nielsen – a Danish legend lives on in Thailand

The significant chapter in the history of one of the most prominent Danish construction and engineering companies, Christiani & Nielsen, is about to be written. The decision to formally close down its last remaining office in Denmark has finally been taken and will soon be executed. Founded in 1904 by Civil Engineer Rudolf Christiani and…

Danish Thai Chamber of Commerce: 10 Years Anniversary

Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce was conceived by Ambassador Mogens Isaksen, Royal Danish Embassy; Peter Miller, Maersk Bangkok Branch, and Poul Weber, Berli Jucker Public Co., Ltd.. The idea was first launched at a meeting, chaired by Poul Weber, at the Royal Danish Embassy on May 14, 1991. About 30 Danish businessmen attended the meeting. The…

The Special Ties of Friendship Between Thailand and Denmark

Thailand and Denmark, two kingdoms located far apart and in different hemispheres of the world, have long had a close relationship, thanks to their much-revered dynasties. The two countries will celebrate their 400 years of bilateral relations in 2021. Their long-standing friendship has been developed through the warm and cordial relationship between the Thai and…