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A Scandinavian at the heart of Phuket’s popular medical services

Lotte Dietrich from Denmark is a familiar face for Scandinavian regulars seeking medical care or being medical tourism patients at one of Phuket’s private hospitals – especially so given that she has been around since the time of the 2004 tsunami. Lotte had arrived to Phuket prior to the tsunami and was offered a job…

Jorgen Lundbaek celebrated his 25th birthday for the 3rd time

Well-known Danish businessman Jorgen Lundbaek, owner of Mermaid Hotel Bangkok among others, celebrated on 12 October his 75 year birthday with a big party. But when people asked him, he laughed and said he was only celebrating his 25 years birthday – for the third time. “Just wait until I celebrate it for the fourth…

Haekkerup new Chairman of Danes Worldwide

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup has succeeded Michael Metz Mørch as Chairman of Danes Worldwides. Mr. Mørch has been Chairman for eight years. Ms. Hækkerup was elected member of the Board of Danes Worldwide in 2018. Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup is Managing Director for Asia House in Copenhagen and a.o. former Danish ambassador to Mexico, Cuba, The Dominican…

Big meeting for Danes in Thailand

A big meeting for Danes living abroad will take place at the Mermaid Hotel, Sukhumvit soi 29, Bangkok on Wednesday 30 October 2019, 1900 – 2130. The meeting is organized by Danes Worldwide and supported by all the institutions and associations involving Danish expats in Thailand: the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok, the Danish-Thai Chamber…

Danish Adventurer to speak at DABS event

DABS – Danish Association for Businessmen in Singapore – invites member to join a unique evening on 21 November 2019 from 18.30 onwards at the Danish Seamen’s Church. Speaker of the evening will be Mikkel Beha Erichsen, the 53 year old Danish TV producer known for “De teenageramte familier” (2001), “Shake It” (2001) and “Dirty…

Mandatory Health Insurance for Expats in Thailand with retirement visa from 31 October

Foreigners applying for a Non O-A visa will be required to purchase health insurance from October 31, 2019 according to Thaivisa. Non–Immigrant Visa “O-A” (Long Stay) This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 1 year without the…

Tuborg gives Laotians chance to win trip to Denmark

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Danish Carlsberg’s beer brand Tuborg has invited Laotians to participate in competition for a trip to five countries including Denmark according to The Drum. The competition is part of the campaign ‘Open to More’, launched by Tuborg. It is part of the company’s new strategy to be more local. The campaign in Laos urges people…

Nordic ambassadors call for green energy in Indonesia

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The respective ambassadors from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark in Indonesia have taken it upon them to show the South-East Asian nation that renewable energy is within reach without costing a fortune according to Jakarta Post. The mission follows Indonesia earlier expressed desire to follow in the foot-steps of the Nordics in investing in green…

Siemens and Grundfos sign digital environment pact

Siemens and Grundfos have signed a digital partnership framework for strategic cooperation between the two companies. The focus is on developing water and wastewater applications, industrial automation and building technology. The contract was signed at Grundfos’ Headquarters in Bjerringbro in Denmark. In a statement about the agreement, Grundfos says that customers of both companies will…