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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…

Jomtien Boathouse – a dream come true

The Danish “old hand” Ib Ottesen and his lovely wife, Kannikar, on Sunday 13 October inaugurated their latest impressive achievement, Jomtien Boathouse, a high quality hotel and restaurant on Jomtien Beach Road directly overlooking the sea. The opening day also marked the 50th year Birthday of the rock-solid Dane, whose integrity and good name in…

Danish football coach to Singapore

Kim Poulsen will be coaching Singapore’s national U-18 team as of January 1, 2003. He will be joining Denmark’s former U 21 coach Jan Poulsen, who has been coaching Singapore’s national A-team since December 2000. Kim Poulsen’s initial contract is for two years with an option for extending the contract. The 43-year old Danish coach…

Phuket rejects Danish terror warning

“It’s nonsense,” Police Colonel Apirak Hongthong, head of Phuket immigration office, says to Reuters.  “Our security has been tightened and those blacklisted people can’t get here. This is the world’s safest island.” Phuket Governor Pongpayome Vasaputi said on Thursday several hundred rescue volunteers and shopkeepers would also be trained in surveillance to help the island’s…

ASEM-IV: Strengthening Thai-Danish business relations

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and the Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen agreed at a bilateral meeting during the ASEM-IV in Copenhagen in September to encourage a further expansion of the commercial relations between Denmark and Thailand, according to Denmark’s Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Ulrik Helweg-Larsen, who participated in the meeting. “The meeting was the…

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…

New ECCO Shop opened in Bangkok

ECCO on Saturday 21 September opened its second shop in Thailand in Central City Bangna. The opening was performed by Deputy Prime Minister Korn Dabaransi after a short introduction by Kitti Chaiwattanatorn, Managing Director of ECCO (Thailand), who explained the background of the Danish shoe brand, which has become a top shoe brand worldwide and…

EAC boosts business in the Philippines

EAC Industrial Ingredients has been appointed agent in the Philippines for distribution of refrigerant gases for Honeywell, the U.S. group. Honeywell is active in many commercial sectors and is the world’s leading manufacturer of refrigerant gases, under the “Genetron” brand name. Refrigerants are used, for example, in air-conditioning systems and refrigerators. The agency represents a…

EU to increase its business in Asia

The Asia Europe Business Forum (AEBF) organized this year in Denmark by the Confederation of Danish Industries (DI) in connection with the ASEM meeting in Copenhagen in September looked at ways to increase the level of bilateral trade to match that of the Asia-US trade volume. The AEBF gathered 250 business leaders from 25 Asian…