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Food, spirits and singing at Scandinavian Crayfish Party Bangkok: See photos

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The Scandinavian Society Siam’s annual Crayfish Party 2019 at the Landmark Hotel in Bangkok was not short on prices, snaps or crayfish when it was celebrated on Saturday 14 September. Already before the doors opened guests could enjoy a variety of drinks and miniature open sandwiches with fish, prawns and potato. It was also possible…

Climate change, gender equality: Nordic Film Festival in Bangkok has it all

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When the Nordic Film Festival gets going on the weekend from 27 to 29 September 2019 at Quatier CineArt in Bangkok, the focus will be on sustainability and climate change. “The Nordic countries aim to become carbon neutral and we want to send a strong message of commitment,” said Satu Suikkari-Kleven, the Finnish ambassador in…

An afternoon with Nordic Ambassadors, film enthusiasts

It will be two interesting days end of September (27th-29) with two movies from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden screened at The Quartier CineArt, 4th Floor at the Emquartier. All four Nordic countries will present two movies each. Friday the 27th 2019 at 6 pm Finland is screening “MY STUFF”, a documentary comedy which is…

Saying farewell to chaplain of Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya: “The most interesting place”

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Almost six years ago, Ragnvald Seierstad arrived in Thailand to take on his new position as chaplain for the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya. Now, the calendar is counting down to the end of his service as well as his retirement. On 27 September 2019, the chaplain leaves Thailand only few hours after his last…

Opening of new Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya with waffles and blessings

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5 September 2019 was not just any ordinary Thursday for the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya. It was the official opening of the new church in Thappraya Road Soi 5, even though it has been used for a few months, merely a stone’s throw from the former church in Soi 7. In fact, you can…

Order a Danish dish and get legal advice from Norwegian association in Pattaya

“Danmark” the sign above the entrance reads. But even though the menu at the hotel includes Danish open sandwiches (smørrebrød), meatballs (frikadeller) and fried pork belly (stegt flæsk) the temperature and humidity level reveals that the location is somewhere more exotic than Denmark – in Pattaya, Thailand. Inside Hotel Danmark on this warm, cloudy Tuesday…

Foreign Chambers says TM30 creates negative views about Thailand

The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand issued on 29 August a press release calling for what it diplomatically calls a “structured rationalization, with significant changes, to the TM.30 (or 24 hour reporting) requirement,” because it is hurting the country. Since the Immigration Bureau earlier this year started enforcing the TM30 found in an…

Chinese tour firms unwilling to pay Norwegian driver salaries

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Chinese tourists are happy to visit Norway and enjoy what the country has to offer except when it means paying for Norwegian services. According to Norwegian Aftenposten, when numerous Chinese and South Korean tourists are pouring out of buses, the license plates are more often than not foreign. The buses are more likely to be…