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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…

All set for Nordic Crayfish Party in Vietnam

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For the 20th time the Nordic Business Community in Ho Chi Minh are hosting an annual Crayfish Party on Saturday 28 September 2019 from 18:00 – 22:00. Crayfish has been imported for the event and will be prepared ‘Swedish style’. Attendees can also look forward to a free flow of Carlsberg, Norwegian Linie Aquavit and…

Norway to assist safe return of Rohingyas

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Norway is ready to assist in efforts to return Rohingyas to their homes in the province of Rakhine State in Western Myanmar, after thousands have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. Sidsel Bleken, Norwegian ambassador to Bangladesh, told the news media New Age Bangladesh that Norway will join global efforts in a safe and voluntary return of…

Coming up: Official opening and blessing of new Norwegian Church in Pattaya

The new Norwegian Church in Pattaya will officially be inaugurated and blessed on Thursday 5 September 2019. The program starts at 12.00 with speeches and reading of greetings from overseas. Around 13.00 the consecration Christ service will start presided over by Ørnulf Steen, Secretary General of the Norwegian Seamen’s Church.   After the service there…

Chinese-born girl allegedly killed by Norwegian stepbrother

A 17-year-old Chinese-born woman was killed on Saturday 10 August 2019 by her 21-year-old stepbrother, Norwegian police believes. The police found the lifeless body of Johanne Zhangjia Ihle-Hansen in the family’s home in Bærum after arresting the young woman’s stepbrother, Philip Manshaus in a mosque. The arrest was made after the suspect launched an attack…

Concern about China’s presence in the Arctic

A melting glacier in the Arctic.

As global warming is upon us and the ice is melting in both the north and south, water areas in the Arctic which were previously inaccessible are now free to explore. An opportunity China is utilising according to the American news media CNBC. Meanwhile, the Northatlantic defence alliance, NATO, isn’t too keen on the recent…