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Finland’s Ambassador attended the opening of Thailand Digital Startup Institute

H.E. Mrs. Satu Suikkari-Kleven, the Ambassador of Finland to Thailand together with her delegation attended the launching ceremony of Thailand Digital Startup Institute hosted by the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) on March 20, 2019. Located at Ladprao Hills building, Bangkok, Thailand Digital Startup Institute purposed to promote both Thai and foreign startup entrepreneurs operating in…

Swedish Association in Hua Hin annual meeting 2019

Swedish Association in Hua Hin, Thailand held their annual meeting on Thursday, 21 February 2019. There were around 70 members of Swedish Association including their spouses, friends and families attending to the annual meeting taking place at Hua Hin Grand Hotel and Plaza. At the meeting, new members were selected to the board of the…

Denmark’s Embassy, DTCC co-hosted Ministry of Labor seminar

The Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok hosted a Ministry of Labor Seminar organized by the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce (DTCC) on Thursday, 7 March 2019. The seminar took place at the Royal Danish Embassy’s meeting room and was launched with welcoming remarks from H.E. Uffe Wolffhechel, the Ambassador of Denmark to Thailand. The ambassador addressed…

Pensak Chagsuchinda Howitz awarded Best International Woman of Thailand 2019

Dr. Pensak Chagsuchinda Howitz, the Danish-Thai archaeologist, ambassador’s wife and Thai senator, was awarded Best International Woman of Thailand on International Women’s Day, Friday, 8 March 2019. Dr. Pensak was given the prestigious award for establishing her charity organization, Raindrop Foundation and was the first recipient to receive the award. The awards were handed by…

Scania makes Thailand its new hub in Asia

Scania, a leading Swedish heavy trucks and buses manufacturer, established a new factory in Thailand to serve as a new hub for strengthening its market in Thailand and Asia. With a new facility for truck cabs and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone, Scania’s new factory was considered as the biggest investment (EUR…

“Fastelavnsfest”, the Danish tradition of Shrovetide, in Bangkok

  This year the “Fastelavn”, the Danish tradition of Shrovetide, was held at the Church of Christ in Thailand in Ratchathevi on Sunday, 3 March 2019 with the collaboration between Dansk Kirke Thailand, Danes Worldwide, Danish Women’s Network and Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce. With around 40 attendees, the festival took place to celebrate the days…

Danish Women’s Network presents the first concert of HUSH, Danish Duo, in Thailand for charity

Danish Women’s Network (DWN) in Bangkok organized their charity concert for Children of the Forest (COF), a Thai Foundation for Stateless children, on Thursday, 28 February 2019. This second concert was held as the unique opportunity presented itself to offer an evening with Hush, a Danish duo, consisting of singer, Dorthe Gerlach and guitarist, Michael Hartmann…

Keep them afloat

Thailand-based Swedish actor Kjell Bergqvist helps underprivileged Thai children learn a vital survival skill – swimming. “Do you know how many Thai children drown every day?” Kjell Bergqvist, a famous Swedish actor, asked. “Seven! Every day, seven kids in Thailand loose their lives simply because most of them cannot swim,” he said. “We Swedes teach…