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Global Entrepreneurship Network focusing on Asia held in Thailand

Thailand hosted the first ever Global Entrepreneurship Network conference focused on Asia on 20-23 September 2018. As part of the large-scale Global Entrepreneurship Asia Conference (GEN Asia), the Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel and his wife, Susie A. Ruff, together with GEN Thailand invited start-ups, entrepreneurs and young people from the creative businesses for a Friday…

Crayfish and snaps for everyone at the Scandinavian Crayfish party in Bangkok

“Let there be crayfish!” With those word, lots of crayfish arrived at the annual Scandinavian Society Siam’s Crayfish party in Bangkok. 120 Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, Finns and Icelanders had gathered together to spend their Saturday evening with friends, crayfish and snaps at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Riverside Ballroom on 22 September 2018. Before the delicious…

How balance leads to top results

ISB

Two students from the Class of 2018, Jisoo Yoon (Sue) and Seung Won Paek, from International School Bangkok (ISB), scored a full score of 45 points on their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (DP). This exceptional achievement places them within a small percentage of students globally to manage this challenging feat. Accomplishments such as these require…

EU-funded support programme for SMEs: EU Business Avenues Southeast Asia

The EU-funded EU Business Avenues in South East Asia is tasked to help SMEs from EU countries with business internationalisation. ScandAsia takes an in-depth look and talks to some Nordic companies who participated in one of their missions to Southeast Asia within Information & Communication Technologies. How does it work? Who is it for? And…

Construction of new Norwegian Seamen’s Church Pattaya started

The construction of the new Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya has started as of mid September. Laying the foundation stone for their new church Chargé d’affaires a.i. Tor Haug from the Norwegian Embassy Bangkok visited Pattaya for the occasion, and attended the church service followed by the foundation stone ceremony. The new church is planned…

Swedish representatives visited refugee camp in Thailand

Representatives from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Board and the Swedish embassy in Bangkok visited the refugee shelter Mae Lee in Thailand. Frederik Frisell of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Board and Nicolas Weeks, Deputy Head of the Swedish embassy in Bangkok, have visited the temporary shelter Mae La. Even though the shelter is called…

Finnish journalists look into the situation of Thai massage workers

Finnish Yle investigation has examinted the lives of Thai massage parlour workers in cities throughout Finland. A new report by Yle’s MOT investigative journalism programme has found that many of the Thai women working in massage parlours in Finland sell sex in order to support their families. The report also reveals that help from the…

Documentary about Thai-Danish marriages premiers in Danish cinemas

The Danish documentary “Heartbound” premiers in Denmark on 20 September. “Heartbound”, in Danish “Hjertelandet”, follows Thai-Danish couples in a sparsely populated region of Denmark called Thy. The documentary is made by Sine Plambech and Janus Metz, who have followed the families in 10 years. The documentary revolves around Sommai, a former sex worker from Pattaya,…

Nordic embassies collect garbage in the streets of Bangkok

The Danish and Finnish embassy took part in Clean Up Bangkok–event by collecting garbage in Bangkok. Staff from the Danish and Finnish embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, picked up plastic bottles, cigarette stubs and other sorts of trash in the streets on the annual event Clean Up Bangkok on Saturday 15 September. Among others, Danish Ambassador…

Towards a Greener Future at Bangkok Patana School

Patana School

Bangkok Patana School is proud to announce the completion of a large solar installation with 2,160 panels on the rooftops of three buildings, producing an incredible 702 kilowatts of power. The electricity produced will not only power the buildings on which they sit, but will also provide electricity to other buildings nearby. Bangkok Patana originally…