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The story of Carsten Dencker Nielsen

Carsten Dencker Nielsen was the last managing director of East Asiatic Company, the Danish trading company that up into the 1980’s was the largest Danish corporation. Before he died in February 2019, he had managed to complete a book about his adventurous life written with the assistance of two authors, Martin Jes Iversen and Camilla…

Kathrine and Simon teach in Thailand: “Like running your own company”

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Physical contact, meat balls, parent-teacher relationship and hours spent in the class room. These are merely some of the differences between teaching in Denmark and in Thailand. Read about two young teachers’ road from Northern Denmark to Bangkok and their change in teaching lifestyle. Only about five million people in the world speaks Danish. It…

Kicking off football tournament for drug awareness

On 8 January 2020, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board kicked off the year with a football tournament to raise awareness on drugs in Thailand. This is the second time the Friendship Futsal Games take place, and it has even attracted a few Scandinavian players. For the second year in a row, the sixth…

Philippines immigration detained and blacklisted a Swedish pedephile from entering the country

A Swedish national travelling to the Philippines has been denied entry to the country, an immigration official said on 5th January 2020. Bureau of Immigration (BI) acting port operations division chief Grifton Medina said in a statement “The Swedish man, identified as 37-year old Martin Steen, was barred from entering the country on January 4…

Finnish man arrested for a hoax bomb threat call in Bangkok

A 63-year-old Finnish man was arrested after a hoax phone call warned there would be an “untoward incident” at Suvarnabhumi airport. The arrest came after a security officer at Suvarnabhumi airport alerted police that a man had phoned a call centre and said there would be an incident at the airport. Suvarnabhumi police checked phone…

Join us for the All Aboard the Adventure Train Picnic

HOP ON THE ADVENTURE TRAIN! JOIN A MORNING OF CRAFTS, GAMES, MUSIC AND FOOD AT THE  ALL ABOARD THE ADVENTURE TRAIN PICNIC Join an adventurous morning with indoor and outdoor activities. Families with young children are invited to join the All Aboard the Adventure Train Picnic on Saturday February 1, 2020 from 09:00-12:00 at KIS International…

Learn more about food waste from a Dane: See video here

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For those not fortunate enough to attend the event on food waste arranged by The Danish Embassy in Thailand in December 2019, a video has now been produced. The video features an inspirational speech on food waste by Danish Bo Holmgreen, the founder of Scholars of Sustenance (SOS). At the event, the Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok…

Norway passed a new law regarding dual citizenship from 1st January 2020

The Royal Embassy of Norway in Bangkok announced a new law that allows Norwegians to hold dual citizenship from 1st January 2020. The statement said: If you are a Norwegian citizen and wish to become a citizen of another country after January 1 2020, you will be able to have double citizenship, according to Norwegian…

Danish architecture studio created a Christmas theme park and filled Central Embassy Bangkok with the spirit of the season

Danish architecture studio BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) together with Central Embassy mall, home of selected luxury brands in Bangkok are giving back joy to their visitors with a Christmas-themed architectural park and the world longest Christmas ribbon to celebrate the spirit of the season. Big studio was originally started in  Copenhagen. Their creative works of…