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Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya continues to give back to Thai locals

The Norwegian Seamen’s Church’s weekly event handing out food packages to Thai locals in Pattaya, distributed on 21 May 2020 a record breaking 3.000 packages. As each package contains produce and ingredients equivalent to 10 meals, the Church in effect distributed 30.000 meals, announces the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in its newsletter. Volunteers from Kohn Norway…

Happy 75 birthday to Pippi Longstocking

The Danish embassy in Bangkok announced a special occasion of Pippi Longstocking turns 75 years today – on 22 May 2020. Happy birthday from the Royal Danish Embassy to Pippi  🎈 🇹🇭🇩🇰🇸🇪🇫🇮🇳🇴 It is exactly 75 years ago since the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren put the last sentence down in the first Pippi Longstocking book.…

Overview: Nordic food in Bangkok and Pattaya

Danes, Swedes, Finns and Norwegians have rich opportunities in finding a little slice of their homeland while in Thailand through familiar and comforting cuisines. Several Nordic-focused restaurants and web-shops has recently opened in Bangkok and Pattaya to supplement the ones that were here for many years. This is an overview of Scandinavian restaurants, web-shops- and…

Wilhelmsen started crowd funding to support seafarers during Covid-19 crisis

Wilhelmsen, the Norwegian ship management company announced that they have started supporting a crowdfunding campaign by Mission’s Samaritan’s Fund to support affected seafarers during Covid-19 crisis, on 20 May 2020. The Mission’s Samaritan’s Fund helps provide support where it is most needed by seafarers and their families, often in life-changing situations. The Wilhelmsen statement said…

Scandinavians join ‘Cupboard of Sharing’ movements in Thailand

Swedes are participating and sharing to the ones in need, in the “Cupboard of Sharing” – ตู้ปันสุข’s movement in various parts of Thailand. The initiative of “Cupboard of sharing” started from a simple idea: “Give what you can, take what you need.” This movement started within a few days days ago when people started sharing…

Vacancies at the Royal Danish Embassy Bangkok

The Royal Danish Embassy Bangkok published a statement on 14 May 2020. The announcement is regarding available vacancies at the embassy for interested applicants. The highly attractive positions are: – Head of Administration at the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok – Administrative Officer at the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok – Consular Officer at the Royal Danish Embassy…

Covid-19 business impact on Southeast Asia: Danish business webinar report

On 5 May some 150 representatives of the various stakeholders and Danish businesses representatives attended a webinar hosted by the Confederation of Danish Industry

Representatives from the Danish missions in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam outlined the situation in the respective countries on the topic: ‘Markets in the shadow of Covid-19’.

Vietnam to bring back Vietnamese citizens from Scandinavia and SEA-countries

The government of Vietnam has announced 17 May their plans to bring back Vietnamese citizens stuck all over the globe, according to the Saigon-based Vietnamese daily Saigon Online. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has arranged 21 flights to bring back Vietnamese citizens from 18 May to 15 June. Vietnam Airlines will collaborate with…