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Opening of new Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya with waffles and blessings

norwegian seamen's church pattaya

5 September 2019 was not just any ordinary Thursday for the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya. It was the official opening of the new church in Thappraya Road Soi 5, even though it has been used for a few months, merely a stone’s throw from the former church in Soi 7. In fact, you can…

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…

Danes receiving pension in Thailand rose to 572 in 2018

A total of 572 Danes were receiving their pension in Thailand in 2018. Fifteen years earlier, in 2003, there were only 46 Danish pensioners in Thailand. The 572 Danish pensioners are a small group among the 57.500 Danes who today receive their pension outside of Denmark. This number was around 25.000 pensioners fifteen years ago…

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…

TAKE A BREAK…..with Ambre Jolie & Anna Frummerin from Ana-A New Approach

Ambre Jolie & ANA-A New Approach

On Saturday 24th of August 2019, some Bangkok ladies decided to take a break from the daily routine and visit AMBRE JOLIE’s showroom on Sukhumvit Soi 26. The new collection waited to be presented and the coffee stood ready and smelled fabulous, not to forget the delicious cakes, maybe not the best thing to eat…

Agneta’s World: Escape the noise and traffic of Bangkok

 I’d like to take you with me to four hidden, beautiful boutique hotels in the heart of Bangkok. Are you in the mood to disappear for a night with your husband, lover, best girlfriend or anyone? You are spoiled for choice between these “wild strawberry places”! Believe me; I have explored them all… Hotel Cabochon…

Finnish tourist dead in Pai

A Finnish national was Tuesday morning found dead in his hotel room in Pai, Mae Hong Son Province in northern Thailand. The deceased is identified as 65-year old Kari Aleksander Rajasalo. Acccording to the Tourist Police Division 2 Facebook page, Mr. Rajasalo had arrived Thailand on 18 August and checked into the Yokmaneedoi resort in…

Lack of hands for Finnish berry picking after Thai trafficking case

berries, blueberries

While raspberries, cranberries and blueberries ripen in Finland, the firms can’t keep up, after Thailand decreased the number of berry picking visas. Where 3,500 Thai were granted a seasonal visa for Finland in 2017, that number decreased to 2,500 in 2018. Merely 2,400 have been allowed to go to the Northern country to pick berries…