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Jorgen Lundbaek celebrated his 25th birthday for the 3rd time

Well-known Danish businessman Jorgen Lundbaek, owner of Mermaid Hotel Bangkok among others, celebrated on 12 October his 75 year birthday with a big party. But when people asked him, he laughed and said he was only celebrating his 25 years birthday – for the third time. “Just wait until I celebrate it for the fourth…

Haekkerup new Chairman of Danes Worldwide

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup has succeeded Michael Metz Mørch as Chairman of Danes Worldwides. Mr. Mørch has been Chairman for eight years. Ms. Hækkerup was elected member of the Board of Danes Worldwide in 2018. Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup is Managing Director for Asia House in Copenhagen and a.o. former Danish ambassador to Mexico, Cuba, The Dominican…

Big meeting for Danes in Thailand

A big meeting for Danes living abroad will take place at the Admiral’s Pub & Restaurant, (Oakwood Residence) Sukhumvit Soi 24, Bangkok on Wednesday 30 October 2019, 1900 – 2130. The meeting is organized by Danes Worldwide and supported by all the institutions and associations involving Danish expats in Thailand: the Royal Danish Embassy in…

Mandatory Health Insurance for Expats in Thailand with retirement visa from 31 October

Foreigners applying for a Non O-A visa will be required to purchase health insurance from October 31, 2019 according to Thaivisa. Non–Immigrant Visa “O-A” (Long Stay) This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 1 year without the…

Norwegian project to make ocean waste valuable

A Norwegian project is being launched to promote the usage of plastic waste as a source of energy for energy intensive industries, reducing ocean waste and improving energy efficiency. The project will be carried out in five countries, the other four being China, India, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its pilot phase is expected to start at…

Anna Frummerin, executive coach, having a workshop with parents of children in the Swedish School Organization!

On Saturday morning the 5th October, Anna Frummerin, executive coach, had a workshop with the parents of the children joining the Swedish School Organization Bangkok, Saturday morning lessons at NIST. While the children were having class, the parents had the opportunity to listen to Anna giving advice on how to motivate your children to speak…

Vision House celebrating its 20 years anniversary at Huntsman Pub, Landmark.

On Friday the 4th of October, “Vision House” celebrated its 20 years of existing in Bangkok. Håkan Alm, one of the three founders, invited guests, staff and clients to an evening at Huntsman’s Pub, Landmark Hotel. Not far from this place, the company saw the daylight. Håkan, who now lives in Sweden, complimented his staff…