Latest Scandinavian Thailand News

Hydro’s viking ship overhauled

A familiar sight on roads and seas in South East Asia, Norwegian energy and materials company Hydro’s viking ship logo, has been given a overhaul.      The new worldwide corporate logo was launched 11 December 2003 in Oslo. That is the sixth version of the ship since its original shape came out 1910.      The latest logo…

TNCC Christmas Lunch

Some twenty Norwegian-expat and Thai members of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (TNCC) gathered at the Admiral’s Pub & Restaurant, Sukhumvit 18, Bangkok on December 11 for a great Christmas Lunch which started at 2:30 pm.      TNCC President Mr. Nils Gunnar Hjellegjerde welcomed everybody with a brief greeting for the holiday season before all enjoyed…

Koh Lanta’s inspiration

It was Christmas eve. The Swedish couple Camilla and Stefan Lebert and their daughter Thelma were sitting on the beach in Koh Lanta looking at the bright stars, feeling the warm waves on their feet.      “This is what life always should be like,” they said to each other and added immediately, “it’s impossible.”      But unlike…

Thailand most wanted destination again

Ticket, an independent agent chain with sales in some 100 outlets plus phone and Internet in Norway and Sweden, reports that Thailand is the most popular destination judging by confirmed charter bookings for this season.      Bookings at Ticket for Thailand this season increased by 50 percent over last year’s season when Thailand also came on…

Ragunda delegation in Bangkok receive full support by Minister of Culture

“A real breakthrough,” say four representatives from Ragunda municipality and the county of Jämtland after meeting their Thai counterparts in Bangkok 5-9 December to outline the next phase of what began as a Thai pavilion construction in Ragunda to commemorate HM King Chulalongkorn´s visit there 19 July 1897.      The pavilion has cemented a new and…

Thai Sweden Review sets new standard for chamber publication

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Scandinavian Publishing Co., Ltd. recently released an all new magazine-cum-directory to replace the chamber’s 11-year-old STEP Magazine and TSCC Year Book.      “The debut of the Thai Sweden Review is both timely and fitting, as the TSCC is working hard to develop a more commercial oriented chamber with…

Spain gets more votes than Thailand

Where would you like to retire? asked Swedish daily Aftonbladet’s online edition and offered four alternatives: Sweden, Spain, Thailand and ‘other country’.      So far 29.8 percent of the readers vote Sweden, 28.2 Spain and 17.5 percent Thailand. The remainder has another country in mind.      The survey came online 25 November 2003.

Eva Sophonpanich

By Mia Hansson Eva arrives forty minutes early to the interview, utterly surprised at the absence of traffic. I find her lounging in a red leather chair with a book, among cats and old black-and-white photographs in the lobby of the Atlanta. She is, dare I say it, statuesque, with a warm smile and naturally…