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A Thai with Danish experience

I walked into the newly opened Great American Rib Restaurant on Sukhumvit Soi 36 in downtown Bangkok, and Chanisorn Ounayakovit, the co-owner warmly welcomed me.       There is nothing Danish about the restaurant except that Chanisorn grew up in Denmark and spent 10 years there from 2 to 12 years old. Although it has been…

Norwegian page included in Phuket immigration website

Phuket Provincial Immigration Office (PPIO) has recently launched its revamped website, which includes a Norwegian page of basic immigration information and regulations.      Similar pages of the basic information are also available in six other foreign languages: Russian, German, Japanese, Italian, French, and Korean.      Found at http://www.phuketimmigration.com, the website, however, on its Thai and English pages…

Denmark sponsored cultural AIDS event in Bangkok

During the International AIDS Conference in Bangkok July 12-17, 2004, the Danish Embassy in Bangkok co-sponsored a workshop for artists and young students at the Silpakorn University, Thailand’s most prestigious fine arts university.      The teacher at the workshop was Danish printer, Niels Borch Jensen , who has worked with artists such as Per Kirkeby and…

Behind the scenes

There is a lot of Swedish participation at the 15th international aids conference held in Bangkok’s Impact center 11 to 16 July. And much of it is hidden behind the scenes.      Sweden deliver everything from conference staff handling logistics, construction and design firms that make booths to audio and video engineers responsible for crisp images…

A lifetime journey

Captain Hans Einar Fugl-Svendsen has been a pioneer all his life.      During the Second World War, in 1942 he was one of the first Danes to join the British Royal Air Force to fight the Germans.      In 1947, he was the first pilot to land a plane from abroad on Phuket. In February that year,…

SWEA Singapore to host regional meeting in October

The Swedish Women’s Educational Association Internation, Singapore (SWEA Singapore) is hosting SWEA’s regional meeting for Asia on October 6-9 this year. The meeting will be followed by an optional one-week after-trip to Malaysia, where participants will among others join Swedish women in Malaysia in celebrating the inauguration of SWEA in Kuala Lumpur.      The programme is…

Jebsen & Jessen to solely distribute iRiver products in 3 SEA countries

Jebsen & Jessen Marketing (M) Sdn. Bhd. has recently made a strategic partnership with a Hong Kong based digital entertainment producer, iRiver, to provide distribution, support and marketing for iRiver’s range of consumer lifestyle products, including CD MP3 players, flash players, and media convergence devices.      According to Jaring Internet Magazine, Jebsen & Jessen Marketing will…

Ericsson to provide microwave transmission for Telenor worldwide

Ericsson will supply microwave transmission for the Norwegian operator Telenor. The agreement covers all Telenor group affiliates worldwide.       Telenor is the largest provider of telecommunications services in Norway and has substantial international mobile operations. Telenor currently holds a 29.94% stake in Total Access Communication Pcl.(TAC), which operates under the DTAC brand name in Thailand.…