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New Immigration Rules

The Thai cabinet passed a resolution dated 11th September 2001 which has only become common knowledge in the last seven days. The resolution concerns new improvements to immigration procedures and is aimed at promoting the tourism industry by simplifying the regulations on obtaining non-immigrant visas, category “O-A”, to accommodate long stay tourists.The Thai cabinet has…

The Oriental Hotel in Bangkok in a Danish perspective

Ask any Italian and they will tell you, the Oriental Hotel – Bangkok’s most famous hotel – is in fact Italian. After all, it was the Italian architect S. Cardu, who designed and built the oldest and most famous building of the hotel still standing today, The Authors lounge. And wasn’t it the grand Italian…

First Thai-Norway Business Seminar

The question was put forward by President of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Mr. Nils-Gunnar Hjellegjerde at the Thai-Norway Business Seminar held on Wednesday 16 October 2002 at the Hotel Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. But it was left hanging in the air by the 40 members plus staff from the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Norwegian Trade…

Danish captain Hans Marqvard Jensen in Thai service honoured

One hundred years ago – on October 14, 1902 – a young Danish soldier in the service of HM King Chulalongkorn prevented the whole Northern part of Thailand to fall into the hands of the British by quelling an uprising by the Shan population acting in covert cooperation with the British forces in Burma. Celebrating…

Jorgen lb Hedes 70 Years

When Jorgen lb Hedes arrived Thailand in 1990, Sun Paratech was only a plan about to be realized. The factory floor had been cast, but the design of the buildings not yet finalized. The production machines were or¬dered, but the staff to operate them not yet employed.The product was decided. Sun Paratech should produce wooden…

Danish Thai tourists coming back

Last year, the number of Danish tourist traveling to Thailand dropped 1.49%. By the end of 2001, only 78.728 had come to visit the land of smiles. This year, however, the Danes are coming back in even higher numbers than before. From January till May, the immigration recorded 42,262 arrivals from Denmark – an increase…

Christiani & Nielsen – a Danish legend lives on in Thailand

The significant chapter in the history of one of the most prominent Danish construction and engineering companies, Christiani & Nielsen, is about to be written. The decision to formally close down its last remaining office in Denmark has finally been taken and will soon be executed. Founded in 1904 by Civil Engineer Rudolf Christiani and…