Dr. Kristian Bø, a long time Norwegian resident of Thailand, was on Tuesday 2 July awarded Honorary Membership of the Scandinavian Society Siam. The certificate was presented to him by Robert Kronberg, Chairman of the Scandinavian Society Siam at a small award ceremony held in the charming ambiance of the Da Vinci Restaurant of Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok.
Thirty-five members and guests had gathered to congratulate Kristian Bø who was accompanied by his wife, Khun Kwanchai.[wzslider]Board Member Flemming Winther Nielsen introduced as Master of Ceremony the speakers Leo Alexandersen, Erik Dahlstrom and Robert Kronberg. The three speakers praised from each their perspective Kristian Bø for his consistent support throughout the years of the Scandinavian Society Siam as well as the Scandinavian community in Thailand at large.
Dr. Kristian Bø thanked for the award with a fresh and witty speech. He also conveyed fresh greetings to everyone from his old friend Tove Bjerkan, a fellow Norwegian and also Honorary Member of the Scandinavian Society Siam, whom he had just visited last week in his home near Pattaya.
In appreciation of the award, Kristian Bø gave a copy of the book that he wrote a few years ago about his many and long bicycle trips around Thailand to the newly opened Scandinavian library in Hotel Mermaid Bangkok. Before handing over the book to Flemming Winther Nielsen, he read the dedication that he had written in the front stating the occasion and the date of the gift.