Living in Asia: History & Heritage

The Royal Danish embassy released a documentary of King Frederik IX inaugurating Thai-Danish Dairy Farm

On 16 January 2021 the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok released a documentary of the Royal Visit of King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid to Thailand during which King Frederik IX inaugurated the the Thai-Danish Dairy Farm. The message says: On this day, an auspicious ceremony took place as part of the official opening of…

Denmark shared moments from the Royal visit to Thailand in 1962

On 12 January 2021 the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok released memories from the Royal visit in 1962, as follow: On this day, King Frederik IX of Denmark and Queen Ingrid arrived in Thailand on a State Visit where they reviewed Danish activities in Thailand. The last days of the royal visit were devoted to…

Pensak – a biography. English language version

Danish-Thai Pensak Howitz (born 1939) has lived a most unusual life. The book PENSAK tells her fascinating and sometimes dramatic life story. At the same time, the book draws a portrait of Thailand and its close ties to Denmark. This is a captivating and loving portrait of a woman who has gone her own ways and on a variety of levels has strengthened the close ties between Denmark and Thailand. Among others as the companion of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn during her official visit to Denmark.

S. S. REDANG – Sunk by Japanese destroyers, on 13 February 1942

The Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore during the World War II, from the time of the first landings in Northern Malaya on 8 December 1941, was swift and brutal. Within eight weeks the Japanese had taken Malaya and landed on the island of Singapore which had become intensely overcrowded by tens of thousands of…

Santa Fe Relocation sold

Santa Fe Group, the last remnant of the EAC conglomerate founded by H.N. Andersen back in 1884, has sold its relocation business, including the moving company’s debt to Proventus Capital Partners, for 1 million Euro. The business was sold because Santa Fe was not able to get its financing in place. Santa Fe has for…

Pensak Chagsuchinda Howitz awarded Best International Woman of Thailand 2019

Dr. Pensak Chagsuchinda Howitz, the Danish-Thai archaeologist, ambassador’s wife and Thai senator, was awarded Best International Woman of Thailand on International Women’s Day, Friday, 8 March 2019. Dr. Pensak was given the prestigious award for establishing her charity organization, Raindrop Foundation and was the first recipient to receive the award. The awards were handed by…

New book about Pensak Chagsuchinda Howitz

New book tells about the Danish-Thai archaeologist, ambassador’s wife and Thai senator Pensak Howitz. The exciting biography portrays a woman who has gone her own ways and on a variety of levels has strengthened the close ties between Denmark and Thailand. Available in English here:  https://scandasia.com/the-adventurous-life-of-pensak-howitz/ She has met Fidel Castro, Hillary Clinton and Emperor…

Penang: where cultures blend and living heritage keeps evolving

The first noteworthy thing when arriving for the latest visit to Penang was to find only one plane parked at the gates at the airport – nearly unheard of these days at any airport of this size! But, actually, Penang International Airport has capacity to welcome more airlines and flights. And the visitor numbers, based…