Latest Scandinavian Thailand News

Khao Lak, Thailand, lifestyle destination update

The by northern Europeans much loved destination of Khao Lak is suffering another setback but it is only a matter of time before everyone will once again be able to return to this seaside paradise. The very fact that more international brands have come on board or are about open up there is telling evidence…

TAT survey: Finns not likely to travel to Thailand if quarantine continues

A new survey conducted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) showed that the vast majority of Finns request a removal of the 14-day quarantine or they simply will not travel to Thailand. The results in TAT’s survey, which was conducted with several groups of foreigners, plays a key role in TAT’s efforts of implementing…

Denmark extends all COVID related travel and entry restrictions until 5 April

The Danish government has announced that the current COVID-related travel- and entry restrictions, set to expire on 28 February, will be extended to 5 April (included). This includes the test- and isolation requirements announced on 6 February. See more information from The Danish Ministry of Foreign affairs here

Global and creative 18-22 years old are invited to join Asia Challenge 2030

Global Essay Competition “Asia’s Challenge 2030” is now open for applications of any nationality. Win the chance to join a virtual fireside chat with a prominent business leader by entering the “Asia’s Challenge 2030” Global Essay Competition. Your essay should nake an impact on business and public policy by articulating the key challenges and potential…

Danish WHO researcher claims to be misquoted & Thailand rejects speculation

Earlier this week, Danish daily Politiken cited Danish epidemiologist Thea Fischer saying that the coronavirus may have originated from bats in Thailand and questioning whether Chatuchak was indeed “the place that brought the coronavirus to Wuhan.” Coconuts Bangkok can now report that Thea Fischer has explained via Twitter that she was not quoted correctly by…

Swede buys Bugatti Chiron replica made from scrap metal in Thailand

A Swedish national has just purchased a Bugatti Chiron built entirely by hand using only scrap metals from Scrap Metal Art Thailand. Scrap Metal Art Thailand is located about two hours east of Bangkok and CB Media recently had the opportunity to check out the facility and was blown away by what they found. The…

Volvo Bus Thailand continues to expand into Thai market

Volvo Bus Thailand continues to expand into the Thai market together with local distributors CherdChai Motorsales and Volvo Bus Thailand Mr Dech-chai Kulgrineetham, Managing Director of Volvo Bus Thailand revealed at the press conference: “The reason behind establishing the new company is we can expand our assistance to our existing clients and the new comings.…

On this day: 22 February 1912 MS-Selandia sets off on her maiden journey to Thailand

On 22 February 1921, the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok released a memo on the first journey to Thailand of M/S Selandia: On this day, 22 February 2012, the revolutionary Danish ship M/S Selandia set out on its maiden journey – a journey from Denmark to Thailand. M/S Selandia, owned by The East Asiatic Company,…

Danish WHO researcher: Coronavirus may have originated from bats in Thailand

For a year, we have been told that coronavirus came from Wuhan in China. But now the WHO is questioning the narrative and has instead turned their eyes to Thailand. According to Danish WHO researcher Thea Fischer who has just returned from Wuhan in China, the virus may have originated from bats in Thailand, writes…