Latest Scandinavian Thailand News

Young Global Danes gives returning young professionals a network

On 25 January 2021 the Danish embassy in Vietnam mentioned a new career building network, Young Global Danes, is being launched by Danes Worldwide on 2 December 2020. It is supported by a grant from the Tuborg Foundation of DKK 250,000. Backed by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and trade organization Danish Shipping, the…

Danish-Thai historic magazines 1995 – 1997 shared

ScandMedia, the Danish graphic printing company in Thailand, began its publishing activity in Thailand in 1993 when it printed and distributed the first issue of the ScandAsia magazine. That was one year before the company was formally incorporated. Shortly after, Mr. Christian W. Warming, Commercial Counsellor at the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok called ScandMedia’s…

The expensive and long process of settling down in Denmark with a non-EU national spouse

Falling in love with a non-EU citizen comes with a very high price tag for Danes wanting to settle down with their spouses or partners in Denmark. Family reunification in Denmark cost well over DKK 100.000 and critics say that it can put the relationship under strain and be a very long and unsmooth affair.…

Volvo Cars Thailand opens 3 new retailers

Volvo Cars Thailand opens three new retailers in and around Bangkok to remain on a steady path to stable business growth. Volvo Cars remain popular amongst the Thai population and the opening of its three new retailers is to meet the expected demand. Chris Wailes, Managing Director of Volvo Cars (Thailand) Co., Ltd. said to…

Danish triumph: Victor Axelsen wins Thailand Open

Danish badminton player Viktor Axelsen is the first Danish player to win the Thailand Open in men’s singles. The title also comes with a prize check of $ 70,000.  Victor Axelsen won after a dominant Danish final performance against Ng Ka Long Angus from Hong Kong, which was defeated 21-14, 21-14 on Sunday in Bangkok,…

Dane arrested for selling drugs in Pattaya

A 51-year-old Danish man, John Finn Ørsted Meyer Jensen, a long time resident of Pattaya, was according to Pattaya News arrested on Saturday 23 January 2021 on charges of selling illegal drugs. The Dane was arrested at the Starbuck restaurant in Bangkok Pattaya Hospital after an undercover police investigator had made a deal with him…

Akke from The Fat Chili in Denmark makes Thai inspired ‘easy2cook’ dishes

Thailand-born, army veteran Akke Songcharoen is honouring his Thai origins with his new business ventures of Thai fusion food at The Fat Chili. He has turned the little traditional Bagel and Smoerrebroeds cafe in Sorø, Denmark into a fusion of ‘Easy2cook’ Thai-inspired dishes, roast pork sandwiches, burgers, sliders, and much more. Akke Songcharoen came to…

The surprising success of Seven Peaks Software

When we started Seven Peaks in 2014, we did not have any big plans on building a big company. Our focus was on building a good development team to support our Norwegian partner Apphuset and their Norwegian clients. – Jostein Aksnes Seven Peaks Software is a Norwegian-owned international software and design agency in Bangkok established…

ABB contributing to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine development in Thailand.

On 14 January 2021, ABB, the Swiss-Swedish company released an update on Vaccine development collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering at Thailand’s Mahidol University and the Institute of Molecular Biosciences. The AI-Immunizer system uses ABB’s IRB 1100 industrial robot and a dual arm YuMi® collaborative robot to assist with key tasks involved in vaccine testing…

Swedish Greencarrier explains why there are not enough containers

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down, writes the Swedish headquartered global logistics company Greencarrier. An unpredictable fallout has been a shortage of containers. During a pandemic like this, we are absolutely dependent on the shipping industry to transport food, medicine, and other necessities across borders. And the shipping industry is absolutely dependent…