Five Thai films to be screened at Stockholm festival

Thailand is in the spotlight with five films selected for screening at the upcoming Stockholm International Film Festival, 13 – 23 November 2003.      The films are Fake by Thanakorn Pongsuwan, Mehkong Full Moon Party by Keng-jira Malikul, One Night Husband by Pimpaka Towira, Ong Bak by Prachya Pinkaew and Sayew by Khongdej Jaturanarasami and Kiat…

Networking in the jungle

Telecommunications was one of the hardest hit industries when the Asian crisis began with Thailand’s float of the baht 2 July 1997. Ambitious projects came to a halt and people were laid off all over Asean. Swedish Jörgen Englund was one of them.      Just married 1999 and definitively going for settlement in Thailand he lost…

Norway supports aquaculture workshop in Vietnam

The Norwegian government has sponsored a workshop organized by Vietnamese Ministry of Fisheries on October 15-17 in Hanoi. The workshop was aimed at discussing ways to improve the state’s management of aquaculture industry in the coming years.      Vietnam’s English-language newspaper Viet Nam News reported that environmental protection, statistical analysis and product quality have been identified…

Successful Vietnam launch for Oriflame

“Vietnam is a success that exceeds all our expectations!” says Johan Nordstrom, Regional Manager for Swedish cosmetics firm Oriflame.      Not an overstatement when you learn that Oriflame Vietnam met and surpassed its first monthly sales budget in a mere four days after the pre launch 26 August 2003.      What happened and why?      “Oriflame is the…

Mix from Finspång Miss Thailand World

People in the small Swedish city Finspång cheered when 22-year Jenjira “Mix” Kertprasop was crowned Miss Thailand World late Saturday night 25 October at BEC Tero Hall in Bangkok, watched by some 20 million TV viewers. Because Finspång is where she, her Thai mother and Swedish father live.      In Sweden she is known by her…

Young tourism advisors arrives

Six Swedish teenagers, aged 13 to 17, arrived in Bangkok early Saturday the 25th October invited by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Stockholm office for a week-long trip in the Kingdom.      It is not a simple fun trip but more serious than that. The group form the Swedish Children Advisory Board set up by…

DANIDA sponsors seminar on water supply in Vietnam

The Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) has recently co-sponsored an international seminar on water supply, drainage and urban sanitation organized by Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association and the Ministry of Construction in Ho Chi Mihn City on October 16-17.      The other sponsor of the two-day seminar was the Asian Development Bank.      “We believe great…

Tschudi & Eitzen appoints new manager for Singapore

Norwegian shipping group Tschudi & Eitzen has recently appointed Jorgen Lofqvist as senior chartering manager of Tschudi & Eitzen Bulkers (Singapore) Pte Ltd.      Mr. Lofqvist is currently a chartering manager of Tschudi & Eitzen Bulkers in Copenhagen, responsible for the Pacific region. He will take up his new position in Singapore at the end of…

Former reporter RP ambassador to Sweden

Consul General Victoria S. Bataclan of the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong has been appointed ambassador of the Philippines to Sweden.      The position includes accreditation to Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway.      Victoria S. Bataclan is a former radio announcer and reporter of ABS-CBN. As consul general in Hong Kong she has become…