New Danish Church in Malaysia

Mærsk Sealand started using the new harbour in the South of Malaysia about eighteen months ago. As the mission of the Danish Seamen’s Church is “To be present whereever Danish ships go”, it was natural for the Church in Singapore to follow suit.  Currently, staff from the Church in Singapore visit all ships arriving Tanjong…

ASEM-IV: Strengthening Thai-Danish business relations

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and the Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen agreed at a bilateral meeting during the ASEM-IV in Copenhagen in September to encourage a further expansion of the commercial relations between Denmark and Thailand, according to Denmark’s Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Ulrik Helweg-Larsen, who participated in the meeting. “The meeting was the…

Phuket rejects Danish terror warning

“It’s nonsense,” Police Colonel Apirak Hongthong, head of Phuket immigration office, says to Reuters.  “Our security has been tightened and those blacklisted people can’t get here. This is the world’s safest island.” Phuket Governor Pongpayome Vasaputi said on Thursday several hundred rescue volunteers and shopkeepers would also be trained in surveillance to help the island’s…

Danish football coach to Singapore

Kim Poulsen will be coaching Singapore’s national U-18 team as of January 1, 2003. He will be joining Denmark’s former U 21 coach Jan Poulsen, who has been coaching Singapore’s national A-team since December 2000. Kim Poulsen’s initial contract is for two years with an option for extending the contract. The 43-year old Danish coach…

Jomtien Boathouse – a dream come true

The Danish “old hand” Ib Ottesen and his lovely wife, Kannikar, on Sunday 13 October inaugurated their latest impressive achievement, Jomtien Boathouse, a high quality hotel and restaurant on Jomtien Beach Road directly overlooking the sea. The opening day also marked the 50th year Birthday of the rock-solid Dane, whose integrity and good name in…

The Oriental Hotel in Bangkok in a Danish perspective

Ask any Italian and they will tell you, the Oriental Hotel – Bangkok’s most famous hotel – is in fact Italian. After all, it was the Italian architect S. Cardu, who designed and built the oldest and most famous building of the hotel still standing today, The Authors lounge. And wasn’t it the grand Italian…

Viking opens factory in Thailand

Viking Life-Saving Equipment (Thailand) Ltd. on 30 October 2002 opened a new 8,600 square meter factory in the free port zone of Laem Chabang Industrial Estate between Cholburi and Pattaya. The opening was performed by Mr. Kjeld Amann, Managing Director of the Viking Group of companies, Danish Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Ulrik Helweg-Larsen and Mrs.…

Successful Sweden Day at Chulalongkorn University

Over 300 students from Sasin and Chulalongkorn University on June 27th gathered at Sasin Hall to participate in the student business day, named Sweden Day. The event was arranged by Project Thailand, a Swedish student project consisting of eleven students from two of Sweden’s most prominent schools; Stockholm School of Economics and The Royal Institute…