Annual Ball in Thailand

Danish singer and entertainer Tina Siel and her backing group Sir Duke entertained some 200 members of Scandinavian Society Siam on Saturday 26 April in the Grand Ball Room of the famous Oriental Hotel. Although this should have been an excellent chance for all Danish related companies and individuals to participate in a distinctly Danish…

Restaurant owners on Koh Samui by chance

Petter Gustafsson and Johan Granholm should have been back home in Borlange in Sweden by now. Their plan was to go on a long vacation for six months,three months in New Zeeland and three months in Australia. But before that Johan wanted to show his best friend Petter his favourite place in Thailand:Koh Samui. Here…

New chief sales officer at Pan Asia Paper

Pan Asia Paper Co., Pte Ltd., Singapore has, effective April 1, 2003, appointed Hannes Skisakerhas as the new Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing (Chief Sales Officer), succeeding Jan Clasen, who has been appointed Vice President, Newsprint of Norske Skogindustrier ASA in Norway, effective the same date.      Hannes was formerly the Vice President Area Recovered…

Norway’s trade with major ASEAN countries shrank in Q1/2003

Norway’s trade of traditional commodities (all commodities excluding ships and oil platforms, for exports also excluding crude oil, natural gas and condensates) with Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in the first quarter 2003 shrank as compared to the same quarter yesteryear. Imports from Thailand however grew by 8.6 per cent.       In the first quarter…

Swedish Bakery in Laos

Pastry chef Sune Wissmar is most likely the only link between Soderkoping in Sweden and Vientiane in Laos. It was here, at Docks Hovkonditori in Soderkoping, that Sune started his journey towards a prosperous and popular cafe and bakery business on the other side of the globe.      On the way he has gone through countries…

Niras Consulting signs septic sludge treatment deal in Malaysia

Danish waste management firm Niras Consulting Engineers and Planners A/S on April 10 signed an MYR-15-million contract with Sar-Alam Indah Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Weida (M) Bhd., to undertake the integration of a sludge digester or biogas plant facilities into the Matang septic sludge treatment plant in Kuching, Sarawak.      The memorandum of understanding was…

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Ecco to increase tannery capacity by 40 per cent

Ecco Tannery (Thailand), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Denmark-based shoemaker Ecco, will raise its production capacity by roughly 40 per cent this year to support the expanding footwear production of its affiliate, Ecco (Thailand).      With an investment of 100 million baht, the manufacturing output of the plant in Ayutthaya would be increased from the current…