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Coming up: Official opening and blessing of new Norwegian Church in Pattaya

The new Norwegian Church in Pattaya will officially be inaugurated and blessed on Thursday 5 September 2019. The program starts at 12.00 with speeches and reading of greetings from overseas. Around 13.00 the consecration Christ service will start presided over by Ørnulf Steen, Secretary General of the Norwegian Seamen’s Church.   After the service there…

Thai tourism to focus on Nordic visitors

Thai Tourism to focus on Nordic visitors

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set up a project called “Bringing New Shades of Thailand to Nordic Travellers” which is targeting tourists from the Nordic countries, writes The Nation. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn and director of the TAT office in Stockholm Eurblarp Sriphiromya are piloting the project covering the four countries, namely Sweden,…

Check how to vote for upcoming Norwegian elections

Even though you don’t live in Norway, your democratic right to vote for the municipal and regional elections on 9 September 2019 are intact if you’re a Norwegian citizen. However, you will not receive an election document in your mailbox with information on where to vote. Instead, you have to seek out a Norwegian embassy,…

Creative education from Finland in Bangkok

Finnish Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth has expanded to Thailand, where it on 27 July 2019 celebrated the grand opening of Arkki Thailand in the centre of Bangkok. The ceremony was opened by Finnish ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven, and followed by panel discussions on Finnish education and the importance of creative education. Arkki…

Eight of ten Thais in car crash in Finland back to picking berries

Eight of the ten migrant workers from Thailand, who were injured on Tuesday in a car crash in Finland have been released from Seinäjoki Central Hospital, where they were treated and have returned to the camping centre where they live while working as seasonal berry pickers. The two workers most seriously injured in the accident…

Fewer Danes apply for multiple entry tourist visas (METV)

The Royal Thai Embassy in Denmark issued 31 Multiple Entry Tourist Visas from January to June this year. Last year the embassy issued 59 Multiple Entry Tourist Visas during the same period. The Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa is valid for 6 months from the date of application and gives the holder 60 days stay on each entry…

Volvo identifies faulty engine part

Do you have a Volvo model S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 or XC90 with a 2-litre or 4-cylinder diesel engine produced between 2014 and 2019? Then you are one of 507,000 Volvo owners, who will receive a letter from Volvo, asking you to contact your local dealer for correction of a component…

Children of immigrants in Norway – how are they doing?

Statistics Norway has compiled statistics about immigrant children born in Norway – how are they doing as adults. Did they integrate into Norwegian society? Or do they remain outsiders? The group analyzed are children between 25 and 40 years old and whose parents are both immigrants. As a group, these children did somewhat worse in…