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Sustainability city rankings: Nordics in front, Bangkok best in South East Asia

Nordic cities make up the overall top 5 in destination sustainability rankings, while the capital of Thailand ranks number five in Asia. The so-called Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) ranks cities by measuring and comparing the social and environmental sustainability strategies and policies. For 2019, the top five cities with the highest overall scores are:…

MoU on innovation between Finland, Thailand

On 13 December 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on innovation and business development was signed between Business Finland and National Innovation Agency of Thailand. The collaboration in innovation and business development will initiate shared knowledge within research and innovation in bio and circular economy, sustainable and smart energy, digitalization, commercialization of start-ups and improving…

Kenneth Radencrantz’ funeral

Kenneth Radencrantz’ funeral took place on the 28th December 2018. Agneta de Bekassy was there among the many friends and members of the family who attended the ceremony. “It was a beautiful ceremony in Skanör’s old limestone church,” Agneta reports. “Opera singer Monica Einarsson and pianist Christer Einarsson were performing, followed by the opera singers Carry…

Scandinavian Christmas with full house

       The Scandinavian Christmas service in Christ Church in Bangkok was attended by close to 200 people who filled the church completely. It was the second time to celebrate Christmas in Bangkok for the Danish vicar Christa Lund Herum and the first time for the new Swedish vicar Erik Stenberg-Roos. Following the tradition, different parts of…

Hotelier Jonas Sjöstedt appointed Centara’s Area Manager in Jomtien, Pattaya

Among the Scandinavian choices in Pattaya/Jomtien beach, visitors, and in particular Swedes, are guaranteed to have a fellow countryman in a hotel management position at a preferred Thai hotel brand for at least some more years to come. On New Year’s Eve, 31 December, Jonas Sjöstedt takes up his latest position within Centara Hotels &…

Norwegian President of Mine Ban Treaty visited Thailand, Cambodia

From 10-14 December, the Norwegian President of the Mine Ban Treaty, H.E. Ambassador Hans Brattskar made an official visit to Thailand and Cambodia. During the visit, Mr Brattskar met with Thai and Cambodian mine action authorities and organisations, visited demining operations and met with landmine survivors. Land mines and other explosive remnants of war still…

Former TSCC President Kenneth Radencrantz dearly missed by Thailand community

With great sadness the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce on 19 December informed the community of the passing away of its former President (2010-2014) Kenneth Radencrantz. “You are dearly missed by your friends here at the TSCC,” stated the news. He passed away on 29 November 2018. Born in 1935 in Skanör, Sweden, Kenneth lived and…

Miss Universe 2018: The Philippines won, Nordics not in top 20

Catriona Gray from the Philippines took home the crown at the beauty contest Miss Universe, that took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 17 December. Contestants from the Nordic countries did not make it into top 20. Women from 94 countries competed to become Miss Universe 2018. Southeast Asia was well represented among the finalists with…

Swedish Ambassador met with Thai human rights defender

Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand, Staffan Herrström, met on 18 December with human rights defender Sutharee Wannasiri. During their conversation, Sutharee shared her view on the development of Thailand’s National Action Plan on business and human rights, initiated by a recommendation from Sweden during Thailand’s second Universal Periodic Review in May 2016. Furthermore, Sutharee also provided…

Swedish Lucia Bangkok: photo expo, 150 years anniversary

Sweden’s Embassy in Bangkok, with Ambassador Staffan Herrström and his spouse Karin Herrström and the embassy team as hosts, on 13 December held a very special ‘Lucia’ Christmas celebration. It was a warm and jolly evening “to enjoy a tradition very close to the hearts of us Swedes” – to quote the Ambassador. Invited V.I.Ps,…