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Pär Kågeby, Swedish embassy visited schools

During November, Vice Consul of the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, Pär Kågeby visited two Swedish schools situated on Koh Lanta island to learn more about their work. The two schools, Svenska Skolan Thailand and Lilla Svenska Skolan, Koh Lanta – Thailand (little Swedish school), provide education from pre-school up to high school. Since this…

Value-creating evening, high-level Panel Debates: Danish Embassy Bangkok

It has been an exciting and eventful year at the Danish Embassy in Bangkok marking the 160 years anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Denmark. Yesterday, Tuesday 11 December 2018, it all culminated when they held a large-scale event with 200 guests counting Thai and Danish Business Executives from well-established companies, visionary young SMEs and start-ups, national…

Human rights training for migrant workers Thailand launched

The ‘Nordic Initiative’ has launched training in Thailand to help educate migrant workers on human rights. This digital training will be available in Khmer, Burmese and Thai languages and is designed to promote ethical recruitment practices for migrant workers and improve working conditions in factories in Thailand. “We’re all excited about the next phase in…

Medal for 40 years’ service at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok

Sirikarn Sunthornpadungsin, who works at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, was awarded the Norwegian His Majesty The King’s Commemorative Medal on 7 December. Sirikarn Sunthornpadungsin was awarded the medal for her outstanding work for Norway and the Norwegian Foreign Service, according to the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok. She has been working at the Norwegian Embassy…

ISS to sell operations in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand

ISS Group from Denmark, one of the world’s leading facility services companies, has announced that it will divest operations in 13 countries, including Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei. ISS announced its ambition to increase organic growth to 4-6% per annum by accelerating its transition towards key account customers. ISS has proven its ability to win…

137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts increases environmental sustainability efforts

In respect for environmental sustainability luxury boutique hotel group 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has taken a significant step by eliminating single-use plastic in its hotel rooms and restaurant outlets. The group’s COO, Christopher Stafford as well as their General Manager for 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, Björn Richardsson, are Swedes. After holding a…

Swea’s 2018 regional AP meeting set the stage for 40 Years Anniversary

SWEA (Swedish Women’s Educational Association International, Inc) in Bangkok recently hosted the 2018 annual regional meeting AGM for the Asia Pacific. Swea Bangkok President Anna Frummerin, with a large team had planned and organised the three-day programme in Thailand, which also included a local trip that delegates could join. At the AGM, the region’s joint activities,…

Norwegian Embassy welcomes new Ambassador to Thailand

The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok gave a warm welcome to the new Ambassador H.E. Ms. Kjersti Rødsmoen, who formally took up her duties as the Ambassador of Norway to Thailand on 5 December 2018. “I will spare no effort in my work to further strengthen the friendly relations between our two countries and promote broader…

Danish politician visited Danish Embassy in Bangkok

Party Leader of Socialistisk Folkeparti (Socialist People’s Party) and member of the Danish Parliament Pia Olsen Dyhr visited the Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok on 28 November. Since Pia Olsen Dyhr earlier has served as the Danish Minister for Trade and Investment, she met with old colleagues and friends at the Embassy, according to the…

“Fra Thailand til Thy” to be screened in Bangkok

Heartbound, the critically-acclaimed 2018 Danish documentary “Fra Thailand til Thy” will be screened in Bangkok for the first time on Sunday 16 Dec 2018 at 14.00 at e Bangkok Screening Room.The screening will be followed by a Question & Answer session with Director Sine Plambech who produced the documentary together with Janus Metz. Heartbound tells the story of how…