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his book is intended as a help for both newcomers and longer staying expats - mostly European - who have decided to live and work in Thailand. It explains and facilitates practical issues and intends to inspire you to get the most out of your stay. When you move here, you will need to find new friends. The best way is by joining one or more of the social and professional associations for your own nationality here. If there is not one of your own, then maybe one for your region - like the European countries. An example is the Scandinavian Society Siam in Bangkok or Scandinavian Expats Club in Pattaya are excellent places for Nordic people to meet new friends. The various business communities are also vibrant groups of very different companies from the small entrepreneur to the big corporations with manufacturing units and countrywide net of outlets. At the back of this book you will find a directory for Scandinavia in Thailand of all these companies, plus a few more that in each their way are also an important part of the Scandinavian network in Thailand.

This booklet is part of the ScandAsia magazine and online media service. ScandAsia serves all Scandinavian expatriates from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland living in Thailand with news updates by email and online. It is also a social media in itself - if readers register as a user they can actually connect to other readers, set up groups of interests etc. The magazine is sent directly to the home of the registered readers and the rest of the circulation is placed at points frequently visited by Scandinavian tourists like popular restaurants, embassies and consulates. This is also, where you will find extra copies of this booklet if you should loose your current copy or need an extra for your workplace. The website provides you will all the contacts you need and lists all the events that are arranged for you and other Scandinavian residents in Thailand. Nordic readers should sign up for the monthly e-newsletter and emails from this website and submit your address to receive also the monthly magazine. I wish you a happy year in Thailand! Gregers Moller Publisher


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EMBASSY CONTACTS Denmark Royal Danish Embassy Sathorn South Soi 1 Bangkok 10500 +66 (0)2 343 1100 Ambassador: H.E. Uffe Wolffhechel Finland Embassy of Finland Athenee Tower, 14th Floor 63 Wireless Road (Witthayu) Lumpini, Pathumwan Bangkok 10330 +66 (0)2 207 8700 Ambassador: H.E. Satu Suikkari-Kleven

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MOBILE PHONES The first thing you need is a Sim card with data transfer and some phone time. In Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), there are several places to buy a Thai SIM card. The main spot are the Network’s kiosks after you exit customs, right outside of the International gates where people hold up signs. There are kiosks for Thailand’s main mobile operators – DTAC (blue), AIS (Green ) and True Move (Red). If there is no waiting line, anyone of these is fine. Jump in line and wait your turn, and the staff should get you hooked right up. You can also wait and find one of the operators’ shops later. If you plan for a longer stay, that might be cheaper than the tourist SIM’s they prefer to sell in the airport. You will need help from the local Thai staff with setting up your phone so you can read your emails and surf websites and applications online, but mostly it works automatically. Previously, a SIM could be bought in any 7-11 store, but since the authorities are worried about terrorists, all SIM cards must now be registered on your passport.

INTERNET With the spread of smartphones the number of internet users in Thailand has exploded and is probably today over 50 million people - although the vast majority don’t think of themselves as surfing the internet, but only playing with their phone! 8

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100 The largest regular internet provider in the country are True, AIS, DTAC, and 3BB. True provides home entertainment services with their True Move service as well. To get online with you laptop, you can either find a Wi-Fi spot in most restaurants or - for more mobility - buy a USB plugin that includes WiFi access from your laptop, tablet or mobile phone. In Thailand they call them “air-cards” or “wif-fi cards”.

LANGUAGE If you plan to stay for a year in Thailand, it is highly recommended that you find a Thai language course near where you live. Do this as soon as possible. After just a few weeks when you can say “turn left”, “turn right” and “where is the toilet”, you feel less of an urge to take this course, but your progress with the Thai language will soon come to a stop if you don’t take a systematic approach. Thai, or more precisely Central Thai, is the national and official language of Thailand. It is spoken and understood by all Thai people. But for many, their local dialect will remain their first language. Although most words are the same, these dialects will have a different sound and many of the words will be quite different to Central Thai. The Thai language is tonal and has a unique script with far more character than the western alphabet. It has also three relational markers which help the

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The Basics Thai reader understand how the word is pronounced. Some words in Thai have roots back to Pali, Sanskrit and Old Khmer. Some words been assimilated from Chinese and recently, many words have been adopted from English, however these borrowed words are often used with a convenient abbreviation that makes it hard to recognize. The most famous word adopted from French is the Thai word that used to describe all white skinned foreigners, “farang”. The word comes from the Thai pronunciation of the country France, “Farangcet”.

TRANSLATION Google translate is not yet good enough to use as online translation from Thai to English or from English to Thai. Online, the following services are recommended: For official translation of documents, there are many small and inexpensive service operators in the main tourist centres of Thailand.

WEATHER Thailand has a tropical climate, high in both temperature and humidity. April and May are the hottest months of the year . June brings the South West Monsoon and the rainy season until October. From November to the end of February, there is a cooling North East breeze and a reduction in the humidity level. It is always much cooler in the north where the temperature may occasionally drop to as low as 2°C. For coastal weather, this website is great:

with much influence from ancient India, China and Cambodia, along with the neighboring pre-historic cultures of Southeast Asia. It is influenced primarily by Animism, Hinduism, Buddhism, as well as by later migrations from China. During the last century, various forms of Christian and Islam beliefs have been spreading.

FOOD The Thai cuisine is the national cuisine of Thailand. Blending elements of several Southeast Asian traditions, Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. The spiciness of Thai cuisine is well known. As with other Asian cuisines, balance, detail and variety are of great significance to Thai chefs. Thai food is known for its balance of three to four fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, and bitter.

THAILAND NEWS Thailand has a rich mix of English language media and even a few in various Nordic languages. The most comprehensive Nordic news website is serving news daily for Scandinavian residents in Thailand and other countries in South East Asia. The local news service in English is very good:


Bangkok Post The Nation Thai News Network news-tan-network/ Thai PBS in English

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Visa regulations VISA REGULATIONS If you plan to stay more than 3 months in Thailand you should apply for a visa at the Thai embassy or consulate in your home country before you travel here. Be sure to apply for the right type of visa. Visa on arrival If you are sure that you will not stay over 30 days in Thailand, there is no need to apply for a visa. Passport holders from all the Nordic countries will get permission to stay for 30 days if they arrive at an airport and 15 days if they arrive at a land checkpoint. Conditions are: a) your passport must be valid for at least 6 months on the day you enter b) you have proof of onward travel (confirmed air, train, bus or boat tickets) c) you have enough money to support yourself during the stay. Tourist Visa Tourist Visa can be applied for at any embassy or consulate general outside Thailand. Applicants should submit a completed application form with a recent photograph. The application fee is 1,000 Baht (subject to

change without notice). Arrival with a Tourist Visa to Thailand gives you permission to stay up to 60 days if you arrive by air. If you arrive overland you may be refused entry if you have just stayed 30 days on a Visa on arrival prior to applying for the tourist visa, so better fly. Education Visa S t u d e n t s a t G o v e r n m e n t a p p ro v e d educational institutions can apply for a nonim ED (Education) visa. You can also start by coming to Thailand and then enroll in the school, you chose. Often, students select the Thai language course. The school offers to handle all the paperwork, but most or all of the tuition fees must be paid up in advance. An education visa costs 2000 Baht (60 USD, 40 EUR - subject to change) paid to the Thai Embassy or Consulate. The tuition fee is not included in these fees. Business Visa If you want to work in Thailand, you will need a Business visa (non-Im ‘B’). You have to apply at an embassy outside Thailand. The easiest is to start from your home country, but if you are already in Thailand, we suggest applying at the Thai embassy in Singapore. Since 1 February 2017, the Royal

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Visa regulations Thai Embassy, Singapore has introduced Electronic Visa Application (EVA), where visa applicants will be able to fill out application forms, submit and check application status online. Applicants start by logging into the website visaonline/ and the embassy encourages to use electronic visa application. The most important paperwork you need are: a) letter from your Thai company stating your position and salary. b) corporate registration papers from the employing Thai company. c) A WP3 letter from Ministry of Labour that your future employer will get for you. It is a kind of pre-approval of your work permit once you come into Thailand on your Business Visa. A business visa does not allow you to work in Thailand but is the first step needed to apply for a work permit. Additional paperwork is needed if you intend to work as a teacher. The schools know what to provide and will hand you a bundle of documents for submission to the embassy. Retirement Visa Those over the age of 50 can apply to live in Thailand for one year at a time using a retirement visa. The application starts with obtaining a three-month retirement visa, also known as an “O-A” visa. Before you buy a home, consider in the beginning to rent a property instead. To qualify for a retirement visa you need to have the following documents: a) Copy of your passport b) Passport photos c) Letter from bank showing 800,000 Baht deposit, or d) Proof of 60,000 Baht a month income e) Criminal record clearance from country of origin f) Medical certificate g) Completed application form Attorneys can come in handy during the 14

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process especially if you want to bring some of your personal items from your home country which is one of the common issues that create confusion. The financial requirements can be a combination of both income and fixed deposit. This needs to be calculated for you. Visa runs Most foreign visitors to Thailand are granted a 30 day stay upon entry via airport, or 15 days via any land border if they arrive without a visa. Extending your visa without leaving the country cost 1900 baht and it is not possible to get more than one (1) week.

PERMANENT RESIDENCY Applying for Permanent Residency in Thailand requires you to have the following criteria: a) Must have had a Thai non-immigrant visa for at least three years prior to the submission of your application. b) Must be a holder of a non-immigrant visa at the time of submitting your application. c) Must be able to meet one of these categories: • Investment category (minimum 3 - 10 Mil. Baht investment in Thailand) • Working / Business category • Supports a family or Humanity Reasons category: In this category, you must be having a relationship with a Thai citizen or an alien who already has a residence permit as a husband or wife; father or mother; or a guardian of a Thai child less than 20 years of age. • Expert / academic category • Other categories as determined by Thai Immigration You should note that the list of required documents for the application depends on the category under which the application is made.

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f you plan to stay in Thailand for more than a typical vacation, finding a place to live is top priority.

RENTING Though there are several options to choose from, it is advisable not to immediately jump into real estate and purchase a property. Renting an apartment until you are certain of your commitment level for purchase is better. There are several types of accommodation in Thailand including highrise apartments, condominium complexes, seaside bungalows and stand-alone houses and all are usually available for rent. Since foreigners are not allowed to own land in Thailand (see below), local landlords are sensitive to expats’ rental needs, and do a good job of advertising available properties. Individual rental agreements vary so

check the terms and conditions carefully. Most rental agreements are one-year contracts secured with a deposit. When you want to terminate the rent, the landlord must be informed at least 30 days in advance. If the agreement is terminated before the end of the signed agreement, the security deposit may be kept or returned based on the terms in the contract but mostly at the landlord’s discretion. The tenant is responsible for any damage to the apartment or house as well as any furnishings that came with the property. The security deposit will be retained to cover any damage or items missing from the property. Local condominium apartments vary with location and design ranging from 4,000 to more than 14,000 Baht. In the most exclusive end of the market, rents up to 100.000 Baht per month are available.

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Setting up a home The high cost apartments are justified by excellent facilities and convenient location. Tips Bargaining is often not an option on rental prices. Many landlords would rather leave their properties empty than compromise on the rental price they find reasonable. Even if your rental agreement may be ‘informal’, it’s advisable to buy a standard rental agreement for you and the landlord to sign. This will provide you with protection in the case of unfair eviction. To make sure that your deposit is refunded in full, take plenty of photos of the place, and conduct an inspection of the property with the landlord in attendance, pointing out to them any problems with the place. Since you are paying for your own electricity, water and telephone bills, be sure to conserve power whenever possible.


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HOME PURCHASE Thai real estate is a complex area, so before contacting a real estate agents who have property for sale in Thailand, it may be more helpful to get to terms with the requirements of purchasing property in Thailand. Condominiums Condominiums are equal to what we in the Nordic countries call apartments. On certain simple condition, foreigners may legally own a condominium in their own name. A foreigner may own a condominium as long as the condo is one of the foreign quotas of the building which can usually be no more than 49 percent of the total number of condos in the building. And it must be above the third floor. Not all blocks of apartments are condominiums; the building has to be

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registered with the land department as a “condominium”. Check for this carefully before signing any agreement.

Once you own the land lease, you can own the house, you may decide to build on it.

Land Foreigners are forbidden to own land. This includes attempts to evade the law through a Thai proxy or straw man/-woman - even when this would be your lawfully married wife - or a setting up of a Thai company with the purpose of evading this law. Foreigner are welcome to purchase a land lease, also called leasehold. The maximum time limit for the land lease is 30 years and the lease must be written in Thai although a translation may be filed along with the Thai-language contract. The contract must be recorded on the land title at the local Land Office to protect the foreigner from eviction in case for instance a new land owner would wish to build something on the land.

Professional assistance Visit a few real estate agents before deciding who to rely on when requesting professional help to search for property. While real estate agents are good in assisting you in your research, they are seldom independent professionals. In Thailand, a property agency is often owned by the company who built the property which would be illegal in the Nordic countries. Select your own lawyer. Don’t rely on the sellers or the agency’s lawyer. The ownership issue is important to arrange in a way that can not later be deemed a circumvention of the law by the Thai authorities. If you plan to build your own house, a lawyer is indispensable. ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


Setting up a home BUILDING YOUR OWN There are several procedures to go through prior to being able to build a house in Thailand. Since foreigners are not allowed to own any land in Thailand, it is essential to consult an independent lawyer before going ahead with any type of building contract. Building permits are regulated by the Building Control Act and issued under the Town and City Planning Act. If the land to be used to build on has a clear and legal title deed, a building permit can be obtained at the Land Dept Office. Usually, the builder applies for building permits on behalf of the construction owner. Other factors There are other factors that are looked at and should be observed when applying for a building permit, which is where a lawyer would come in very handy. Also, depending on which zone you have decided to build your house in, keep in mind that several zoning restrictions may apply.


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Setting up a home Documents needed for acquiring a building permit include; a) Title deed that allows for purchase, sale or transfer. b) Architectural drawings. c) Land Development permits: Land Trade and Land Distribution License. d) Infrastructure permits; Water, electricity and housing construction.

HOME DECORATION After making a decision and finally moving in to your new house - rented, purchased or built by yourself - it is time to turn it into a cozy and comfortable home. The Nordic kitchen concept that works as a living room has become popular.

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Setting up a home Building material and hardware Moving in to a new home, there are probably a number of adjustments or minor changes you would like to make to your house. In Thailand, look for some of the large chains like ThaiWatsadu, which we recommend. But other good stores like HomeWorks and Homepro are also good. You will find a variety of hardware, do-it-yourself items, garden supplies, electrical items and tools that you can use for your home. Furniture Depending on your desired design and trend, there are many stores which offer different varieties of furniture at attractive prices. There are a number of smaller, more localized furniture shops with staff who can speak some English. Asian fur niture mixes nicely with Scandinavian style homes and will preserve unique memories from your stay in Thailand. Moving stuff from your home country here is a chapter by itself, but if you didn’t bring anything with you from your previous home, there are furniture stores all over Thailand


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around such as Index Living Mall, Central Department Store, IKEA, and Koncept.

FACILITIES Satellite TV The biggest satellite TV provider is True Visions. It has a variety of channels including National Geographic, Star Movies, HBO, BBC World, Star Sports, Animal Planet, CNN, Cartoon Network among many others. The programs are available in different packages of varying costs depending on the channels that you chose. A monthly program guide will be sent to the subscriber’s home address. . To watch Scandinavian TV programs, you don’t need a satellite. There are providers that offer Internet TV with modems. But it is even cheaper to open a VPN service with a provider back home. Then you can also see the thousands of web pages, that the Thai censors do not allow the Thai people to see. In Denmark, here is one such provider:

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Internet Internet usage has grown rapidly in Thailand and service providers compete to offer attractive packages. Currently, True is the largest internet provider in the country. In most condominiums you can contact the office and get monthly contracts or prepaid cards that include Wi-Fi access from your mobile phone or wi-fi through companies such as AIS, DTAC, True or 3BB. Postal system Thailand Post Company Limited owned by the state is Thailand’s postal service provider. There are more than 3,000 post offices in Thailand with over 30,000 smaller, privately owned branch offices in various locations. Most post offices operate from 08:30 to 16:30 and offer a variety of services other than postal services including money transfers, bill payments and a whole range of other business services. Thai post office accepts mail with addresses written in English language as well as Thai language.

HOUSEHOLD INSURANCE A household insurance would be very useful in the case of unexpected damages that may occur to your home. It is encouraged that you don’t rely on your landlord, in the case that you are renting your accommodation, to already have some kind of coverage. It is best to acquire an insurance that covers your home in the case of a fire, flood or theft. These are the extreme cases through which a huge amount of damage cannot be accounted for.

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oreigners who wish to work in Thailand, whether paid or voluntary, must have a work permit. Exceptions are only reserved for certain international agencies, diplomats, those working for the United Nations and a small number of other categories. Foreigners are restricted from taking up themselves certain occupations that are protected under the Foreign Business Act of 1999. Those include agriculture, hairdressing, pottery, shoe making and certain other professions. But the foreigner may work in a company engaged in these activities, for instance as export manager. The official definition of “work” by the Ministry of Labour is “exerting energy or using knowledge whether or not in consideration of wages or other benefits”. Organisations representing foreigners working in Thailand have tried for years to request for clear definitions, but so far no Thai government has been willing to change the current regulations that could be abused by corrupt state officials when for instance retired persons are seen engaging in useful activities in their local environment.

A work permit is issued by the Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour. In applying for a work permit in Thailand, you need the assistance of your potential employer. The procedure is complex and involves the collection of a large amount of documentation. In general, there are two criteria, that must be met. The employing company must employ at least four Thais for every foreigner whose work permit it sponsors, and the company must have a paid up share capital of no less than 2 mill. THB. per foreigner it wishes to employ. The normal procedure to gain a work permit after arriving in Thailand is first to travel abroad e.g. to Singapore with the papers prepared by your new employer in order to apply at a Thai embassy for a Non-Immigrant B Visa. Recently, this embassy has introduced online application procedures, so check that out first. When you arrive back in Thailand with your Non-Im B visa, your employer can start applying for a work permit. It will usually be granted for either six months or one year regardless of your contract. Once issued, a Work Permit must be kept at the place of employment ready for inspection. Expiry The Work Permit expires when the NonImmigrant B Visa expires. Check the date of expiry of the visa and make sure it’s renewed before the expiration date to avoid going through the entire application process again. A work permit is only valid for the specific job in the specific company for which it is issued, any change in duties or transfer to ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


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another employer must be applied for and approved in advance for a transfer or application of new work permit. Employment without permit Penalties applicable to foreigners working without work permits can be quite harsh ranging from a fine from THB 2,000 to THB 100,000 and/or imprisonment and/or deportation. In addition to that, working without permit may result in other penalties being imposed under the Immigration Act prohibiting re-entrance to the country (blacklisted). In practice, however, the authorities usually settle the case and deport the person from Thailand. It is highly recommended that foreigners who wish to work in Thailand make an effort to apply for a proper work permit.

JOB SEARCH Looking for a job in Thailand may not be as difficult as you think. The newspapers carry job advertisements and there are several online job advertisement portals. From there on, it is the same process as 26

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you would go through in any other country. It depends on the employers’ needs and the job seeker’s skills. The more specialized the skills, especially in the fields that are in higher demand, the better your chances. Location is an important factor to consider. Tourist areas such as Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin or Phuket pose stronger competition in the job market. Teaching is a primary job choice for many, but there are also opportunities in sectors such as banking and finance, computer and IT, sales, entertainment, tourism, writing, administration and in areas using specialized skills. Don’t bother applying for jobs where the company has specified it as “Thai National Only”. They cannot give you a work permit.

START UP A BUSINESS While foreigners may set up a company in Thailand, it is not a straightforward process and all company documents filed have to be in the Thai language. The help of a professional with experience in the field is highly recommended; there are restrictions on the

Working in Thailand type and activity of businesses that foreigners can be involved with under the Foreign Business Act and other legislation. A breakdown of the procedures to starting your own business can be summarized with: a) Apply for permission to use company name b) Deposit paid-in capital in a bank c) Obtain a corporate seal d) Get approval for memorandum of association and apply to register the company as a legal entity (final registration) at the Private Limited Companies Registrar. e) Submit company work regulations to the Office of Labour Protection and Welfare of the Ministry of Labour at the district where the head office of the company is located. Each of the above procedures may take a few days to process and some may require a fee to complete. Using a business law firms Lawyers are quite useful for most transactions or signing of important documents as they are written in Thai. There are also certain regulations and procedures that an experienced lawyer would understand more than foreigners so they do not get stuck in any sticky situations. Services which fall into this category include the drafting of public instruments, private contracts or agreements, registra-

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tion and licensing requirements, notary services, personal legal documentation, and many others. It is best to get recommendations from people who have previously used lawyers. Some lawyers have a particular good reputation in the Scandinavian communities around the country. Ask your local Nordic club.

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE To get a network of business friends, it is recommended that you join the Chamber of Commerce covering your home country. There are four Nordic chambers of commerce in Thailand. Their full names are DanishThai Chamber of Commerce, Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce. Dancham, Swecham, Norcham and Thai-Finnish, are organizations that offer news and information about companies and businesses from the respective nations in Thailand. Members are informed of events, parties, latest news and much more of what is going on in the community. Denmark - Norway - Sweden - Finland - Networking Business and social networking are events that everyone looks forward to. It is not just a great place to meet people but also offer a good opportunity to mingle with people of the same background, expats. All the four Nordic chambers of commerce hold networking events on a monthly to bi-monthly basis. Around four to six times a year, all the chambers in Thailand jointly come together for an all chamber networking event. At these networking events, you are chanced to meet some of the big guns in top organizations in Thailand. Following up on all contacts you gain through these events will also improve the chances of securing a job locally. ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


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iving in Thailand is more affordable than living in the Nordic countries. This and other factors make Thailand a preferred country for retirement. In recent years, companies in the Nordic countries have started moving some tasks to be performed in Thailand. The job is done by the same staff as before but relocated to Thailand where the salary may be less but the person will likely enjoy a higher standard of living for the amount.

COST OF LIVING The general cost of living in Thailand can be very low or very high according to the chosen life style. Renting a fully equipped, high end condo in the heart of Bangkok, dining at western restaurants every day and visiting top nightclubs often would certainly require an income of at least THB 150,000. There are however alternatives to this. Renting a townhouse in the suburb of Bangkok for 8,000 THB per month is quite normal for the price conscious family. Eating out every day, mostly Thai food with an occasional western treat, purchasing Thai goods from the supermarket and going out once a week would probably come up to THB 30,000 - 40,000. Food, accommodation and shopping can be obtained at very reasonable cost but as usual, the cost of living depends on location. Renting a furnished, modern house in places like Surin, Nong Kai or Korat would be less expensive than in Bangkok or the traditional tourist areas.

BANKS AND ACCOUNTS Expats are allowed to open a bank account in Thailand but the process of doing so may not be that easy. Most banks will insist that you

must have a work permit before you are able to open a bank account. But sometimes a branch would just require a non-immigrant type visa. Local banks in popular tourist areas are usually more helpful as they regularly deal with foreigners. Best advice is to try a few different branches and a few different banks. The major Thai banks are Bangkok Bank, Krung Thai Bank, Kasikornbank, Siam Commercial Bank. The alternative is to leave your money in a bank abroad and simply transfer the money you need using ATM machines or charging payments to your bank card. Be sure to withdraw money in big amounts as there is a high bank fee for dispensing any amount of money from your foreign bank card using a Thai ATM machine. On top of that your foreign bank may have additional charges.

PRIVATE BANKING One of the incentives for working abroad is the opportunity to save up more money than if you were working back home. Foreigners in Thailand pay taxes usually only on the amount they are being paid by their employer in Thailand and not on any additional benefits that the employer may pay into a retirement account elsewhere in the world. The new OECD simplified shared accounting system, whereby all tax authorities world wide share basic financial details about any individual does not seem to have changed this rule for the Thai revenue department. If you go out for networking events, you will soon get phone calls from international wealth management representatives who will ask you for a meeting where they will explain how they can make your money grow faster. While such a meeting may be educational, it is probably wise to investigate who these companies really are before you trust them with your hard ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


Money matters earned saving. You should instead contact yourself some of the private banking institutions that serve other Scandinavians living in Asia. One such bank is Jyske Bank which is located in Gibraltar, but often visits their clients in Thailand and elsewhere in Asia.

INCOME TAX Everyone, foreign or Thai, who work in Thailand or have taxable income must apply for a taxpayer’s identification number which is issued by the Revenue Department on presentation of a Thai identification card or foreign passport and evidence of the need for the number. A foreigner who lives in Thailand for more than 180 days in a tax year (the calendar year) is considered a Thai resident for tax purposes. A resident is required to file taxes on all income received within Thailand as well as income received from foreign sources brought into Thailand. A non-resident living in Thailand less than 180 days within a tax year is only required to file a tax return and pay taxes on income received from sources within Thailand. All foreigners who work in Thailand are generally required to hold a valid work permit for the position they hold. But a tax resident foreigner is liable to pay tax on income received, as set out above, regardless of whether they have a work permit. Recently, the tax structure was made more progressive following the following steps:

TAXATION BREAKDOWN Deductible expenses and allowances Certain amounts can be deducted from your income: - 40% deduction for normal wages income and copyright income mentioned, but maximum is 60,000 THB; - 10 to 30% deduction for income from renting out a house or land, depending on the type of property; - self employed may deduct up to 30% 30

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Money matters Withholding tax Employers must withhold some of the money they pay to both foreigners and locals and deposit the withheld amount to the revenue department. There are different rates of withholding tax depending on the sort of income. If the foreigner is a local resident, the withholding tax can vary from 5 to 37 percent. If the foreigner is non-resident, the withholding is 15 percent. The taxpayer will get a receipt of the amount withheld. After the year end, the taxpayer must declare his or her income and when the amount of tax to be paid is calculated, the money that was withheld or deposited through the year will be deducted. Then the tax payer will either get money back or will have to pay an additional tax. Social welfare contribution Each company and employee also has to make contributions to the Social Security

Fund. The contribution amounts to 5% of the total salary but cannot be more than 750 Baht. As is the case in many countries, this fund serves for example for those who are injured, sick, disabled, or on maternity leave. Child welfare and unemployment (50% of the salary for maximum 180 days) are paid out of this fund as well. Companies employing more than ten employees also have to pay a contribution to the Workmen’s Compensation Fund, amounting to between 0.2% and 1% of the annual salary of the employee (depending on the assessed risks of the work). In case of injury, sickness, disablement or decease, the employee or the heirs will receive compensation (60% of the monthly salary) and reimbursement of certain costs out of this fund. Foreigners employed in Thailand participate in all the above schemes.

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hoosing a new school when moving from Europe to Thailand has become increasingly difficult for parents. There are more and more schools established all the time, and each institution has its own unique philosophy and attributes. Comparing what they offer with the needs of your child is no simple task. Most parents probably start out by asking other parents of their own nationality which school they have chosen and why. Then they find out they have chosen different schools and for different reasons and you are back to square one. There is probably no way around making your own inquiry into each available option.

LOCAL VS INTERNATIONAL First choice is if you are looking for a local school or an international school? In most countries in Asia, a local school is an option - although certainly a more challenging option for your child. If you child is mixed European - Asian this may, however, not be so frightening a prospect. And mostly it will have an economic silver lining as local private schools are less costly compared to international schools. However, physical punishment has not been abolished in the Thai school systems, so take this into consideration. Talk to the school how they administer physical punishment and ask if they can make an exception for your child if you are not comfortable with this. If you go for the International school, consider that international students grow up and evolve in a cultural environment that is vastly different to that of your own. Known as Third Culture Kids (TCKs), they often develop a very different attitude to many

issues compared to their former friends back home. If you are uncomfortable with this prospect you may prefer to look into the option of choosing a local school or a boarding school back home. Once this is said, most European families prefer the international option. Excellent examples are American School Bangkok, Bangkok Patana School, Brighton College International School Bangkok, Broomsgrove International School, Harrow International School, KIS International School, Magic years, Modern Montessori, NIST International School or St. Andrews International School. In Chiang Mai there is the Varee Chiangmai School. Svenska Skolan have schools in Koh Lanta, Huay Yang, Hua Hin and Phuket. ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


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After 7th. or 9th grade other options like one of the excellent boarding schools back home in Scandinavia or out here in Asia may be considered. For most European children, classes in the mother tongue are available. For example the Danish community recently established a solution whereby a Danish teacher can visit and teach Danish at a number of schools in the Bangkok area. For most nationalities, classes via the Internet is today also an option in particular if you are living outside Bangkok.

A FEW SUGGESTIONS To select the best school for your child, first you should download and print brochures and other material from the website of the different schools and start looking through it. Here are a few suggestions to help you make up your mind: First: How far away is the school from your home? Before spending time looking through school courses, you need to make sure the school 36

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is not too far away. Bear in mind that in most big cities, it is the traveling time between your home and the school that matters. How long will it take for your child to get to school and home afterwards? How will your child be going there? Especially in cities like Bangkok, you will be challenged by some of the heaviest rush hour traffic in the world. Second: What reputation does the school have? Talk to people as much as possible. This is where your first intuition comes handy. Don’t listen to opinions expressed by people who have no children at the school themselves - parents are quick to seek confirmation of their own choice by adopting opinions about the competing schools. The age of the school is no sure indication either. Nothing guarantees that the reputation of a hundred year old school is better than a one year old school. Third: How are the courses at the school? The school’s courses and programs will most likely be listed in the school’s information

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packages. They will talk about British Curriculum and American Curriculum and - what most Scandinavians these days go for - the IB curriculum. This is important as you will most likely have to relocate again in a few years. Find out if the native language and culture of your child is taught as optional learning. It is important for your child to keep his or her ties to your cultural background. It is also important for you. Ask questions about the tests and exams which are offered and used as evaluation method. If your child is already a secondary school student, ask how well the graduating students do in getting accepted into major universities both in your current country, back home and elsewhere overseas. Fourth: What other activities can the school offer your child? Besides the fundamental course works, what kind of arts, sports, community service does the school offer? Are there proper facilities to support those activities? It seems that schools almost compete with each other when it comes to sports, 38

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thus many schools will have gymnasiums and sport complexes, which are either new or re-modelled. But maybe your child is more into other activities - computer programming, performing arts? Most schools offer after-school/weekend programs as well as field trips and community services. You should be able to freely pick the activities that best suit your child. Fifth: Does the school have qualified personnel? This is not as obvious as you may think. The school is most likely private and qualifications for employment are not as strict as for schools back home. What educational degree do they hold? How long have they been teaching at the school? What kind of teaching methods do they prefer? Are they involved in planning and evaluating the curriculum? Will they be giving special attention to each child’s problems or personal needs? Sixth: What do the current students think of the school? If it’s possible, talk to some of the existing students. Are they happy there? Do they

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look motivated to learn? How will the school help your child get started? Do they assign so-called “buddies” (another student from the same country) for new students? Most schools have established student organizations to provide service to students at a personal level. Here, students can get help about studying, working, individual needs and so on. Seventh: How is the relationship between the school and the parents? You will obviously not be able to monitor your child in school. The teacher will have to be your eyes and ears. You must be notified of your child’s functionality regardless of grade, and regardless of whether it includes bad behaviour or progress your child has made. Make sure that you can get informed as often as possible. You may join a parents’ volunteer program if available. Some schools may offer activities for the whole family as well. 40

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WATCH YOUR CHILD! Never mind how diligent you do your homework - and maybe the above list is a bit excessive - you will never be able to foresee if your child will thrive at the school. It is therefore important that you make a habit of spending more time than you used to at home talking to your child about how school was today. What they did in class, and what they did outside. Let her or him tell about their new friends. Listen. All may initially sound fine and uncomplicated, but that may just be a honeymoon period. This is the most important step of them all. If your child develops in any way you find disturbing or starts showing signs of discomfort going to school, you should think twice before you tell your child that “this is life - it is not always pleasant!” A change of school at the right time might be the single most important decision to make to put the future of your child on the right track!

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PICKING A PRESCHOOL When it comes to picking a pre-school, location near the home is mostly the top priority. But it could certainly help if you familiarize yourself with the different terms and philosophies in the field. Cutting through the many terms, there are generally two overall approaches. One os play-based - the other is academical. Within those philosophies are several more specific approaches, such as Montessori. Understanding the different terms will help you find the program that suits your child’s needs. In a play-based program, children choose activities based on their current interests. The term “play-based” is often interchanged with “child-centered,” which could be used to describe the majority of 42

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available preschool programs. The playbased classroom is broken up into sections, such as a home or kitchen, science area, water table, reading nook, space with blocks and other toys, or other areas. Teachers encourage the kids to play, facilitating social skills along the way. Alter natively, there are academic programs, considered didactic, “teacherdirected,” “teacher-managed.” In these classrooms, teachers lead the children in a more structured way, planning the activities, then guiding the children in doing them. This design is aimed at preparing kids for the kindergarten setting. For the most part, classroom time is devoted to learning letters and sounds, distinguishing shapes and colors, telling time, and other skills. If you worry that a play-based classroom is too chaotic and your child would not thrive

Choosing your school in it, you can easily find a more structured setting. The important thing to remember is that preschool should not look like elementary school. It should be organized so there is a plan and routine for the day. But at the same time, it should not be strict in the sense that kids are spending five minutes at this, ten minutes at this, with no exception. Whether you opt for a playbased or more academic setting, you are choosing to prepare your child for kindergarten and later schooling. While play-based approaches may work for most types of children, any quality preschool program can set the foundation for the transition to kindergarten and beyond. What matters is that your child is learning from adults who engage and stimulate intellectual curiosity while imparting social skills. In an article on the website www., author Laura Lewis Brown quotes Dr. Robert Pianta, dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia for explaining what brings joy to the pre-school teachers: “Most kindergarten teachers will tell you what they really value is the opportunity to teach kids when they show up at school prepared and ready to learn,” he explains. “It’s not so much that teachers value that the kindergartner can read or write. They value that the children enjoy learning, have a set of experiences that got them used to a classroom setting, and know how to engage adults and kids in another setting.”


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Choosing your school PULLING YOUR CHILD OUT OF THE SCHOOL This is the disaster scenario: What if you picked the wrong school for your child? Is it better to leave the child where he or she is, or should you pull the child right away and switch schools in mid-term? On the Australian website www., Child Psychologist Sally-Anne McCormack says that in her opinion parents should in the first instance try to let the child stay at the school to show your child how to deal with difficult issues, and get external help for the child.

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“If the child is anxious at the next school, then they may generalise and fear all schools. When we ‘flee’ anxiety-provoking situations, it confirms to us that the situation is meant to be feared. A parent needs to be certain as to whether the issue is with the child or with the environment before making a decision.” The schools willingness to discuss the problem is essential. A school’s lack of understanding and support will increase the problem, leaving you to deal with a distressed child who is being largely ignored by the staff. Not doing anything to help is only making matters worse, although you know that if you pull your child he or she will potentially

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end up with the same problems in a new environment. Though changing schools may seem like the obvious solution, the struggle many parents face is the potential emotional damage that this may do to their child. If the child has difficulty dealing with change - the thought of changing schools will certainly cause more anxiety. There is always the fear of having the same problems at the new school, or worse problems. Child Psychologist Sally-Anne McCormack modifies her advise above, to stay at the school and seek help, by admitting that when there is no possibility of a resolution then you should of course move your child to another school. “It is not ‘giving up’, it is the acceptance of an unworkable situation,” she says. Sally-Anne suggests that when looking for a new school, parents should visit and make sure that the new school understands why you are moving. Maybe even more important than normally, you have to evaluate the new school carefully - neither you nor 48

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your child can afford another mistake. In particular she advises on visiting the new school during recess or lunchtime. “We see the children in their classrooms which gives a sense of how the classes are managed, and then at play periods we see the personalities of the students and get a sense of the community.” Sally-Anne also advises parents to ask a lot of questions that are non-directive and open. For example, rather than asking “do you cater for …?”, ask “what types of learning styles do you best cater for?” The key is assessing the school that best caters to the individual needs of your child, but the challenge is that these needs may not be obvious until after they have started school. Promises can be made, but when schools do not follow through, it can affect a child’s wellbeing and ability to learn. While school policies and ethos can seem great on paper, researching how these are implemented is essential, as Sally-Anne says “sadly in some schools these are just ‘dustcatching’ documents”.

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BOARDING SCHOOL BENEFITS The expat lifestyle provides many practical reasons for sending children to boarding school, but the advantages of a boarding experience can go far beyond that. A boarding school is a school where the students live because their parents want them to obtain the special benefits of this kind of education or because they cannot live at home and attend a local school because of their parents assignment to a location without a proper school or because of problems between the parents. Many parents also choose to send their children back home when they reach the age of 12 years or older to ensure that they retain their Nordic roots.  Although the distance and the separation from family and loved ones can take its toll on both the child and its parents, sending children to boarding school in their home country remains a popular choice for expats. The benefits of attending boarding 50

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school are many. Gaining a better understanding of roots and cultures, desires for academic achievements, a change of scenery, or being bored with life abroad are just some of them. Whatever the reason, the boarding school experience has many advantages, like small class sizes, diverse curricula, and individual attention from teachers and advisers.

KEY POINTS TO CONSIDER • At a boarding school there will always be an adult and mature persons to talk to. There will always be at least one adult at the boarding school who is ultimately responsible for each single student. There are regular contact persons whom parents, other family members, social workers or if needed special advisors can interact with. • Attending a boarding school will give the student a fresh start. The teachers and house masters at the boarding school

Sanuk- Svenska skolan Thailand… …var den första svenska skolverksamheten som etablerades i Thailand och vi är idag den skola som kommit att utvecklats mest i landet. Fokus för Sanuk har redan från etableringen av den första skolan varit kvalité, personlig utveckling och gemenskap vilket är verksamhetens grundvärderingar. Sedan etableringen 2004 har vi tagit emot och lärt känna 1.000 -tals nöjda familjer, läs gärna mer om oss och vår verksamhet på skolans hemsida.

Choosing your school will make sure that the students attend to their classes every day, that they receive the education they need, that they take part in healthy activities after school and learn how to socialize with other children their own age. • After school, life at the boarding school is the perfect frame for healthy activities with friends. • Often part of what boarding schools offer is also a plan of action for each individual student, attention to special individual educational needs or tutoring in a close cooperation with the student and his/her parents.

FOCUSED ATTENTION 24/7 Students at boarding schools are usually taught in smaller classes, which is not always possible in regular schools. The fact that students as well as teachers live on campus also allows for more focused attention on the individual student, and he or she will be able to become absorbed in different subjects and receive the help they need along the way. One of the unique qualities of attending a boarding school is the complete integration between the life of the student in class and the life of he student after class. This seamless transition in the everyday life of the boarding school student from one sphere to the other gives a maximum cohesion that ordinary day schools will never be able to match no matter how extensive an extra curricular programme they might establish. Boarding schools are sometimes referred to as “intentional communities” because the faculty and staff of boarding schools work very hard to create an environment for students which is safe, academically challenging, active, and fun. During the academic year, boarding schools become extended families 52

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where teachers and students live and learn together. The 24-hour community of a boarding school environment allows the faculty to seize every teachable moment whether in the classroom, on the playing field, or in the dormitory.

ADAPTING TO A CHANGING WORLD Proponents also claim that because they are constantly surrounded by people their own age, students will acquire the skills to become independent, critical thinkers at an early age. They learn how to deal with their problems in a mature and responsible way, and they will develop the ability to quickly adapt to new surroundings and environments. Being apart from parents and other loved ones also gives the students a strong

Choosing your school sense of self, supporters say. They learn to trust and believe in themselves as they work through challenges and hardship on their own without the physical support of their parents nearby. T h e e d u c a t i o n a l s t a n d a rd s a n d curriculum at boarding schools are usually based on the standards set for the comprehensive national educational system. In most cases these standards are also well exceeded. Students are encouraged to study more than normally because they are constantly in an academic environment, and they are inspired to do so by their peers. Because of this, people who have attended boarding school are, on average, better prepared for future challenges such as college and university.

FRIENDS FOR LIFE At most boarding schools, there is a strong feeling of unity and the community on campus is often very strong, proponents claim. Although the students receive a lot of help and support from their teachers, they very much rely on themselves and the other students. As everyone is in the same boat in a very intense environment where studying and being away from home are some of the key words, the students at boarding schools often form very strong bonds of loyalty and trust with their fellow boarders. After a boarding experience, many find that the friendships they have made last a lifetime.

NOT FOR EVERYONE Boarding school provides you with skills that will be benefit you throughout life. However, it is important to keep in mind that boarding is not for everyone. For the robust child, the experience will prepare him or her for an ambitious life and it teaches the students to survive on their own when things get rough.

If the students has a need to feel secure and comfortable in order to thrive, a boarding school may not always be able to provide that kind of environment. Some will like it while others will not. Having selected a boarding school for their child, parents should observe their child maybe even closer than before the move in order to detect early on any signs that may indicate if their decision to go for a boarding school was wrong - or if the chosen school was not the right choice for their child.

CHOOSING THE SCHOOL Being no longer limited by the nearest school, choosing the best school becomes in a way easier. You can focus on what you find most important - and the school does not even have to be back in your Nordic home. In Thailand, Harrow International School near Bangkok is an excellent schools with boarding option. In Denmark, there is Stenhus Kostskole & Gymnasium, known for its pioneering efforts in offering classes in Chinese, and Nyborg Gymnasium & Kostskole, which has become the second largest public boarding school in Denmark. ScandAsia Business Directory 2017



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edical services in Thailand are generally praised by most foreigners living here as of high standard and relatively affordable. In all the major tourist destinations, Thailand’s health care system provides both public and private hospitals or clinics staffed by well-trained doctors and nurses. An ambulance can be summoned from a private hospital in the case of an emergency. In Bangkok, Bumrungrad Hospital is generally considered as a provider of top quality medical treatment for foreigners and with a service standard that may indeed make your hospital stay a great pleasure. Of course, you must have a valid health insurance or else it may be incredibly expensive. Accidents happen – and they can happen in the strangest places at the strangest times, like on the side of a mountain in Krabi or in an alley in Bangkok at 3am. Travel insurance can cover you for all sorts of mishaps during your travel. Warning: A typical trap is that visitors forget to extend their insurance, when they extend their stay. Do not let that happen to you!

Currently, there is a campaign for allowing Swedish residents in Thailand to be covered by an extension of their Swedish healthcare insurance from back home. However, it has not yet been approved. Talking of precautions, a word about vaccinations should be included. Although vaccinations are recommended by the authorities in your home country. it is worth a thought that most people living in Thailand do not have these expensive vaccinations. If you’re planning on trekking or passing through the more remote areas then check out the list of recommended vaccinations for visits to Thailand. Otherwise, consider not taking them.

MEDICAL TOURISM Thailand has over the past two decades emerged as a regional leader in what has been called Medical Tourism. It covers the full spectrum from expecting mothers traveling from Laos or Cambodia to give birth in Bangkok to major dental works and elaborate beautification operations like reducing belly fat and enlargement of - or ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


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creation of - female breasts. Unlike most Western countries, the cost of private medical treatment is cost effective. Treatments are usually cheaper than what it would be back home, plus you do not need to wait on long lists of other patients. One can just about get the procedure done “on arrival” and recover in some of Thailand’s beach resorts - a pretty good offer to beat. High marks are usually given Thai hospitals from embassies of many countries. Are there risks involved? Yes but this is true for any country. First there are many countries that have different diseases. Second there may not be a great avenue (if any) to register complaints. There are more of course; but you have your own worries and cares. Better you research your own.

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healthcare programme for civil servants and their family members. The first programme covers about 48 million people, with per-head cost averaging 2,755 THB. In 2011, the scheme spent 101.057 billion THB on its members. The second programme covers 9.4 million subscribers, with per-head expenditure of 2,504 THB, and it spent 24.476 billion THB in 2011. The third scheme takes care of some 5 million civil servants and their families, with per-head expenditure at 14,123 THB per month. It spent t61.8 billion THB on its members in 2011. According to Dueanden Nikhomborirak, director of economic system management at the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), members of the social-security scheme seem to get the least medical benefits even though they make monthly contributions to the programme. Many health activists and consumer-protection advocates say that the benefits are less than even what is offered by the completely free universal healthcare system.

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ll the Nordic countries as well as many other foreign countries have a bilateral agreement with Thailand allowing prisoners to be transferred to their home countries after serving a certain amount of years, depending on the length of penalty the prisoner has been given. But despite the bilateral agreement, prisoners should not expect to get out if they have a fine and cannot pay it. Light is always shining brightly in the hundreds of prisons in Thailand. Simply because fights and assaults happen so frequently that it is too dangerous to even 58

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turn the light off. Even though it is a violation against human rights. In general, human rights are not the biggest focus point in Thai prisons. People are cramped up in overcrowded cells, some places being forced to unwillingly spoon with strangers. Contact with friends and relatives means sitting on opposition sites of a ditch, five or ten meter apart, and yelling to each other because the phones are often broken and everyone is trying to yell louder than all the others who are also yelling to speak with their loved ones. In some of the prisons, prisoners explain

that food consists of a bowl of rice and some soup, three times a day. Once a week five chickens are split between approximately 500 inmates. They get barely any meat, no vegetables, no fruit. Just rice and water. These are the conditions in the prisons of Thailand. Welcome!

AGREEMENT DOES NOT GIVE THE RIGHT TO TRANSFER BACK HOME According to bilateral agreements between Thailand and the Nordic countries, an imprisoned person in Thailand can request a transfer to a Danish prison after serving four years of a time limited sentence in Thailand. Receiving lifetime, prisoners will have to wait eight years to be able to ask for transfer. Being transferred back home not only lets you be closer to friends and family, it entails a huge improvement in living conditions too. Four years in a Thai prison can be worse than any form of imprisonment you could experience in Denmark. But just because there is an agreement between Thailand and Denmark, prisoners are not guaranteed to automatically be transferred back to Denmark after four or eight years. First of all, it takes a lot of time consuming paperwork. The prisoners will also need to have their case brought for a Danish judge. However, the Thai authorities will have to accept the judgement in absentia given to the prisoner as reasonable. “In the end, it is the Thai authorities that make the decision. When the crime has taken place on Thai grounds, it is Thailand that gets the last call. The Danish authorities do not have a say in that,� says Birgit S.

Kondrup-Palmqvist, Consul at the Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok. Birgit S. Kondrup-Palmqvist, Consul at the Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok.

LESS THAN A SQUARE METER According to statistics published by the International Federation of Human Rights, the prison occupancy rate in Thailand is 224 percent. Imagine sharing a cell with between 30 and 100 people and having just one single square meter of space to you. That is approximately how much allocated floor space the average person in a Thai prison has got. In some prisons the occupancy rate even passes 300 or 400 percent. Prisoners will typically sit inside the overcrowded cells for 16 hours every day. And for the eight hours left, they will sit on the ground in a just as overcrowded yard. There is not much to do for prisoners serving time in Thailand. No opportunity to work out, no books, no activities at all. Just one television in a corner running in Thai, a language most of the foreigners does not understand.

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Don’t break the law NO MONEY, NO TRANSFER A prisoner’s life can go on like that for a very long time if they have received a fine along with their penalty which they are not able to pay. The way the Thai prison system is build, even a four year sentence for a mild crime can turn into a fate of spending the rest of your life behind bars. It has not always been this way. It was just two years ago that this law was implemented. Although based on a Thai person, the law also applies to foreigners imprisoned in Thailand. When committing a crime and receiving a penalty, it often means spending time behind bars and receiving a fine. The fine can be anything from half a million to sixteen million Thai baht, which is a lot of money for someone who is imprisoned and unable to earn any kind of money. It is a lot of money even for relatives to help the prisoner pay. But if the prisoner hopes to get out, or even


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being transferred to his home country, he must pay up. Having spent four years in a Thai prison does not get you anywhere as long as there is still a fine to pay off. With an unpaid fine, prisoners will not be allowed to transfer to a prison in their home country, nor will they be released at all until the last baht has been paid. That is the way things have worked since the laws were changed two years ago. Birgit S. Kondrup-Palmqvist from the Danish Embassy explains that there are prisoners who had nearly served their four years and were ready for a transfer as the new law was implemented. As they were so close to serving the rest of their penalty in a much nicer place and closer to their relatives, they were suddenly denied transfer because of their unpaid fines. Earlier, a Royal pardon allowed these prisoners to be transferred or released, but suddenly not anymore.

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WORKING GROUP TO CHANGE RULES Along with people from the EU, Canada, United Kingdom and Nordic countries, Birgit S. Kondrup-Palmqvist has started a working group to change this. Arguing that it is a law based upon a Thai person and not a foreigner, who does not have the same opportunities as a Thai to get the money together by selling his car or house, she hopes to be able to make a change and get more prisoners back to their home countries. Furthermore, in the Danish laws, fines are not part of the punishment when it comes to drug crime and thereby the Thai judgement cannot be converted directly into a Danish judgement. This should be considered when the Thai Committee for Transferring of Foreign prisoners decides on the individual cases. Starting the working group on 10 January 2017, Birgit S. Kondrup-Palmqvist is hoping to see a change of the Thai ruling

before the autumn of 2017. “It is in fact better for someone to receive lifetime in jail, than receiving a penalty with a fine they cannot pay, but only in connection with talking of the possibility of being transferred to your home country, of course. The best is always to stay out of trouble,” she says. “With a lifetime penalty the prisoner might be transferred after eight years and there is no fine to be paid. But with a time limited sentence with a fine, you will only get out once the fine is paid.”

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he typical expat year in Thailand starts in September when people are “back after the summer”. It ends in June when the “go back for the summer”. Most expats from Europe follow roughly this rythm and enjoy a long summer vacation back home before coming back for a long straight period of work during autumn, winter and spring. The international schools follow the expat summer break rythm while local Thai schools follow the Thai calendar dating back to King Rama 6. According to that, a new year starts on the 1st of April. So the students in a Thai school have year end exams in March and then go on a break until the school opens again in May. The traditional expat lifestyle is a bit colonial and more and more foreigners - often younger people employed in Thailand on local contracts - tend to break away from it and follow instead the Thai year with the main vacation around Songkran in April.

AUTUMN IN THAILAND Back after the summer, in September, you can look forward to a straight ten months in Thailand. During that time, a wide variety of events are being organized and offered by the social associations and the various business associations. One of the highlights in the autumn is the Crayfish Party organized by the Scandinavian Society Siam, usually the last Saturday in September or the first Saturday in October. SWEA and DWN has usually also a “welcome back” event. The same goes for the Scandinavian Expats in Pattaya and the Scandinavian associations in Hua Hin. Throughout the autumn and the following spring, the Norwegian Church in Pattaya keep up an impressive number of well visited community events including of course the

Sunday Christ services. The same is to a lesser extend the case for the Church of Sweden in Bangkok and Phuket On 24 December, Christmas Eve, many Scandinavians in Bangkok join the Nordic service in Christ Church with the gospel read in all four home languages - plus sometimes even in Icelandic, too. Leading up to Christmas, all the four Nordic Chambers have usually held wet and rowdy Christmas lunches for their members a success that seems to never stop growing in participation.

SPRING IN THAILAND Spring in Thailand can be an extremely hot season until the Songkran water festival, when the monsoon changes and we get rain and cooler winds blown down from China. For the golfers, Amundsen’s Cup usually in January is a must. For the Norwegians, the annual Seafood Under the Stars-dinner is another highlight some weeks later. The spring is also the season for all the Annual General Meetings with selection of new members to head the different boards of directors, SWEA, TSCC and DTCC have their meetings in March, so does the the Nordic associations in Hua HIn, SSS hold their event in late April. The Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce - the first of the Nordic bussiness associations - hold their AGM in August. Many people feel that time goes faster in Thailand than back home. That is of course nonsense, but suddenly it is indeed June again and another year has gone. Time to go “back for the summer”. The calendar on gives the most comprehensive overview Nordic events. Other communities have similar online communities, where you can also subscribe to emails and join in chats. Much is also organised using the services for groups offered on Facebook. ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


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Jyske Bank (Gibraltar) Gibraltar

Car Rental

Eurpcar Danmark Denmark

Community magazine ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10230

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Graphic Services Scand-Media Corp., Ltd. Bangkok 10230

Health Care

Bumrungrad International Hospital Bangkok 10110

Hotels and Resorts

Hotel Mermaid Bangkok Bangkok 10110


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Hilltop Hotel Patong, Thailand Phuket 83150

Recommended Services

Industrial Automation

M.I.A.C Automation Co., Ltd. Chonburi 20150

International Schools


Bangkok Patana School Bangkok 10260

Bromsgrove International School Thailand Bangkok 10510

KIS International School Bangkok 10320


Brighton College International School Bangkok 10240

Harrow International School Bangkok 10210

Magic Years International School Nonthaburi 11120 ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


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International Schools

Modern Montessori International Pre-School Bangkok 10110

NIST International School Bangkok 10110

St. Andrews International School Dusit

Green Valley

Sathorn Sukhumvit 107

Sanuk – Svenska Skolan Thailand Koh Lanta 81150 Huay Yang 77130 Hua Hin 77110 Phuket 83150

The American School of Bangkok Samut Prakan 10540


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St. Andrews International School Bangkok 10300 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10260 Rayong 21130

Varee Chiangmai International School Chiang Mai 50000

Recommended Services


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Kai New Zealand Restaurant & Bar Bangkok 10500

Shipping Solutions

NPC PROJECTS Bangkok 10500


Spin & Slice Bangkok 10260

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A&B Guest House A&S Thai Works Co., Ltd. Aava Resort & Spa AB MunkforsSågar Abacus Travel Service Co., Ltd. ABB Limited ABC Tech Ltd. (Thailand) Abode ABS Relocations AD ASIA Consulting Co., Ltd. Admiral’s Pub Co., Ltd. Advance Agro Public Co., Ltd. Advance Cleantech Advanced Medical Science Co., Ltd Advantage Recruitment (Thailand) Ltd Aerosoft Danmark ApS AF-Consult Ltd (Thailand) Agon Pacific Co., Ltd. AGP Golf & Tours Co., Ltd. Aibel (Thailand) Ltd. Aidc (2005) Co. Ltd. AIP Foundation Air France KLM Ake Panya International School Aker Cool Sorption Siam Ltd. Akzo Nobel Paints (Thailand) limited Albatros Travel Aleenta Company Limited Alfa Laval (Thailand) Ltd. Allied Pickfords Alltomthai / Restaurang Tradgarden Alpine Saleforce Ltd. Amadeus Asia Limited Amadeus Restaurant Amata Corporation Public Co., Ltd. Amber Air Travel Co., Ltd. Amino-Lab Asia Co., Ltd. Amornmas Co.,Ltd. AP Management Consultancy Int. Ltd APM Global Logistics (Thailand) Ltd. APV (thailand) Ltd. Area Digital Solution Inc ARMA Group (Thailand) Limited arvato systems (Thailand) Ltd

PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Samut Prakan 10540 Nakhon Si Thammarat 80210 Bangkok 10400 Bangkok 10320 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10240 Bangkok 10250 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10500 Bankok 10240 Bangkok 10900 Bangkok Danmark 2970 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Rayong 21130 Ranong 85000 Bangkok 10120 Bangkok 10500 Chiang Mai 50230 Rayong 21150 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok Bangkok 10230 Bangkok 10240 Bangkok 10260 Phuket 83130 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Nonthaburi Rayong 21190 Bangkok 10320 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10110 Prachuapkhirikun 77110 Bangkok 10120 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10120 ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


Nordic Business Directory Asia & Overseas Travel Partner Co., Ltd Asia Assistance (Thailand) Co.Ltd. Asia Safe Tech Co., Ltd. Asian Tigers Mobility Asian Assistance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Asian Institute of Technology Asian Oasis Co.,Ltd Asian Oasis Collection Co., Ltd. Asian Tigers Transpo International Ltd. Asian Trails Ltd. AsiaOne International A-Sky Tour Co., Ltd. Assa Abloy (Thailand) Ltd. Assab Steels (Thailand) Ltd. Astra Zeneca (Thailand) Ltd. Atlas Copco (Thailand) Ltd. Atlas Hotel Cafe & Bar Autoliv (Thailand) Ltd. Avalon Beach Resort (V.I.P) Avarin Group Co., Ltd. AVIVA Decor Limited Away Resort, Koh Kood Ayara Villas Aziam Burson-Marsteller Co., Ltd.


B & W Premier Properties Co., Ltd. B&N Developing ApS B.L. Hua & Co. Ltd. B.M.C. Baan Kamala Co., Ltd Baan Sabaijai (Pattaya) Co., Ltd. Baan Sawan Resort Baan SCT (Thailand) Co., Ltd Baan Suan Greenery Hill, BagsvĂŚrd Kostskole og Gymnasium Baker & McKenzie Ltd. Banana Shoes Asia Co., Ltd. Bandara Hotels & Resorts Bang & Olufsen Bangkok Base Bangkok International Prep School Bangkok Adventist Mission Hospital Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited Bangkok Condo Finder Co.,Ltd. Bangkok Condos & Apartments Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin Bangkok Hospital Phuket Bangkok International Preparatory & Secondary School Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa Bangkok Mold Consultant Ltd. Part


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Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10900 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10900 Pathumthani 12120 Bangkok 10330 Phuket 83000 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10120 Bangkok 10320 Bangkok 10250 Samut Prakan 10540 Bangkok 10120 Chacheongsao 24180 Phuket 83150 Chonburi 20000 Chonburi 20150 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10330 Trat 23000 Phang Nga 82190 Bangkok 10330

Phuket 83130 Bangkok Bangkok 10600 Bangkok Bangkok 10330 Nakhonphanom 48110 Krabi 81000 Bangkok 10110 Chiang Mai 50300 Denmark Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10300 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10310 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Phuket 83000 Bangkok 10110

Bangkok 10600 Bangkok 10160 www.bang-olufsen

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Bangkok Patana School

Bangkok 10260

Bangkok Pattaya Hospital International Barclay Spencer International Limited Barefeet Naturist Resort BaumgartenBrandt (Asia) Ltd. BD Agriculture (Thailand) Ltd. Beach Terrace Hotel Becker Acroma Thailand Co., Ltd. Ben Adisti Co., Ltd. Benchachinda Holding Co., Ltd. Bengt Holm Engineering AB Berli Jucker Public Co., Ltd. Bethel Tour Co., Ltd. BillerudKorsnäs Biogenetech Co., Ltd. BKKCondos Co., Ltd. BK-Trading (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Black Lotus Hua Hin Co., Ltd. Black Mountain Golf Club Hua Hin Blessed Homes Blue Business Solutions Limited Blue Diamond Dive Resort Blue Elephant Cooking Classes Blue Water Shipping Blufox (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Blue Mango Blue Mango Restaurant & Bar BNH Hospital BNP Property Co., Ltd. Boathouse on Kata Beach Bonjour Fusion Co.,Ltd Botany Beach Resort Bourbon St. Restaurant and Oyster Bar Boutique Newcity Public Co., Ltd. BrainHeart Co., Ltd. Bravo Tours A/S Brenntag Ingredients (Thailand)

Chonburi 20150 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10230 Bangkok 10500 Samut Prakan 10540 Petchaburi 76120 Chonburi 20160 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10900 Sweden Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10310 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10260 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10260 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Mae Sot 63110 Bangkok 10330 Surat Thani 84280 Bangkok 10120 Bangkok. 10310 Bangkok 10110 Rayong 21190 Krabi 81000 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10400 Phuket 83100 Bangkok Chonburi 20250 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Denmark Bangkok 10120


BANGKOK Brighton College International School

Bangkok 10240

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Phuket Phuket 83000 Bangkok 10110

Bromsgrove International School

Bangkok 10260

BT Flindt BT Midland Co., Ltd. Buffalo Bill Buffalo Steak House Buffalo Tours (Thailand) Ltd.

Phuket 83130 Bangkok 10250 Trat 23170 Phuket 83100 Bangkok 10400

Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bangkok 10110

Burapha Agroforestry Co., Ltd. Vientiane, Business Class (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. Business Sweden Butterfly Tour BW Furniture (Thailand) Ltd

Lao PDR Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10240 Bangkok 10110


C&C Travel SE Asia Bangkok 10110 C.I.T. Property Consultants Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10110 C.L. International Co.,ltd. Bangkok 10260 Camy Holding Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10330 Candoasia Consulting Co., Ltd. Chonburi 20150 Canvassco (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10330 Capaciton Ltd. Bangkok 10250 Capital Televsion Group Co.,Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Carbon Reduction Technologies AS Bangkok 10500 Caretex Asia Ltd. Chonburi 20230 Carlsberg Thailand Bangkok 10330 CCM Center for Change Management Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Cellennium (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10400 Centara Grand & Bangkok Convetion Bangkok 10330 Centara Karon Resorrt Karon 83100 Central Karon Village Phuket 83100 CEO Paradox Trading Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10400 Chaamproperty Co., Ltd. Phetchaburi 76120 Chaba Tour Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10900


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Nordic Business Directory Charter International School Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok Chatrium Residence Riverside Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) Chomsin HuaHin Hotel Christiania Stillas A/S 2016 Frogner, Church of Finland Church of Sweden CIAO Swedish Restaurant Ciptor Asia CISL (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Citrin Tour Co., Ltd. Clarity IT Co., Ltd. Coco & Cabana Travel Co., Ltd. Cocohut Beach Resort & Spa Codemate Ltd. Colorlux Signs Limited Condo Group Connect Connectica Directory Services Connecting Global Ltd. (Thailand) Co. Ltd. Connector Asia Co., Ltd Cool Sorption (Thailand) Ltd. Cooperative Center for Long Stay Tourism CPHSE.Copenhagen Shipping Exchange Ltd. Cross-Cultural Management Co., Ltd. CSA Crane Service Asia Co.,Ltd


D’Pelican Inn D2 Real Estate Co.,Ltd. Dacon Inspection Services Co., Ltd. Damco DanAsian Danfil Limited Danfoss (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Danish and Intl. Food Danish Embassy Danish Energy Management Danish Handicap Tours Danish Loft Design Danish Management Group Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce Dansk Data Elektronik A/s DanThai Machinery Co., Ltd. Darling Foods co Ltd Davinci Thailand Company Ltd. Daydream Corporation Limited Dental Cafe’ (V.I.P) Designers Field Co., Ltd. Det Norske Veritas (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Dewa Nai Yang Beach Diakrit(Thailand)Co.,Ltd. Diamond Cottage Resort &Spa Diamond Fashion

Bangkok 10260 Bangkok 10120 Bangkok 10120 Chiang Mai 50000 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Norway Bangkok Bangkok 10110 Surat Thani 84310 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10900 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10400 Surat Thani 84280 Bangkok Bangkok 10510 Chonburi 20250 Phuket 83150 Bangkok 10110 Samut Prakan 10560

Bangkok 10110 Rayong 21150 Bangkok 10300 Samutprakarn 10540

Bangkok 10700 Chonburi

Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10500 Rayong 21130 Bangkok 10120 Loei 42240 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10320 Phuket 83150 Bangkok 10120 Bangkok 10110 Ubonratchathani 34000 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok Bangkok 10400 Nonthaburi 11000 Chonburi 20230 Chiang Mai Bangkok 10240 Bangkok 10230 Chonburi 20260 Bangkok 10150 Bangkok 10900 Phuket 83110 Bangkok 10110 Phuket 83100 Chonburi 20260 ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


Nordic Business Directory Diethelm & Co., Ltd. Diethelm Travel Thailand Ltd. DIS - Danish Interpretation Divers Inn DNB Asia Ltd dnp denmark as Dolce Vita Co., Ltd. Double A 1991 Ltd. Co. DP CleanTech (Thailand) Co., Ltd. D’Pelican Inn Dragon Enterprises Co., Ltd. Dream Gelato Inter Co., Ltd. DSV Air & Sea Ltd. Dtac Duco International Co.,ltd. Duke Language School Dulwich International College Dumex/Danone Duni Asia Pacific Dusit Thani Bangkok Dusit Pattaya Co., Ltd. (V.I.P) Dusit Thani Bangkok DZ Card (Thailand) Co., Ltd. DZ Wine


Bangkok 10100 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10310 Krabi 81000 Singapore 068811 Denmark Bangkok 10210 Chantaburi 22180 Bangkok 10310 Bangkok 10110 Chonburi 20150 Bangkok 10210 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Phuket 83000 Pakkret 11120 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10500 Chonburi 20260 Bangkok 10500 Samut Prakan 10540 Samut Prakan 10540

E.p. Handling Co.,Ltd. E.S.S. Education Co Ltd. EABC ECCO (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Eco Valley Lodge Co., Ltd. Eden Bar & Dining eDNA Consulting Co Ltd Eka Chemicals (Thailand) Limited Ekamai International School El Property Ltd/ Sea Breeze Villas Electrolux Thailand Co., Ltd. Electrowatt Engineering Ltd. Ellegard Trading Co., Ltd. Eltek Power Co., Ltd. Engel & Volkers EQHO Communications Ltd. Equestrian Paradice ERA Oakfield Group Thailand Ericsson (Thailand) Ltd. ETK EMS ASIA Productions Ltd. Eton Systems Asia Co., Ltd. EU DELEGATION Euro-Center (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Cholburi 20260 Rayong 21160 Bangkok 10120 Ayutthaya 13260 Nakhon Ratchasima 30130 Krabi 81150 Bangkok Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Prachuabkhirkan 77110 Bangkok 10320 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10510 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Bangkok 10500 Nakhon Nayok 26120 Rayong 21160 Bangkok 10900 Rayong 21140 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10400

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PrachuapKhiriKhan 77220 Phuket 83130 Trat 23170 Bangkok Bangkok 10110


Fabrinet Ltd. Pathum Thani 12120 Fager Stockholm Bangkok 10120 Faraway Yachting Co. Ltd. Phuket 83130 FBI - Udon Real Estate Udon Thani 41000 Fearnleys (Thailand) Ltd. Bangkok 10330 öretagsekonomiska Institutet 1888 AB (“FEI”) 111 83 Stockholm Felicia (Thailand) Ltd. Bangkok 10500 Fena Estate Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Fiddy’s Guesthouse Phuket 83150 Finansa Plc. B angkok 10500 Finnair Bangkok Office Bangkok 10500 Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission Bangkok 10260 Finpro Thailand, Finland Trade Center Nonthaburi 11120 FIPA Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Firexpress Co., Ltd. Samut Prakan 10540 First Discovery (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10510 First World Tour Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10600 Flaggan Chonburi 20260 Flectronics Network Services (T) Ltd. Bangkok 10900 FlexLink Systems Pte Ltd. Bangkok 10320 Flow Cocktail Ltd. Bangkok 10330 FLS Airtech A/S - Asia Bangkok 10110 Fluid Bag (Asia) Ltd. Chonburi Flux International Ltd. Samut Prakan 10540 Food Academy Bangkok Bangkok 10120 Foody (Thailand) Co. Ltd. Samut Prakan 10540 Forefront Foodtech Co., Ltd. Bangkok Fortum Energy Solutions (T) Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Foster Wheeler Service (thailand) Ltd. Bangkok 10330 Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok 10330 Fovea Co. Ltd. Bangkok 10600 Francom Asia Ltd. Bangkok 10500 Friends Bar Chonburi 20260 Fugle Service Ltd Partnership Chonburi


G4S Security Services(Thailand) Limited GAC Thailand Geodis Wilson Thai Ltd. Geoprise Technologies Co., Ltd. Georg Jensen (Thailand) Ltd. GIF Thai Match Co., Ltd. GlenAsia Global Benefit Networks Co., Ltd. Global International Resources Co. Ltd. Globetrotter Hotel Golf House Thailand Co. Ltd. Golf of Siam Gotel Co., Ltd. GPV Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Bangkok 10310 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10260 Bangkok 11000 Chiangmai 50130 Samut Prakan 10280 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok Chonburi 20260 Chiang Mai 50100 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Bangkok 10110 Samut Prakan 10280 www. ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


Nordic Business Directory Grace International School Chiangmai 50230 Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok 10110 Grant Thornton Services Ltd. Bangkok 10330 Green Field Villas Chonburi 20150 GreenDot International Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10500 Grillhuette Restaurant & Guesthouse Grundfos (Thailand) Limited Bangkok 10250 GTA Thailand Bangkok 10110 Guangxi First Gateway Creation Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Gunnebo Singapore Pte Ltd Bangkok 10110 Guesthouse Say Cheese Hua Hin 77110 Gulf Agency Company (Thailand) Ltd. Bangkok 10330


H Gallery H.H.K. Intertrade Co., Ltd. Hako Group East Asia Ltd HAKO Thailand Co., Ltd Hakon Restaurant Hammars Co., Ltd. Hansen and Jensen Import, Co., Ltd. Harn Thai Pharma Ltd.

Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10150 Bangkok Bangkok 10140 Chonburi 20150 Bangkok 10240 Prachuab Khiri Khan 77110 Bangkok 10310

Harrow International School

Bangkok 10210

Harrys Restaurant Hasle Refractories (Thailand) Co., Ltd. HC Andersen Family Restaurant Healthy Living Thailand Heidelberg Graphics (Thailand) Limited Heidrick & Struggles Henry Apartment Herbalife Group Highland Maritime Co., Ltd.

Phuket 83100 Bangkok 10500 Phuket 83150 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10330 Chonburi 20150 Krabi 81000 Bangkok 10330

Hilltop Hotel Patong, Thailand

Phuket 83150


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Nordic Business Directory Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa Hin Lek Fai Hua Hin Hjellegjerde Asia Co., Ltd. Hoff Cafe’ Bakery-Shop Holm Machinery Asia Company, Ltd. Homag Asia Home Solution Services Rayong Co,. Ltd Home2Thailand Exclusive Real Estate Hong Kong Transpack Co., Ltd. HortiQ Thailand Co., Ltd Hot Property Hua Hin Hotel H. C. Andersen

PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Rayong 21140 Chonburi 20250 Udon Thani 41000 Samutprakarn Ban Phe 21160 Phuket 83110 Bangkok 10110 Nakhon Ratchasima 30130 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Krabi 81000

Hotel Mermaid Bangkok Ltd.

Bangkok 10110

Hotel Tech Limited Bangkok 10110 Hotel The Little Mermaid Phuket 83100 Hove D.K. Co., Ltd. Samut Prakan 10270 Hua Hin Consultancy Real Estate Co., Ltd. PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Hua Hin Leisure Co., Ltd. PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Huntsman Pub, The Landmark Hotel Bangkok 10110 Hvidsten Group Bangkok 10330 Hygeia Healthcare Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10700


IACC Chemical Solutions Co., Ltd. Ib Andresen Industry (Thailand) Co., Ltd. IBRIX Co.,Ltd Icelandair iConnect Plus Co., Ltd. ICT Group Ltd. Iden Limited iDot Co. Ltd. IIB (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Ikano (Thailand) Limited IKEA Trading (Thailand) Ltd. Ilvex Associates (thailand) Ltd. IMG Asia Co., Ltd. Indochina Explorers Travel Ineos Asiatic Chemical Co., Ltd. Interactive Group Co., Ltd. International School Bangkok International School Eastern Seaboard International School of Bergen International School of Pattaya (ISP) International School of The Regents (ISR) Intertec Wind A/S

Samut Prakan 10280 Chonburi 20230 Bangkok 10310 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10230 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10210 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10110 Samut Prakan 10540 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Chachoengsao 24140 Bangkok 10500 Samut Prakan 10280 Bangkok 10110 Nonthaburi 11120 Chonburi 20110 N-5081 Bergen, Norway Chonburi 20150 Chonburi 20150 Denmark 8100 ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


Nordic Business Directory Intra Mekong Co., Ltd. IntraFlash Group Limited Koh invadeIT Co., Ltd. IsaanPhoto ISS Facility Services Co., Ltd. I-Tracking (Thailand) Co., Ltd.


Nonthaburi 11120 Samui 84320 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Bangkok 10520 Bangkok 10220 Bangkok 10260

Jailhouse Restaurant, Bar & Guesthouse Jebsen & Jessen Jebsen & Jessen Marketing (T) Ltd. Jinning Beach Guest House JL Land Co., Ltd. Jomtien Boathouse Jönköping University Jotun Powder Coatings Thailand Ltd. Jotun Thailand Limited JustDrinkit Co.,Ltd.

PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Nonthaburi 11120 Chonburi 20260 SE-551 11 Jönköping Chonburi 20000 Chonburi 20000 Bangkok 10110

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Bangkok 10500


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Kai New Zealand Restaurant & Bar

Kamala Consultancy Co., Ltd. Phuket 83150 Kamthorn Surachet & Somsak Ltd. Bangkok 10600 Kare’s Party Bar Chonburi 20150 Karlsson’s Restaurant’s Phuket Phuket 83150 www.karlssons-ph Karon Beach Hotel Phuket 83100 Karon Cafe Inn Kasap Thong Co., Ltd. Chonburi 20260 KB Plus Limited Partnership Bangkok 10150 KDT International Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Khao Lak Land Discovery Phang Nga 82190 Khao Yai Farmhouse Nakhon Ratchasima 30130 Kiin Kiin Restaurant Bangkok 10330 Kintamani Exclusive Bali Villa and Resort Chonburi 20260


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KIS International School

Bangkok 10320

KMC Thailand KONE Public Company Limited Konecranes Service Co., Ltd. Kon-Tiki Khao Lak Co.,Ltd Kon-Tiki Krabi Co., Ltd. Kon-Tiki Lanta Co.,Ltd Kon-Tiki Phuket Co., Ltd. Kon-Tiki Phuket Co., Ltd. Krabi Spesialisten Co., Ltd. Krungdhep Sophon Krusell (Thailand) Co., Ltd. KTH - Royal Institute of Technology Kvik Asia Co., Ltd.

Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10900 Chonburi 20230 Phang Nga 82190 Krabi 81000 Krabi 81150 Phuket 83150 Phuket 83150 Krabi 81000 Bangkok 10140 Bangkok 10600 SE-100 44 Stockholm Bangkok


L.V. Technology Public Co., Ltd. La Moet La Perouse Boutique Resort Lanna International School LawPlus Ltd. LawtonAsia Insurance Brokers Co., Ltd. Lemongrass Restaurant Leschaco (Thailand) Ltd. Letic Fitness / Hua Hin Fitness Limited Lighthouse Navigation Co. Ltd. Lima Coco Resort Group Linda’s Restaurant Lingo ApS Little Norway Bar & Beergarden Little Norway Condominium Living Moebel Co., Ltd. Livinghouse Co. Ltd Lodam Electronics A/S Logans Thailand Co., Ltd. Logonet (Thailand) Co., LTD Logwin Air + Ocean (Thailand) Ltd. Lomamaa Co., Ltd. Londal Consulting Co., Ltd. Lotus Star Co.,Ltd. Lungsawi Restuarant (V.I.P) Lutheran Mission In Thailand Luvata Heating Cooling Technologies (Thailand) Ltd.

Bangkok 10310 Phuket 81130 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77120 Chiang Mai 50000 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10330 Phuket 81000 Bangkok 10110 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10310 Jomtion 20260 Bangkok 10120 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Chonburi 20150 Bangkok PrachuapKhiriKhan 77190 Denmark Chonburi 20130 Bangkok 10230 Bangkok 10110 Bangok 10150 Bangkok 10240 Bangkok 10110 Chonburi 20150 Bangkok 10110 Chachoengsao 24140

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Nordic Business Directory Lux Royal (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Lyngdorf Audio

Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110

M.D. Tours & Travel

Bangkok 10110

M.I.A.C Automation Co., Ltd.

Chonburi 20150

M2 Systems Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. M2M Technology Co., Ltd. Machining Part Export Co., Ltd. Maersk Line (Thailand) Ltd. Maersk Logistics Magellan Corporation Limited

Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10250 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10120 Bangkok 10120 Bangkok 10110

Magic Years International School

Nonthaburi 11120

Magna Carta Co., Ltd. Maldives Beach Resort Mama Pat Swedish Rest Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok Mango Spa & Resort Manit & Associates Law OfficeSamui Marina Phuket Resort Martin Industrial Group Co.,Ltd. Maxxi Building Product Co., Ltd MBA Lawyer and Detective Ltd. Mconzult Asia Co., Ltd. MEC Far East International Media Partner Co., Ltd. Medidoc International MediLink Co., Ltd. ME-Hembicon Co., Ltd. Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd. Mermaid Safety Services Ltd. Mermaid Supply Ltd. Mermaids Dive Center Metso Automation Co., Ltd. MetsoPaper (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Mhe Demag (Thailand) Ltd.

Chonburi 20150 Chanthaburi 22120 Phuket 83100 Bangkok 10500 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Suratthani 84320 Phuket 8310 Chonburi 20250 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Pattaya 20150 Bangkok 10210 Bangkok 10260 Bangkok 10230 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10400 Bangkok 10250 Bangkok 10400 Cholburi 20230 Chonburi 20230 Chonburi 20260 Bangkok 10110 Chonburi 20230 Bangkok 10310



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Nordic Business Directory Micro Matic Thailand Midland Corporation Limited Mikkeller Bangkok Millenium Residence Millennium Maid Service Co. Ltd. Min Sen Machinery Co.,Ltd. Mindshare Thailand Mobile-Technologies Co., Ltd. Modern International School Bangkok

Nonthaburi Bangkok 10250 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10310 Bangkok 10200 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110

Modern Montessori International Thailand Bangkok 10110 Modigs Forvaltnings (Asia) Limited Moevenpick Resort and Spa Mojo Mobile Co., Ltd. Molnlycke Heath Care (Thailand) Mondo Vino Co., Ltd. Montpelier (Thailand) Ltd. Montpeller Nordic Ltd. Moonlight Guesthouse Morn Kwan APS Mostly Music Agency Munters (Thailand) Co., Ltd.


Bangkok 10110 Phuket 83100 Bangkok 10210 Samut Prakan 10540 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Bangkok 10110 Malaysia 59000 Chiang Mai 50200 Denmark Bangkok 10400 Bangkok 10400

Nadiwadee Co. Ltd. Naiplao Bay Resort Naviworld (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Nederman S.E.A. Co., Ltd. Nera (Thailand) Limited Net Protection Concepts New Nordic Sales Office New Wave Trailer Co., Ltd. News Cafe Next Step Communication Co. Ltd Nicolie Massage & Spa Nilfisk-Advance Co., Ltd. Nilpeter Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. NishaVille

Krabi 81000 Nakhon Si Thammarat 80210 Chonburi 20110 Nonthaburi 11110 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10400 Chonburi 20150 Chonburi 20150 Chonburi 20150 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10900 Bangkok 10260 PrachuapKhiriKhan

NIST International School

Bangkok 10110 ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


Nordic Business Directory NLC Languages Centre Bangkok 10110 Nokia (Thailand) Ltd. Bangkok 10400 Nokia Telecommunications (Thailand) Ltd. Bangkok 10400 Norconsult Civil Engineering Co., Ltd.(NCE) Bangkok 10400 Nordana Project Bangkok 10500 Nordea Bank Singapore Branch Singapore 79909 Nordea International - Singapore Private Banking in Singapore Nordic Consult Ltd Bangkok Nordic Garden Chonburi 20260 Nordic Group Chonburi 20150 Nordic Hill Resort Chonburi 20260 Nordic Impex Co. Ltd. Bangkok 10900 Nordic Info Co., Ltd Chonburi 20260 Nordic Liaison Office Bangkok 10112 Nordic Plastic (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Rayong 21140 Nordic Power Asia Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Nordic Travel Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Nordic-Wind Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Normeca Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. Chonburi 20150 Norsk Sjomannskirke i Thailand Chonburi 20260 Norske Skog ( Thailand) Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Northern Heritage Golf & Spa Chiang Mai 50130 Norwegian Construction Co., Ltd. Chonburi 20150 Norwegian Peoples Aid Bangkok 10520 Norwegian Properties Group Chonburi 20150 Norwegian Seamans Church Chonburi 20260 Novanta Limited Samutprakarn 10540 Novatech Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10210 Novo Nordisk Pharma (Thailand) Bangkok 10500 Novoteam Worldwide Ltd. Bangkok 10110


Bangkok 10500

NPT Nordic Plastic (Thailand) Co., Ltd. NRS Consulting.,Ltd. NXTGensys Thailand Ltd. Nyborg Gymnasium

Rayong 21140 Bangkok 10400 Bangkok 10500 Denmark

Bangkok 10110 Chonburi 20150 Krabi 81000 Bangkok 10110


Oakwood Residence Oasez Property Consultants (V.I.P) OBS - Herbalife Group Ocean Property (V.I.P)


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Nordic Business Directory Oceanic Divecenter Oceanor ( Thailand ) Co.,Ltd. OK Hotel OK Wood Product Co., Ltd. Ola-Germany Restaurant OLIC (Thailand) Ltd One Pacific Place OpenmindProjects Thailand Co., Ltd. Oriental Invest Oriflame Cosmetics (Thailand) Ltd. Oriflame Management Asia Ltd. Outsourcing Thailand Co., Ltd.


Pacific 2000 Recruitment Co. Ltd. Pacific Orientation Relocation Pacific Rim Rich Group Co., Ltd. Palm Writings Pandora Production Co., Ltd. Panvision International Company Limited Paradox Trading Co.,Ltd Pattaya Self Storage Co.Ltd PCE Travel Consultants Pecunia Asset Management Penguin Bar Penn Investment Pharma Nord S.E.A. Co.,Ltd. Phayathai 2 Hospital Phuket Boat Lagoon Phuket Green Heart Group Co,. Ltd Phuket International Academy Day School Phuket International Hospital com Phuket Real Estate Inc. Phuket WiNFY School Phunawa Phuket Thailand Picture This Studio Co. Ltd. Pinnacle Group PIRO Consulting Group P.K. Snowbird Ltd Plan Estate Co., Ltd. Playboy’s Fashion Plaza Athénée Bangkok plazaatheneebangkok Plus Propepty Company Limited Pongpara Codan Rubber Co., Ltd. Poolsuk Road,Hua Hin” Power Flow Consulting Limited Poyry Energy Ltd. President-Danish Foods Co., Ltd. Presmann (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Priew Wan Guest House & Restaurant PrimehouseGroup Pro Language Pro Real Estate Hua Hin Co.,Ltd. ProAware AS 9294 Tromsø, Property Care Servicer (Thailand) Ltd.

Phuket 83100 Bangkok 10400 Prachuabkhirikhan 77110 Bangkok PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 NongKhai 43000 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Bangkok 10310 Bangkok 10250 Bangkok 10110

Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10230 Bangkok Bangkok 10250 Bangkok 10900 Bangkok 10400 Chonburi 20261 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Chonburi 76120 Bangkok 10400 Bangkok 10260 Bangkok 10400 Phuket 83200 Phuket Phuket 83110 Phuket 83000

Phuket 83110 Phuket 83150 Phuket 83100 Bangkok Bangkok 10320 Bangkok 10400 Nonthaburi 11120 Bangkok 10110 Chonburi 20260 Bangkok 10330

PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Samut Sakhon 74130 Prachuapkirikhan 77110 Khon Kaen 40000 Bangkok 10400 Bangkok 10160 Nonthaburi 11120 Phuket 83150 Phuket 83130 Chonburi 20150 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Norway Bangkok 10120 www.phuketinternationalhospital. ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


Nordic Business Directory Property Guide Thailand Bangkok 10110 Protech Engineering and Design Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Pulmentum Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Pulp & Paper Technology Purimas Beach Hotel and Spa Rayong 21130 P-Value Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10210 PYN Rahastoyhtio OY Bangkok 10110


Q-Free Thailand Co. Ltd Q-Matic Technologies Asia Co., Ltd. Quality Swedish School


Radi Medical Systems Co., Ltd Raflatac (thailand) Co., Ltd. Raimon Land Co Ltd. Raindrop Foundation Raintree Village Apartment 2 E Rajawongse Clothier Raktham & Baines Co. LTD (Carrot Restaurant) Ramboll Telecom South East Asia Ltd. Rank P.T. O’Connor’s Co., Ltd. Raya Divers Co., Ltd. Raya Divers Lanta Co., Ltd. Raya Divers Phang Nga Co., Ltd Rayong Consulting (Thailand) co. ltd Rayong Specialisten RBIS Rassami British International School Real Estate Hua Hin-Cha Am Co., Ltd. Rehab Scandinavia Co., Ltd. Reide AS Rembrandt Hotel & Towers Bangkok Restaurant Copenhagen Inn Rice For Asian Design Co., Ltd. Rockwool (Thailand) Limited Rockwool Asia (Thailand)Ltd. Roedl & Partner Ltd. Rose Marie Academy Royal Copenhagen Ltd. Royal Danish Embassy Royal Norwegian Embassy Royal Scandinavia RunTime Co., Ltd.


Food Supply Co., Ltd. S.E.A Backpacker Co.,Ltd. S.T. Fortum Engineering Co., Ltd. Saab International (Thailand) AB Sailor Inn Co., Ltd. Saint Michael International School Saint-Gobain Sako Trading Co., Ltd.


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Bangkok 10230 Bangkok 10250 Phuket 83110

Phuket 83110 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10240 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Chonburi 20130

Bangkok 10120 Bangkok 10250 Phuket 83130 Krabi 81150 Phang Nga 82190 Rayong 21000 Rayong 21000 Bangkok 10400 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Chonburi 20150 Oslo, 1109 Bangkok 10110 Nongkhai 43000 Chiangmai 50140 Rayong 21150 Bangkok 10250 Bangkok 10120 Nonthaburi 11120 Saraburi 18140 Bangkok Bangkok 10501 Chiangmai 50130 Bangkok 10110

Chonburi 20260 Chiang Mai 50200 Bangkok 10400 Bangkok 10110 Chonburi 20260 Bangkok 10250 Bangkok 10330

Nordic Business Directory Sallmanns PIPS Co., Ltd. Salween Solutions Co., Ltd. Samitivej Public Company Limited Sandvik Thailand Ltd. Sanovo International Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. Sansiri Public Company Limited Santa Fe Relocation Services

Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10900 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10310 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10400 Bangkok 10110

Sanuk - Svenska Skolan Thailand


Satin Textiles Co., Ltd. Save the Children SCA Hygiene Products Ltd (Thailand) Scan Food Co., Ltd Scan Global Logistics Co.,Ltd. Scan Logistics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Scandalic Hotel

Bangkok 10600 Bangkok 10330 Sathorn 10120 Samut Prakan 10540 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10500 Chonburi 20150

ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd.

Bangkok 10230

Scandi Kitchens Co., Ltd. Scandic Property Pattaya Scandinavian Leasing Plc.,. Scandinavian Airlines System Scandinavian Amenities As Scandinavian Divers Co., Ltd Scandinavian Expat Service Scandinavian Expats Club Pattaya Scandinavian Houses Co., Ltd. (V.I.P) Scandinavian Import Scandinavian Law Office Co., Ltd. Scandinavian Leasing PLC Scandinavian Publishing Co.,Ltd. Scandinavian Residence Scandinavian Society Siam Scandinavian Textile Scandinavian Village

Bangkok 10320

Scand-Media Corp., Ltd.

Bangkok 10230

Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10510 Phuket 83130 Chonburi 20150 Jomtien 20260 Chonburi 20150 Pattaya City 20260 Chonburi 20150 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10230 Krabi 81000 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok Chonburi 20130

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Nordic Business Directory Scaneast Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10500 Scania Siam Co., Ltd. Samut Prakan 10540 Scanmach Asia Co., Ltd. Samut Prakan 10540 Scanpro (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Pathum Thani 12000 Scanproducts Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Scan-Siam Consulting Co., Ltd. Pattaya Scansnax Co.,Ltd. Phuket 83000 Schantz Datautveckling AB Pattaya SD&V Oriental International Bangkok 10320 Sdl Production Bangkok Sea Breeze Inn Phuket 83100 Sea Viking Company Ltd. Samut Sakhon 74000 SEB - Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) Singapore SECO Tools (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10260 Securitas Security Services Thailand Bangkok 10260 Sedex Asia Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10220 Serendib Ltd. Chonburi 20130 Seri Manop & Doyle Ltd. Bangkok 10320 Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok 10110 Sherwin-Williams (Thailand) Co., Ltd Chonburi 20160 Shipco Transport Bangkok 10110 Shrewsbury International School Bangkok 10120 Siam Cultural Park (V.I.P) Rachaburi 70160 Siam Industrial Corp., Ltd. Bangkok 10110 Siam Map Company Ltd. Surat Thani Siam Northwest Chiang Mai 50100 Siam Ocean View Chonburi 20150 Siam Shoreside Services Co., Ltd Bangkok 10520 Sigurd’s Brune Restaurant Chonburi 20150 Skanem Bangkok Co., Ltd. Chonburi 20160 SKF Thailand Ltd Bangkok 10120 Skov Asia Ltd. Bangkok 10310 Skyy Hotel Bangkok Bangkok 10110 Smart House Village HuaHin 77110 Socrates Law Office Co.,Ltd. Bangkok 10500 Sofia Hotel Hua Hin PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 SoftCube Company Limited Khon Kaen 40000 SOS International a/s Bangkok 10110 Spaulding Company Limited Bangkok 10500 Spica Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10250

Spin & Slice

Bangkok 10260

Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Sri U-Thong Co., Ltd.

Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10400


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Nordic Business Directory St. Andrews International School Dusit

Green Valley

Sathorn Sukhumvit 107

St. Andrews International School

Bangkok 10300 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10260 Rayong 21130

St. Stephens International School Stable Lodge Co., Ltd. Starboard Co., Ltd Stenhus kostskole STFE Co., Ltd. Stockholm Environment Institute – Asia Stora-Enso (Thailand) Co., Ltd. StoreGuard Co., Ltd Sukhothai Capital Co., Ltd. Sun Global (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Sun Paratech Co., Ltd. Sunrise Tropical Resort Suphaporn Plant Export Co., Ltd. SVI Public Company Limited SVT World Sweden Restaurang SweDish Bangkok Swedish Export Credit Corporation - SEK Swedish Trade Council Thailand Sweroad SweThai Golf &Conference SweThai Real Estate Co., Ltd

Bangkok 10900 Bangkok 10110 Samut Prakan 10540 Denmark Bangkok 10400 Bangkok 10330


Tanapol Vanich Co., Ltd. Tandberg Telecom AS Team Precision Public Company Limited Telenor Asia (ROH) Limited Tellus Systems Limited Tetra Pak (Thai) Ltd. Texxan Co., Ltd. Thai Airways International PLC Thai Central Chemical Public Co., Ltd. Thai Biogas Energy Company Limited Thai Daylight Global Co., Ltd. Thai Integration ApS Thai Nordic Property Co., Ltd. Thai Scandinavian Restaurant Thai Scantube Ltd Thai Sunshine Developments Thai Tee-Off Service Co.Ltd Thai Tour Golf Co., Ltd (V.I.P- Tours) Thai Trailfinders Ltd. Thai Transmission Industry Co.,Ltd. Thai-Danish Bar ThaiEstate Asia Group

Phuket 83150 Bangkok 10110 Bangna 10260 Ayutthaya 13160 Krabi 81000 Nakhon Ratchasima 30130 Pathum Thani 12000 Sweden PrachuapKhiriKhan 77 110

Singapore 238164 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10100 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Phuket 83000

Bangkok 10120 Bangkok 10320 Pathum Thani 12110 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10320 Bangkok 10260 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10900 Bangkok 10100 Bangkok 10330 Chonburi 20150 1129 Koebenhavn K PrachuapKhiriKhan 771100 Phetchaburi 76120 Chonburi Nakhon Si Thammarat 80210 Chiang Mai 50210 Chonburi 20260 Bangkok 10500 Bangkok 10120 Phuket 83100 Phuket 83000 ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


Nordic Business Directory Thai-Finnish Chamber Of Commerce Thaihem Thailandmaklarna-Logans Thailandresort Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Thaipap Co., Ltd. Thai-Scandic Steel Co., Ltd. Thai-Swedish Assembly Co. Ltd. Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce Thaivivat Insurance PCL Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club Thavibu Gallery

Nonthaburi 11120 Rayong 21190 Chonburi 20130 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Bangkok 10330 Bangkok 10120 Rayong 21150 Bangkok 10250 Bangkok 10400 Bangkok 10400 Phuket 83110 Bangkok 10500

The American School of Bangkok

Samut Prakan 10540

The Arrivals Comapny Ltd. Bangkok 10110 The Beach Village Resort PrachuabKhiriKhan 77120 The British International School, Phuket Phuket 83000 The Brooker Group Public Company Ltd. Bangkok 10500 The Cabinet Interior Design Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10260 The Early Learning Centre Bangkok 10110 The East Asiatic Co. (Thailand) PCL Bangkok 10110 The Emerald Cove Koh Chang Koh Chang Trat 23170 The Gardens Bangkok 10110 The Golf House (Thailand) Ltd. Chiangmai 50100 The Kitchen Chonburi 20180 The Landmark Bangkok Bangkok 10110 The Muse Bangkok 10250 The Oriental Hotel (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10500 The Phuket Landbuster Phuket 83100 The Residence Garden Co. Ltd Pattaya 20260 The Residence Kalim Bay Phuket 83150 The Siam Pulp And Paper Pcl. The St. Regis Bangkok Bangkok 10330 The Stone Global Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10110 The Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok 10120 The Swedish Bakery Co. Ltd. Phuket 83150 The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok Bangkok 10110 Thipurai City Hotel PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 THOME Ship Management (Thailand) Co.,Ltd Bangkok Thoresen Thai Agencies Public Bangkok 10330 Three Crown Constructions Co. Ltd PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Ticon Industrial Connection PCL Bangkok 10120 Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd. Bangkok 10120 TLI Scan Global Logistics Co.,Ltd. Bangkok 10500 TNS Bangkok Tohkaiya Co., Ltd. Samut Prakan 10540 Tonno Company Limited Samut Prakan 10270 Tony Guesthouse & Restaurant Phetchaburi 76120 Too Small Co., Ltd. Samut Prakarn 10273 Total Access Communication PLC Bangkok 10330 Touch Hospitality Services Co.,Ltd PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110


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Nordic Business Directory Tour Lines Co., Ltd Trafalgar Intrenational Ltd., Traill International School Traincom Ltd. Transpeed Co., Ltd. Transpo International Ltd. Trelleborg Automotive Tricon Thai Automation Co., Ltd. Tropical Focus (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. TUI Nordic Tuk Tours Co., Ltd. Two Chefs Bar & Grill Tytex Group (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Bangkok 10120 Bangkok 10320 Bangkok 10240 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Chonburi 20230 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10400 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77110 Phuket 83100 Rayong 21140


United Flour Mill Public Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10100 United Food Ltd. Co. Bangkok 10150 United Relocations (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10260 University of Boras Sweden URL Co., Ltd. UTi Worldwide Co., Ltd. Bangkok 10110


V.I.P Reiser / Kaare Anmarkrud V.R.M. Voiz Group Ltd. Vacon South East Asia Valmet Co., Ltd.

Chonburi 20260 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10250 Chonburi 20230

Varee Chiangmai International School

Chiang Mai 50000

Vartika Adventure Retreatic Resort Vartika Resovilla KuiBuri Vestergaard Company Ltd. Vianova Systems AS Vickery & Worachai Ltd. Viking Life-saving Equipment (Thailand) Viking Restaurant Kata Viking Steak House & Pizzeria Villa Katalina Co., Ltd. Vision House Limited Visit Beyond Vizrt (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Volvo Car (Thailand) Ltd. Volvo Truck & Bus (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

PrachuapKhiriKhan 77210 PrachuapKhiriKhan 77210 Chonburi 20230 Bangkok 10320 Bangkok 10330 Chonburi 20230 Phuket 83100 Phang Nga 82190 Phuket 83000 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10500 Nonthaburi 11120 Bangkok 10250 Samut Prakan 10540 ScandAsia Business Directory 2017


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Wallenius Media Co., Ltd. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines Thailand Wartsila Singapore Pte Ltd. WAS Trading Co., Ltd. Watercloud International Limited Wearnes Automotive WearYouWant Ltd. WebOn (Thailand) Limited Weiss-Rohlig (Thailand) Ltd. Wema Environmental Technology Ltd. White Ball Academy Wiik & Hoeglund Public., Ltd. Wilhelmsen Ships Service Wilshire Condominium Wilson Logistics (Thailand) Ltd. Wisda Co., Ltd. Wissen & Co Ltd.


Yara (Thailand) Ltd. Yenit Company limted Yozzo Co., Ltd. Yummix Co., Ltd


Zoma EMS Asia Productions Limited


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Pathum Thani 12120 Bangkok 10120 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10310 Ubonratchatani 34000 Bangkok Bangkok Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110 Samutprakarn 10540 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10400 Bangkok 10120 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10320 Bangkok 10110 Bangkok 10110

Bangkok 10110 Surat Thani 84310 Bangkok 10900 Nonthaburi 11000

Rayong 21140

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