Get­ting to know the mem­bers

Dr. Kris­tian Bø

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Honorary Mem­ber and Se­nior Ad­vi­sor to the Board

What most peo­ple don’t know about you? I don’t have many se­crets in my life. Per­haps not many peo­ple knows that I never served mil­i­tary ser­vice, be­cause of pure health when I grow up.

The most ad­ven­ture thing you have done? When I made a bi­cy­cle trip around Thai­land, as close to the bor­der as pos­si­ble, in 1989. 6800 km in 52 days.

What is your big­gest achieve­ment so far? I was a main contributor to get rid of the long wait­ing list to get a tele­phone sub­scrip­tion I Thai­land, in the be­gin­ning of the 1990es.

When was the first time you came to Thai­land?

I landed at Don Muang Air­port on June 10th, 1986. What do you like most and least about liv­ing in Thai­land? I like the friendly and pa­tient peo­ple and the Thai food. I don’t like that so many politi­cians can’t see the dif­fer­ence be­tween right and wrong. Where is your favourite week­end get­away in Thai­land? If a long week­end, I like to go to Green­world in Thong Pha Phom north of Kan­chanaburi, to play golf. If nor­mal week­end, I like to go to Pat­taya where I can meet friends and eat rice por­ridge at the Nor­we­gian Sea­mens Church. If you be­come Bangkok Mayor for one day, what will be the first thing you do? I would en­sure that the traf­fic lights works prop­erly. In no in­ter­sec­tion should the traf­fic light be in the same po­si­tion for more than one minute.

Your favourite place(s) or restau­rant(s) in Bangkok? My favourite restau­rant is Baan Klang Nam in Rama III Road, Soi 14.

The last book you’ve read?

Politi, by Jo Nesbø

Where do you live after Thai­land? I think Thai­land will be my end stop. The only al­ter­na­tive will be to move back to Norway, but I think that pos­si­bil­ity is very slim.

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