Getting to know the members
Dr. Kristian Bø
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.