China-Finland related contributions recognized at a ceremony in Helsinki






Five Finnish citizens and one local Beijing opera group were recognized for their notable contributions to China-Finland relations at a ceremony held in Helsinki on Saturday August 12. 2017. As part of celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, the awards acclaimed those who have studied in China and made great efforts to promote…

Get Wet in Phuket: Thailand’s Coolest Surfing Competition is Making Waves






The newly launched akyra Beach Club Phuket is quickly turning into a must visit destination for those seeking stunning views, chic design and a chilled out vibe on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whilst summer is already a fantastic time to visit Thailand, to make things even more gnarly, the resort…

Akyra Manor Chiang Mai introiduces special dishes to directly support local community






Upscale Boutique Hotel Works Closely with Local Suppliers to Source Fresh Ingredients and Support Future Generations akyra Manor Chiang Mai, the all-suite designer hotel by AKARYN Hotel Group (AHG), is inviting guests to enjoy creative Thai and Italian fare at its popular onsite restaurant, Italics, with a range of delicious dishes prepared using locally sourced…

Akaryn Hotels: Luxury all-inclusive escapes






Elevate your experience while enjoying our beach resorts’ lifestyle  with tantalizing all-inclusive specials at Akaryn Hotel Group resorts in Thailand.   Indulge & Enjoy: * Unlimited orders from the extensive restaurant menus * Unlimited orders from the extensive drink list (alcohol or non-alcohol plan available) * Signature Spa treatments And, unique benefits are provided by each resort for…

Laarni Peredes: The first Filipino woman to complete Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triatlon in Norway






Laarni Peredes has accomplished a challenge no other Filipino, except her husband, has done before—finish the demanding Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon in Norway. The 38-year-old Paredes crossed the finish line of the Norwegian triathlon race on August 6 2017, making it a purely family affair with husband Omar. “It was very hard because of the…

HCM City wants the Swedish and Danish tourists to stay longer






HCM City’s Department of Tourism has proposed the Government to extend its visa exemption policy for international tourists from Sweden and Denmark and seven other countries to 30 days instead of 15 days. The reason is to promote tourism development to help reach the city’s target of 10-11 million international tourists in 2020. The nine countries are Sweden, Denmark,…

Singapore and Norway envoys discuss Myanmar’s path to democracy






On Sunday, Singapore and Norwegian envoys to Myanmar took part in a panel to discuss the international view of Myanmar’s path to democracy. Singapore envoy and Ambassador Robert Chua called upon all elements of Myanmar society to work for a consensus on the road ahead for the country. “It is always better to have a…

SaiPa player impressed by young Philippine hockey players’ skills






The new SaiPa hockey player David Goodwin recently started his career in the Finnish Elite League after a week in the Philippines, where he helped lead a three-day hockey camp together with his prior teammate hockey player Patrick Koudys. The camp proceeds funded a leading charitable organization, PANDOO Foundation. “Coming to Manila and working to…