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Finland 100 Years Independence Reception in Bangkok

The centennial anniversary of Finland 100 Years culminated in December with the celebration of Finland’s Independence Day. In Bangkok, the Embassy of Finland hosted a grand evening reception at The Athenee Hotel – A Luxury Collection Hotel on 6 December 2017. Celebrated in Finnish style, meant a mingling event, with free flow of drinks and…

Bangkok 2018: Nordic chambers kick off closer cooperation

In Thailand already on 11 January a very important event in the new year, namely the ‘Nordic New Year’s Kick-Off 2018’, where all four Nordic Ambassadors will also be in attendance. As the respective Nordic embassies in Bangkok joined forces with the inaugural Nordic Film Festival in 2017 the Nordic chambers are now following suit,…

Finnish Christmas Wonders market Hong Kong

Before the Christmas Stanley Plaza hosted the ‘Finnish Christmas Wonders’ during two weekends. At the launch the Finnish Consul-General and his wife enjoyed the market on a VIP tour. Over 80 booths brough lots of delights, handcrafts and many other festive goodies. Finnish delights included Finnish meatballs, reindeer sausage, herring and salmon, plus an array…

Nordics in Shanghai: More Surprises per Square Meter

Come experience the Nordics! During the weekend 15-17 December citizens and visitors to Shanghai could experience a spread from the Nordic countries.   Consulate General of Finland together with the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Consulates and in partnership with their four countries’ tourism organizations, hosted the open tourism and culture event ‘Nordics: More Surprises per…

Embassy of Sweden’s Sankta Lucia Bangkok celebration

On 13 December Ambassador Staffan Herrström hosted The Embassy’s annual Lucia Reception in the Garden Villa at the Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok. The Ambassador was welcomed to the stage by two wonderful little girls and then delivered his speech in both Thai and English. A Lucia procession followed, performed by around 25 Swedish children singing beautiful…

Sisu Gala Night Singapore: Grand Finale of Finland 100 years celebrations

Blue and white were the colours of the evening, when close to 350 guests from the Finnish community in Singapore gathered at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence. The evening was organized by the members of the Finnish Association in Singapore, who oversaw that every…

Finland 100 Years independence in Kuala Lumpur

In Kuala Lumpur the Finland 100 Years reception was held at JW Marriott hotel on 6 December, with nearly 400 guests joining the Embassy of Finland in Malaysia to celebrate the special occasion. Dato’ P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister of Education were among those in attendance, bringing greetings from the Malaysian government. The international choir Cantus…

Swedish Embassy warns of Kuala Lumpur airport thefts

Dated 15 December 2017 the Embassy of Sweden in Kuala Lumpur is warning Swedes of the risk for thefts at the Malaysian capital’s airports Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport2 (KLIA2). The embassy has noted thefts of passports, money and credit cards increasing at the airports, which also Swedish citizens have…

Annual Danish Footprints held in Vietnam

In later November Danish companies, their families, friends, business partners and local authorities participated in Danish Footprints 2017 in Vietnam. The aim of the event was to promote Danish corporate values and business culture, this year with a particular focus on public health, occupational health and safety, healthy lifestyle and work-life balance. For the first…

Danish Seamen’s Church celebrated Saint Lucy’s Day

December 13th is Saint Lucy’s Day and this was celebrated at the Danish Seamen’s Church with Lucia procession, nativity play, a short service and lots of rice porridge. At 5 pm on December 13, 2017, the church bell rang, calling everyone to service at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore. A subtle sound of bright…