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Midsummer and chicken dance in Beijing






Finnish Midsummer spirit was brought to Beijing as Finns and Chinese gathered for at fun evening at the Finnish Embassy in Beijing on Wednesday 7 June 2017. The night included interesting speakers, company introduction, a tasty Finnish buffet and plenty of drinks. SuomiFinland 100 Group, Embassy of Finland in Beijing and Chinese People’s Association for…

Swedish National Day celebrated all over Southeast Asia






Tuesday 6 June 2017 was a celebratory day for all Swedes around the world, and Southeast Asia was no exception. As the calendar turned to the Swedish National Day, Swedes and the Swedish embassies got out their blue and yellow flags for a celebration of a nation. The tradition of celebrating this date began 1916…

We Love Finland Festival 11 June Shanghai






The Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai and Team Finland wishes everyone welcome to join and feel the Finnishness in the summer in Shanghai! ‘We Love Finland Festival’ takes place in the heart of Jing’an, at Shanghai Centre (1376 Nanjing West Road) on Sunday 11 June. The venue opens at noon and the official opening…

More than 600 people at Moomin day in Singapore






The Moomin philosophy of love, tolerance and friendship was spread around at Central Public Library in Singapore, as Moomin day was celebrated on Saturday 3 June 2017, as part of SF100SG, Finland’s 100-year independence celebrations. Over 600 people came to the library during the day to listen to storytelling from Moomin books and participate in…

Nordic networking explores Chinatown: tourists anew






On 9 May an unusual Nordic networking took place in Bangkok. Not that Nordic business networking events as such are very common either in Bangkok but what was really unusual was the location for the event: Chinatown! The Nordic Chambers of Commerce in Thailand hosted this Axis Communications-sponsored event, where attendants got to know a…

From exchange student to Finnish-Thai book translator






What started as a fascination of snow and Santa Claus turned into a career of working with the Finnish language for 33-year-old teacher and translator Kunthida Rungruenkiat, better know as Ida, from Thailand who has translated several books from Finnish to Thai. When 16-year-old Ida told her Thai parents that she wanted to go to Finland for…

NordCham new National Chapter at EuroCham Cambodia






EuroCham Cambodia launched a new Nordic Chapter on Tuesday 30 May 2017 as they introduced the new Nordic Chamber of Commerce, NordCham, at Raffles Hotel in Phnom Penh.  As spring started, Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia had their very first official meeting on 1 March 2017, where the chamber was introduced to the many people who showed…

Thai-Finnish business networking reception in Bangkok






A Thai-Finnish business networking reception took place at the Residence of Ambassador of Finland on 24 May 2017. Khun Kiatipong Ariyapruchya (The World Bank), Mrs. HongSin Kwek (Phoenixict) and Khun Natta (Office of the Public Sector Development) were guest speakers. Photos: Antti Rahikainen Source: Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce  

Northern Lights Finland photographer at Singapore expo






On 13 May ‘Vacay Travel Photography Expo’ brought a piece of Finland and the northern lights to Singapore. Famous Finnish photographer Mr Martti Rikkonen showed his artwork, accompanied by the All Finns choir and some Finnish treats. Amateurs with budding interests are welcome to attend the expo as a gateway to a world of travel…

Not the average gamer: Pontus made a career of playing PC






22 year-old Pontus Mähler from Sweden moved to Thailand seven months ago trying to evolve as a professional gamer. Now, beside making a living of playing computer games, he is the CEO of Neolution E-Sport and working on a restaurant project. Spending all day alone in a dark room, only lit up slightly by the…