Category: General news

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…

Commander First Class of the Lion of Finland to Singaporean Ambassador

As part of the Republic of Finland’s 100th Anniversary celebrations as an independent nation on 6 December 2017, the President of Finland, HE Sauli Niinistö took the opportunity to honour the most distinguished foreign diplomats for the work they have done to strengthen the Friendship between Finland and their own countries. Singaporean diplomat, Ambassador Jayalekshmi…

Scandinavian speakers on CSR at Singapore EU Delegation seminar

Every year the EU Delegation organizes a seminar to highlight the international Human Rights Day that takes place on December 10, under the auspices of the United Nations.   Building on past practice, the European Union Delegation to Singapore is organising an annual seminar to mark and raise awareness of Human Rights Day. In 2017…

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…

Finnish spirit Gustav celebrated in Hong Kong

Gustav is the name of Finnish premium range of spirits, produced by Finland’s oldest alcohol producer still in production, Lignell & Piispanen. Gustav reflects both Gustav III (the late Swedish King) and Gustav Ranin. So, today the Finnish distillery represents and arctic legacy that dates back 160 years. On 2 November, this Finnish distillery had…

Hong Kong: ninth-most expensive place to be an expat

After dropping out of the top-ten in 2016, Hong Kong is now the world’s ninth-most expensive location for expatriates. In the Asia-Pacific region it is the second-most expensive location, only topped by Tokyo, Japan, which also comes in at number eight in the world. The list was recently released by the ECA international, which includes…

Rasmus Kristensen: Back in Asia – as Denmark’s Ambassador to Indonesia

Rasmus A. Kristensen arrived in Jakarta in September 2017 appointed as the new Danish Ambassador to Indonesia replacing Casper Klynge (who prematurely left in the summer to become Denmark’s first ever Tech Ambassador). While Ambassador Kristensen has worked many years for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Denmark this is his first posting as…

Kati Häkkinen – Finnish Women Abroad network in Bangkok

Having just moved to Bangkok with her two kids, after nine years spent (on a beach) in south Thailand, Kati Häkkinen felt quite starved for all things Finnish. Quickly finding out that there were in fact quite a few Finnish women living in the capital, but with no organised network, she set out to establish…

Nordcham MoU with Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. and The Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on 22 November 2017 in Intramuros, Manila. CCPI, recognized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, is the oldest business institution and heritage landmark in the country. Source: Nordic Chamber…