Category: Finland

Finnish movie Upswing present at the 14th European Union Film Festival Singapore






     “Upswing” directed by Johanna Vuoksenmaa is the Finnish movie to be honored the closing screening of the festival. The movie is a comedy, in which a young successful couple signs up for an extreme experience offered by an unusual travel agent. The “excursion” takes the couple across the city, and into a new world, living…

Finnish assist in building Vietnam’s largest salmon farming center






     Fish Innovation will offer research and training assistance to the Vietnamese. The fish farm will be located in the northern mountain resort of Sa Pa, Lao Cai province.      “Among other tasks, Fish Innovation Center is conducting background research, planning and training. We have now planned a pilot fish farm which will produce fry and will…

Top Scandinavian entertainment in KL, Bangkok, S’pore November






The Scandinavian Weeks guesting the three capitals are each a week of dinner shows with top artists and jazz bands from Scandinavia and a top class Scandinavian buffet or Smorgasbord prepared by one of Scandinavia’s best chefs. This year Erling Ribbing Quartet from Sweden will provide the entertainment together with Danish singer Susanne Cal while…

Economic outlook Nordic luncheon






Svenska Handelsbanken’s Chief Economist Jan Häggström is guest speaker at a Nordic Event luncheon 1 October in Jakarta.      The speech is headlined ‘The outlook for the global economy and implications for Nordic companies’.      Handelsbanken sponsors the luncheon which takes place at Aryaduta hotel.      The event is free of charge but to secure a seat, please…

Vietnam signs NIB credit worth US$30 million






On September 21, 2004 in Hanoi, an agreement was signed on a credit worth US$30 million for investment projects of Nordic countries in telecommunication, small hydro electricity, processing industry, vocational training, medical equipment and environment in Vietnam.      Present at the signing ceremony were Ms. Le Thi Bang Tam, Vice-Minister of Finance (MOF), Mr. Jon Sigurdsson,…

Nordic Secure 2004 to be held in Manila and Bangkok






     Nordic Secure 2004, a security sector-focused trade mission to the Philippines and Thailand, is organized by the Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and the commercial Sections of the embassies of Finland, Norway and Sweden in Manila and Bangkok.      The joint trade mission, exhibition and seminar will showcase a wide range of security, and safety solutions…

Edith Sodergran´s poetry translated into Khmer






     The translations were done by Anna Mattsson, Chheng Hokkhim, Neth Sary, and Johan Rahm. The Literary Academy Cambodia-Sweden was founded in October 2003 to promote literary exchange between Sweden and Cambodia.      Edith Sodergran, known as the most important pioneer in Finno-Swedish literature, is one of the most extensively translated Finnish authors. Her poetry’s bold imagery…

Nordic associations moving to one big office






Three of the four Nordic chambers of commerce in Thailand will this weekend Saturday 18 September move to larger, better and more functional premises on the fifth floor in an office building next to the Payathai skytrain station on the corner of Payathai and Sri Ayutthaya road near Victory Monument. Within the same office, Scandinavian…

First annual meeting for Finns in Bangkok






Finns living in Thailand now have their own local society. The society has been officially named as Finns in Bangkok – Krungthepin Suomalaiset. The Finns held their first annual meeting in Bangkok on 13.09.2004.      The group had previously met in May when the society had been founded. Chairman for Finns in Bangkok is Tero Norjanen…