Category: Hong Kong

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…

Swedcham Hong Kong’s challenge: Say No to Plastic Waste

‘Say No to Plastic Waste’ is the 2018 New Year´s Resolution from the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong! “The world produces more than 300 million tons of plastic every year, including billions of plastic bottles and five billion plastic bags. In Hong Kong alone, we throw away approximately 200 tons of plastic bottles…

Finish KONE buys Hong Kong-based Shan On

The Finnish lift and escalator giant KONE has acquired Hong Kong-based Shan On Engineering Company Limited. The idea is to boost KONE’s position in Asia. Shan On specializes in lift maintenance, modernization and installation services, and its maintenance base currently comprises approximately 1,000 lifts. KONE has up until now owned just over a third of the…

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…

Finland at Hong Kong Christmas Market

Finnish Christmas Wonders are available in Hong Kong! The 2017 Christmas Market in shopping centre Stanley Plaza has an amazing Finland theme! The market takes place in two consecutive weekends in mid-December: 9-10 December and 16-17 December. Featured is a glass igloo, retailer booths, and Finnish Christmas delicacies. Finnish products from companies like Puhdistamo, Kyrö…

Finnish SuperPark arrives to Asia and Hong Kong

SuperPark, the ‘friendliest all-in-one indoor activity park in the world’ from Finland, is about to bring a big burst of energy into Hong Kong’s entertainment scene. As a uniquely fun and joyful experience through movement and play SuperPark Hong Kong will officially launch in Hong Kong on 16 December 2017. Boasting a 45,000 square foot…

Nordic countries: all top-ten competitive economies

Every year, the World Competitiveness Center at the Swiss business school IMD published its ranking on the competitiveness of countries. This year, Denmark takes second place, Finland 5th, Norway 7th, and Sweden gets in at 9th. Europe dominates the top-ten 2017 list, but in top-fifteen both Hong Kong and Singapore are to be found, at…