Singapore to host Formula 1 for another four years

As the four Nordic drivers on the Formula 1 circuit in 2017 are battling it out in Singapore, namely Kevin Magnussen (Den), Kimi Räikkönen (Fin), Marcus Ericsson (Swe), and Valtteri Bottas (Fin), Singpapore announced just at the start race weekend that the city state will continue hosting the race for another four years. Singapore GP…

New Nordic film festival in Bangkok

The diplomatic missions of the respective Nordic countries to Thailand have anncounce the inaugural Nordic Film Festival 2017 to take place in Bangkok from 28 September to 1 October 2017, held at Quartier CineArt, EmQuartier. Sweden, that traditionally has arranged an annual Swedish Film Festival in Thailand, replied that this own festival is cancelled this…

Hotelier Michael Gaarde-Nielsen showcases “new” Karon beach, Phuket

Hotel Manager Michael Gaarde-Nielsen is in a prime position to give the best possible update from Karon Beach on Phuket, a beach previously very much dominated by tourists from the Nordic countries. Nowadays, this is a much more international destination in terms of its visitors – just like the rest of the island. And it…

Last call for Finns’ crayfish party in Hong Kong 2017

September equals that lots of crayfish parties are taking place among the various Nordic expat associations in Asia. The Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Hong has announced its ‘last call’ for those last tickets up for grabs for this year’s seafood bonanza. Only a few places remain for FinnCham’s Annual Crayfish Party, taking place…

Finnish emerging Smart & Clean City Solutions

The Finland 100 ‘Emerging Solutions for Smart & Clean Cities’ event taking place on 18 September 2017 in Singapore will highlight a very vibrant Finnish smart mobility scene, with its many new service and solution providers focused on autonomous vehicles, car sharing, integrated mobility and smart transport. Finish business experts will share product development opportunities,…

Sweden’s statement on Rakhine State crisis

As statement was published by Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström in 14 September: “At the initiative of Sweden and the United Kingdom, on 13 September the United Nations Security Council held an extraordinary meeting on the crisis in Rakhine State in Myanmar. The situation has deteriorated further in recent weeks, with almost 400…

Danish Church Bangkok signs MoU with Church of Christ Thailand

The Danish Church in Bangkok on Thursday 14 September 2017 signed an agreement with the Church of Christ in Thailand to cooperate regarding admin and Christ Services. The MOU was signed by Mr. Michael Andersen on behalf of the Danish Church Council and witnessed by H.E Mr. Uffe Wolffhechel, the Danish Ambassador to Thailand. Ms.…

Slush Singapore: “Not your usual tech conference”

Slush Singapore, the start-up and innovation event, returns on 19 September for its second year with official involvement by the City of Helsinki (also the home town of the main Slush event). A Finland Pavilion will be showcasing Finnish start-ups and Helsinki to the 3,000 attending tech enthusiasts from 20 countries. Driven out of passion…

Sida’s Strategic Environmental Assessment workshop in Vietnam

The Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi participated in an interesting workshop gathering alumni of Sida’s international training programme on Strategic Environmental Assessment and other key stakeholders. Financed by Sida, the programme has been carried out by Chalmers, University of Gothenburg and NIRAS. The networking event on 7 September was hosted by UNDP. “We discussed about…