What is the Danish Red Carpet Program?

 The Red Carpet Program offers simplified procedures for obtaining Danish Schengen visas for applicants who travel regularly to Denmark for business purposes. The aim is to assist non Danish companies, organisations, NGO’s etc. that have business relations with a Danish company or organisation.* The Red Carpet Program is open to private and public companies or…

Scandinavian Crayfish Party 2017 Good Fun!

The Scandinavian Crayfish Party in Bangkok was as impressive a feast as ever. Beside the many kilos of crayfish, lots of other delicacies made it possible to eat and drink away any sentimental longing for Scandinavia this Saturday the 16th of September. Scandinavian Society Siam’s Crayfish Party started once again in the heavy-carpeted and flowery…

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…