Finland in South East Asia

     Thailand has lost many of its Finnish expats after corporations moved to Singapore. However, recently many of the corporations are seeing the new improved Bangkok. A new airport, sky train and underground have provided the Big Mango with a real infrastructure attracting Finns in growing numbers.
     ScandAsia was delighted to witness the birth of the first Finnish society in Bangkok. The society was established to unite the individual units such as the Ladie’s Club and Bansku school. The Chairman for the new society is Tero Norjanen.

     The Malaysian Scandinavian Society hosts an annual Crayfish party which attracts many Scandinavians. Swedish Bo Jeansson is President of the society.
     The Malaysian Finnish Society also serves the Finns in Malaysia. The society publishes the Aatu magazine with lots of information on coming events.

     Singapore is home to almost 100 Finnish or Finnish related organizations. As a result the Finnish society is well served in Singapore. Kirsi Korpela is the contact person within the Finnish Business Council. The business council publishes its quarterly magazine, Finnlink.
     The Finnish society, SiSu, is led by chairperson Ira Haimi. The society is socially driven with its entertainment, culture and sports divisions. There is also a playgroup for the younger family members.

     The Nordic Club in Jakarta, Indonesia serves all Nordic citizens. However they also have frequent Finnish gatherings that see about 50 participants. The Finnish contact person in the Nordic Club is Co-President Sanna Massala.
     The IFBC has been inactive for the last 3 years. Esa Hurtig, who was recently appointed to lead the council, is currently trying to revive the council.

     The Philippines sees some Finnish activity, the Philippine–Finland association is active and attracts many members. The social activities of the association are however not as vibrant as the business section.

     The Nordic Chamber of Commerce Vietnam represents all Nordic countries. The council regularly hosts social events for its members.

Embassy of Finland
Amarin Tower, 16th floor
500 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel: +66-2-256 9306/-9
E-mail: [email protected]

Honorary Consulate Chiang Mai
Mr. Supavat Poovakul, Honorary Consul
104-112 Tapae Road, Muang District
Chiang Mai 50300 Thailand
Tel: +66-53-234 777, 234 812, 233 532

Finpro Thailand
Pauli Tarna – Head of South East Asia, Australia and New Zeeland
Tel: +66 2 256 9511
E-mail: [email protected]

KEPA – Service Centre for Development Cooperation
Timo Kuronen
Tel: +66-2-691 0718
E-mail: [email protected]

Finnish Society – Krungthepin Suomalaiset
Tero Norjanen
E-mail: [email protected]

Finnish Ladies’ Club
Sanna Viitamaa
E-mail: [email protected]

Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce
Ms.Supatra Buranatham
Tel: +66-2-255 3251, 650 3533
E-mail: [email protected]

Scandinavian Society Siam
Gregers Moller
E-mail: [email protected]

Finnish School Bansku
Elina Koski
E-mail: [email protected]

Embassy of Finland
Wisma Chinese Chamber 5th floor
258 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60-3-4257 7746, 4257 7332
E-mail: [email protected]

Honorary Consulate Kota Kinabalu
Mr. James Tsun Hyun Wong, Honorary Consul
Off Mile 5.5 Jalan Tuaran
88746 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +60-88 431 336, 431 337

Honorary Consulate Penang
Mr. Kim Seng Poh, Honorary Consul
8th floor, Wisma Penang Garden
42 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
10050 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +60-4 229 4300

Finpro Malaysia
Tel: +60 3 4257 5580
E-mail: [email protected]

Malaysian Finnish Society
Katri Partanen
Tel: +60-3-42573108
Mobile: +60-12-3831376
E-mail: [email protected]

Scandinavian Society Malaysia
Bo Jeansson
Tel: +60 03 9285 5625
Mobile: +60 012 339 5289
E-mail: [email protected]

MFBC Malaysian-Finnish Business Council
Jari Silventoinen
Tel: +60 3 4251 1386

Embassy of Finland
101 Thomson Road
#21-03 United Square, Singapore 307591
Tel: +65-6254 4042
E-mail: [email protected]

Finpro Singapore
Lim Hock Chye
Tel: +65 6253 4035/6
E-mail: [email protected]

FBC – Finnish Business Council (Singapore)
Kirsi Korpela
Tel: +65-64498453
E-mail: [email protected]

Singapore Finnish Society
Ira Haimi
Tel: +65-96947670
E-mail: [email protected]

Singapore Finnish Supplementary School
Leena Salminen
Tel: +65 91387270
E-mail: [email protected]

Embassy of Finland
Menara Rajawali, 9 floor, Jl Mega Kuningan
Lot 5.1, Kuningan 12950, Jakarta, Indonesia
Tel: +62-21-576 1650
E-mail: [email protected]

Honorary Consulate in Denpasar
Mr. Ida Bagus Ngurah Wijaya, Honorary Consul
Jl. Segara Ayu, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62-361 288 407, 288 231

Honorary Consulate Medan
Mr. Steven Leonardi, Honorary Consul
Jl. Hang Jebat 2, Medan 20152
Sumatra Utara, Indonesia
Tel: +62-61 453 8028

Nordic Club
President: Sanna Massala
E-mail: [email protected]

KEPA – Service Centre for Development Cooperation
Henri Myrttinen
Tel: +62 274 581 647
E-mail: [email protected]

IFBC – Indonesia-Finland Business Council
Esa Hurtig
E-mail: [email protected]

Embassy of Finland
21st Floor, BPI Buendia Center
Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: +63-2-891 5011-5
E-mail: [email protected]

PhilFinn – Philippines Finland Association
Pekka Vainio
Tel: +63 4 721 4750
E-mail: [email protected]

Embassy of Finland
Central Building, Suite 603
31 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84-4-826 6788
E-mail: [email protected]

Finpro Vietnam
Tel: + 84 4 933 2469/70
E-mail: [email protected]

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce Vietnam, Hanoi Branch
Daeha Business Centre, 10/F Ericsson office
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: + 84 4 771 4216
E-mail: [email protected]

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh
8A/11 D1 Thai Van Lung, District 1
Hochiminh City, Vietnam
Tel: + 84 8 8236 800
E-mail: [email protected]

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