Niels C. Jensen

Norway to Host Philippine Peace Talks

The Philippine government is planning to pursue more ceasefireagreements with the New People’s Army (NPA) throughout the course ofthe peace negotiations with the communist-led umbrella group NationalDemocratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). The peace talks are slated to start with informal meetings fromJanuary 14 to 19, and lead to formal talks from February 15 to…

The Finnish Jamie Oliver in Hong Kong

Scandinavian food and Nordic flavours in Hong Kong. At FINDS you can enjoy both fine dining and night-life. ScandAsia visited FINDS Friday night before dinner rush at eight, the outdoor terrace was filled with young people enjoying cocktails, while the staff preparing the dining area for supper. FINDS is not only a restaurant but a…

US Army Commander Ends Tour of Duty in Mindanao

US Army Special Forces commander Col. William Coultrup, who headed American troops temporarily stationed in Mindanao, heads back home soon after a three-year tour of duty in Southern Philippines where his leadership left a lasting impact both on the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and on communities in conflict-stricken areas in the region. Coultrup…

Icelander Brewing Coffee in Singapore

Meet Icelandic descendant Mr Lynden Vikingur, affectionately known to staff and friends as ‘the Viking’ – and that is because he actually is one. He is founder and manager of Viking Coffee Singapore. Of Icelandic-Australian descent and an oil and gas analyst by profession, Lynden worked himself through University as a Master Barista, mastering the…

More Finnair Flights to Hong Kong from June 2011

Finnair will increase direct flights to Hong Kong. Instead of the previous seven flights, Finnair will fly to Hong Kong with a frequency of 12 flights per week  from June next year. Hong Kong in China is one of the world’s most important economic centres.                                                               “Finnair’s position in traffic between Asia and Europe is strengthening…

Kim Roger Eriksson’s Former Boss Shocked at Arrest

Thomas Nilsson, manager of Thai Hem also known as DNTS Construction, says he is shocked at the arrest and accusations against his former employee Kim Roger Eriksson, who he describes as both friendly and sincere. The Swedish drug manufacturer suspect Kim Roger Eriksson worked as construction manager in the Swedish-Thai company Thai Hem, which sells and builds dream…