Category: General news

Dane created his own underwear made of bamboo: ‘I couldn’t find anything comfortable’

A year and a half ago, two Danish men came up with a brilliant plan. Like most other brilliant plans, this one came about over a beer at a bar. Kenneth and Jens were to make the most comfortable underwear in the world. The perfect underwear. Today, about a year and a half after that…

Finnish-Singaporean study show Mindfulness works against stress

Researchers from Singapore Management University (SMU), the Hanken School of Economics, Finland; and two American universities have carried out a study titled ‘Overworked and Under-Resourced: A Mindfulness Intervention for Middle Manager Well-Being’. The study set out to prove and did indeed find that Mindfulness training can help middle managers cope with the stress and emotional…

Antti Vänskä – the new Finnish Ambassador at the helm in Singapore

When he was in his early 20s Mr Antti Vänskä, on route to a summer job in Australia, sent a postcard to his parents back in Finland from Singapore, describing the city as wonderful but an awfully hot place for Finnish people. Now he is back, as no other than Finland’s new Ambassador to Singapore!…

Danes receiving pension in Thailand rose to 572 in 2018

A total of 572 Danes were receiving their pension in Thailand in 2018. Fifteen years earlier, in 2003, there were only 46 Danish pensioners in Thailand. The 572 Danish pensioners are a small group among the 57.500 Danes who today receive their pension outside of Denmark. This number was around 25.000 pensioners fifteen years ago…

Dane saved thousands of Chinese at Nanjing massacre

Bernhard Arp Sindberg, a Dane who happened to be in Nanjing during the Japanese imperial army’s massacre on soldiers and civilians in Nanjing in 1937, rescued thousands of Chinese from being killed or raped. While Sindberg is well-known in China for his deed, he is only now becoming recognized in Denmark as a national hero.…

Singapore invests in sustainable Finnish fiber firm

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Instead of just chucking textile, cardboard and agricultural waste in the bin, Finnish start-up Infinited Fiber Company (IFC) turns this otherwise unusable material into new fibres. And now Singapore-based Royal Golden Eagle Pte Ltd (RGE) has decided to chip in by investing in the sustainable project. Investors already include Swedish H&M Group as well as…

Finnish tourist dead in Pai

A Finnish national was Tuesday morning found dead in his hotel room in Pai, Mae Hong Son Province in northern Thailand. The deceased is identified as 65-year old Kari Aleksander Rajasalo. Acccording to the Tourist Police Division 2 Facebook page, Mr. Rajasalo had arrived Thailand on 18 August and checked into the Yokmaneedoi resort in…