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Singapore ranked world’s most powerful passports

The Henley Passport Index revealed on July 2 that the world’s most powerful passports goes to Japan and Singapore with a visa-free or visa-on-arrival score of 189. The highest spot among other Nordic countries goes to Finland who sits in 2nd place along with South Korea and Germany with an access to 187 destinations around…

Finnish man arrested in Thailand over selling hormone

On June 26, Thailand’s Immigration police together with the International Affairs Officer for the Nordic countries and other involved officers arrested a Finnish man Aki Petri Johannes Vartiainen, 39, who has a warrant in his home country for possessing drug and selling illicit hormone. As per a request from the Finnish Police, Vartiainen was sentenced…

Nokia’s new technology will be deployed first by China Mobile

  Nokia has announced on June 26 that its new AirScale mMIMO Adaptive Antenna (MAA), will be adopted by China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), a Chinese government-owned telecommunication corporation to smooth and speed up the transition from 4G to 5G services. With the ability to efficiently deliver 4G and 5G services while control the costs…

Finland’s circular economy initiative presented to ASEAN

While the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) was taking place in Helsinki the Embassy of Finland Bangkok co-organised ‘Finland towards the circular economy’ seminar, held at the Asean Sustainable Energy Week 2019 in Bangkok. This gave Finland a perfect opportunity to showcase Finnish solutions and present the country’s ambition and roadmap towards being a global…

8 films to watch at Nordic Film Festival Bangkok 2019

4 Nordic Embassies in Thailand: Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland come together in co-hosting 2019 Nordic Films Festival in Bangkok for the third years in a roll since 2017. The three-day festival will start from Sept 27 till Sep 29 at Quartier CineArt located on 4th floor of Emquartier near BTS Phrom Phong, Bangkok. Check…

Invitation to Crayfish Party in Bangkok

Scandinavian Society Siam (SSS) invites you to traditional Crayfish Party on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Landmark Ballroom located in the Landmark Bangkok, Sukhumvit, Bangkok. The guests will meet with welcome drinks such as beer and wine and food like Snaps with lots of Crayfish–part and parcel of the party! Marinated Salmon, Smorrebrod, desserts…

New Finnish Ambassador presented credentials to Singapore’s President

The new Ambassador of Finland to Singapore Antti Vänskä presented his Letter of Credence to the President of Singapore Halimah Yacob at the ceremony taking place on June 27, 2019 at the office of the President at Istana. The ceremony began with an inspection of the Guard-of-Honour. Next, Ambassador Vänskä and President Yacob had a…

Finnair will add three more flights to China’s new airport

On June 26, 2019, Finnair announced its plan to grow its operations in China by adding three weekly flights to new Beijing Daxing International Airport set to be the world’s biggest, according to Reuters. Located on the border of Beijing and Langfang, Hebei Province, Beijing Daxing International Airport is scheduled to open for operation by…