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Scandinavian ambassadors strutting their silk suits on Thai catwalk

The 9th celebration of Thai silk was concluded in Bangkok on Saturday 23 November 2019. As a cherry on top, those strutting their stuff on the catwalk of the Thai Silk Fashion Week’s last gala fashion show were not your typical fashion models. Taking over the catwalk were representatives from 71 of the 80 embassies…

Preparing new Nordic expats-to-be

Seasoned employers know that being properly prepared is key for a successful posting in Asia, while minimizing the risks – and they prepare their employees accordingly. Nordic employers mostly prepare their assignees well for their posting in Asia to achieve a successful foreign assignment. While learning the cultural do’s and the don’ts may be critical…

Finns soft-launch Waste-To-Value Centre in Singapore

On 14 November, initiated by Finnish experts and with support from the Embassy of Finland, a Waste-To-Value Centre was soft-launched in Singapore, with Ms Katri Kulmuni, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland in attendance. The Waste-To-Value-Centre was inaugurated in connection with a seminar at Nanyang Technological University, whose Nanyang Environment & Water…

Finnish ambassador and Bali vice governor led the opening ceremony of a senior activity centre

H.E. Jari Sinkari, the Finnish ambassador to Indonesia and Vice Governor of Bali, Mr. Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati led the opening ceremony of “Teuku Umar Hovi Club”  a brand new Senior Activity Center in Bali, Indonesia. The Senior activity centre is a cooperation between the Finnish Hovi Group and Balinese Kasih Ibu Hospital Group.…

Consulate General of Finland announced the latest statement on free trade agreement with Singapore

Mr. Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Finland, published an official statement regarding The Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Singapore, which enters into force on 21 November 2019. “Singapore offers interesting business opportunities for Finnish companies’ areas of strength, such as health care and services for elders, digitalisation and renewable…

Finnish ambassador discussed waste to energy technology with Vietnam

Nguyen Huong Giang, Chairwoman of the People’s Committee of the northern province of Bac Ninh hosted a meeting reception with the Finnish Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto, to discuss the treatment of waste issue, on 20th November 2019. “Over the recent past, Finland has been cooperating with Vietnam in general and Bac Ninh province in in particular…

Finnish ambassador gave empowerment speech at the Girl Guides Thailand seminar

Girl Guides Thailand invited the Finnish ambassador to Thailand Ms Satu Suikkari-Kleven to act as a speaker in The Juliette Low Seminar on 14th November 2019, in Bangkok. The topic of the ambassador’s speech was “Social Innovation to Promote Gender Equality and Empower Girls and Young Women.” “It is a privilege to give the speech…

Nordic Forum Circular Economy, Energy held in Kuala Lumpur

On 9 October a Nordic Forum on Circular Economy and Energy took place in Kuala Lumpur featuring prominent Nordic as well as Malaysian speakers. The Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in Kuala Lumpur, together with the Honorary Consulate General of Iceland, hosted this forum, in the sidelines of the 10th International Greentech &…

Finnish indoor exercise park in Kuala Lumpur

Superpark Malaysia is a Finnish exercise park providing a safe space for adventurous activities for children and adults, located at Avenue K shopping centre in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. The first Superpark idea started in Finland year 2012, When Taneli Sutinen watched his daughter play in an outdoor park and he thought that there must…

Consulate general of Finland to Hong Kong tells Finns to avoid demonstrations

Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong and Macao advised on 19th November 2019 Finnish visitors and residence in Hong Kong to avoid demonstration areas. “Violent clashes have also occurred in the context of demonstrations. Avoid demonstration areas and follow local media for updates. Demonstrations can cause disturbances in traffic and flights to and from…