Category: Hong Kong

Food as medicine everyday

– Tips for improved health, longevity through your diet in Asia Isn’t it great to get to know as a westerner in Asia that there are some really beneficial herbs, fruits and vegetable to be found here in abundance! For those of you who have not searched, or did not know, it is never too…

Hong Kong magazine bikes through Copenhagen: ‘Why is everyone so happy?’

The South China Morning Post decided to find out why Danes were among the happiest country in the world by grabbing a bike and riding through the streets of a Copenhagen-summer.  Journalist Tim Pile of the South China Morning Post decided to visit Denmark to get a glimpse of what apparently made everyone so happy…

Hong Kong, Singapore among most expensive expat countries

Hong Kong and Singapore ranks as the most expensive countries for expats. Scandinavia ranking low. It has always been the common narrative that Scandinavia is the most expensive place for foreigners to live. High costs of day-to-day living and even higher costs on the housing market has long placed especially Denmark and Norway on the very…

Development on fighting the plastic waste

No one could have failed to notice the alarming situation regarding, in particular, plastic litter in the oceans and that many initiatives are now being announced and legislation strengthened. This is paired with an increasing flow of alarming stories how wildlife connected to seas are suffering. As stated by the European Commission (EC), across the…

Taste of Finland: Nordic summer and food celebrated in Hong Kong

‘Taste of Finland – A Nordic Culinary Success!’ gathered 90 guests at the Gold Coast Prime Rib, the first Nordic culinary event at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel. Taste of Finland was organised to bring together Finnish companies, friends of Finland and epicureans to celebrate the Finnish and Nordic seasonal produce, lifestyle as well…

Sweden’s National Day and Midsummer celebrated jointly in HK

The Swedes in Hong Kong this year decided to combine the celebration of two of the most important public holidays. On Friday 8 June a combined Swedish Midsummer and National Day Celebration took place at PMQ in Hong Kong. It delivered a “real Swedish midsummer experience with unpredictable weather!” according to the organiser. Midsummer is…

EQT closes Mid Market Asia III fund on vibrant market

EQT (a leading investment firm from Sweden) in early May announced the successful closing of the EQT Mid Market Asia III fund with total commitments of USD 800 million. The fund is backed by a global blue-chip investor base, including pension funds, insurance companies and fund-of-funds. The commitments are globally distributed with approximately 48% from…

37 Swedish papers urges China to release detained publisher

37 Swedish papers has urged China to release the detained publisher Giu Minhai, who was put into Chinese custody under suspicious circumstances in January. In January the Chinese-born Swede Giu Minhai was detained by the Chinese police under the accusation of publishing books that smeared the Chinese regime. He was allegedly en route by train…

Team Finland China meeting held in Shanghai

Team Finland China got together in Shanghai on May 28-29. China Ambassador Jarno Syrjälä chaired the two-day event, reports the Finnish Business Council in Hong Kong (FinnCham). A Monday evening dinner reception was hosted by Consul General Jan Wahlberg, with FinnCham Hong Kong’s Executive Director Gitta Hägg-Lundvall in attendance. Also represented were the Finnish Business…