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Are you paying too much for your coffee? Check here

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Whether you like it hot or cold, with milk, sugar, egg, whipped cream or just plain black, most adults know the feeling of waking up in the morning but not feeling completely awake until they have had that first sip of bitter, brown, caffeinated drink: Coffee. But the price of grabbing a cup of coffee…

Concert with Nordic music during Nordic Festival in Hong Kong

October 22 and 23, top local performers such as cellist Chor Kai-hei, pianist Linda Yim and Cong Quartet will present Nordic composers like Jean Sibelius, from Finland, Jón Leifs (Iceland), Carl Nielsen (Denmark), Edvard Grieg (Norway) and Wilhelm Stenhammar (Sweden) at the “An Evening with Nordic Composers” chamber music concerts at Studio Theatre, Hong Kong…

10 million loyal to Norwegian

Norwegian’s loyalty programme, Norwegian Reward, has reached 10 million members – expanding at three new members every minute. The Norwegian low cost airline is flying to Bangkok and Krabi airports in Thailand as the only two destinations in Asia. The loyalty programme has been awarded nine prestigious accolades since its launch in 2007, including “Program…

The Nordic Film Festival at Cine Art at EmQuartier

Thursday the 26th of September, the 4 Nordic ambassadors hosted a reception at the 4th floor at EmQuartier CineArt, before the screening of the Swedish movie “Becoming Astrid”, a film about the late well-known and very popular author Astrid Lindgren. Her popular children books are familiar to most young people and adults, but how many…

Travel firm bankrupt: Nordic subsidiaries survive

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The world’s oldest travel firm, Thomas Cook Group, has entered compulsory liquidation according to a press release. The liquidation follows failure to reach a sufficient financial agreement between the company’s stakeholders and possible money providers. Essentially all flights on Monday 23 September 2019 were cancelled due to the bankruptcy. For the Nordic customers it meant…

Norwegian suspected of manslaughter disappears: Interpol issues Red Notice

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Interpol has sent out Red Notice for 54-year-old Norwegian man who is accused of killing a 34-year-old British national in Phuket in the early hours of 21 August 2019 according to The Nation Thailand. The Red Notice roughly translates to an international arrest warrant. The victim’s family has said they are “bewildered” why the court…

Food, spirits and singing at Scandinavian Crayfish Party Bangkok: See photos

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The Scandinavian Society Siam’s annual Crayfish Party 2019 at the Landmark Hotel in Bangkok was not short on prices, snaps or crayfish when it was celebrated on Saturday 14 September. Already before the doors opened guests could enjoy a variety of drinks and miniature open sandwiches with fish, prawns and potato. It was also possible…

Climate change, gender equality: Nordic Film Festival in Bangkok has it all

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When the Nordic Film Festival gets going on the weekend from 27 to 29 September 2019 at Quatier CineArt in Bangkok, the focus will be on sustainability and climate change. “The Nordic countries aim to become carbon neutral and we want to send a strong message of commitment,” said Satu Suikkari-Kleven, the Finnish ambassador in…

An afternoon with Nordic Ambassadors, film enthusiasts

It will be two interesting days end of September (27th-29) with two movies from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden screened at The Quartier CineArt, 4th Floor at the Emquartier. All four Nordic countries will present two movies each. Friday the 27th 2019 at 6 pm Finland is screening “MY STUFF”, a documentary comedy which is…