Tag: Finland

Chinese Food Night in Finland a delicious friendship celebration

Cultural bonding through delicacies was the motive of the event, “Chinese Food Night in Finland”, that took place at the Main Post Office Restaurant in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday 14 October 2019. Organized by the Chinese embassy in Finland on the initiative of China Cuisine Association and with the participation of Finnish Chef Association. The…

Southeast Asia’s ageing population: new markets for Scandinavian companies

Today, Southeast Asia is experiencing a boom in number of retirees, raising the demand for retirement homes and additional smart solutions in eldercare and related sectors. The UN estimates that by 2015, Southeast Asia will have 57 million people from 65 years-old and above, which is an increase of 430% from year 2000.This development can…

Finnair partners with Chinese travel platform

On 20 July 2016, Finnair signed a strategic partnership with Alitrip, a fast growing Chinese online travel service. Finnair projects the partnership to bring around 3000 Chinese tourists to Finland during the winter months and bring a boost to Finnish tourism. The partnership includes a a 7-day/5-night package product to Finland and Lapland, visiting Helsinki, Rovaniemi and Ivalo.…

Singapore is number one in digital readiness, followed by Scandinavia

Singapore is the best prepared country in the world for the new digital economy. On Wednesday 6 July 2016 the World Economic Forum published its Networked Readiness Index and for second year in a row, Singapore ranks highest as the most digital-savvy country in the world. Finland, Sweden, and Norway hold the second, third and…

Scandinavian women’s way to kickstart Monday: football!

Monday is typically associated with a lot of coffee, but women from Scandinavian Women’s Association in Singapore have found a healthier way to kickstart a new week: the answer is football. Each Monday evening, they will gather on the green football field and release endorphines, maintain a fit lifestyle and most important: make Monday more…

How Indonesians in Scandinavia manage fasting during Ramadhan

Usually summer solstice in Scandinavia equals an easy breezy long event, but the sunny day might be a challenge for some. Muslims living in the nordic regions will experience the longest Ramadhan in the last 33 years for Muslims, as the holy month coincides with summer solstice on June 20.   During Ramadhan, Muslims fast from dawn…

Finnish FM talks about Finland-Myanmar relations

Finland’s Foreign Minister, Timo Soini, gave his view on the state of Myanmar, the bilateral relationship with Finland, government aid and much more in an interview with independent Myanmar media, Mizzima. In the interview Timo Soini very soon made it clear that Finland supports the newly elected government with President, Htin Kyaw, and NLFD as the powerholders. “Finland is…