Category: General news

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…

Swedish duo joined Rainbow Warrior’s meat free event

On the World Meat Free Day 2018 Greenpeace offices around the world were calling on cities to reduce global meat and dairy consumption by introducing two plant-based meals a week in public institutions by 2020. Greenpeace’s flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, happened to be on a Phuket stopover on this day, where Swedish-Thai Miss Universe Thailand…

Denmark’s Constitutional Day celebrated in Manila

On 5 June 2018 Denmark’s celebration of its Constitutional Day in Manila began with the hanging of an enormous flag outside the atrium building of Enderun colleges. Guests were welcomed with generous servings of cheese canapes from Arla and Dansk hotdogs from Leo Sorensen. “It was truly a festive evening celebrated with friends, dignataries and…

Sweden’s National Day China celebrations

On Wednesday 6 June the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai invited diplomatic colleagues, Swedish organizations & companies, friends and families to attend the annual National Day celebration. SwedCham’s Shanghai office was present to explain their work in Shanghai and to play ‘put the tail on the Dala Horse’ with the children. The Consul General,…

Sweden’s next ambassador to Singapore appointed

The Swedish government has appointed Mr Niclas Kvarnström to become Sweden’s Ambassador to Singapore. Niclas is today ‎Director, Deputy Head of Department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia – ‎Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden. He has previously served at Sweden’s representation at the United Nations in New York, the embassy in Beijing and also worked…

European Book Days Vietnam: Swedish ‘lagom’ book promoted

The Swedish book ‘Lagom: The Swedish Secret of Living Well’ by Lola A. Åkerström was handpicked among works from ten European countries (including also Denmark and Finland) for the European Book Days 2018 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The vivid book festival was full of activities for book lovers including book presentations, readings,…