Rose Jensen

Exceptional Lucia show becomes a tradition

The celebration of Lucia at Dusit Thani hotel in Hua Hin on December 13th attracted many visitors. 75 people had signed up beforehand to enjoy the Swedish Association’s Lucia-festivities and buffet. In addition hereto, another 30 persons joined  – namely children, parents and teachers from the Swedish school, Sanuk. Also, many hotel guests and outsiders…

The Annual Finnish Christmas Lunch

Many friends and members of the Finnish Chamber of Commerce and Team Finland in Hong Kong gathered on December 15th for their annual Christmas lunch to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Santa Claus flew all the way from Korvatunturi, Lapland Finland to sing Christmas carols and brought presents to the children. The evening…

Huge crowd at Lucia celebration in Hanoi

Around 580 guests attended the annual Lucia celebration on December 13th, in the garden of Swedish Ambassador’s residence in Hanoi; both Swedes living in Vietnam, colleagues from diplomatic missions, international organizations and representatives from Vietnamese ministries were treated to hot mulled wine (the Swedish “glögg”) and saffron buns. The celebration began with a speech by…

The last SSS Cup

On Saturday the 8th of December over 60 golfers journeyed out to Subhapruek Golf Club in Bangkok for the last Scandinavian Society Siam (SSS) tournament of 2012 – the SSS Cup. It was a glorious December day – especially seeing most of the Nordic region with temperatures between  minus 10 and minus 25 degrees. A…

Amazing Santa Lucia celebration

Lucia Celebration Photo: Hema Selva Close to 90 guests took part in the festive celebration of Lucia in Singapore on December 13th. Swedish Ambassador, Ingemar Dolfe warmly welcomed all friends of Sweden and described how the celebration of Santa Lucia is traditionally carried out in Sweden. An additional Lucia event was held at the Swedish…

Cozy evening with the Ambassador of Norway

Each Wednesday the Norwegians in Pattaya gather at the Seamen’s Churh for a cozy evening together, but on Wednesday 12 December became more interesting when Ambassador Katja Nordgaard came all the way from Bangkok to join them where she told the residents what life is like as an ambassador as well as her involvement in…

Swedish Christmas Parties in China

Before all Swedes leaves China for Christmas Holidays, Christmas parties in Shanghai and Beijing was successfully held on December 7th & 8th organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China. In Shanghai more than 220 guests showed up at the Four Seasons Hotel for a Cozy Christmas Cocktail while more than 200 guests was…

The 4th Annual Norwegian Seafood Dinner in Shanghai

For the fourth year in a row the Royal Norwegian Consulate General and Norwegian Business Association (NBA) co-organized the Annual Norwegian Seafood Dinner in Shanghai. This year the event was recently held at the Peninsula Shanghai on the Bund with even better selection of seafood, more plentiful program for the whole evening as well as…