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EU-funded support programme for SMEs: EU Business Avenues Southeast Asia

The EU-funded EU Business Avenues in South East Asia is tasked to help SMEs from EU countries with business internationalisation. ScandAsia takes an in-depth look and talks to some Nordic companies who participated in one of their missions to Southeast Asia within Information & Communication Technologies. How does it work? Who is it for? And…

Finnish journalists look into the situation of Thai massage workers

Finnish Yle investigation has examinted the lives of Thai massage parlour workers in cities throughout Finland. A new report by Yle’s MOT investigative journalism programme has found that many of the Thai women working in massage parlours in Finland sell sex in order to support their families. The report also reveals that help from the…

First interfaith dialogue between Finland and Indonesia

The first Interfaith and Intermediate Dialogue between Finland and Indonesia was held in Helsinki on 17 September. Indonesia and Finland has agreed to promote to promote global peace efforts through interfaith dialogues after the first Indonesia-Finland Interfaith and Intermediate Dialogue. A delegation with different religious representatives from each country took part in the meeting. The…

Finnish activity park will open in Singapore in November

The Finnish brand SuperPark will open their first activity park in Singapore in November. People of all ages in Singapore can soon enjoy the indoor activity park brand SuperPark, when the Finnish company opens a 40,000 square park in November, according to Todayonline. Day passes for the park are priced between S$18 (11 €) and…

Finnish minister visited China

Minister for Environment, Energy and Housing of the Republic of Finland, Kimmo Tiilikainen, visited Nanjing, East China, on 14 -15 September. During his visit, Finnish minister Kimmo Tiilikainen attended a tour of the Station for Observing Regional Processes of the Earth System (SORPES) at Nanjing University. SORPES is developed in collaboration between Nanjing University and…

Nordic embassies collect garbage in the streets of Bangkok

The Danish and Finnish embassy took part in Clean Up Bangkok–event by collecting garbage in Bangkok. Staff from the Danish and Finnish embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, picked up plastic bottles, cigarette stubs and other sorts of trash in the streets on the annual event Clean Up Bangkok on Saturday 15 September. Among others, Danish Ambassador…

Watch Nordic films at festival in Myanmar

Films from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland will be shown during the European Film Festival Yangon in Myanmar. 17 European countries contribute to the European Film Festival Yangon 2018, including the Nordics. The annual European Film Festival is the longest-running foreign festival in Myanmar. It aims to promote a cultural exchange between Myanmar and Europe…

Nordic Innovation House for Southeast Asia soft-launched

In connection to Slush Singapore (the Finnish global start-up event organiser) and Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) the much-anticipated Nordic Innovation House (NIH) was soft-launched in Singapore on 13 September. This took place at one of Singapore’s co-working spaces, WeWork, in the downtown business district in front of a sizeable business and start-up…

Finnish company to provide air system to big Chinese factory

Finnish company Sarlin will deliver a new air management system to one of China’s biggest steal factories. Sarlin has closed a deal with Shougang Jingtang’ state-of-the-art steel factory to provide the factory with a compressed air management system. “We’ve previously supplied several systems for the Chinese industry. The Shougang air compression system is the biggest…

China launches icebreaking vessel partly designed by Finnish company

China has launched its first home-made icebreaking vessel that is partly designed by a Finnish engineering company. China is ready to break the Arctic ice with a new icebreaking vessel called Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon II, launched on 10 September, according to South China Morning Post. The vessel is designed together with Finnish engineering…