Thursday Sep 11
Outokumpu's Kemi mine celebrates 50-year anniversary
This September it will be exactly 50 years since Outokumpu made the decision to begin mining operations in its chrome mine in Kemi, Finland. The deposit had been found five years earlier by a local diver, Martti Matilainen.
Rainy town in Lapland
Rovaniemi is the furthest North you can get by railway in Finland. The town itself is actually not so charming, but it a good starting point for trekking expeditions out into Laplands great nature.
War Is A Crime
Where even the reality cop shows are boring: Smart Social Policies in Finland, Dumb Ones in the US
Finland can be a shock to a visitor from America. The cities are clean, the highways and byways are smoothly paved and pothole-free despite the punishing winter climate faced by a country that straddles the Arctic Circle, schools look shiny and new, and it's hard to see anyone who looks destitute.
I made S$6.2m fixing matches: Wilson Raj
Wilson Raj Perumal sits in the Lapland district court in Rovaniemi in this June 22, 2011 file photo.