The Gold Coast is a coastal city in southeastern Queensland on the east coast of Australia. The city is
located at 94 kilometres south of the state capital Brisbane. It is the most populous non-capital city in Australia.
Surfers Paradise at dusk
The beach of Surfers Paradise at night
Gold Coast experiences a subtropical climate, with warm winters and hot, humid summers.
The city experiences substantial summer precipitation mostly concentrated in thunderstorms and
heavy showers with rain events occasionally lasting up to a few weeks, at times giving residents
the summer blues, while winter is pleasant and warm with little rain.
(L) Broadbeach South Terminus: There is a plan to extend the Gold Coast Light-Rail track to the Goldcoast Airport.
(R) Automobile is prohibited to run the tram track space.
Gold Coast Light-rail -at Cavill Avenue station
Gold Coast Light rail - Broadbeach-South terminal station
(L) Light-Rail train is running on Gold Coast Highway, near the Palm Avenue.
(R) A sling shot: This amusement machine is located near the Cypress Avenue station.
Cavill Avenue station, which locates in the centre of Surfers Paradise commercial district.
Cavill Avenue station at night
(L) The train runs every 15 minutes until the midnight. In weekdays, it runs every 7-8 minutes between 7:00AM - 7:00PM.
(R) An automatic vending machine for ticket
(L) Train guidance panel inside (R) Many police officers are on alert in Surfers Paradise.
The Gold Coast's light rail service is called G:link. A 13 km-line between Griffith University and Broadbeach connecting
the key activity centres of Southport and Surfers Paradise opened in July 2014.
G:link, also known as the Gold Coast Light Rail, is a light-rail system on the Gold Coast, Australia.
The first stage of the project is a 16 station line between Griffith University and Broadbeach.
The line is 13 kilometres long.
Many high-school students are gathered in Surfers Paradise.
High-school students and a taxi in Gold Coast
Girl students are cavorting around the Surfers paradise. Police officers are in alert in the town.
So many good-looking girl-students were enjoying their time in the Surfers Paradise.
High-school students are gathering to the venue held at the Gold Coast Schoolies.
Schoolies Dates for 2014
Week 1 (QLD) 22 November 2014 to 29 November 2014
Week 2 (NSW & VIC) 29 November 2014 - 7 December 2014
Week 3 (NSW & VIC) 6 December 2014 - 14 December 2014
Schoolies or schoolies-week (also known as the leavers' or leavers' week in Western Australia) refers to the Australian tradition
of high-school graduates having week-long holidays following the end of their final exams in late November and early December.
Schoolies-week is seen as a final party with schoolmates before they head their separate ways.
A supermarket in Surfers Paradise: The price of goods is not inexpensive.
Broadbeach is the home to one of Queensland's largest shopping centres, Pacific Fair, currently undergoing
a $670 million renovation. The area is also home to the Jupiters Hotel and Casino, the Gold Coast Convention
and Exhibition Centre and the Oasis Shopping Centre. . The new apartment blocks include The Wave, The Oracle.
Against to expectation, the price of fruits is rather expensive. Roast chicken and beef are inexpensive.
Peanut produced in Australia was cheap. However, the price of Coca-Cola cost Aus$ 350 for a 600 ml bottle.
A mineral water is also expensive. These are about four times of the prices in Tokyo.
(L) High-rise buildings stand close a long beach in Surfers Paradice.
(R) A quiet residential area in the Marriott Hotel, Surfers Paradise
A monorail linking Casino: However, it is closed at present.
This shows new unique buildings, which includes a $850 million two-tower luxury apartment and The Wave a residential skyscraper.
The Skypoint, SkyPoint (formerly Q1 Observation Deckand QDeck) is an observation deck, located 230 metres
off the ground at the top of the Q1 on the Gold Coast,
The pictures show a panoramic view to the north of Gold Coast (left) and to the south of Gold Coast.
Chevron Island in Surfers Paradise
The state border between Queensland and New South Wales is located in the middle of Gold Coast International Airport.
A direct flight passenger from Singapore is increasing; a passenger form Japan is decreasing in 2013.
The distance to Los Angeles 11,548 Km
The distance to New York 16,038 Km
The distance to Hawaii 7,652 Km
The distance to Tokyo 7,220 Km
The distance to Vanvouver 11,891 Km
Gold Coast University Hospital
Gold Coast University Hospital is a major health facility offering tertiary level health care for the Gold Coast,
completed in September 2013. The hospital was built on the site of Greenfields next to Griffith University.
Gold Coast campus was built at a cost of $1.8 billion. New 750-bed medical facility includes specialist
cancer and cardiac services, neurosciences, trauma and neonatal intensive care services.
Gold Coast University Hospital station, the north terminal of the light train
The entrance to the hospital with a waning notice
A sign board and a cafeteria of the University Hospital
A Sushi counter and a cafeteria in the University Hospital
(L) Another building is under construction. (R) Sushi in the cafeteria provides a good-tasting sushi.
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Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on the on-the-spot investigation.
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The photographs were taken in November 2014, and article was written in December 2014,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
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