Sydney Opera House
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city
in Australia and Oceania. It is
located on Australia's south-east coast along the Tasman Sea and surrounding
one of the world's largest
Sydney has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, manufacturing,
and tourism. Its gross
regional product was $337.45 billion in 2013 making it a larger economy
than countries such as Denmark,
Singapore, and Hong Kong. There is a significant concentration of foreign
corporations in Sydney, and the city is promoted as Asia Pacific's leading
Sydney has a humid subtropical climate with warm summers, mild winters,
and uniform annual rainfall.
Sydney hosted over 2.8 million international visitors in 2013 or nearly
half of all to Australia. These visitors
spent 59 million nights in the city and a total of $5.9 billion.
(L) Circular Quary is the major sightseeing spot in Sydney (R) The glazed
ceramic tiles of the Sydney Opera House
(L) A seaside restaurant: Smoking is not allowed in this outdoor seat.
(R) Harbour Bridge and visitors
High-rise buildings at Circular Quay
Opera House at night: This picture was taken from the Harbour Bridge.
Circular Quay and Sydney Cove 2014
(L) Air view of Circular Quay and its surrounding area
(R) Australian Post: The express post is colored in red.
(L) Sydney Cove, 1794 (R) A spaghetti served in the Old Sydney district
at Italian restaurant.
(L) A red police car (R) Most of Sydney's police cars are in white.
Meeting at the Australia-China State/Provincial Leaders Forum at the Four
Seasons hotel in Sydney,
the leaders discussed the trade agreement reached between the two countries.
The Four Seasons
Forum has also been described by President Xi himself as a "new milestone"
in the relations of the
two countries, which he described as being very different from when he
first visited Australia in 1988.
Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, the
President of the People's
Republic of China, and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission
visited Sydney and stayed in
Four Seasons Hotel. This shows a state of enthusiastic welcome by Chinese
This photographs were taken on November 19, 2014.
There was a clash between the supporters and protesters:
Xi Jinping visits Sydney: protesters' clash during Chinese-president's
trip in 2014.
People in Sydney constitute the most multicultural city in Australia and
one of the cities with the
variety of culture among the world.
Sydney is the highest ranking city in the world for international students.
More than 50,000 students
from abroad study at the city's universities and a further 50,000 study
at its vocational and English
language schools. The fee of education contributes $1.6 billion to the
local economy and creates
demand for 4,000 jobs each year.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney
Harbour that carries rail,
vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business
district (CBD) and the
North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby
Sydney Opera House is
an iconic image of Sydney, and Australia. The bridge was designed and built
by British firm and
opened in 1932.
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Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a non-smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
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$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Korea
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$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels at San Francisco
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Shanghai
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$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Austria
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Germany
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Switzerland
Total smoking Ban in hotels at Moscow, Russia
Total smoking Ban in hotels at Saint Pertersburg, Russia
Smoke-free hotels in Japan
Smoke-free hotels in Tokyo
Smoke-free hotels in Kyoto and Nara, Japan
Smoke-free Australia Airport of Australia Northern Territory Kangaroo Island Adelaide
Noosa Heads Brisbane casino Brisbane railways Tobacco law in Queensland Western Australia
Tasmania Plain packaging of tobacco
Rail Travel in Australia
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Arrival to Australia Canberra Sydney East coast of New South Wales
Gold Coast Smoking ban in hotels of Canberra and Sydney Smoking ban in hotels of the sea-resort
Smoking ban in hotels of Gold Coast Tobacco control in Australia Departure from Australia
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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
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.