Last night, close to 1.5 million people had gathered around one of the most known Sydney's landmark - the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge - to celebrate the new year 2009. They enjoyed a spectacular display of fire works. According to the City of Sydney Council, the whole ceremony - fire works included - has a total bill of around 5 million AUD. Nevertheless, Mayor Moore believes the cost was well justified. She believes this kind of ceremonies has the potential to bring people together regardless of their beliefs, religions or the political affiliations - and I think she is right.
I wish a happy, prosperous and above all a peaceful new year for all.