Discover Hawaii : Discover Hawaii 2015
The Hawaiian Islands: Q'ahu I=RI;:I;: (OR ALMOST) ON OÄ U ACROSS O'A U, DISCOV R A WID RANG OJ: J:R AN D LOW-COST ACTIVITI S. First Friday - from Chinatown to Downtown, take in the dynamic local art scene. Museums, cafes, restaurants and stores open late. From 5-9 pm on the first Friday of each month. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort - enjoy the spectacular beachfront firework display every Friday night at 7.45 pm. Honolulu's lively fish auction - a great way to start the day! The action begins bright and early at 5.30 am, Monday-Saturday, Pier 38 United Fishing Agency, 1131 North Nimitz Highway, Honolulu. Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kãne'ohe - 162 hectares of tranquillity, with endangered plants and a network of excellent trails. Open 9 am - 4 pm daily (except Christmas Day and New Year's Day). Guided hikes at 10 am on Saturdays and 1 pm on Sundays (register on 808-233-7323). Free entry. honolulu .gov/parks Music in the park - enjoy (free) Sunday afternoon performances by the Royal Hawaiian Band during summer at Kapi'olani Park, the oldest and largest public park in Hawai'i. The park is located in Honolulu, on the east end of WaikTkT and is home to the Waikiki Shell entertainment venue and the Honolulu Zoo. 40 DISCOVER HAWAI'I The park also offers picnic areas, a 4.8 km jogging track with aerobic exercise stations, 1 OO-year-old trees, soccer fields, grassy areas and tennis courts. Picnic perfect - just minutes west of WaikTkT is the free-entry Ala Moana Beach Park offering 31 hectares of grassy areas, a wide almost 1 km-Iong golden-sand beach and gentle waters. Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center - make the most of the excellent cultural program, with free classes Monday to Saturday, and live entertainment Tuesday to Saturday. Join expert kumu (teachers) in lei making, Hawaiian quilting, hula, 'ukulele playing and lami/ami Hawaiian massage. Visit royal hawaiiancenter. com/i nfo/cu Itu ral programming Second Saturdays - discover the cultural and culinary richness of Downtown, from Capitol District to Chinatown, on the second Saturday of each month with mouth-watering food stalls and artistic works on show. Sunset on the Beach - check out the free monthly movies, entertainment and food on WaikTkT's Queens Beach, showcasing quality films suitable for the whole family. Visit sunsetonthebeach.net Enjoy a great range of complimentary classes at The Royal Hawaiian Center. Pictured (above) is renowned teacher Kumu Hula Lee Puakeala Mann taking a hula class. Image courtesy of The Royal Hawaiian Center Cij LL CI:5 " o "- 6- þ "8 ..c :5 <( E (f) "5 "Cij I TI-IE TI-IE I-IONOLULU FISI-I AUCTION is based on the famous Tokyo fish auction, where large fish are sold individually. In most other parts of the world, fish are sold to wholesalers who generally control pricing. However, the United Fishing Agency in Honolulu operates on a different business model which ensures individual fishermen receive fair prices. In return, buyers representing retailers, wholesalers and restaurants gain access to the freshest fish. Bidding is conducted in an open, competitive forum, with higher-quality fish scoring higher prices. Fishermen are paid the same day for their catch. It's an innovative system that has been operating since 1952.
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