Monday, December 29, 2008


Hawaii is also our target place to go visit. Supposedly we will go to Hawaii last year, but due to the economic crisis we postponed it. Instead we went to a road trip on 6 states in the US. We will visit Hawii someday. I am looking forward to relax and enjoy the island of Hawaii.

The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii.
  • Hawaii is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth. Hawaii is 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines.
  • Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee.
  • More than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii.
  • There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.
    • Vowels: A, E, I, O, U
    • Consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P, W

  • From east to west Hawaii is the widest state in the United States.
  • The Hawaiian Islands are the projecting tops of the biggest mountain range in the world.
  • Honolulu's zenith star, (the star that rises directly above it) is Arcturus. The Hawaiians called it Hokule'a. (Hoe koo lay uh.)
  • Under-sea volcanoes that erupted thousands of years ago formed the islands of Hawaii.
  • The Hawaiian Archipelago consists of over 130 scattered points of land stretching some 1,600 miles in length from the Kure Atoll in the north to the Island of Hawaii in the south.
  • The first Asian American in the United States Senate was Hawaii's Hiram Fong. Descended from Chinese immigrants, Fong was elected to the Senate in 1959.
  • Hawaii was the 50th state admitted to the union on August 20th, 1959.
  • Island flowers and colors used to represent each island.
    • Niihau - Pupu Shell - White
    • Kauai - Mokihana (Green Berry) - Purple
    • Oahu - Ilima -Yellow
    • Maui - Lokelani (Pink Cottage Rose) - Pink
    • Molokai - White Kukui Blossom - Green
    • Lanai - Kaunaoa (Yellow and Orange Air Plant) - Orange
    • Kahoolawe - Hinahina (Beach Heliotrope) - Grey
    • Big Island of Hawaii - Lehua Ohia - Red