SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
Day 1 (March 14, Thursday)
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Delegate Registration at Ala Moana Hotel
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Individual Shopping at the Ala Moana Shopping Center / Lunch is available at the Food Court
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Mapua World Commission Meeting at Angelo Pietro, 1585 Kapiolani Blvd, #110
5:30 PM to 12:00 MN - Meet and Greet Night (Buffet Dinner, Entertainment, and Dance at Hibiscus Room, Ala Moana Hotel / Hawaiian Attire)
Day 2 (March 15, Friday)
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Delegate Registration at Ala Moana Hotel
12:00 NN - Golf at Kapolei Golf Course
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM - Tour and Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center which will include a tour of other landmarks & attractions around Oahu before proceeding to the PCC (Delegates not joining this tour may go on their own individually arranged tours).
Day 3 (March 16, Saturday)
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Technical Seminar at Ala Moana Hotel
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Tour of FILCOM Center, Honouliuli Waste Water Treatment Plant & Ewa Water Recycling Plant, and H-Power Plant (Lunch at Kambingan Restaurant)
5:30 PM to 12:00 MN - Gala Night (Sit Down Dinner, Entertainment, and Dance at Hibiscus Room, Ala Moana Hotel / Filipiniana or Equivalent Formal Attire)
Day 4 (March 17, Sunday)
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Catholic Mass/Protestant Service (At selected places of worship)
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM - Picnic at Ala Moana Beach Park / Informal Attire
TIPS & TIDBITS
* ALA MOANA CENTER - is the largest shopping mall in Hawaii, the fifteenth largest shopping mall in the United States, and the largest open-air shopping center in the world. Located at 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard, Ala Moana Center is part of the commercial, retail, and residential district of Ala Moana, south of Makiki, east of Kaka?ako, west of Waikiki and across from Ala Moana Beach Park. In 1959, Ala Moana Center became the largest shopping mall in the United States, only to be overshadowed years later by new retail developments across the nation. There are more than 290 shops and restaurants, including boutique stores of leading international fashion designers. Its current anchor tenants are Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Sears, and Nordstrom. The Center boasts one of the world's largest food courts, featuring cuisines from around the globe.
Hawaiian Attire such as Hawaiian Polo Shirts for men and Muumuu Dresses (in long, short and midlength) for women are sold in many stores at the Ala Moana Center. You can check department stores such as: Sears, Macy's, and Hilo Hattie. Take note that this will be the specified attire for the 'Meet & Greet Night'. Numerous stalls at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet also sell an assortment of inexpensive Hawaiian Attire. Take note, however, that the Swap Meet is open only on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
* CATHOLIC & PROTESTANT CHURCHES - The following are some of the places of worship in Honolulu:Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
800 Kaheka Street
Sunday Masses: 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 6:00 pm
1730 Punahou Street
8:00 am - Holy Communion
9:15 am - Christian Education for All Ages
10:30 am - Choral Eucharist
9:00 pm - Compline (Prayer at the Close of Day)
Eden Presbyterian Church
1540 Makaloa St Ste 206
Waikiki Baptist Church
424 Kuamoo Street
9:00 am - Contemporary Worship
9:00 am - Bible School
10:45 am - Traditional Worship
4:00 pm - Awana (K to 6th Grade)
6:00 pm - Contemporary Worship
Iglesia Ni Cristo
1021 Valley View Drive
6:30 am - Filipino Worship Service
9:30 am - Children Worship Service
6:30 pm - Children Worship Service
* POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER (PCC) - is a Polynesian-themed theme park or living museum located in Laie, on the northern shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Dedicated on October 12, 1963, the PCC occupies 42 acres (17 ha) owned by nearby Brigham Young University–Hawaii. Within eight simulated tropical villages, performers demonstrate various arts and crafts from throughout Polynesia. Visitors may also take a free shuttle to tour the university and see the Laie Hawaii Temple visitor center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), the church that owns BYU–H and the PCC. The center provides employment and scholarships for students at BYU-Hawaii and also preserves the cultures of Polynesia. It is one of the most frequently visited tourist destinations in Hawaii. In recent years, it claims to be Hawaii's number one paid attraction.
Click to View A Slide Show: THE POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER
* LUAU - A luau is a Hawaiian feast. It may feature food, such as poi, kalua pig, poke, lomi salmon, opihi, haupia, and beer; and entertainment, such as Hawaiian music and hula. Among people from Hawaii, the concepts of "luau" and "party" are often blended, resulting in graduation luaus, wedding luaus, and birthday luaus. Poi is a Hawaiian word for the primary Polynesian staple food made from the corm of the taro plant. Poi is produced by mashing the cooked corm (baked or steamed) until it is a highly viscous fluid. Water is added during mashing and again just before eating, to achieve a desired consistency, which can range from liquid to dough-like. Poke is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine. Opihi is a salty morsel that has long been a popular offering at many a family paina (feast). Today, the opihi, an edible limpet that is actually a type of snail, has become a rare, expensive delicacy. Haupia is a traditional coconut milk-based Hawaiian dessert often found at luaus and other local gatherings in Hawaii. Since World War II, it has become popular as a topping for white cake, especially at weddings. Although technically considered a pudding, the consistency of haupia closely approximates gelatin dessert and is usually served in blocks like gelatin.
* RESTAURANTS - There are numerous restaurants in Honolulu where you could go for dining. Some of the most popular are listed below:1) Chinese Restaurants:
Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, Ala Moana Shopping Center/Ph: 947-8809 Mandalay Restaurant, 1055 Alakea Street/Ph: 525-8598 Hee Hing Restaurant, 449 Kapahulu Avenue/Ph: 735-5544 P.F. Chang, Ground Flr Hokua Towers/1288 Ala Moana Blvd/Ph: 596-4710
2) Japanese Restaurants:
Tanaka of Tokyo, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd/Ph: 945-3443 Yanagi Sushi, 762 Kapiolani Blvd/Ph: 597-1525 Makittii Hawaii Seafood Restaurant, 2380 Kuhio Ave/923-2260 Shokudo Japanese Restaurant, 1585 Katiolani Blvd/Ph: 941-3701
3) Vietnamese Restaurants:
Mai Lan Vietnamese Restaurant, 1224 Keeaumoku St/Ph: 955-0446 Pho Mai, 1427 South King Street/Ph: 955-6583 Pho Saigon, 655 Keeaumoku St #10/Ph: 955-1069 Green Papaya, 1518 Makaloa St, #A/Ph: 953-2340
4) Filipino Restaurants:
Golden Coin Bake Shop & Restaurant/1833 N King St/Ph: 842-0866 Jesse's Coffee Shop & Restaurant, 1101 N King St/ Ph: 842-1121 Loulen's Restaurant, 1125 N King St/Ph: 853-2212 Max's Chicken, 801 Dillingham Blvd Ste 108/Ph: 951-6297
5) Food Courts:
Makai Food Court, Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd Food Court, Pearlridge Center, 98-1005 Moanalua Rd, Aiea Assorted Restaurants, Ward Center, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd Food Court, Don Quijote, 801 Kaheka St · -
* ALA MOANA BEACH PARK - is a free public park on the island of Oahu, U.S. state of Hawaii, located between Waikiki and downtown Honolulu. This 100-acre (0.40 km2) park has a wide gold-sand beach that is over a half-mile (800 m) long. The water is almost always calm because the beach is protected by an outer reef. This makes it a good spot for long-distance swimmers and small children. There is a 25-foot-deep (7.6 m) swimming channel and a former boat channel that was dredged out of the reef. Big grassy areas, banyans and palm trees make the park a good place to picnic, barbecue, play all kinds of ball games or go running. There are lifeguards, showers, restrooms, phones, tennis courts, picnic tables, food concessions and a music pavilion. Ala Moana Beach Park is a favorite among Honolulu residents. On the weekends, they come here with their whole ohana (family) to picnic, swim and spend time together.
* FILIPINO COMMUNITY CENTER - is the largest facility of its kind in the entire United States and outside of the Philippines. Opened on June 11, 2002, it is a long-awaited symbol of the Filipinos' presence and contributions to Hawaii. The center is located in Waipahu, Hawaii. The facility will not only serve Filipinos, but the whole community with social, educational and medical services.
* H-POWER FACILITY - Covanta Honolulu, also known locally as the H-POWER facility, began commercial operation in May 1990 and is owned by the City and County of Honolulu. H-POWER stands for Honolulu Program of Waste Energy Recovery. Covanta acquired the operating contract in 1993. Located on the island of Oahu, the facility serves the municipal waste disposal needs of more than 850,000 residents and more than six million visitors to the island each year. The facility processes up to 2,160 tons per day of municipal solid waste into refuse derived fuel (RDF), generating up to 57 megawatts of energy for Hawaiian Electric Company—enough to power 45,000 homes and meet 4.5 percent of Oahu's energy needs.
* CONTACT PERSONS - For any questions about the different activities listed above, the following are the contact persons: