Ala Wai Canal

The Ala Wai Canal, taken from the bridge on Ala Moana Boulevard

The Ala Wai Canal in Honolulu is a man-made canal that was constructed during the 1920’s to drain extensive coastal wetlands for the development of the district. Ala Wai Canal stretches for two miles through Waikiki near the end of the Ala Wai watershed.
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HiTEA Cafe at Ala Moana Center

Since 2015, HiTEA Cafe has been synonymous with outstanding boba creations and authentic Asian fare. Their specialization in squeezed juices and always scratch-made meals keeps their customers coming back for more. With unique toppings like passion fruit, soft grass jelly, and azuki beans, you can truly customize your dream drink. They’re certain from the moment you enjoy a bite of their Minute Chicken, you’ll recognize their real passion for all things fresh. Read More

The Hawaiian Electric Company Building

The Hawaiian Electric Company building is a building located in the Hawaii Capital Historic District and has stood on the corner of King Street, Richards Street, and Merchant Street since 1927. This attractive structure, designed by York and Sawyer, the same New York architects who designed the U.S. Post Office building across Richards Street from it. The building was obviously influenced by the public architecture predominaant in the Historic Capitol District in terms of size, scale, and texture. The building is reinforced concrete with steel framing. The exterior is adorned with terra cotta trim pieces and a stucco finish. Read More

Tulsi Gabbard Announces Presidential Run

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii announced her candidacy for President of the United States earlier today in Honolulu. Speaking to a crowd of her supporters and media at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Gabbard took aim at America’s foreign policy establishment in her campaign announcement Saturday, blaming politicians in “ivory towers” for U.S. involvement in costly armed conflicts abroad. Read More

The Royal Brewery Building

The Royal Brewery building on Queen Street is a landmark in the downtown area. It features a distinctive decorative facade and is the oldest remaining structure associated with brewing in the state of Hawaii. It was constructed from materials shipped in from San Francisco and New York in 1899-1900, and was the original home of Primo, Hawaii’s local beer. It is probably the oldest brewery in Hawaii besides being the only building of its type in the state. Read More

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