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Say Aloha To The Chinese Guy In Honolulu Chinatown
Favorite thing: Of course everybody knows Confucius has a statue in Honolulu Chinatown at Maunakea Marketplace.
Over by Nu'uanu Stream you can find another statue of a Chinese guy who became famous after spending some time in Hawaii.
Sun Yat Sen is often referred to by Chinese historians as the "Father of Modern China" and his statue in Honolulu Chinatown commemorates his contributions.
The location next to Nu'uanu Stream was selected for its ideal fengshui, so that Mr. Sun can forever smell the manapua cooking at nearby Royal Kitchen.
Fondest memory: In 1879, thirteen-year-old Sun Yat Sen and his mother sailed to Honolulu from Macau to join his brother Sun Mei who was already living there as a successful merchant.
Sun Yat Sen enrolled for three years in the Iolani School and then did a freshman year at Oahu College. He went back to China for a while and later returned to Honolulu and began organizing the "Revive China Society" which helped fund the revolution that later overthrew the last dynasty.
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King Kamehameha Statue
Favorite thing: There are just FOUR statues of this King of Hawaii ... two on the Big Island, one in Washington DC, and this one in Honolulu. During King Kamehameha day, June 8th, each year this statue is draped in flower leis.
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Fondest memory: Kamehameha is very important to the Hawaiian people. On special holidays, his statue is decorated with leis.
walk over to greet King...
Favorite thing: walk over to greet King Kamehameha I, who, by force and by talk, united the Hawaiian islands for the first time.
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