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Hawaii travel restrictions still up in the air, Delta variant spreads, special session mulled to consider vetoes, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki sunset with airplane © 2021 All Hawaii NewsIge: Hawaii Unlikely To Ease Travel Restrictions Ahead Of July 4 As Vaccinations Slow. Lt. Gov. Josh Green had publicly urged the governor to end the pre-travel testing requirement on July 1. Civil Beat.$144 million in new federal funding from the American Rescue Plan is coming to the state for various airports. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) said the new funding, signed into law in March, will help support airports that have expe...
Tags: Travel, Russia, India, City, Hawaii, Larry Ellison, Road, Nissan, Faa, Chinatown, Lanai, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Maui, Josh Green


Ige rethinking COVID restrictions again, parents don't want to send their children back to school, Honolulu councilman's blackface video surfaces, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hanauma Bay, pre-COVID ©2021 All Hawaii News The Race Is On To Book A Reservation At Hanauma Bay. As county parks implement online reservation websites, Hawaii is talking about creating a statewide system. Civil Beat.Hawaiian Airlines to Resume Tahiti Service as State Opens Pre-Travel Testing to French Polynesia. Starting June 21, travelers from French Polynesia may bypass the state’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they present a negative COVID-19 test from an approved testing partner. Ha...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Hawaii, HHSC, DOE, Chinatown, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Mauna Loa, University Of Miami, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, West Hawaii


Recreational fishing licenses among bills signed to protect Hawaii's ocean, $9 for a loaf of bread highlights food supply chain upheaval, lawsuit filed over jail COVID conditions, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

A wrasse swims over coral off Hawaii Island ©2021 All Hawaii NewsGov. David Ige signs 9 bills to commemorate World Oceans Day. To commemorate World Oceans Day on Tuesday, Gov. David Ige signed into law nine bills meant to preserve Hawaii’s marine resources which included those establishing fees targeted at visitors, recreational fishing licenses and additional protections for sharks. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now. ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Medicare, Environmental Protection Agency, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Lawrence, West Hawaii, Oahu, Maui County Council, Hawaiian Islands, Hilo


Hawaii outdoor mask mandate lifted, economic outlook rises, University of Hawaii mulls fully open campuses, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash Gov. Ige Eliminates Mask Mandate for Outdoors, Allows Ocean Sports Competitions. Gov. David Ige announced Tuesday people will no longer have to wear masks outdoors, effective immediately, as COVID-19 cases decrease and more people get vaccinated. The governor said he would maintain a requirement that people wear masks indoors. The same rules will apply regardless of whether someone is vaccinated. Associated Press. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Big...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Hawaii, Larry Ellison, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Derek, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, University of Hawaii, Garden Island


Hawaii inter-island vaccine passport program begins today, Mauna Kea working group named, $2,200 teacher bonus outside Legislature's authority, Ige says, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Tourists on Mauna Kea ©2021 All Hawaii News State’s inter-island vaccine passport program begins as broader plan still in the works. The state’s vaccine passport program starts Tuesday for inter-island travelers. It applies only to people who got their shots in Hawaii. The passport program allows fully vaccinated individuals to skip a COVID-19 test or travel-related quarantine. Hawaii News Now. Big Island Now. Bill to increase lodging tax could stifle visitor industry, some say. Hawaii’s ...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Pfizer, The New York Times, Bill, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Legislature, U S Food and Drug Administration, Oahu, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Green very popular in poll, 63% vaccinated, facial recognition comes to Honolulu airport, lumber prices more than double, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

An apparently exhausted Lt. Gov. Green on July 29, 2020 Hawaii Voters Really, Really Like Lt. Gov. Josh Green. But Gov. David Ige gets low marks as does Speaker Scott Saiki, the Legislature and former Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Of those surveyed in the latest Civil Beat/Hawaii News Now poll, 63% said they had a positive view of Josh Green, who has all but declared his intention to succeed the term-limited David Ige next year. Civil Beat.How major bills in Hawaii fared at the Capitol in...
Tags: Travel, Congress, US, Star, Hawaii, Kilauea, Pacific, Chinatown, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Capitol, Legislature, Pacific Island, Baldwin


Honolulu Chinatown restaurants rally back

Aloha Bruce recently posted a link via social media to a brilliant Hawaii Vacation Connection podcast from the “Before Times”, pre-pandemic, about the exciting revitalization Oahu’s Chinatown Arts District and Chinatown restaurants have undertaken in the past decade. It got us thinking about how restaurants, bars, galleries, and music venues are re-emerging in a once-thriving […] The post Honolulu Chinatown restaurants rally back appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Chinatown, Oahu, Aloha Bruce, Honolulu Chinatown, Chinatown Arts District, Chinatown restaurants


Coronavirus vaccine shortage hits Hawaii, lawmakers mull lottery, cigarette tax hike, $12 minimum wage, Oahu restaurant inspections suspended, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lt. Gov. Josh Green administers coronavirus vaccine in this Dec. 29, 2020, courtesy photo  Lack of supply slows coronavirus vaccinations in Hawaii. Hawaii’s mass COVID-19 immunization sites are putting the brakes on new appointments, at least for the next few weeks, as vaccine supplies remain limited across the country. Star-Advertiser.Second vaccine shots for large group of seniors could limit distribution of first doses. Hawaii seniors 75 and older who got COVID vaccines at large distri...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Senate, Hawaii, House, Lg, Faa, Sears, Chinatown, Big Island, Maui, Josh Green, Hawai, Hawaii County, Oahu, Kona


Alcohol tax hike, sugary drink tax proposed in Legislature, OHA whistleblower files lawsuit, only half of state residents plan to take coronavirus vaccination, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Sweet alcoholic umbrella drink on Hawaii shoreline ©2021 All Hawaii News House measure would increase state liquor tax. House Bill 771 proposes a 3-year-long increase to the state’s liquor tax, which currently imposes a nearly $6 tax per gallon on distilled spirits and a nearly $1 tax on nondraft beer. Tribune-Herald.Ige’s Proposed ‘Sugar Tax’ Could Generate $60 Million A Year For The State. Gov. David Ige has proposed a new 2-cents-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugary drinks in an effo...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Joe Biden, Hawaii, House, Epa, Chinatown, Big Island, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Legislature, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Ko Olina, David Ige


Hawaii Legislature convenes without pomp, federal recognition for Hawaiians back on the table, Honolulu mayor names chief of staff, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Taro farmers offer free cuttings at Capitol as Hawaii Legislature convenes PC: Ka Leo o Hawai'i via Facebook, Ethan Weil State Legislature opens without the usual revelry. The coronavirus pandemic and the shock waves it has sent through the economy, as well as heightened security as a result of the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, combined to create somber, austere ceremonies as lawmakers gathered on Wednesday to kick off this year’s legislative session. Star-Advertiser.New legislativ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Joe Biden, Hawaii, Washington Dc, House Of Representatives, Leo, Biden, Chinatown, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, State, Martin


Hawaii ushers out 2020, looks to a better 2021; Maui plans to tighten restrictions amid coronavirus surge; Kauai loosens travel requirements, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Rainbow over Hawaii ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Should Soon See At Least $1.7 Billion In New Federal Pandemic Relief Funds. But a new deal to help Americans get through the financial turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic falls far short of expectations for Hawaii’s political leaders. Civil Beat.Approximately 20,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Hawaii. The State continues to order large quantities of the vaccine from the federal government’s Operation Warp Speed. The Department of Heal...
Tags: Travel, Matthew Mcconaughey, Navy, Hawaii, Larry Ellison, Pfizer, Pearl Harbor, Chinatown, Mainland, Dallas Buyers Club, Lanai, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Josh Green


Bornga, Sydney

Bornga Korean BBQ is located on Harbour Street in Haymarket right in the middle of Chinatown. It's busy and loud with wide spaced booths and a menu full of Korean barbecue meats and stews. It's one of the international outposts of the South Korean chain started by Korean chef Baek Jong-won.
Tags: Travel, Chinatown, Haymarket, Harbour Street, Bornga Sydney, Baek Jong


Hawaii opening to travelers from Japan, 20k apply for rent relief, HART board fails to kill rail partnership, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

House Speaker Scott Saiki and Gov. David Ige at Honolulu airport (Governor's Office video grab) Hawaii to welcome Japanese travelers next month through the state’s pre-arrival testing program. The number of Japanese visitors willing to come to Hawaii during the pandemic will be limited in part because of a requirement from the Japanese government that Japanese nationals traveling abroad complete a 14-day quarantine upon returning to Japan. Also, the Japanese government still has the U.S. ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Japan, Navy, Cdc, Office, Hawaii, House, PAC, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Chinatown, Japan Airlines, Big Island, Maui, State


Travel: Ready to return to Vegas? Here’s what’s new

If what happens in Vegas really stays in Vegas, then there’d be no worry of bringing COVID-19 back home after your southern Nevada getaway. Alas, the famous slogan doesn’t apply to contagious diseases. That’s why the novel coronavirus pandemic is no joke even in a city crawling in comedy clubs, not that anyone can take in a show just yet. But after months of being uncharacteristically lifeless, the vast majority of casinos, hotels, restaurants and stores are back in business downtown and along t...
Tags: Things to do, Travel


The 22 Best Things to See and Do in Bangkok

Posted: 8/17/20 | August 17th, 2020 Bangkok. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world. It’s a vibrant, chaotic, international, funhouse. A city 600 square miles and with a population of over 8 million, you could spend months here and you’d still only scratch the surface. I’ve visited the city more times than I can count. I even lived there for a couple of years . I’ve watched the city change and grow in so many ways since I first landed here in 2004. While there’s not a lot of traditional t...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangkok, Chinatown, Jim Thompson, Unesco World Heritage, Buddha, Cameron Highlands, Buddhist, Rama, Khao San Road, Mark Wiens


The Coolest Boutique Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

While many travellers to Malaysia will flock to Penang, Sabah or Malacca, you must spend some time in the countries capital, Kuala Lumpur! A hotel sets the mood for your stay. You want comfort, a fabulous location, and personally, that little je ne sais quoi that turns a good experience into a great one, and a brilliant price always helps! While there are dozens of nice hotels in Kuala Lumpur to choose from why not add a level of chic-ness to your stay by staying in one of the coolest bou...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Hotels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Marriott, Hotel, Chinatown, Destinations, Colonial, Malacca, Melaka, Penang, Bukit Bintang, Accommodation Review


Ige vetoes unemployment payments from CARES bill, COVID-19 cases hit another record 124, BOE delays schools opening to Aug. 17, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. Ige removes mask at July 28 press conference. Facebook video. Gov. David Ige vetoes additional unemployment insurance, hoping Congress acts. Gov. David Ige vetoed a spending plan that would have added $100 in state weekly unemployment benefits in the era of COVID-19, hoping that an embattled Congress will continue supplementing state benefits at something close to the current, weekly level of $600 in additional federal aid. Star-Advertiser.Ige uses line-item veto on virus relief bill...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Congress, California, Senate, Office, Hawaii, Boe, Associated Press, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Maui, National Science Foundation, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaii County


Hawaii-Japan travel bubble on the horizon, schools may delay reopening, Honolulu may close bars amid COVID-19 outbreak, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki street scene pre-COVID ©2019 All Hawaii News Travel Bubble With Japan Inches Closer To Reality. Hawaii is among a dozen destinations that received the green light for travel by Japan’s government, but no date is set. Civil Beat.Hawaii is included on Japan’s list of travel sites. Hawaii officials have been working for months on forming a “travel bubble” with Japan that allows for relaxed travel restrictions between the two destinations as a way to help tourism safely start reboundi...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Hawaii, Kim, Kilauea, Chinatown, Lanai, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Department Of Education, Doh, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Board of Education, West Hawaii


Schools release pandemic reopening plans, candidates report campaign war chests, churches get millions in federal PPP grants, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Social distancing at a Hawaii school PC:Wheeler Elementary School Most Hawaii public schools will blend in-person and distance learning when classes resume. Principals selected different learning models in consultation with their staff and communities, campus by campus, for the new academic year. Star-Advertiser.‘Learning models’ selected: Big Island schools choose plans for handling instruction when classes resume. With less than a month before students return to class, Hawaii’s public s...
Tags: Travel, Lyft, Hawaii, Bill, PPP, Department Of Transportation, Chinatown, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Capitol, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now


Hawaiian Airlines booking mainland routes, University of Hawaii reopening Aug. 24, Blangiardi's past scrutinized, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Airlines loaded for service ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaiian Airlines to resume most U.S. mainland routes, increase interisland schedules. Hawaiian Airlines announced today that it is resuming most of its U.S. mainland routes and will increase its neighbor island schedule — although international service will remain suspended due to restrictions on inbound travel. Star-Advertiser.Hawaiian Airlines to Resume Most US Mainland Routes. Hawaiian Airlines is set to resume a reduced sched...
Tags: Travel, Senate, US, City, Hawaii, Kansas, Southwest Airlines, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, State, Hawai, Honolulu


Hawaii Supreme Court rules for Hawaiians in homelands case, Gender X driver's licenses available, Senate panel nixes aid package to shipper Young Brothers, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian man with children at Lalakea ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Supreme Court rules state must pay Native Hawaiians damages. The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Native Hawaiians seeking damages over decades of waiting for homestead leases. KHON2.Justices fault state for mismanaging Hawaiian land trust. The Hawaii Supreme Court issued a stinging rebuke Tuesday to the state for what the justices unanimously called wrongful conduct that has resulted in the state’s failu...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Chinatown, Hawaiian Airlines, Maui, Department Of Health, State, Honolulu, Capitol, West Side, West Hawaii, Oahu, US Coast Guard, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now


Military not quarantined, primary ballots set as filing deadline passes, Chinatown homeless center plans dropped, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Pohakuloa Training Area ©2020 All Hawaii News No quarantine for arriving military, but ‘restriction of movement’ required. U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said the Department of Homeland Security exempted military members traveling on official orders to Hawaii from the state’s quarantine, but the command instituted its own “restriction of movement” — which means service members are prohibited from going out for 14 days except for “essential” trips such as to the grocery store, doctor or pharmac...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Volcano, Department Of Homeland Security, DOE, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Maui, Department Of Education, State, Hawai, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu


Hawaii braces for economic fallout, union worries about possible furloughs, Hannemann running again for Honolulu mayor, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lone man fishing ©2020 All Hawaii News ‘It’s Going To Be Bad’: Federal Aid Will Soon Run Out For Many In Hawaii. With the state’s largest industry shut down and federal funds soon to dry up, nothing is on the horizon to replace residents’ lost income. Civil Beat.Pandemic Job Losses In Hawaii Curb Cash Flow To Families Abroad. Many immigrants from the Philippines have to decide between saving money to survive unemployment or sending it to relatives. Civil Beat.HGEA says the state could sti...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, West, Philippines, Hawaii, Mra, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Oahu, Police Department


Tax revenues expected to plummet, travel quarantine extended to June 30, Japan travel bubble considered, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige and county mayors Zoom conference Newest projection: State tax revenues will drop by a jaw-dropping $2.25B this fiscal year. The state Council on Revenues on Thursday lowered its estimates on state tax revenues by a jaw-dropping $2.25 billion for this fiscal year and next. But lawmakers said the lower estimates will not require across-the-board furloughs or pay cuts. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii budget shortfall now projected to be $2.3 billion. There was a lot of guesswork invol...
Tags: Travel, Japan, US, Hawaii, Army, Council, Chinatown, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Maui, Honolulu, U S Supreme Court, Legislature, Oahu, State Legislature, Hawaii Department of Health


The best attractions in Kuala Lumpur

With more than 100 stations, Kuala Lumpur has the second most extensive metro system in Southeast Asia. The international airport has two dedicated lines that connect to KL Sentral, which is the largest train station in the region. The KTM Komuter and airport lines run on strict timetables while the LRT, MRT, and Monorail services run every five to 10 minutes, depending on the time of day. Operations generally start at 6:00 AM and end before midnight. While the system has come a long way sinc...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, India, Service, Brooklyn, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Starbucks, Hindu, Thaipusam, Chinatown, Kl, Great Britain, All, Bukit Bintang, Metro


Lockdown in Paris: Day 36

This Sunday’s post almost didn’t happen. Not because I have nothing to say today, but because I feel like maybe I shouldn’t be wasting any of my time online when – after 35 days of confinement – I’ve finally been reunited with my partner, Fred. The last time we saw each other was Friday March 13th. We don’t actually live together, but usually spend half of our week together. Since the lockdown in Paris was announced on March 15th and enacted by law on the 17th, we’ve been playing by the rul...
Tags: Travel, France, New York City, Paris, Jesus, Chinatown, Fred, Jeanne, Seine Saint Denis


What is the Chinese cocktail bun

My dad took me grocery shopping in Seattle’s International District most weekends of my childhood. He bought stout bottles of sambal oelek, styrofoam containers of raw tofu wrapped in plastic wrap, and duck eggs at at Viet-Wah, the Vietnamese grocery store in Chinatown, then he’d duck into the cafe next door and grab himself a banh mi sandwich before we drove home. But sometimes there would be something in it for me, too, if I had behaved and traffic wasn’t too bad: a coconut bun from a baker...
Tags: Travel, Desserts, Hong Kong, Japan, Cook, China, Beijing, United States, Las Vegas, Seattle, Chinatown, Macao, All, Chinese Food, South China Morning Post, Jade Trees


A stroll around Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur

Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur is a historic part of the city and has always been a vibrant district for as long as I can... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Travel, Asia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown, City Trips, Culture Holidays


laundromats, underground libraries, and criminal charges: a library link round-up

I have so many cool stories about libraries and librarians, scattered through multiple email and social media accounts. Lucky for you, I wanted to gather them all in one place. Thanks to everyone who ever sent me one of these.* * * * *Librarians in laundromats! Community librarians are all about taking literacy to the people. In library jargon, we're trying to reach the non-users. If that sounds a bit drug-dealer-ish, it's not a bad analogy: come get a taste, then come back for more.The puns jus...
Tags: Travel, Google, Congress, Washington Post, New York City, US, San Francisco, Syria, Chicago, Austin, Idaho, Socialism, New York Times, Reddit, Ohio, Philadelphia


Thailand Update Bangkok Chinatown February 2020

Thailand Update Bangkok Chinatown February 2020 Time for another Bangkok Thailand Update in February 2020. This is taken last weekend, 15th February 2020 at the main Yaowarat Road of Chinatown Bangkok. Bangkok Chinatown was still busy even though there were lesser Chinese national tourists. For your information, one of the road lanes of Yaowarat Road will be closed from Friday to Sunday every weekend to allow more people to walk around. This is to encourage more visitors to Bang...
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Headline, Bangkok, Chinatown, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Thailand - Bangkok, Okinawa, Yaowarat Road, Sam Peng Yaowarat, Artbox, Bangkok Chinatown, Grand China Hotel, Wat Mangkon MRT Station, MRT Blue Line Wat Mangkon Station



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