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Exploring: Insider's Guide > Big Kahuna: Local Customs

Ask the Big Kahuna
"Answering the most perplexing visitor questions"

Local Customs
The Big Kahuna, the "local boy" that he is, clarifies for inquiring minds the inside scoop on the ways of the people who live on the islands concerning Hawaii vacation, Hawaii travel, and secrets only the locals know...

Q: What is that thumb and little finger hand signal called?

Q: Where is the best spot to gather shells?

Q: I'm clueless as to tipping. Who do you tip in Hawaii?

Q: Are you the Big Kahuna with the record of eating the most pineapples?

Q: What do I need to know before going to a Luau?

Q: Is the free hula show still running in Kapiolani Park in Waikiki?

Q: What is the Hawaiian board game played with black and white rocks?

Q: Can you tell me something about Aloha Festivals? Is it the same as Aloha Week? Where does it take place?

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    Due to the great number of questions, the Big Kahuna will not be able to answer your questions personally. Questions of general interest will be answered in future issues of the free TNT NewsHawaii newsletter, and posted here.

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