Perfect place to buy cooked and uncooked food. The cooked food are inexpensive and the staff can speak in broken english. They also sell drinks and sushi that is freshly made. The place can be hard to manuever because it gets very crowded during lunch hour and after work hours. Go during brunch hour to get the freshest meat.
It's a good place for the kids to go to interact with kids their own age. Classes start from 3 year olds to 5 year olds. There are two teachers to a class of 20. They have breakfast, lunch, and snack, and also nap time. There is a courtyard out back where the kids can play when the teacher brings the class out. Kids engage in art work, they play toys, and they are read to. Each classroom has a computer.
You won't learn much now because not many students want to learn. There are classes that start right after normal school hour ends or weekend classes. They offer Mandarin and Cantonese classes, piano, and other cultural lessons, each with a separate fee. Students are tested regularly like a regular school, they learn to read, write, and speak Chinese and also does calligraphy.
They have concerts every once in a while and it's great! If you're coming in from NY, there are cheap chinese runned buses that will get you there and back for $15 and when you get off the bus, you will be handed coupons worth $30 for food and chips. The casino is beautifully made and is nice to walk around and browse the shops. The food they sell is great too. Something for everyone. They will let you walk around even if you are underage, no one stopped my daughter. It is a huge place so remember which entrance you came in from.
This is a great place to hang out even though it's a supermarket. One of the biggest selection of Japanese food outside of Japan. There are many variations to choose from however, it is a bit expensive, some of the things can be found in New York's Chinatown for a cheaper price. They offer a shuttle from NY's Port Authority. Outside of the market are little stores that sell Japanese goods. Most of the workers speak Japanese so either know how to speak it or have enough patience to walk around and look for it. The mochi's they sell here is delicious!!!
Everything about the memorial is beautiful. The movie that is shown before the short boat ride to the monument is inspiring, providing a hope for the future even with the tear between the Japanese and the Americans in the past. Many Japanese tourist visit here as well. Be sure not to bring any bags with you, not even a purse is allowed. You must check everything in at a certain location before you can enter but you must pay a fee. If you are local they will charge you less. This is a must see for those in the area.
This zoo is very small. They do have many macaws which is a joy to look at. A very typical zoo with an alligator exhibit. I got my necklace caught on the fence right above an alligator so be careful. Took a while to get myself loose, all the time eyeing the gators. Not the best but I'm biased because I like variations in animals.
It's not one of the best zoos I've been to but it's good enough to spend a few hours walking around. Remember that this is in a hot climate so remember the water bottles. The animals are always sleeping, I would think, because of the heat. They are not very active so go when it is cool. I heard from a friend that the animals were all out and about when it was raining. Don't count on too many photo opportunities because most of the animals are behind wired cages. There are animals that I have never seen anywhere else such as the giant tortoise. One thing I did not like was how locals are charged less than tourist and thats a lot of places on the island.
This is a great place for kids to go to to learn. There is a touch tunnel that is pitch black and to go from one end to the next, you must have one hand on the side and one on the floor. Presentations are also educational and is highly recommended for young children. Everything here engages children into the world of science and will enhance their curiousity.
This is a BIG zoo and has a lot of animals. It is hard to see everything in one day because it is so big you will get tired from walking. When they have the butterfly exhibit it is worth the extra money to see. There are exquisite looking butterflies so be sure to wear a colorful shirt. Wednesdays are suggested donations. The children's zoo is worth the money for kids. It's an enclosed area for them to run around in and there is a petting zoo too. This is the best zoo.