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Living in Aiea, Hawaii:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Aiea, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Aiea what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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Aiea is a suburb on the island of Oahu. Aiea is known for the various cultures, restaurants, a major mall, and the hangout spots around town. One of the major events held in town is the Byodo Festival. It’s a celebration of life and it is a part of the Japanese culture. During this time, there are different food vendors such as rice cakes, mochi, barbecue chicken plates, and so much more. People dress in traditional japanese gowns, and children run around playing with their toys. Sometimes there are dragon dances and traditional drum concerts.

In Aiea, there are also many places to dine in or order take out. The food varies from Chinese to Mexican to Korean, and even Vietnamese. There is a lot of Asian cuisine because a good majority of the population comes from Asian descent or are mixed. Aiea Chop Suey restaurant has authentic Chinese foods at an affordable price. Their steamed buns with char siu will change your life for the better.

Angela, says: 2020

One thing that’s unique to Aiea is the Pearlridge Mall. It’s a major gathering place for people of all ages. With a vast variety of stores to shop in, from Hallmark to Hot Topic, there are places for everyone to enjoy. They also have a bouncy castle for the kids. People from all over the island come to shop and eat at Pearlridge. There are also special events held there, such as seeing the Easter Bunny or Santa during those times. It gives families a chance to take pictures and capture the moment while having a fun time.

Chamala, says: 2020

There are many cultural hotspots in Aiea. It’s always bustling with something to do. In Aiea, there is also the Filipino Cultural Center and an Okinawan Cultural Center. This gives people a chance to celebrate their cultures and meet with people of the same background. It also gives others an opportunity to learn more about other ethnic groups and maybe find what they enjoy from each of them. Overall, Aiea is a major location for learning more about the world around us in a new way.

Alyssa, says: 2020

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