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While not the largest of the Hawaiian islands, the aptly named O'ahu (O'ahu is Hawaiian for "The Gathering Place") is the most populous of the Hawaiian islands. Home to Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, and the famous North Shore, O'ahu has been featured in hundreds of movies and TV shows, including Magnum P.I.[?], Hawaii Five-O and Jake and the Fatman[?] to name but a few.

Kamehameha I first established O'ahu as the capital that it is today when he became the first of the Hawaiian ali'i (royalty) to rule all the islands. I'olani palace, built later on by others of the royal family, still remains as evidence of the only American Monarchy.


Hanauma Bay[?] on O'ahu (Another image is here)

Today, O'ahu has become a tourism and shopping haven as visitors (mainly from the American mainland and Japan) flock there every year to enjoy the quintessential island holiday experience that Hawaii personifies.



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