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Open to Public Viewing - Hours:
Friday thru Sunday
10 am to 5 pm

Where:
Mooring Tie Up At:
Ala Wai Gas Dock
Ala Wai Yacht Harbor
1661 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Date of Arrival:
Arrives and Docks Safely: Sunday morning 12/21/08 8 am

Time of Arrival:
Arrives and Docks Safely: Sunday morning 12/21/08 8 am


Press Release Copy:

PRESS RELEASE
December 19, 2008

China Seas Voyaging Society

1750 Kalakaua Ave., #3583, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
web: chinaseas.org/
David K. Hoe / 808.346.5808
Renee Imes / 808.341.1232
email: tocsvspt@yahoo.com
web: csvsprincesstaiping.info

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Impending Arrival of the Princess Taiping Chinese Junk to Honolulu, Hawaii

The replica Ming-Dynasty Chinese Junk Princess Taiping,
will be arriving approximately 12/20-23/08 at the Honolulu, Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, to be docked at the fuel dock. The Taiping received wide public attention on exhibition at the San Francisco National Maritime Museum and the San Diego Maritime Museum. Skipper Liu Ning-sheng (Nelson Liu) and his crew have been meeting with educational and heritage organizations, conducting public presentations, and welcoming visitors on board their unique craft. The junk is on her return voyage to Taiwan following her initial passage across the Pacific to the west coast/USA. The voyage recalls the technical achievements of Chinese seafaring history and the rich heritage of the Ming Dynasty when Admiral Zheng He completed his famous voyages into the Indian Ocean. The project is supported by the Chinese Maritime Development Society in Taiwan. The voyage web site can be found at: chinesevoyage.com

WHEN: Princess Taiping will be docked in Honolulu for approximately six weeks, however, the duration and public viewing hours cannot be determined until the vessel arrives, and will be subsequently announced.

WHERE: Ala Wai Harbor, fuel dock (Magic Island Petroleum, Inc., 1661 Ala Moana Blvd., Hon., HI 96815).

WHO: Princess Taiping Outreach Coordinator is Angela Chao. (She is onboard the junk and can be reached after the vessel's arrival; her contact phone to be provided upon arrival)

WHO: Honolulu Taiping liason/Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Director Jessica C. Lee;
808.595.6347/ext. 227; cellphone: 808.351.8818
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