The Polynesian Cultural Center is located at Laie, which we passed by yesterday. That could be accessible by a fixed-route bus, but if the show was performed longer than its schedule, you'd miss the last bus. What's more, some places between Laie and Waikiki were poor in public security. That's why I chose a tour for sightseeing the Polynesian Cultural Center.
The chartered bus arrived at the designated site on time. The tour guide was a female Japanese student from Brigham Young University - Hawaii. She gave us some lessons about Hawaii on the way to the center. She had lived there for 2 or 3 years and her perspective contained the student's distinctive mind-set and it was new to me as I'd never lived overseas. If I could mark her guidance, I'm sure to give her full marks. However, if some historical aspects were added to her explanation, her result would have been much better. Brigham Young University is a famous private one and its founder is the Mormon foundation. Under Mormon rules, alcoholic beverages were prohibited in the campus and associated facilities, naturally including the Polynesian Cultural Center. It was sad to keep away from wines during the dinner.
The total 30~40 passengers were on the bus and they were grouped into several subgroups. We chose the most high class one, which was all-time attended by a guide in the center. Our seats were set at the front in the show, and the dinner was great. The attendant in the center was also a Japanese student from Kagoshima. His explanation was great as well as the one of the guide in the bus. They were useful to me.