Waitui

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Waitui, Itokani
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The island as seen from dynmap
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Flag of Waitui
Officials
Owner MinecraftYoshi26
Transit
Itokani Local Transit connections Karakarawa
Manumanu
Vinataka
Third party transit Hummingbird Boat Lines
Facts and figures
Founded May 13, 2020
Completed September 17, 2020
Coordinates 19670, 64, -18463
Official languages English, Fijian
World New World
Ward 2

Waitui is an island in the Northern Ocean that is a part of the town of Itokani. Owned by MinecraftYoshi26, the island was the fifth settlement for Itokani. The island began construction immediately after the completion of Koroturaga on August 1, 2020, and was completed on September 17, 2020.

Waitui is notable for being the nautical center of Itokani.

History

Idusidusi Lighthouse and the Waitui Itokani Local Transit Dock (with Koroturaga partially in the background)

After the completion of Vinataka, the islands of Koroturaga and Waitui were claimed on May 13, 2020. A few days before claiming MinecraftYoshi26 was notified by Echohue that there were builds on the island that would become Waitui. After checking with Core Inspect, the builds were made by zb7. After sending a Discord message to zb7 explaining his plans, MinecraftYoshi26 was able to claim the island and the three buildings that were built on it.

After the completion of Koroturaga, major construction began on the island on August 1, 2020. Trees were deforested and the floor of the island was painted with andesite, stone, and cobblestone. Buildings were built out of light blue, cyan, and blue terracotta.

On August 3, 2020, the Hummingbird Boat Lines boat docks were created. The first connections out of Itokani went to Celina, Moramoa, and Verdantium on Line 44, the Pointsettia Line.

Two ponds and the Tree of Light were placed on the island inside the buildings' courtyard on August 9, 2020. The other green space on the island, Mason McCarthy Park, was completed on August 20, 2020. On the same day, palms were placed to fill up the island.

The building for the Hummingbird Boat Lines Southern Waitui Dock was created on August 20, 2020. This building marked the completion of the docks.

Construction on the island slowed due to MinecraftYoshi26 dedicating more time towards the production of The Amazing Race 11. Expedited furnishing of the builds on the island began on September 3, 2020, and was completed on September 4, 2020, excluding the franchise spaces below apartments. Following the completion of the franchise spaces below apartments on September 17, 2020, the island was declared as completed.

On September 28, 2020, the Hummingbird Boat Lines Northern Waitui Dock was created and eight new Hummingbird Boat Lines boats were placed.

Etymology

The island was named after the Fijian word for 'sea'. A few locations on the island are named after Fijian words. Wavu Bridge is named after the Fijian word for 'bridge'. The Idusidusi Lighthouse is named after the Fijian word for 'guide'.

The two statutes, A Tribute To Degei and A Tribute To Turukawa, were named to be tributes for deities in Fijian lore. Degei is a serpent who judges the souls of the deceased and decides if they move onto the afterlife. Turukawa is a female hawk that hatched eggs with the first humans.

Mason McCarthy Park is named after a character from the sixth season of the television show Glee. A few of the hotels, hostels, apartment buildings, and restaurants are references to television shows as well. The Walsh and The Keating Lodge are named after characters from How To Get Away With Murder. Ferb & Phineas Inn is named after characters from Phineas and Ferb. The Shellstrop Stop is named after a character from The Good Place. D'Arcy Gardens is named after actress D'Arcy Carden, who plays Janet from The Good Place. The Safety Suites is named after a competition from Big Brother 22. The Pit Stop is named after Pit Stops from The Amazing Race. The hostel Ponderosa is named after the location eliminated contestants go on Survivor. Beiste Youth Hostel is named after a character from Glee. Additionally, Warbler & Smythe is named after Sebastian Smythe, a character from Glee, and his a cappella glee club. The Santana Apartments and Lima Heights Apartments are also named after a character from Glee and her residence on the show. The Tipton is named after the hotel in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Both the Westen Apartments and the Campbell Apartments are named after characters from Love, Victor. Sun Bak Sushi is named after a character from Sense8, while Desai Pharmacy is named after the actress who plays a character on the show. The Omander Apartments are named after a couple's ship name from Élite.

A few of the hotels, hostels, and apartment buildings were references to video games. LUMA is named after a character from the video game franchise Super Mario Galaxy. Joyce's Hostel and the Two Whales Diner are named after a character and her diner from Life Is Strange. the wandering samurai is named after a character from the video game franchise Rhythm Heaven.

Geography

Waitui is located in the Northern Ocean. It is the southwestern island group in the region of Senikau. The island is surrounded by deep ocean and deep lukewarm ocean biomes.

In relation to other settlements, the closest other settlement at the time of completion was Vakasuka, which is connected by a bridge in the southern portion of the island.

Builds and attractions

Waitui has a total of 21 buildings. This does not count the open-air stalls nor bathroom facilities. The building style was to mix a tropical feel with the shape of buildings at Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The following is a comprehensive list of buildings on the island:

Attractions on the island include Hedgehog Rock, the two statues, and the Tree of Light. Hedgehog Rock is in the northern portion of the island and has pillars of stone with diamond and lapis ores visible throughout. The statues, A Tribute to Degei and A Tribute to Turukawa, are on the east and the west sides of the island respectively, facing outwards. The Tree of Light stands at the center of the island and has many lanterns hanging from its branches.

There is also a public recreation area, Mason McCarthy Park, in the southern portion of the island.

Transport

The Hummingbird Boat Lines Southern Waitui Docks

As the nautical hub of Itokani, the island is served by many boats. The Waitui Itokani Local Transit Dock on the north acts as one of the hubs for the local transit boats. The dock at the northern portion of the island currently serves Karakarawa, Manumanu, and Vinataka.

At the southwestern portion of the island, the Hummingbird Boat Lines Southern Waitui Dock is serviced by Hummingbird Boat Lines. The dock is currently served by:

At the northwestern portion of the island, the Hummingbird Boat Lines Southern Waitui Dock is serviced by Hummingbird Boat Lines. The dock currently has no active boats.

It also has a bridge to Koroturaga on the northeastern portion of the island.