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The Pearl-Qatar is an artificial island in Doha which will be completed by the end of 2011. Luxury villas, apartments, three 5 star hotels etc. are built on the islands.
All islands from The Beach Boy's "Kokomo" All Caribbean islands that are mentioned in the song "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys (released in 1988 for the movie "Cocktail" with Tom Cruise): Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty Mama Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go Jamaica Off the Florida Keys There's a place called Kokomo That's where you wanna go to get away from it all Bodies in the sand Tropical drink melting in your hand We'll be falling in love To the rhythm of a steel drum band Down in Kokomo Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty Mama Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo We'll get there fast And then we'll take it slow That's where we wanna go Way down to Kokomo To Martinique, that Monserrat mystique We'll put out to sea And we'll perfect our chemistry By and by we'll defy a little bit of gravity Afternoon delight Cocktails and moonlit nights That dreamy look in your eye Give me a tropical contact high Way down in Kokomo Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty Mama Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo We'll get there fast And then we'll take it slow That's where we wanna go Way down to Kokomo Port au Prince I wanna catch a glimpse Everybody knows A little place like Kokomo Now if you wanna go And get away from it all Go down to Kokomo Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty Mama Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo We'll get there fast And then we'll take it slow That's where we wanna go Way down to Kokomo Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty Mama Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo Filming location of "The Beach" Original filming location of the movie "The Beach" (2000) - Island Ko Phi Phi Le in Thailand. 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Nowadays the island is a popular tourist attraction. Necker Island Necker Island is Sir Richard Branson's (Founder of Virgin) private island in the British Virgin Islands (where else!) which belongs to the Caribbean. The island is available for rent. Price information can be found on the website. Ausbruch des Eyjafjalla-Vulkans im April 2010 Nach dem Ausbruch des isländischen Eyjafjalla-Vulkans am 14. April 2010 legt die darauffolgende Aschewolke den gesamten Nordeuropäischen Flugverkehr lahm. Dieses aktuelle NASA-Satellitenbild zeigt den Verlauf der Aschewolke von Island Richtung Europa. Pearl Harbor The shipwreck of USS Arizona on Pearl Harbor/Hawaii. It sunk during a Japanese attack on 7 December, 1941. The Pearl-Qatar The Pearl-Qatar is an artificial island in Doha which will be completed by the end of 2011. Luxury villas, apartments, three 5 star hotels etc. are built on the islands. Oriental Pearl Tower The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is located in Shanghai, China. It has a total height of 468 m (1,535 ft) and was constructed from 1991 - 1995. Nathan's Famous Nathan's Famous is a famous fast food chain specialized in hot dogs. It was founded in 1916 in Coney Island, New York. Every July 4th since 1916, the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest has been held at the original location on Coney Island. In 2008 Joey Chestnut won by eating 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.