I was contemplating whether or not to post about the rubber duck – everyone in Hong Kong has talked about it for days now. It’s probably ‘old’ news already. But then, maybe not all my readers are from Hong Kong. So it could still be news to you.
Victoria Harbor has a new attraction (at least until June 9). A huge rubber duck, designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman to ‘put a smile’ on people’s faces, is floating in the harbour. It has already visited famous waters around the world, including the cities of Sydney, Osaka and Auckland.
It was pulled into the harbour last Thursday, on a grey and rainy day, and is now sitting in front of the Ocean Terminal and Harbour City. The South China Morning Post provided a few interesting stats about this plastic bird:
Here’s a video showing how the duck arrived in Hong Kong and was greeted by lots of fans:
Overall it’s quite fun, but also very cheesy. I don’t really understand why one piece of art can dominate the news so much – it’s a little overwhelming. I wish that other art, from less well-known artists, would receive a similar reception in Hong Kong.