Elephant Parade in Pacific Place

After pandas, there are now elephants in town… not as many as there were during the 1,600 papier-mache pandas’ visit, but still plenty!

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I visited the herd at Pacific Place last weekend – they will stay there, as well as in Cityplaza and Citygate Outlets until September 9, so you still have a few days to see them – and it was a fun experience. I had seen the elephants in London before, and I actually owe one of the smaller ones (fish & chips by Thammakit Thamboon) so I was eager to see the Hong Kong versions.

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I was not disappointed – the Hong Kong elephants are beautiful, with some clever designs. They range from a map of the city on the back of “Pearl of the Orient” by Diana Francis…

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… to Hong Kong’s favourite dishes on the back of “Yum-Ephant”, also by Diana Francis, including the little chicken eggs

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… some classic Chinese good luck design (coins and gold colour are always auspicious) on Lucky Coin
by Santi Takaew …

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… plus a seating elephant with black design. Maybe he resembles Hong Kong at night?

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Then there is one that looks almost like Delft China to me – but it is called Mirage by Yeung Hok Tak. And of course, it is meant to represent a Ceramic Vase – which is just as fragile, precious and elegant like an elephant.

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… and some very fancy ones. This one, Butterfly by SCAD (Kevin Lee), glows in the dark…

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… and the final one, Angel by Yu Jordy Fu, is very elegant, hiding in lots of elephant cutouts! According to the artist, ‘the sculpture displays over a thousand elephants walking and playing in the cloud, representing an idea world of freedom and wellbeing for all animals in the world.’

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Here is an overview of all the elephants that can be seen at this year’s Elephant Parade in Hong Kong.

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