Return of the Clever Duck junk to Hong Kong harbour

29 Apr 2015

Hong Kong's last remaining traditional wooden junk Duk Ling will be sailing again in Victoria Harbour in June following renovation work. To mark its return, an exhibition has opened at Times Square Open Piazza in Causeway Bay. These images from the exhibition reflect the history of the iconic boat that was made in the 1940s in Macau. The boat's original name was Ap Ling, which means clever duck. It was first owned by a Hong Kong fishing family. Over the years, and with different owners, the vessel became a familiar sight in the harbour. It hosted weddings and corporate functions, and featured in commercials and movies. It was also rented to the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Last year, its owner left Hong Kong, leaving behind the dilapidated junk, which eventually sank. It was later bought by a Hongkonger, who shipped it to Zhuhai for renovation. The exhibition, which runs until May 11, features a three-metre model of Duk Ling, 80 photographs and historical items such as an alarm bell made in 1955.