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Rubber Duck

Rubber Duck is an installation created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman built to resemble the yellow bath toy. The 16.5-metre giant Rubber Duck arrived in Hong Kong on May 2, 2013, having visited 12 cities, including Sydney, Osaka and Auckland.

Giant inflatable Rubber Duck is now Hong Kong tourist attraction

The 'Rubber Duck'. Photo: Dickson Lee

The inflatable sculptures dotting the waterfront of West Kowloon have inspired plenty of debate - and now a local travel agency is selling package tours to see them. Sunflower Travel is offering a one-day tour to see the sculptures, including the much talked about 16.5-metre Rubber Duck by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, which is due to sail into Victoria Harbour on Thursday.

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013, 9:58am

Rubber Duckie, we're awfully fond of you

'Rubber Duck' by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. Photo: Dickson Lee

While we fret about the deadly bird flu from up north, this giant ducky floating in our harbour has brought much-needed lighthearted relief. Our pressure cooker of a city certainly needs more laughter and humour, and less anger and confrontation. So thank you, Florentijn Hofman!

29 Apr 2013 - 2:06am 1 comment

Sudden downpour takes the wind out of poop art

Photo of deflated pile of poo, aka work of art entitled Complex Pile, that went viral on social media.

The 15.5 metre-tall Complex Pile, by acclaimed and controversial American artist Paul McCarthy, is part of a display of inflatable art on show in West Kowloon. It was found damaged yesterday after a sudden downpour on Thursday night following a day of sunshine.

27 Apr 2013 - 4:16am 3 comments

Meet Florentijn Hofman, the man who's sent Hong Kong a little bit quackers

Rubber Duck creator Florentijn Hofman. Photo: May Tse

The 16.5-metre tall Rubber Duck that is taking up residence in Victoria Harbour next week will bring more than just love and joy to the city, says its creator. It will also change people's perspective of the iconic skyline.

26 Apr 2013 - 8:46am

Giant inflatable Rubber Duck set to sail into Victoria Harbour next week

The Rubber Duck in a Tsing Yi harbour on Thursday preparing for its entrance into Victoria Harbour next week. Photo: Dickson Lee

It will take about another week for the giant inflatable Rubber Duck to sail into Victoria Harbour, but its creator has made an early appearance to appease the city’s frenzied media.

25 Apr 2013 - 5:31pm

'Friendly' Rubber Duck makes a splash in Hong Kong

Everything going swimmingly. Photo: SCMP Pictures

The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them.

-Florentijn Hofman

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Bath time in Hong Kong: Rubber Duck out and about

Photo: SCMP Pictures

Travellers to the airport might well have wondered if the Ma Wan Channel had been turned into a giant tub - the 16.5-metre-tall Rubber Duck, created by Dutch conceptual artist Florentjin Hofman, was towed by a tugboat - less than half its size - around Hong Kong yesterday. It passed dozens of vessels and went under the Ting Kau Bridge, catching the eye of coastal residents, ship workers and many online users. The duck will be moved to Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui next week.

25 Apr 2013 - 8:34am

Prep time for rubber duck at Tsing Yi before debut

Photo: Dickson Lee

More trouble at the docks? Everyone sailing past Tsing Yi was in for a big surprise yesterday - but one certain to leave a smile on their faces. The 16.5-metre tall Rubber Duck, the work of Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman, was going through some warm-ups before being fully inflated and moved to Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui on May 2.

24 Apr 2013 - 10:59am

Florentijn Hofman's Rubber Duck comes to Hong Kong: no need to avoid this bird

Photo: SCMP Pictures

The 16.5-metre giant "Rubber Duck" is inflated at a Tsing Yi dock yesterday. The installation, by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, was built to resemble the beloved yellow bath toy. The duck is expected to bob in the waters of Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui from May 2 to June 9.

22 Apr 2013 - 10:25am