Rubber Ducki

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.


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!

  • The arrival of Florentijn Hofman’s Insta-spiring Double Ducks in Victoria Harbour ignited Hongkongers’ lust for culture – and the TeamLab Future Park landing at Kowloon Bay’s MegaBox is turning up the heat
  • There’s money to be made, too – Sotheby’s Hong Kong sold a record US$1.1 billion of art and luxury in 2022, and Art Basel enjoyed stronger-than-expected sales on its full physical return

Tourists, residents show up despite grey skies and sporadic rain to witness send-off for first of 18-metre duo brought to city for ‘The Double Ducks’ art show.


From the coronavirus to a yellow rubber duck and a bamboo steamer, theatrical costume designer Edmond Kok is making creative face masks that reflect the pandemic, life in Hong Kong and its politics.


Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s giant yellow rubber duck installation made waves in Hong Kong. He talks about his next major work – a selfie-taking giant panda in Sichuan, China. ‘I want people who travel there to touch it,’ he says.

Lam Shu-kam, founder of design studio AllRightsReserved, brought Florentijn Hofman’s giant rubber duck to Hong Kong, as well as Kaws’ Companion and Paulo Grangeon’s 1,600 pandas. More recently he has turned to Japanese artists.

The "authentic" Beijing version might not have been produced properly, say the team that made the Hong Kong version. Both ducks were designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman.

Rubber duck fever is mounting in Beijing ahead of the imminent arrival of another enormous inflatable duck designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, tempered by questions about the cost of viewing it and the traffic jams it might cause.

Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck installation gained rave reviews when a 16.5 metre-tall version arrived in Hong Kong this summer.

Fans of the Rubber Duck can catch another glimpse of their 16.5-metre tall yellow friend at City Gallery - the city's first planning and infrastructure gallery. Opened in 2002, the gallery displays Hong Kong's major planning proposals and infrastructure projects.

That Rubber Duck is at it again - after stealing the hearts of Hongkongers since sailing into the harbour, it is stealing the show at Cheung Chau's Bun Festival. And while the traditional buns stamped with the iconic "peace" logo continued to be a big hit, rubber ducks could be seen in the parade and on various products on sale.