When the news that a giant yellow rubber duck was floating around Hong Kong’s harbour two weeks ago, thousands of visitors flocked to see the new tourist attraction. The huge inflatable, designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, has travelled the world since 2009 and was due to remain in Hong Kong harbour until the beginning of June.
That was until yesterday, when the duck was deflated for maintanence and had to be towed back for a body check. Unaware of the scheduled maintance, visitors of all ages who had hoped to catch a glimpse of the inflatable were left disappointed to see it looking like a floating fried egg. It is currently unclear as to when the duck will be reinflated, so duck fever is on hold until its anticipated return to the harbour.
With its simple and nostalgic concept, the duck has become a symbol of joy in its short lifespain and Hofman’s hope of ‘connecting people with public art’ has been pulled off with overwhelming success.
Via Channel NewsAsia