Reuters - Video

EDITION: U.S. | U.K. | IN

Oddly Enough

Giant rubber duck bobs into Hong Kong

Thursday, May 02, 2013 - 00:59

May 2 - A six-story inflatable 'rubber duck' created by a Dutch artist floats into Hong Kong's iconic harbor. Elly Park reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

It's China's turn to take part in a big international bath as a six-story rubber duck floats into Hong Kong, turning Victoria Harbor into its giant tub. Hundreds lined the railings to welcome the well-traveled duck that's bobbed in the waters of Amsterdam, Sydney and Osaka delivering a message from its creator, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. SOUNDBITE: Florentijn Hofman, Artist, saying (English) "We're living on one planet, we're one family and all the waters in the world is our global bathtub and it joins people together, it makes us family. And it also means that we have to take care of each other, you know, and be responsible about this planet." It's the first time the 16.5-meter, or 54 feet inflatable art object has been shown in China, where it's scheduled to stay until June 9th. Afterwards it will continue its global journey to visit the United States and the Middle East.

Giant rubber duck bobs into Hong Kong

Thursday, May 02, 2013 - 00:59

Top News »

The Exchange »

Moving Pictures »