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18-meter-high Rubber Duck to cause a stir in Kunming

By : InKunming | Published: 2017-December-26

[InKunming--Kunming] The giant Rubber Duck that caused a stir in Hong Kong’s Victoria harbour will be displayed at ancient Dian kingdom wetland park(昆明古滇名城湿地公园)on 29th Dec., and it will exhibit for 64 days with the name “Rubber Duck carnival”.

This is the 30th stop of its world tour, which is accompanied with Yunnan’s ethnic culture and tourism. Even industry insiders praise Yunnan as “the most beautiful station in the world”.

“It is the duty of the rubber duck to bring joy and happiness to the world. This is a duck without frontiers. It does not discriminate others. The duck makes people of all ages feel soft and nice when it floats on the water. It seems like that it can heal people’s hearts,” said the head of the organizing committee of the Rubber Duck carnival.

The Rubber Duck is 18 meters long and 25 meters, equivalent to 6-story building. The exhibition lasts for 64 days and covers the whole Spring Festival from 19th Dec to 2nd Mar 2018.

Organizers of the event said, ‘the Rubber Duck carnival will be integrated with Spring Festival, food, festive elements, such as Spring Festival temple fair. Under the theme of ‘’Children’s Innocence”, it aims to bring adults back to the memories of their childhood, and build a recreational wonderland for all ages.” From January 3rd onwards, there will be a Rubber Duck music festival. Ticket price for Monday to Friday is 20 yuan per person, and for weekends and holidays is 30 yuan per person.

This adorable Rubber Duck was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. He came up with this idea sharing happiness through a giant duck in 2001, and the idea came true in 2007. The Rubber Duck has been to many countries and cities, such as Saint-Nazaire in France, St. Paul in Brazil, Auckland in New Zealand, Osaka in Japan, Sydney in Australia, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Kaohsiung, Macau, and so on.

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