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Crowds go quackers over duck's return

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Everything is just ducky again, as Hong Kong's latest tourist attraction is back floating majestically on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront.

The giant inflatable rubber duck, created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, had caused a sensation when it was towed into Victoria Harbour to cheering crowds on May 2.

Thousands packed the shoreline along Ocean Terminal to snap pictures with their mobiles, while hawkers sold made-in-Shenzhen replicas and restaurants created duck specials.

So, tourists and locals were disconsolate when the 16.5-meter-tall bath toy was deflated for maintenance for almost a week, turning it into a lookalike of a giant fried egg.

But hundreds lined the waterfront promenade yesterday to cheer the duck's triumphant return to its previous glory.

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