World’s largest rubber duck to entertain Vietnam

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A giant Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman floats near Ocean Terminal at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour on May 2, 2013. Photo: Reuters A giant Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman floats near Ocean Terminal at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour on May 2, 2013. Photo: Reuters
Ho Chi Minh City will become the 16th destination on the world tour of a 26-meter high rubber duck which is the world’s largest of its kind.
The iconic duck, which weighs more than 600 kilograms, will be on display at the Ban Nguyet (Crescent) Lake in District 7 for one month starting on April 27.

The giant rubber duck was constructed with more than 200 pieces of PVC (polyvinyl chloride). There is an opening at the back of the body so that architecture/ staff can perform a body check of the rubber duck.

In addition, there is an electric fan in its body so that it can be inflated at any time, in either good or bad weather.
The creator of the giant rubber duck, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, tried to entertain the world by a tour named "Spreading joy around the world" established in 2007. He aimed to recall everyone's childhood memories by exhibiting the duck in 14 cities, starting in his own Amsterdam, Netherlands.

It has since been displayed in different cities around the world like Belgium’s Lommel, Japan’s Osaka,  Australia’s Sydney and Hong Kong

Hofman once said in an interview that he wanted to remind people around the world of their childhood’s memories with the world exhibition of his work.

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