The giant inflatable rubber duck which has attracted countless visitors since it sailed into Hong Kong two weeks ago was reduced to a sad deflated disc in the city harbor.
This rubber duck mania filled Hong Kong with locals and tourist who went crazy just to catch a glimpse of the 16.5-meter-tall artwork which conceived by Dutch artist, Florentjin Hofman.
Sadly, tourists noticed that the rubber duck “disappeared” on Wednesday morning at Victoria Harbour. Turns out, wind has been firmly taken out of the duck’s sails, leaving it like a floating pan-fried egg.
Organizers said the rubber duck had been deflated on Tuesday evening as part of scheduled maintenance so that they can check on it on Wednesday.
“We scheduled a body check for these two days. If everything is fine we can inflate it as soon as possible and the public can appreciate it again,” said Andrew Yeung, advertising and promotions manager for waterfront shopping mall Harbour City, who is also organizing the duck exhibit.