One of the two giant rubber ducks on display at Victoria Harbour near Admiralty will head to the eastern side of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon on June 18 as part of a two-hour sea parade. The parade, which will be on Father’s Day, will begin at 1pm and end at 3pm.
The duck will be taken from its current location in front of the Central and Western Promenade and will make its first stop at Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, and then head to the waters off Fortress Hill, before heading northwards to Kowloon.
The duck will then sail to the Avenue of Stars and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre at Tsim Sha Tsui, and return to its mooring point at Admiralty. The Double Ducks exhibition will end on June 18, though it was originally expected to finish on June 24, according to a notice from the Marine Department.
The two 18-metre-tall ducks are on view in Hong Kong to mark the 10-year anniversary of when Dutch artist Florentjin Hofman’s Rubber Duck Project first came to the SAR, when there was only a single duck. The 2023 ducks made a surprise appearance at Tam Kon Shan Road shipyard in Tsing Yi last month when they underwent a sea trial, and officially went on view on June 10.
Last weekend, one of the ducks was deflated after a routine inspection found that it was overstretched due to the hot weather and rising air pressure. It was taken back to Tsing Yi, where it underwent condition checks and repair work before being put back on display on Monday.
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