Fowl play? Taiwan city to upstage rival with yellow duck
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's second-largest city has announced plans to display a larger version of the giant inflatable yellow duck that captivated Hong Kong - upstaging similar plans by another city on the island.
In a surprise announcement, the southern city of Kaohsiung said an 18-metre-tall version of the duck created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will go on show for a month, beginning September.
This will be around three months earlier than the start of a similar duck exhibit planned by Keelung, a port city in the north bordering the capital Taipei.
Keelung announced last month it had signed an agreement with Hofman to create its own duck, also 18 metres tall, for public display around mid-December.