Giant yellow duck now in Taiwan, but typhoon could ruffle its feathers
TAIPEI (AFP) - A Dutch artist's now-famous giant yellow duck found a new temporary home on Thursday, this time in Taiwan, but an approaching typhoon could ruffle the inflatable's feathers.
Thousands of people watched and cheered as Florentijn Hofman's 18m-tall duck - a slightly larger version of the one that captivated Hong Kong recently - was inaugurated at a dock of Kaohsiung harbour.
"We hope people visiting here can feel the strength of happiness and love delivered by the duck," mayor Chen Chu said at the noisy and colourful opening ceremony featuring musical performances and tug boats spraying water.
The giant bath-toy replica will be on display for a month.