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Giant rubber duck to visit Vietnam's southern HCM City

English.news.cn   2014-04-26 12:34:13

HO CHI MINH CITY, April 26 (Xinhua) -- A 18-meter-tall rubber duck, which has captivated people across the world, will travel to Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City on Sunday and be displayed at the Crescent Lake in the Phu My Hung residential area until May 31, local media reported Saturday.

Sitting atop a giant custom-built pontoon, the rubber duck is inflated by internal fans that will be connected to power sources via cables beneath the surface of the lake.

Designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the rubber duck started a tour named "Spreading Joys around the World" in 2007. Since then, it has been marveled at by millions of viewers all over the world. HCM City will be the 16th venue where it is displayed.

During its five-week display in the city, various events like photo contests, artistic performances and celebrity visits will be held. Of particular interest will be the creative forced- perspective photography options that will be afforded by frames located around the Crescent Lake.

The rubber duck's visit is sponsored by the Phu Hung Life Insurance Company, Phu My Hung Corporation and Matchbox Media Company Limited.

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