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Monday, 13 October 2014

Huge Rubber Duck to appear in Seoul


The beloved 1T rubber duck, 'Lover Duck' is set to make an appearance in Seoul!


It was reported that from October 14 to November 14, the huge rubber duck will be floating on Seokchon Lake in Seoul for visitors and citizens to enjoy. 


The supersize rubber duck made its first appearance in the Netherlands in 2007 and was the brainchild of Florentijn Hofman, a Dutch playful urban installation artist. The duck measures in at 16m in width (around 53 feet), 19.2m in length (around 63 feet), 16.5m in height (around 54 feet), and weighs 1 ton. 
The rubber duck has visited 14 cities across the globe including Osaka, Sydney, and Hong Kong, garnering much love and support from people all around the world. Hofman explained that the duck has the power to make people stop doing what they are doing and start talking to one another.


The artist wrote, "The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages."

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