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THE STANDARD, SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST (Hong Kong)

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HONG KONG- A five-story-high rubber duck floated into Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour on Thursday morning. Maybe you've seen this before. Maybe not. Maybe you're really not amused?

Well this particular duck happens to be a piece of conceptual art from Dutch sculptor Florentijn Hofman; and the 16.5-meters tall yellow installation is not just a simple super-sizing of a your favorite bathtime friend, but a political statement. Hong Kong's The Standard daily quoted the artist as saying that the duckie "knows no frontiers; it doesn't discriminate or have political connotation."

"The friendly, floating rubber duck has healing properties," says Hofman on his website. "It can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!"

The duck will be on display near Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui until June 9, according to the South China Morning Post.

This isn't the first time the duck has made an appearance -- it's actually on a worldwide tour! From Sydney to Sao Paolo and the Loire Valley in France to Osaka, these ducks are off to see the world!

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