In these days, residents of and visitors to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) have had a chance to see the biggest rubber duck in the world. The city has become the 16th destinations in the world tour of the 26m high rubber duck.
The iconic duck of 600kg heavy is on display at the Ban Nguyet (Crescent) Lake in District 7 for one month starting on April 27.
The giant rubber duck was constructed with more than 200 pieces of PVC (polyvinyl chloride). There is an opening at the back of the body so that architecture/ staff can perform a body check of the rubber duck.
In addition, there is an electric fan in its body so that it can be inflated at any time, in either good or bad weather.
The creator of the giant rubber duck, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, tried to entertain the world by a tour named “Spreading joy around the world” established in 2007. He aimed to recall everyone’s childhood memories by exhibiting the duck in 14 cities, starting in his own Amsterdam, Netherlands.
It has since been displayed in different cities around the world like Belgium’s Lommel, Japan’s Osaka, Australia’s Sydney and Hong Kong
Hofman once said in an interview that he wanted to remind people around the world of their childhood’s memories with the world exhibition of his work.