Giant yellow duck sails into Hong Kong

A giant yellow 'rubber duck' has sailed into Victoria harbour in Hong Kong.

The 16.5m-high inflatable sculpture is the work of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, who has been transporting the duck around the world for the last few years.

It will be on display near Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui until 9 June.

Hofman told the South China Morning Post last week that he was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm the city’s media has shown for his work of art.

Since 2007 the duck has visited a number of cites including Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam.

It takes 30 minutes to inflate. Hofman says the duck represents the union of people, explaining: "We're one family and all the waters in the world is our global bathtub."

Details of Hofman's public art projects, including the ongoing travels of the giant duck, can be found on his website.