It appears that municipalities all over China have been following our advice and buying their own giant inflatable ducks.
The shanzai Hong Kong ducks come in all shapes and sizes. Luckily, we are here to rank them for you.
Honourable mention: Dongguan
It might look like a terrifying amalgam of a rubber chicken and Tweety Bird, and I wouldn’t let your children go anywhere near it, but it is yellow, inflatable, and in the water.
This is the flimsiest looking of the fake inflatable ducks. It looks to be made out of the same material as whacky waving inflatable arms flailing tube men. Nevertheless, it at least resembles the Hong Kong duck.
Slightly sturdier looking than Xi’an’s effort, but still gives the impression that it could float away on a strong breeze.
Foshan’s duck is obviously very popular, and seems to be sturdier than many of the others (or, at least, organisers are more lackadaisical about it popping). It loses points for not being on water.
That is a big duck. It also appears like it could withstand some prodding and stroking by curious tourists. The only thing that’s keeping this duck off the top spot is the fact that it’s on dry land.
It’s on the water. It’s a big inflatable yellow duck. Wuhan’s effort is almost perfect, and only Tianjin’s water fowl kept it off the top spot.
This is how you pull off a giant inflatable duck. It’s on the water, it’s huge, and you can walk right up to it. Well done Tianjin for beating not only every city in mainland China, but also Hong Kong, when it comes to providing looking-at-a-giant-inflatable-yellow-duck-thrills.
[Image credit: ck101.com // Via: Hug China]