Impressed by Kaohsiung’s hospitality and the fabulous harbor view, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman let Kaohsiung become the first leg of the Taiwan tour for his imaginative work among the cities in Taiwan. Height of 18 meters and weigh up to 1,000 kg’s giant inflatable duck floats on the waters of Kaohsiung Harbor in southern Taiwan.
The body of rubber duck and floating platform were all made by local manufactures, being the outstanding model of “MIT”(Made in Taiwan) products. The yellow rubber duck made a big splash in Kaohsiung, attracting 3.9 million visitors in a month. The yellow rubber duck not only creates huge tourism business opportunities and also leads up the discussing fever of “Character Economy ”.
After The Rubber Duck Exhibition, Kaohsiung City Government starts getting into the swing of the most important construction plan in the recent years-Asia New Bay Area, comprising of four main venues: Kaohsiung Maritime Culture and Popular Music Center, Kaohsiung Public Library, Kaohsiung Port Terminal and Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Center in Glory Pier and nearby area. With the network of Light Rail Transit, Kaohsiung New Bay Area will bring Kaohsiung a booming future of being an international city in the world.
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.