After enduring years of friends and colleagues’ shocked expressions on the fact that I have never been to Hong Kong, I decided to take up a friend’s offer to visit him and explore the Pearl of the Orient. Karen Tam, an amazing lady whom I have met during a social media event in Singapore has always extend the invitation for me to visit Harbour City if I am ever heading to Hong Kong.
Popularly known as BridgeTheWays on Facebook, @bridgeways on Twitter + Instagram and LadyKaka on Weibo, her passion for marketing on both traditional and social media is inspiring. It was a pity that she flew over to Singapore on the same weekend that I was at Hong Kong….
But she was really kind to arrange for her colleague Season to bring me around instead.
I was given a Welcome Goodie Bag with lots of really exquisite premiums! I was told that Harbour City has collaborated with world-renowned designers and artists including avant-garde sculptor, painter and novelist Yayoi Kusama, pop artist KAWS, designers Jeffrey Fulvimari, Jeremy Scott and Mary Katrantzouto since 2004 to create limited-edition premiums like umbrellas, tote bags, red packets and pouches. Practicality aside, these limited edition premiums have become extremely valuable among collectors and fans alike.
My stash contains a lady wallet by Yue Min Jun, a contemporary Chinese artist based in Beijing as well as a colourful “Shopping Baby” Coin Purse by Dorophy Tang, a raising young contemporary artist renowned for fusing Qing Hua Qi with pop art. I am sure my female BFFs will love them.
While bringing me around, Season shared that Harbour City the largest and most diverse shopping mall in Hong Kong. Located in the heart of Hong Kong alongside the beautiful Victoria Harbour, it is a one-stop shopping paradise with over 450 shops, 50 food & beverage outlets, 2 cinemas, 3 hotels, 10 office buildings, 2 serviced apartments and a luxurious private club all under one roof! Plus it also offers 5 of the best spots to view the gorgeous sunset at the harbour.
Harbour City has an upcoming collaboration with AllRightsReserved to invite internationally acclaimed Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman to exhibit his classic masterpiece – the gigantic inflatable “Rubber Duck” in Hong Kong from 2 May to 9 June 2013.
“Rubber Duck knows no frontiers; it doesn’t discriminate and doesn’t have a political connotation”, said Hofman of his work. “The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve tensions as well as define them. The Rubber Duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages”.
The 16.5-meter-high “Rubber Duck” will travel to Greater China for the very first time and be on display at Ocean Terminal, Harbour City for local residents and visitors from across the globe. Since 2007, “Rubber Duck” has been travelling to 10 countries and 12 cities, including Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Amsterdam and many more.
With Victoria Harbour as its giant bathtub, the 16.5-meter high “Rubber Duck” is literally the first Hong Kong maritime art exhibition. The floating art piece will make a unique contrast with the surrounding environment providing audiences with abundant photo-taking opportunities. Inspired by the soft yellow bath time toy, “Rubber Duck” is a symbol of joy and happiness conjuring up childhood memories and nostalgic narratives, irrespective of age and race.
Spreading joy further around the city, the exhibition will extend from Victoria Harbour to the Ocean Terminal Forecourt, Harbour City, as well as Gallery by the Harbour. Gallery by the Harbour will organize a “Rubber Duck” Photo Exhibition to demonstrate all the places visited by the “Rubber Duck” over the years. Audiences can learn more about different major cities and their customs by tracing the footprints left by “Rubber Duck” during his joy-spreading world journey.
If you are planning to check “Rubber Duck” out at Harbour City, here are the full details:
16.5-meter-high Gigantic Inflatable “Rubber Duck” Exhibition
Date ： 2 May – 9 June, 2013
Venue ：Ocean Terminal, Harbour City – Victoria Harbour and Forecourt
“Rubber Duck” Photo Exhibition
Date ： 1 May – 26 May, 2013
Venue ：Gallery by the Harbour
Address ：Shop OC 207, Ocean Centre, Harbour City (opposite to Jean-Paul Hévin)
Connect Socially With Harbour City!
Harbour City has always been an early adopter in many aspects social media. Since 2009, Harbour City has taken to social media to strengthen its relationship with customers through its varied platforms.
If you are ever visiting this huge awesome mall, connect with them on social media first & check out their latest promotion and offers in store! Bet that will make your shopping spree in Hong Kong so much more efficient!
Go Shop, Dine & Indulge!
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