This Famous Giant Floating Sculpture Is Now In Hong Kong And We’re Excited


Faruq Senin •  Mar 26, 2019

We love how Hong Kong is always buzzing with activity. Every time we visit, there’s something different happening, which makes every visit to this bustling city exciting ☺️

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Well, guess what? Hong Kong has done it again! As part of the HK Arts Month, there’s been a new addition to Hong Kong’s cityscape. A giant inflatable sculpture called KAWS:HOLIDAY has taken centre stage at the stunning Victoria Harbour since 22 Mar and will be there till this Friday (29 Mar). Believe it or not, it’s 37 metres long! That’s around the size of 3 double-decker buses ?

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KAWS:HOLIDAY is the work of US artist, KAWS, and is based on his signature character, COMPANION. For the uninitiated, KAWS is known for his quirky characters which have Xs for their eyes, and you might have seen his designs in UNIQLO too!

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Hong Kong is the third stop for KAWS:HOLIDAY after it got a lot of excitement in Seoul and Taipei. And did you know that this is the largest reclined sculptural project by KAWS to date? KAWS said that the relaxed and reclined posture of the sculpture is meant for visitors to slow down, relax and enjoy the moment, especially in a busy city like Hong Kong. It’s also a contrast that it’s placed against the backdrop of skyscrapers, which makes it really interesting.

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Now, you must be wondering where you can get up-close and personal with KAWS:HOLIDAY. For the best views of the sculpture, head over to the Central and Western District Promenade or if you want to take it a notch higher (literally), then take a ride up the Hong Kong Observation Wheel!

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Halal food near KAWS:HOLIDAY

The best part is, if you’re feeling hungry after viewing the KAWS:HOLIDAY, the Islamic Centre Canteen is just a short tram distance away! So, you can have your fill of siew mai, har kow (shrimp dumpling), deep-fried wanton ? Or if you’re craving for some authentic Chinese roast duck instead, then head over to Wai Kee at Bowrington Market.

#HHWT Tip: If you’re looking for some light treats instead, then head over to Happy Cow, located right next to the Hong Kong Observation Wheel. They serve vegan and halal-certified milkshakes and ice-cream!

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Location: Victoria Harbour

Viewing location: Central and Western District Promenade (can be accessed by Central MTR Station)

Dates: 22 – 29 Mar 2019

This article is brought to you by Hong Kong Tourism Board.