Rubber Duck in Taoyuan sees fewer visitors Monday
CNATAIPEI--The wildly popular Rubber Duck art installation on display in Taoyuan County drew a smaller crowd Monday, as most people had to go to work, in contrast to the weekend rush that saw swarms of more than 300,000 jostling for a better view of the inflatable artwork.
October 29, 2013, 12:22 am TWN
The duck sits in a pond as part of the Taoyuan Land and Open Art Festival in Xinwu Township, which features works by local and international artists scattered over five zones.
The huge crowds brought revenues for vendors and even households living near the exhibition site, spawning a lucrative business of offering fans an unblocked view of the duck from the vantage point of residents' top floors.
Some of the residents reported raking in NT$8,000 (US$272.15) per day by allowing visitors to view the duck from the top of their building in return for NT$50 per person.
Visitors also have the chance to see real ducklings paddling in a pond, an opportunity not offered when the duck was displayed in Kaohsiung Harbor in southern Taiwan over the past month.