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‘NEWS’ – Update: Giant Duck Finally Succumbs to Lung Cancer 11

eycwfAr.png (258×73)Update from the Hong Wrong Sub-Standard: Following last week’s exclusive report on the health of the Giant Rubber Duck in Victoria Harbour, the inflatable pontoon has finally succumbed to HK’s pollution and met its grizzly demise. Caution: Hong Kongers may find the following images upsetting…

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Paramedics were on site equipped with puncture repairs kits, however, they were unable to revive the plastic plaything. The city has declared three days of mourning…

‘NEWS’ – Giant Duck Contracts Lung Cancer in Harbour; has Existential Crisis. 7

X6cD0ya.jpg (223×89)News from The Hong Wrong Sub-Standard: After just a week sat in HK’s Victoria Harbour, the Giant Rubber Duck has been diagnosed with ‘a cute respiratory infection’. Communicating with onlookers by using one-quack-for-yes and two-quacks-for-no, the oversized static bath toy confessed that he was ‘lonely’ and regrets never having ducklings.

Having suddenly grasped his own mortality and realised the futility of life, meaningless of existence and vastness of the universe, the orange-beaked pontoon spiralled into an existential depression earlier this week. Last night, the duck was heard cursing and muttering repeatedly, ‘Oh my God. Bathtubs are just inverted boats’…

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En route back from hospital this morning. via ‘WilliamBanzai7/Colonel Flick’ on Flickr

It is unlikely the 16.5m tall yellow sculpture will find a mate any time soon. The only comparable inflatable novelty within miles of the bath-time favourite is a large air-filled cockroach, currently residing at West Kowloon Cultural District. Reports suggest that said roach is ‘not interested’ and it denied rumours of involvement with a nearby roast pig.

‘NEWS’ – New Harbour Crossing as Island & Kowloon To Be Linked by Cable Car 10

X6cD0ya.jpg (223×89)News from The Sub-Standard: For the first time since the opening of the Western Harbour Crossing in 1997, Hong Kongers are soon to have another option when crossing the city’s iconic waterfront. The city’s two tallest skyscrapers – the International Finance Centre II (IFC2) on Hong Kong Island and the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Kowloon are set to be linked by gondola cable car…

Due for completion in late 2014, ‘Harbourlink’ is the city’s latest infrastructure project. It will see the Sky 100 observation deck at the ICC connected to the 88th floor of the IFC, which is currently home to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

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Co-operation between the two high-rise properties has been expedited, as both developments are owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties. Heidi Ho, a spokesperson for the company, said that HarbourLink will have practical and aesthetic appeal, “A cable car system allows us to compete with Ngong Ping 360 as well as offer a valuable public service and tourist attraction. Plus, we can decorate the gondolas like fairy lights during the fireworks – imagine how pretty that will be.”