Friday, May 3, 2013

News Bits: Rubber Ducky, Laduree and Travel Luggage

Hong Kong is just awesome as always! I always feel at home whenever I visit HK. Did you know that it has been around 100 years since May temperatures in Hong Kong last dipped to 16Celsius? It's a rainy week with a few drizzles from time to time but we enjoyed the cool weather opposite of what Manila has.

Rubber Duck Project
Coincidentally, the 54-foot tall (approx 6-storey) bright yellow duck from the Rubber Duck project docked in Hong Kong! As many as 300,000 people visited the Ocean Terminal in Harbor City TST at one time crowded the area. Here's a photo I personally took when I visited the duck.

Actually, there's a live webcam where you can see the duck:

Here's an image from the webcam:

Since 2007 "Rubber Duck" has gone to 10 countries and 12 cities including Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paolo and Amsterdam. It will leave Hong Kong on June 9, to an undisclosed city in the United States. This floating duck sculpture by Florentijin Hofman's objective is to "Spread Joy Around the World."

It's my first time to try out Laduree here in Hong Kong. Laduree opened in December 2012. I loved the coffee and the caramel sea salt flavor. Do try it out if you ever pass by Gateway Arcade in Harbour City. Each piece costs around 175 pesos when you get a box of 6.

Location: Ladurée, Shop 3224, Level 3, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2175 5028

Travel Luggage
On the look out for travel luggage? A leading luggage wholesaler selling in offers great deal for those who wants to sell. They have a wide variety of designs to choose from different materials to different shapes and sizes.

It's very easy to browse through their online store as everything is self-explanatory. They have bags as cheap as $3 and as nice as $30-$40 or more.

This Rimowa-looking luggage costs around $124 which is way below what you would pay if getting the real thing. Even if it doesn't have the same quality as Rimowa, it still is cheaper than the luggages sold in department stores.

Check out the site:

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