"It keeps on smiling to you, you know. It says, 'don't you worry, laugh, be happy! This big rubber duck in your harbor, in Kaohsiung in this case, changes Kaohsiung. And it changes also your fantasy and your brain. And it's a piece of art."
City officials hoped their guest would attract about 3 million visitors and generate tens of millions of dollars in revenue. The giant rubber duck will remain in the city until October 20.