Gone with the wind: Giant blow-up moon at Kwun Tong promenade deflates

The giant 15-meter tall moon was reduced to a floating heap in Kwun Tong promenade. Photos: Instagram/mip.kinf (left) and Facebook (right)
The giant 15-meter tall moon was reduced to a floating heap in Kwun Tong promenade. Photos: Instagram/mip.kinf (left) and Facebook (right)

A giant inflatable moon at Kwun Tong promenade, meant as a photo feature for the city’s Mid-Autumn festivities, was reduced to a lifeless, floating heap after strong winds took it down.

Video filmed Thursday morning showed the 15-meter tall globe-like shape rolling down the waterfront, away from the barge that it was tied to and leaking air with every rotation.

GP24, the business group behind the installation, said on Facebook that the moon had fallen into the water, and that it has already been retrieved.

Hundreds flocked to the Kwun Tong Promenade over Mid-Autumn Festival to enjoy the view, many of them posing with the Instagram-worthy moon lighting up the skyline.

Online, the flattened moon brought back memories from eight years ago when a 54-feet high inflatable duck, a traveling installation by a Dutch artist, deflated in Victoria Harbor. At the time, shopping mall Harbor City—which organized the exhibit—said on social media that the duck needed to “undergo a quick body check.”

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