Since the eight-meter tall “Cosmos Pig” was installed at the East Gate, the topic has gone viral on the Internet
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The viral “Cosmos Pig” along with other artistic lantern works are on display along the ancient city moat and the East Gate traffic circle in Taiwan’s Hsinchu City, the City Marketing Department (CMD) of Hsinchu City said in a news release on Jan. 23.
The city’s artistic lantern festival under the theme of “exploration” officially kicked off on Jan. 25.
Travelers passing through the city’s East Gate at night can easily see the pink pig holding a spyglass looking into the distance, as if it were exploring the happy future of the city, the agency said, adding that the main lantern was designed to correspond to the city’s image of being technologically savvy.
Since the eight-meter tall “Cosmos Pig” was installed at the East Gate, the topic has gone viral on the Internet, generating many discussions and comments, and the lantern artwork has also become the city’s most checked-in Facebook location, according to the CMD. [FULL STORY]