Lunar Lanterns have been installed around the city to celebrate the 20th anniversary of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Monkey. The Snake lantern is located in the Thomas Street pedestrian mall near Ultimo Road in Chinatown, in Haymarket. The lantern was designed by Alex Sommer and Brad Clark, inspired by the ancient art of Chinese basket making and reminiscent of a snake charmer's basket. Snake are private, wise and intuitive.