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 forecourt of the Sydney Opera House features these lanterns created by Australian artist Laurens Tan. The three wise monkeys, who see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil, are perched on top of a pencil with the Chinese characters for “Sydney”. Monkeys are cheeky, fun loving, inquisitive and wise, as well as charismatic, loyal and charming.