Lunar Lanterns have been installed around Circular Quay to celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Rooster. These Monkey lanterns are located in First Fleet Park, posing as the three wise monkeys who see no evil, speak no evil and hear no evil, looking towards the pencil, which is mightier than the sword. These five metre tall lanterns were created by Laurens Tan and last year were part of a larger display at the Opera House, perched on top of a gigantic pencil. The Zodiac symbol of the Monkey can be characterised as quick-witted, charming and lucky. The adaptable Monkey livens up an occasion.