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Year of the Fire Monkey: Journey to the West and beyond

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 05:50
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In two of Asia's biggest cultures, the monkey is a much loved creature of mythical proportions.

2016 is the Year of the Monkey - the Fire Monkey, to be more precise. In two of Asia's biggest cultures, the monkey is a much loved creature of mythical proportions. In Hinduism, the embodiment takes the form of Lord Hanuman from the Indian epic, Ramayana. In predominantly Buddhist and Taoist