Oriental Culture

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Chinese Zodiac – Year of the Ox

Year Of The Ox

If you are born in the Year of the Ox, it is believed that you are diligent, hardworking and loyal. Oxes are glad to help and contribute positively to their local communities and society as a whole.


Chinese Zodiac – Year of the Rat

Chinese Zodiac - Paper Rat

If you are born a Chinese Rat it is believed that you will be energetic and likable, with an ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

Chinese Zodiac – Year of the Pig

Piglets, © Danielle Coombes

The Chinese Zodiac features 12 animals, each believed to bestow their characteristics to those born in their year. This is the horoscope for those born in the Year of the Pig.


Chinese Zodiac – Year of the Dog

Year of the Dog

If you are born in the Year of the Dog, it is believed that you are fiercely loyal, easygoing and approachable. Dogs tackle the difficulties of daily life without fear and are honest and kind in their dealings with other people

Chinese Zodiac – Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster

Those born under the sign of the Rooster are often multi-talented, with many accomplishments in many fields or disciplines. They are loyal and make the most devoted friends, always keep their promises and can be trusted to keep their word.


Chinese Zodiac – Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey

Those born under the Monkey sign are said to be intelligent and creative. Their wisdom and charisma means that they often make good leaders, but they can also be egotistical and snobby.

Origami Wishing Stars

Origami Wishing Stars

Ever wanted a wish to come true? Fold these origami wishing stars to help you on your way. The more you fold, the more chance your wish will come true!


Qixi – The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd

Qixi is a Chinese festival celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th moon, when couples gaze up to see star-crossed lovers, Niulang and Zhinu in the heavens.

Wisdom Path, Hong Kong

Wisdom Path, Hong Kong

The Wisdom Path is a short walk from the Big Buddha in the hills of Ngong Ping, and provides a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong


Lion-Awakening Ritual (點睛)

Incense Sticks

When you have a brand new lion dance costume, before their first performance, they must be awakened. A lion-awakening ritual is required! Offerings for the Sky God must be laid out!