Kuala Lumpur: The Chinese zodiac calendar, known as Sheng Xiao, is divided into 12 cycles. Each cycle lasts 12 months and is represented by an animal. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey – the “Red Fire Monkey,” to be exact.
Monkey is the ninth animal in the cycle, people born in the Year of the Monkey are characterized as lively, curious, innovative, always being clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth.
With more than a billion Chinese across the globe will celebrate the Chinese New Year on 8 February, Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei and a number of badminton stars from around the world are posting celebratory messengers on their social media pages and wishing badminton fans a Happy Chinese New Year.
Here are the greetings: