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The Olympic Games have finally kicked off in Tokyo after a year of postponement. As much as many young athletes have inspired us, we hope that you will be inspired by the laureates of our annual Prestige 40 Under 40 list this year. As much as we love to celebrate their achievements and encourage them to go on to even better things, this Class of 2021 also gives us much to learn from. They are dreamers who become doers. They are tenacious, imaginative and unafraid to think big. Take, for example, our cover girl and one of the 40 honourees, Kim Lim. Born with a golden spoon in her mouth, the daughter of billionaire tycoon Peter Lim need not scrub toilets nor work the reception to ensure the success of her beauty establishments. But she did. Technopreneur Durwin Ho is the lad behind the platform that birthed some of Singapore’s most prominent names in the retail technology space, such as Carousell and Shopback. Conservation biologist Dr Jessica Lee loves birds so much she was part of the team that launched Mandai Nature, a non-profit organisation that seeks to protect nature and drive sustainability in Singapore and beyond. During this joyous National Day month, we take you on a celebratory tour of our nation’s most beloved landmarks in our high jewellery spread. Leaf over to our fashion spread to peruse the coolest Autumn/Winter 2021 men’s trends and check out our watch pages for uncomplicated timepieces that ooze sophistication, unconventional and head-turning Cartier Libre creations, and an insight into how Patek Philippe stays ahead of the game in haute horlogerie. Even Mathilde Laurent, head perfumer of Cartier, demonstrates the same audacious spirit expressed by our 40 Under 40 personalities with her “punk” rose scents that thumb their noses at tradition. Should you need a mind-body-spirit reset before racing towards the year-end, read our wellness story on new and unusual rejuvenation therapies in town.