As Singapore celebrates its 57th birthday this month and wave goodbye to the challenging pandemic years, Prestige takes this opportunity to showcase what we love about our country. On the cover of this Pride of Singapore edition is the inimitable Kim Lim, who reveals a private side of her in a candid interview with us. We catch the hard-to-pin-down SSO first violinist William Tan, who is one of the leading wildlife lensmen in the world, especially in the field of underwater photography. And in-between rehearsals for The LKY Musical, leads Adrian Pang and Kit Chan chat with us on their take and thoughts on the most important couple in our country’s history: Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Mdm Kwa Geok Choo. One thing good that came out of the pandemic is certainly the new crop of small and mostly artisanal businesses that have come to amass a cult following. From pastry experts to a rum distillery to a coffee-making machine start-up, we spotlight the diversity of lifestyle brands that reflect Singapore’s buzzing entrepreneurship scene. This red-hot passion is reflected in our high jewellery spread featuring the most extraordinary red gemstones, from rubies to rubellites to spinels. And it is also here that we’re pleased to present an Easter egg in honour of our nation’s 57th National Day – let us know if you’ve spotted it! Over the past months, while most of Asia remains locked down, Prestige has also been proud representatives of the little red dot at the most exclusive luxury launches around the world. Read our coverage of the Bulgari Eden: Garden of Wonders high jewellery showcase in Paris; our quick jaunt to Bangkok to see Louis Vuitton’s new watch novelties; and the incredible experience we had travelling to Maranello, the home of Ferrari in the northern Italian province of Modena, to witness the unveiling of the thinnest watch in the world by Richard Mille and the marque: the RM UP-01.