LOVE WILL WIN THE DAY
This season of luck and love, we bring you inspiring stories of how true love conquers all. Our cover personalities, Edmund Lin and Trina Liang-Lin, celebrate their 25 years of marriage and open up to us about their inspiring journey together – from power brokers in the financial world to a team now dedicated to philanthropy, mentorship and wellness. Also honouring their 10th wedding anniversary this year are home-grown fine jeweller Vihari Poddar and her husband, Indian textile empire scion Abhishek Poddar. For the first time ever, they reveal their love story that began as a whirlwind romance but has since managed to cross cultural, ethnic, religious, family and even national barriers. We are also pleased to introduce women’s rights advocate and performing arts patron Jin Lu, formerly a company director who gave up her career for love – of her family and children. Yet another couple to join us are fun-loving parents and business partners Adrian Ong and Michelle Eng, who drive BMW’s latest sporty models in our motoring feature. Our other regular offerings this month can also be said to be the labours of love of the countless designers and artisans who work in the luxury sphere. We present 18 pages of the latest looks from the Men’s Spring/Summer 2021 fashion season; an enchanting spread of gemstone jewels in the most romantic colours; and an interview with world- renowned architect and designer Thomas Heatherwick on his game-changing biophilic condominium in Singapore. And not forgetting Chinese New Year, we bring to you a beautiful spread of limited- edition Ox-motif artistic timepieces, as well as the low-down on the most innovative and scrumptious culinary creations from our favourite local restaurants.