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Summer is officially upon us, and although it doesn’t make much of a difference in Singapore, the international mood is always sunnier this time of the year. Furthermore, the buzz around Tokyo Olympics is just heating up, with Singaporeans celebrating our female athletes’ qualification. In a nod to female empowerment and athleticism, we kick off this issue with several outstanding women. Our cover girl Dana Cheong tells us about her journey as a girl from a kampung in Kuala Lumpur to her fulfilling life now as a mother of two and a fitness trainer. There’s also Pamela Puja Kirpalani, an heiress who takes paying it forward seriously and authored a book on achieving wholeness; Gabrielle Chanel, whose patronage of three Parisian metiers d’art ateliers elevated the world’s esteem of their crafts; and Lucia Silvestri, Bvlgari’s jewellery creative director, who unveils the latest Magnifica High Jewellery collection. The spirit of action continues with a spread on stylish sports watches, our fashionable take on cool and spunky preppiness, furniture recommendations for your poolside area. There are test-drive reviews of the most covetable supercars: Ferrari Roma, Lamborghini Huracán Evo RWD and Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0. In addition, we are proud to present our annual property supplement, Luxe Living. With the Singapore real estate market performing well and our developers and architects staying ahead of the curve with their innovative and sustainable solutions, we dedicate this issue to them – the movers and shakers of the industry. Themed Future Cities, this edition brings you a cover interview with GuocoLand CEO Cheng Hsing Yao, who reveals what he envisions for the upcoming Guoco Midtown. Other interesting features include acclaimed architects’ vision of a metropolis of the future; a tête-à-tête on local market trends with City Developments Limited’s group general manager Chia Ngiang Hong; and a report on the rising Indo-China cities to consider investing in.