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Once again, Singapore is facing another round of tightened social restrictions, but over here at Prestige, we prefer to look on the bright side. After all, the luxury brands and our newsmakers have given us so much to be excited and optimistic about. We are referring to the three technopreneurs who are making a bang in our community. Benjamin Wong of Kinobi runs a fast-growing career accelerator that trains and mentors Gen Z across Southeast Asia; John Cheng is the brains behind Innovate 360, Singapore’s first food incubator that has launched some of the most exciting food tech start-ups we’ve seen in a while. Leanne Robers founded the world’s largest start-up competition for women and technology, which offers them a global stage to showcase their talent. Our cover shoot with Cartier this issue signals the start of a buzzy high jewellery season this year, which gives those of us who love haute joaillerie much to cheer about. Just when you’d imagine it’s next to impossible for an extensive jewellery exhibition to be held locally, the Parisian maison surprised us with an incredible private showcase of about 250 pieces at Capella Singapore, where we were given the exceptional opportunity to do an exclusive shoot with its new masterpieces, including some from the [Sur]Naturel collection. Missing Paris too much already? Well, our fashion spread takes you there with a tribute to the enigmatic Three Colours trilogy by acclaimed film director, the late Krzysztof Kieślowski. This spirit of daring and creativity continues in this month’s other stories, including the second segment of our report on the key watch launches this year, as well as news on the most fascinating releases from your beloved houses. For your personal wellness, learn more about the rise of Chinese tea culture; how you could “biohack” your way to a better version of yourself; and the revival of Thailand’s Koh Pha Ngan from full moon party island to high-end resort paradise.