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This year, in celebration of International Women’s Day, we have decided that we shall put the spotlight on the fearless, relentless and big-hearted women who encourage and empower others. Opening this issue is Dr Claudine Pang, one of our 40 Under 40 2020 laureates, who is a pocket rocket of sheer will, determination and kindness. Apart from excelling in her practice, the renowned eye surgeon has devoted her life to helping the less fortunate not just at home but abroad. The theme of humanity continues in our Leadership story, which profiles the journey of three driven female professionals in their quest to fight for the marginalised, vulnerable and overlooked in our community. Other stories that will warm your hearts this issue, too, are the report on the results and successful bidders of our Mask For Good charity campaign, our interview with Peranakan jewellery collector and author Norman Cho who is working to revive this nearly lost art form, a jewellery feature on Van Cleef & Arpels pieces inspired by legendary women, and a travel feature on eco-tourism in Siem Reap. As this is the season for new beginnings, we also invite you to feast your eyes on our Spring/Summer 2021 fashion spread and a comprehensive trend report covering all the major brands. You may also like to consider new pursuits: Buy a village in southern Europe? Try wine from Mallorca? Experiment with plant-based and cultivated meats? Swap your luxury sedan for the new Ferrari F8 Spider? Enjoy the reads.