Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay will open its soaring display of Supertrees on June 29. These amazing towers, which reach up to 164 feet (50 meters) in height, bring together the best of solar technology and vertical gardening. The Bay South Garden, which will showcase 18 of these Supertrees, will also function as air vending ducts for nearby conservatories as well as collect water during Singapore’s frequent rain storms. The 10 days of revelry promise to be quite the event, with headliners including Jason Mraz performing on opening night.

Singapore always pulls an amazing punch far outsized of its presence on the global map. The city-state is slowly becoming a hub of sustainability and green building, too. Check out the full gallery, my latest on Inhabitat.

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Singapore's Supertrees during their construction at Gardens by the Bay

Photos courtesy Gardens by the Bay.

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009 his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). During 2013 and 2014, he lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as an associate director with a leading public relations firm within Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.