Big on Green – How a Tiny City Makes A Huge Impact

National Geographic photographer, Michael Yamashita, proposes a limited-edition photographic record of Singapore’s transformation into a model of urban planning, eco-architecture, technology and environmentalism. Singapore is paving a “greenway” for the world, showing that a city can grow and still preserve a healthy and safe quality of life.

This folio is a celebration of not only Singapore’s fiftieth year, but also of its achievements as a role model for a world facing rapid climate change and shrinking resources. Please join us to make it happen. Find out how by clicking on Gofiee’s weblink below. Thank you for your support!

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Gardens by the Bay. Supertrees, vertical plant displays. Park just opened 4 days ago. Singapore's bid to become the greenest city on the planet, this Bay south Garden is one of 3 to be built on reclaimed land highlighting the diversity of plant life in tropical rain forest.

About the author

Mike Yamashita has combined his dual passions of photography and travel for over 25 years as a shooter for The National Geographic. Specializing in Asia, he has covered Vietnam and the Mekong River, Marco Polo’s journey to China, the Great Wall, the DMZ between North and South Korea, as well as almost every aspect of Japanese culture from samurai to fish markets.


Among many of his published books, Yamashita’s best-selling Marco Polo: A Photographer’s Journey sold over 200,000 copies worldwide in its initial printing and was re-released by Rizzoli in the fall of 2004. Marco Polo is also the subject of his award-winning National Geographic Channel documentary, Marco Polo: The China Mystery Revealed, in which Yamashita retraces the 13th-century Venetian’s epic excursion to China.


A frequent lecturer and teacher at workshops around the world, Yamashita has received numerous industry awards, including those from the National Press Photographers Association’s Pictures of the Year, the New York Art Directors Club, and the Asian-American Journalists Association. Major exhibits of his work have opened throughout Asia, in Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, as well as in Rome, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. His images of Korea’s DMZ were featured in an exhibit at the Visa Pour L’Images photojournalism festival at Perpignan, France.


When not traveling, Michael Yamashita lives with his family in rural NJ, where he maintains a studio and an extensive stock library, and is an active volunteer fireman.