Apple has announced that its newest store located at Marina Bay Sands will be opening this Thursday, 10 September 2020.
The glass structure sits over the body of water and offers a 360-degree view of Singapore’s skyline — a work of structural ingenuity where 114 pieces of glass are held by 10 vertical panels. The result is a dome that glows at night, adding to the urban beauty of the area.
“We couldn’t be more excited to open the breathtaking Apple Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, building on our commitment to this special place that began more than 40 years ago,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People. “Our passionate and talented team is ready to welcome this community to our new store and deliver the care and support that our customers around the world love.”
Guests will be able to browse Apple’s product offerings on wooden tables not unlike those at the Orchard store, and the space will similarly be flooded by daylight. It is also connected underground to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, leading up to the dramatic view of the cityscape.
The massive space also has a Video Wall which will be used for Today at Apple sessions to feature Singapore’s artists, musicians, and creators once it resumes in a post-Pandemic era. There is also an underwater Boardroom for developers and entrepreneurs to meet with Apple’s team members.
The entire store seems geared towards international visitors; it is staffed by a 148-person strong team who can speak over 23 languages and is set to be on the tourist trail.
For now, Apple Marina Bay Sands will throw its doors open on 10 September 2020 at 10am. Visitors will have to register for appointments as vigorous health restrictions and safe distancing measures still apply. Expect capacity to be tightly controlled.
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