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Apple Marina Bay Sands Store opens in Singapore

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Apple Marina Bay Sands is the first Apple Store to sit directly on the water.  Appearing as a sphere floating on the Marina Bay, the store introduces a new and captivating retail experience at one of the most iconic locations in Singapore. It will be inaugurated on Thursday.

The Apple Store offers an uninterrupted 360-degree panoramic view of the city and its spectacular skyline. The sphere is a first-of-its-kind, all-glass dome structure that is fully self-supported, comprising 114 pieces of glass with only 10 narrow vertical mullions for structural connection. It is Apple’s third retail location in Singapore.

The interior of the glass is lined with custom baffles, each uniquely shaped to counter sun angles and provide a nighttime lighting effect. With trees lining the interior of the dome, the green garden city of Singapore flows into the store, providing additional shading and soft shadows through the foliage.

“We couldn’t be more excited to open the breathtaking Apple Marina Bay Sands in Singapore,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s Senior Vice-President of Retail + People.

Customers can explore curated Apple products and accessories or receive personal technical support from Geniuses. The Forum is centred around a Video Wall, which will serve as the stage for Today at Apple sessions featuring Singapore’s artists, musicians, and creators. Entrepreneurs and developers interested in receiving training and advice can meet with Apple team members in Apple’s first underwater Boardroom, located on the lower level of the store. The Forum will soon serve as the stage for Singapore’s artists, musicians, and creatives for Today at Apple sessions. Nearly 150 employees speaking over 23 languages are ready to welcome visitors.

The store will implement the same rigorous health measures for both employees and visitors seen across all Apple Store locations, including a mask requirement, temperature checks, and social distancing. To ensure the health and well-being of guests, visits to Apple Marina Bay Sands on Thursday will be based on appointment only. Customers can visit apple.com/sg/marinabaysands to choose from available times, and each non-transferable reservation admits one person. Capacity will be limited, the company said.

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