Apple's Marina Bay Sands Store in Singapore Opens Thursday

Apple today announced that its new Marina Bay Sands retail store in Singapore will open at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, with Apple calling it the company's "most ambitious retail project."

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The Marina Bay Sands store appears to float on Marina Bay and its all-glass dome assembled using 114 pieces of glass is a one-of-a-kind construction.

Inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, an oculus located at the apex of the dome provides a flooding ray of light that travels through the space. 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.

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The store, which will be staffed by 148 employees who collectively speak over 23 languages, includes not only the usual product display areas and massive video wall anchoring The Forum, but also Apple's first underwater Boardroom for business meetings, training, and private events.

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Apple Marina Bay Sands is the company's third retail store in Singapore, and opening-day visits will be by reservation only with reservations made through the store web page.

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PowerMacBook Avatar
49 months ago

It's amazing that Apple is still investing millions in it's retail strategy, even though we are in a global pandemic!
These kind of projects are designed and prepared years before they start and eventually finish.
Obviously, with being in September 2020, there was not such a thing as Covid19 when they started this, and not even when they start building it.
Apart from that, if everybody would stop investing in projects, life would come to a complete standstill, making things even worse.
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Livewings Avatar
49 months ago
For anyone interested in the video of it ('https://www.facebook.com/592308557475467/posts/3614418435264449/?vh=e&extid=THJlezSYLJ1fLCkZ')
I’m from Singapore and I can’t wait to visit the store on Friday.
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thetjshow Avatar
49 months ago
the screens light up! Will take more shots when in store Thursday!

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cmaier Avatar
49 months ago
Very pretty.
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TheIntruder Avatar
49 months ago
Finally nice to see a store where the glass feature structure serves as floor space, and not just the foyer, or a fancy skylight (NY, Shanghai, Milan, Istanbul).
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thetjshow Avatar
49 months ago
There was a media event yesterday with drones and all for photo shoot

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