The new Apple Marina Bay Sands will officially open to the public this Thursday (10 Sept). This is the tech brand’s third store in Singapore in addition to its other two stores in Apple Jewel Changi and Apple Orchard Road.
Surrounded by water, Apple Marina Bay Sands showcases uninterrupted 360-degree panoramic views of the city and its spectacular skyline. The sphere is a first-of-its-kind, all-glass dome structure that is fully self-supported, comprised of 114 pieces of glass with only 10 narrow vertical mullions for structural connection.
Inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, an oculus located at the apex of the dome provides a flooding ray of light 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.
There is a Forum 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.
“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.”
The 148-person team at Apple Marina Bay Sands, who collectively speak over 23 languages, will welcome visitors for the first time on Thursday at 10am SGT, but visits to Apple Marina Bay Sands on the first day will be by appointment only so as to ensure the health and well-being of guests,
Customers can visit apple.com/sg/marinabaysands to choose from available time slots, and each non-transferable reservation admits one person. Capacity will be limited, so guests may experience wait times before entering the store.
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.
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