Apple Is Opening Its Second Store In Southeast Asia... But It's Not Gonna Be In Malaysia

UPDATE: The store is open for business now!

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Apple is stepping things up in Southeast Asia!

With two weeks left 'til its official opening, the tech giant has confirmed that it will be opening the region's second Apple Store in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Though still under construction, the Apple Store is set to open its doors on 10 November at Bangkok's soon-to-be largest mall IconSiam

The Iconsiam complex, which overlooks the Chao Praya River, will house two shopping malls, a department store, a 3,000-seat auditorium, an amusement park, a fitness centre, and residential buildings. 

TechCrunch reported that Apple wanted to open its Thai outpost as early as last year, but was unable to lock down a location for its store. 

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The Thai store follows the opening of the region's first ever brick-and-mortar Apple Store in Singapore, which opened in May last year

Apple Store at Orchard Road, Singapore.

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Like its Singaporean predecessor, the Bangkok outpost is expected to have all the quintessential fittings of an Apple Store, including a Genius Bar. Beyond its retail offerings, the store will also cater for creative workshops and jam sessions. 

If you're wondering if the tech giant is launching more Apple Stores in Southeast Asia, the answer is yes... but don't hold your breath for one in Malaysia just yet

Citing a source within the real estate industry, TechCrunch reported that Apple is considering expanding to Jakarta, Indonesia or Vietnam instead.

It's been a busy few months for Apple. Amongst its new slate of iPhone models, the tech giant unveiled its most expensive phone yet:

You're gonna want to hold on tight to your new iPhones, 'coz they're gonna cost a bomb to repair:

Meanwhile, check out the massive complex that will soon be housing the region's second Apple Store:

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