Wah, The Singapore Apple Store Is So Nice!
Last Saturday was a monumental day for Apple devotees in Singapore - it was the official opening of Apple's first retail store in the country, also marking the first Apple Store in Southeast Asia
The store is the latest of Apple’s next-generation retail stores, featuring design elements like a large all-glass front, open spaces, tree planters, and custom wood furniture.
Located at the affluent Orchard Road, the store - easily distinguished by its iconic glass panels - is expected to be one of the most popular Apple stores in the world according to the US tech giant
The state-of-the-art two-story outlet features design elements inspired by the new Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino
As expected, fans - more than 200 of them - started queuing around the outlet from as early as 5pm on the day before
According to The Straits Times, the first in line was a Chinese national who had flown in from Macau.
"I am very happy and excited to be part of this. I have participated in the official store openings in Macau, Guangzhou and Nanjing," he said.
Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail, was also present to welcome customers.
In an interview with MacRumours, Ahrendts hopes that the next generation will refer to Apple as a meeting spot similar to a cafe like Starbucks.
Be sure to drop by Apple Orchard Road next time you're in Singapore!
Apple Orchard Road
Address: 270, Orchard Road, Singapore 238857
Tel. No.: 1800 699 2824
Opening Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm
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