Located on the bayfront of Singapore, the officially named Apple Marina Bay Sands is the only, and first floating Apple retail store on the Planet.
The new luxury Apple retail store resembles a big digital marble, situated on the marina bay of a hotel and resort in Singapore, and is Singapore’s third Apple Store with a different design approach.
This is Singapore’s third Apple Store location, after the Orchard Road, opened in 2017, and Apple Jewel Changi Airport, located in the famous shopping sector of the transportation hub. 9to5Mac published the marketing images and blurbs promoting the new location, and according to the marketing material attached, the novel store will include measures implemented at Singapore’s other Apple Stores regarding COVID-19 health and safety sanitization requirements.
MacRumors made public on Twitter a video teaser made by Apple to promote the new location and indicated that some other surprises some be in store for Apple fans. The publication noted that the store marks Apple’s 512th retail shop globally, and the Cupertino company is planning some big things, starting with the design of the store, look and feel, during night and day, and the experience of the user. It may very well mark a new chapter in the way retail store operates in the future for Apple, especially with the current pandemic going on.
Some of the promotional material published by MacRumors, state that the store’s glass panels reflect the towering skyline of the Downtown Core and motion of the rippling water, and at night, he sphere glows, evoking the design of traditional lanterns carried during Singapore’s Mid-Autumn Festival.