In case you haven’t heard, the newest Apple Store has opened in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands!
Apple Store Marina Bay Sands opens its door officially to public today, 10 September 2020 from 10:00 AM. In case you are thinking of checking the place out in the next few days/weeks, take note that you’ll have to make an appointment in view of safe distancing requirements of the ongoing pandemic. Check the official Apple website for more details.
Do also take note that the entrance to the dome is via the mall and not from the boardwalk.
Apple has always been known for their sleek and clean design which applies even to their store layout and architecture. Apple Store Marina Bay Sands is no different.
Inside The Store
Upon entering the store, I was struck by the amount of space and the long walk to reach the escalator at the end to enter the dome. I’m aware that Apple Stores usually is very minimalistic in its design but this particular Apple Store is definitely the most spacious among the few Apple Stores that I’ve visited all over the world so far. And by the way, this is the Genius Bar you are looking at in the photo above.
The number of people in the dome has reached the maximum capacity so while waiting for some of them to leave, we went to take a look at the boardroom which will only be accessible to Apple’s business customers. This room will not be available for public access. I was fortunate enough to get a tour of the place before the official public opening.
Inside the Glass Dome
Riding the escalators up into the dome to be greeted by the city skyline is really quite something. The view is pretty damn good I must say.
I am quite obsessed with that large screen by the way. LOL. I can’t help thinking that it’ll be so amazing to work on a large spreadsheet on such a huge screen with full HD/4K.
Highlight Inside The Glass Dome
There are 2 key highlights inside the glass dome just so you know.
To reduce the greenhouse effect inside the dome, the glass has been tinted to some degree and there are strips to provide shield the interior from direct sunlight. The design and layout of those sun shields(?) is inspired by the Pantheon in Rome and hence the “hole” at the top.
#2: The Mirror Behind The Giant Screen
I really like how the city skyline is reflected in the mirror. It looks really amazing and the photos will look really amazing… if you can manage to take a photo without anyone’s reflection in there. LOL. Good luck with that. I am also quite sure this instagram-worthy location will turn into a hotspot in no time.
Finally, the view of the Apple Store against the lit up city skyline at night is damn pretty as well:
This is definitely another instagram-worthy / photographer hotspot to check out. Now is a good time to go get that photo as well because borders are closed and it’s not that crowded.
For those of you overseas who can’t wait to check the place out as soon as the borders re-open, the nearest MRT Station is “Bayfront”.