Media photos offer deeper peek inside Apple's first Singapore store

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Images from Thursday media preview offered a detailed look inside Apple's first store in Singapore, set to open this Saturday.

Image Credit Yvette Tan/Mashable
Image Credit Yvette Tan/Mashable


The Orchard Road outlet is two stories tall, and features many of the design traits of Apple's other flagship locations, Mashable noted. These include things like wooden shelving, a special meeting room, and an open forum with seating, situated in front of an oversized video display.

Image Credit Yvette Tan/Mashable
Image Credit Yvette Tan/Mashable


A curved staircase to the second floor is said to be inspired by Apple Park, the company's new headquarters in California. Trees on the second floor were reportedly imported from neighboring Malaysia.

Image Credit Yvette Tan/Mashable
Image Credit Yvette Tan/Mashable


Image Credit Yvette Tan/Mashable
Image Credit Yvette Tan/Mashable


The most dramatic part of the building may still be its glass facade, which spans some 120 feet, and makes both floors visible to passersby on the street. In that regard Orchard Road is similar to other high-profile Apple stores, such as the Union Square location in San Francisco.

Image Credit Yvette Tan/Mashable
Image Credit Yvette Tan/Mashable


Apple has so far concentrated its east Asian retail presence in China and Japan, two of its biggest markets. The company is also working on its first South Korea store, which should open in Seoul later this year, most likely November.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    JinTechJinTech Posts: 775member
    That staircase is beautiful. I wonder what it's made of?
    lostkiwi
  • Reply 2 of 10
    saltyzipsaltyzip Posts: 193member
    Very ostentatious
  • Reply 3 of 10
    bloggerblogbloggerblog Posts: 2,072member
    The 4th photo shows an employee taking a whizz behind a tree.
  • Reply 4 of 10
    kevin keekevin kee Posts: 1,291member
    Impressive.
    lostkiwi
  • Reply 5 of 10
    LoneStar88LoneStar88 Posts: 319member
    JinTech said:
    That staircase is beautiful. I wonder what it's made of?
    Looks like stone.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    LoneStar88LoneStar88 Posts: 319member

    saltyzip said:
    Very ostentatious
    No, it isn't. It's elegant, tasteful, and inviting. Great new standard for flagship Apple stores.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    LoneStar88LoneStar88 Posts: 319member

    The 4th photo shows an employee taking a whizz behind a tree.
    Time to grow up. He's not an employee, and one hand is holding his other wrist.
  • Reply 8 of 10
    JinTechJinTech Posts: 775member
    JinTech said:
    That staircase is beautiful. I wonder what it's made of?
    Looks like stone.
    Well yeah that was a given, just wondering what kind.
  • Reply 9 of 10
    bestkeptsecretbestkeptsecret Posts: 4,045member
    saltyzip said:
    Very ostentatious

    Typical.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    CelTanCelTan Posts: 46member
    JinTech said:
    JinTech said:
    That staircase is beautiful. I wonder what it's made of?
    Looks like stone.
    Well yeah that was a given, just wondering what kind.
    I would guess as it is inspired by the new apple campus, it is the "White Concrete" Ive was talking about - he especially mentioned how the handrail is integrated in the structure and not bolted on as an afterthought.
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