Apple Is Opening A Futuristic Floating Store In Singapore This Week
Tech giant Apple is opening a futuristic floating store in Singapore's Marina Bay Sands complex this week, giving customers a 360-degree view of the city's skyline while they shop for the latest gadgets.
The new Apple Store is located inside a stunning glass dome that floats on Marina Bay, which will no doubt become a major tourist attraction in the area.
"Apple Marina Bay Sands will be at the heart of creativity, a place we've made for you to capture your ideas and passions," the company said.
"It will be a space for you to explore, connect and create something new. We can't wait to see where your imagination takes you."
According to Forbes, the dome is a 'first-of-its-kind' structure that is fully self-supported, comprising 114 pieces of glass with only 10 narrow vertical supports.
The ceiling boasts an 'eye-like oculus' that lets in light, with louvered rings feeding down along the dome's walls.
There's also plenty of foliage to liven up the space, with trees planted in large pots to bring the outside in.
As night draws in the structure becomes illuminated, making it look like a giant floating lantern.
The tech company will be launching Apple Marina Bay Sands this week, with doors opening for visitors on Thursday 10 September.
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However, as we're still in the middle of a pandemic, visits are 'by reservation only' as Apple is limiting the number of people inside the store, so you won't just be able to rock up and saunter in.
Reservations for the first day of trade are full, but check back on the Apple website if you fancy checking it out at some point in the future.
Forbes reports that, as with many Apple Stores across the globe, staff and visitors are required to wear a face mask, undergo temperature checks and practice social distancing.
Marina Bay Sands posted a 'sneak peek' of the 'beautiful store' on Facebook, and people are already impressed.
"This building is very beautiful," one person commented, with another writing: "It is like every single aspect from design to architecture here is aligned neatly to an invisible (but already well-established) grid. So clean and tidy."
Meanwhile some people were absolutely blown away, such as the person who said: "Hands down, the most beautiful Apple Store in the world. Don't you think?
A fourth added: "Love to see inside it, maybe one day soon."
Featured Image Credit: Apple