August 24, 2020 - 14:41 AMT
World's first Apple Store that sits on water opening in Singapore

Apple is set to open its third store in Singapore, even as the retail and tourism sectors continue to be buffeted by the Covid-19 pandemic,, The Straits Times reports.

In a statement on Monday, August 24, the tech giant confirmed that its third store will open at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) "soon", although it did not specify an opening date.

The new store will be situated in the dome-like structure sitting on the water off MBS.

"Apple Marina Bay Sands is coming soon to Singapore, celebrating the first Apple store in the world that sits on the water," an Apple spokesman said.

"As with every Apple store around the world, Apple Marina Bay Sands will bring the best of Apple to our customers, at an iconic location in Singapore. We can't wait to see you soon."

The announcement comes after The Straits Times reported last March that Apple would be opening two more stores here at Jewel Changi Airport and MBS.

Apple's Jewel store officially opened last July. The store at Knightsbridge mall in Orchard Road, the first Apple store in South-east Asia, was opened in 2017.

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