Have you ever heard about a floating retail store? Yes, it is true. Tech giant Apple has made this possible. The Cupertino based company has just opened a floating retail store for its customers. The store is based at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. This is Apple’s first floating retail store in the world. The dome structured retail store is purely made up of glass. It is self-supported. It appears as a floating sphere. It sits on a huge cache of water. The dome comprises 114 pieces of glass. Apple’s new store brings a new experience to its customers. It is believed to be inspired by Pantheon in Rome.
Apple has designed the store in a way to provide a nighttime lighting effect. The interior of the store is lined with custom baffles. Glasses are shaped uniquely to counter sun angles. At the lower level of the store, there is an underwater board room. The spherical structure store is surrounded by water. It provides 360-degree panoramic views of the outside surroundings. The store is open to visitors. Anyone can visit the store to explore Apple products and also catch a glimpse of Marina Bay. The company is also providing personal technical support at its new store. Apple said that its Marina Bay Store is one of the ambitious retail projects.
Apple’s new retail store is also lined with trees, giving the first-of-its-kind experience and making the view splendid. The team stationed by the company at its floating retail store comprises 148 experienced executives. They can communicate with customers in over 23 languages. Apple’s Marina Bay Sands is the third retail store of the company in Singapore. The iPhone maker had opened its first store at the Knightsbridge building in 2017. The company’s second store opened in July 2019 at Jewel Changi Airport. Singapore is a Southeast Asian nation. It is ranked second in the digitally competitive countries list in the world after the United States.