We’ve written about it previously, but Apple has finally come out and confirmed that its first retail store in Southeast Asia, located in Singapore, will open soon.
“We have more than 900 incredible employees working in our Singapore contact center and are thrilled to begin hiring the team that will open our first Apple Store in Singapore — an incredible international city and shopping destination,” Apple retail guru Angela Ahrendts said in a statement. “We can’t wait to deliver the service, education and entertainment that is loved by Apple customers around the world.”
The debut Singapore store will reportedly be powered by renewable energy, possibly provided by solar power — which would make it the first company in Singapore to be run on clean fuel.
Last week we reported that Apple’s website lists 14 job postings for its Singapore store, including business manager, business specialist, and Apple Store leader. The retail store itself is expected to open in 2016, although Apple has not yet confirmed an exact date.
The store is set to be based in Singapore’s upscale retail building Knightsbridge, which was revealed when messages were released from a gym owned by health and exercise chain Pure Fitness, that will close to make room for Apple.