Apple to Open Second Singapore Store at Jewel Changi Airport on July 13

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    Apple has announced that its second Singapore store is set to open at Jewel Changi Airport on Saturday, July 13 at 10.00 a.m.

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    The store has a prime location in Jewel, a new nature-themed entertainment and retail complex on the landside of Changi Airport, which is Singapore's main airport.

    Linked to three of its passenger terminals, Jewel features more than 280 shops across five stories, and boasts as its centerpiece the world's tallest indoor waterfall - the 40-meter-tall Rain Vortex - cascading from a vaulted glass roof and surrounded by terraced gardens.

    No other information, such the size of the Jewel store, has been provided by Apple. However, the company did reveal to Singapore-based The Straits Times that some brand new programming will be developed exclusively for visitors to the new Jewel store, such as The Magic of Jewel Changi Airport Photo Walk.

    Apple is said to be close to opening another new store in the country, at the Marina Bay Sands resort next to Singapore's central business district. The dome-shaped store will be situated over water, connected to the luxurious resort with a walkway nestled amid palm trees. The site was previously occupied by night club Avalon.

    Apple opened its first Singapore store in May 2017 at Knightsbridge mall in Orchard Road. Apple Orchard Road was also the first Apple store to open its doors in South-east Asia.

    (Thanks, Chris!)

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  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Making my first trip to Singapore in March. The airport is suppose to be one of the main attractions haha.
     
  3. pika2000 macrumors 603

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    Nice! Now the Chinese scalpers don’t even have to leave the airport.... LOL.
     
  4. ScottButler macrumors regular

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    That location looks absolutely astonishing!
     
  5. macloverHK macrumors member

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    And what does that have to do with Chinese?
     
  6. adib macrumors regular

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    With all the flood happening over there, it'll be interesting to for Apple to watch how water-proof its devices are in real-life....
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    Chinese scalpers goes to HK, which AFAIK is the cheapest place you can buy Apple devices. That said, Singapore is the 2nd cheapest – more so if you're a tourist.
     
  7. joueboy macrumors 68000

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    They don't do this things anymore besides iPhone sales is been an all time low and China market was disappointment.
     
  8. homegrownhero macrumors member

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    Do spend a good few hours on places like The Jewel, and more so an entire day at Garden by the Bay. Those places (especially The Jewel) looks like it was taken straight out of a new Star Trek movie, like one of those bio-dome habitats.
     
  9. jerryk macrumors 601

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    Going there to SG soon. Hope I can stop by the new store.
     
  10. kaycrystal626 macrumors member

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    What a prejudice joke!
     
  11. sguser macrumors regular

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    Try to read again and may be you will notice the word "scalpers". Then google "Chinese scalpers", this should help
     
  12. ksec macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting we are seeing some Results coming in from Angela Ahrendts era, I wonder how many more are coming. I hope there are many more to come in Asia Region.
     
  13. Lullabye macrumors newbie

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    Bangkok is getting the second store too (at CentralWorld mall). Hopefully it will open this year!
     
  14. justperry macrumors G3

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    Plenty more to do in SG, there's IIRC a light show each and every night in front of Marina Bay (shopping Mall), quite amazing.

    Haven't seen the new Airport yet but I bet Garden at the Bay is much better than the new Airport.

    No need to say it's the main Airport, afaik know it's the only one for commercial flights.
     
  15. MisterSavage macrumors 65816

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    Singapore is on my bucket list!
     
  16. pika2000 macrumors 603

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    Have you been to the Apple stores is Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore around release dates?
     
  17. Sodium Chloride macrumors regular

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    If you buy any electronics in a foreign country, do you have to pay custom taxes when you return to the United States?
     
  18. freedomlinux macrumors newbie

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    I am not an expert, but... when returning to the US after being out of the county for 48+ hours, you are allowed to bring US$800 of goods without tax if you have not exhausted this limit recently (within the past 30 days). The value from US$801-1800 seems to also be taxed at a flat rate (~3%).

    That said, Singapore has a 7% GST/VAT. There is a kiosk in their airport departing tourists can get a tax refund in certain cases.
    I have no idea how the overall financials would work out on this, given regional pricing and currency conversion. I did this after buying a wristwatch in Singapore for ~US$100 - out of necessity, not because I through I would get a good price.

    More Info:
    https://www.visitsingapore.com/travel-guide-tips/tourist-information/gst-tax-refund/
    https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/454
    https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/246
    [All this assumes you are a US citizen and the items are for your personal use / gifts]
     
  19. gigatoaster macrumors 6502

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    I was surprised by the prices: between 10 to 20% cheaper than in Europe...except on iPhone they aligned the prices to EU prices, too bad.

    Great airport, everything is so efficient and flying with SQ is truly an experience.
     
  20. SpeedyTheSnail macrumors regular

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    It's certainly an amazing store. Too bad the pro lineup sucks.

    Maybe if they focused on better products instead of stores, they'd have a sudden influx of Pros and other Apple customers who have been let down for the past almost decade.
     
  21. kshitijshah macrumors regular

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    when will the Apple Watch get the ECG function in Singapore?
     
  22. wordup60 macrumors member

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    Nope. Firefly has commercial flights to Subang out of Seletar Airport.
     
  23. justperry macrumors G3

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    Wasn't sure it had flights, most people aren't even aware of another Airport.
     

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