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Another Apple Store could be opening in South East Asia

Apple is continuously growing its retail presence in South East Asia. After the opening of its Apple Store on Orchard Road in Singapore, it looks like they are opening another one in our region very soon.

As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has posted job ads for retail store positions in Bangkok. This is an indication that a new Apple Store might be opening in the capital of Thailand.

9to5mac had pointed out that recruitment is usually done at a later stage but so far there’s no news of a new store opening or its possible location. There’s a possibility that Apple could be hiring their own staff to man a number of store-within-a-store setups at large retailers. There are currently about 100 authorised Apple reseller outlets throughout Bangkok.

UPDATE: Bloomberg had reported earlier in July that an Apple Store is expected to open in Bangkok at Iconsiam by 2018. It is expected to be the largest in South East Asia with a minimum floorspace of 2000 square metres. In addition, there will be another branch possibly located at CentralWorld, Central Embassy, or Siam Paragon.

During the recent keynote, it was announced that Apple Stores in key cities are being transformed into town squares where it becomes a gathering place for the local community. Apart from showcasing their latest products, there will be open spaces to hold events, workshops and much more.

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Alexander Wong