Apple Thailand this week started hiring for its first official store in Bangkok, which is expected to open soon.
A glimpse at jobs.apple.com
reveals 13 job openings including operations expert, store leader, technical specialist and senior manager.
"We’re excited to begin hiring the team that will open our first Apple Store in Thailand. Bangkok is one of Asia’s leading cultural and tourism centers, with a vibrant design and architectural scene," reads a company statement. "We look forward to providing customers an amazing space to experience all of our great products, services and inspiring educational programs that are loved by Apple customers around the world.”
The location will be Apple's second in Southeast Asia, following the opening of its flagship retail store
in Singapore, on Orchard Road, back in May.
While the location of Bangkok's shop and its opening date is still under wraps, rumors
earlier this year suggested a 20,000-sq-meter Bangkok outlet would would open "by 2018" at the Iconsiam
, a mega riverside development by property giants Siam Piwat, Magnolia Quality Development and Charoen Pokphand.
Why should we be excited? Apple’s retail outlets have always been beautifully constructed with absurd attention to detail (the Singapore store included), in keeping with the company’s dedication to forward-thinking design.
Currently we're restricted to shopping online or visiting third-party resellers like iStudio to get our hands on Apple products. While Apple Stores aren't known for deals or discounts, they do offer a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, earlier arrivals of new products and cool workshops as part of the "Today at Apple" program.