The wait is almost over.
It’s official. Apple has finally announced that it will open its first retail store in Thailand on Nov 10 at the massive riverside super-luxury mall IconSiam, just one day after the mall’s official opening date on Nov 9.
According to Apple’s website, the new store will be open at 10am with the announcement going on to say, “Apple Iconsiam on the Chao Phraya River will be a major hub for people to exchange ideas, learn and create new things together. Here will be a place to inspire and spark creative ideas for the people in the community. Most importantly, it is more than just a store here, as we have prepared many interesting activities for you, from inspirational programs to hands-on sessions.”
As reported by Positioning Mag, the store will feature a two-story-high glass window and put an emphasis on innovative design, much like the one at Singapore’s Orchard Road.
It was over a year ago that Apple first posted a series of job listings which hinted at an impending retail store in Bangkok. In September, a photo of the store under construction with Apple’s logo confirmed that IconSiam would be the setting.
With the construction of Thailand’s first Apple store running at full steam, speculation is also currently rife that it will be followed by a second store in Bangkok, which Positioning Mag and Macthai claim will open at CentralWorld early next year.