Singapore to get its first Apple Store in late 2016

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Sometimes word of new Apple Stores comes from the oddest sources. In the case of this story, the Pure Group, which runs Pure Fitness gyms in Singapore, noted that it will be closing its Knightsbridge location on December 15, 2015 to "make way for the opening of a new Apple Store in late 2016."

Knightsbridge is a four-story luxury shopping center in Singapore, and Pure Fitness will be one of a handful of tenants that will be relocating to make way for the new Apple Store. The mall is located at 270 Orchard Road in Singapore, in a very upscale part of the downtown area.

This will be the first Apple Store in Singapore, although the Apple Online Store and many Apple Authorized Retailers operate in the city-state. At present, the closest Apple Store is in Hong Kong, a four-hour international flight away.