All abuzz over orb 'floating' off MBS

Structure adds vibrancy to area, say observers, with some believing it may be new Apple store

The dome-like structure in the prime waterfront location comes at a hefty price tag. Speculation is rife that it could be tech giant Apple's new retail outpost. Design experts said it is likely using the existing foundation of mega nightclub Avalon,
The dome-like structure in the prime waterfront location comes at a hefty price tag. Speculation is rife that it could be tech giant Apple's new retail outpost. Design experts said it is likely using the existing foundation of mega nightclub Avalon, which occupied the space from 2011 until it closed in 2016.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Is the mysterious orb-like structure sitting in the waters off Marina Bay Sands (MBS) the third Apple store in Singapore?

Speculation is rife that the structure, which appears to be "floating" when viewed from a distance, could be the site of the tech giant's new retail outpost, as reported by The Straits Times earlier this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 29, 2019, with the headline 'All abuzz over orb 'floating' off MBS'. Subscribe