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Macau’s first Apple retail store launched

Apple Inc. launched its first retail store here on Saturday, expanding the brand’s presence in Greater China to 41 stores.

Hundreds of Apple fans queued at the new store at Galaxy complex in Cotai district before the store opened at 10 a.m..

Macau is an incredibly important region for Apple, Denny Tuza, senior director for Apple Retail Asia Pacific told Xinhua, noting that”Macau is a rich commercial and industrialized city with 600,000 residents and 32 million tourists annually. The city has a unique hybrid urban culture, representing a peculiar blend of Oriental and Western influences.”

This new two-layer outlet includes sales space where over 150 Apple latest designs are displayed for customers to experience hands-on, and a gathering place for workshops.

According to Tuza, Macau store has 149 employees who are mainly hired locally, speaking nine languages including Mandarin, Cantonese and English and Portuguese.

(Source: Shanghai Daily )