I know! The name already sounds hot: Apple Concept Store Manila -- but if ifoAppleStore is to be believed, then Apple fans should be throwing a party soon.
Apple will open a high-profile store on the ground floor of the future Philippine Stock Exchange high-rise office buildiing in Manila suburb, according to the Web site of an engineering company hired to perform sustainability studies for the high-rise project. According to the CB Engineers Web site, the Apple store will be the anchor tenant for the retail space, but it provides no other details. The store would be a notable extension of the chain outside Japan, China and Australia. The building is now under early construction at Fort Bonifacio, the former headquarters for U.S., and later Philippine, military operations. The former base located in the Manila suburb of Taguig was privatized several years ago, and development into residential and commercial properties is on-going. The store could open in 2011.
And look, they were kind enough to even include a map of the projected site!
Hmm.. 2011? Here's to hoping that Apple would still be as hot by then.