Driving along Samsenthai road, the black building with white letters reading “Guru Shop” immediately caught my eye. Don’t tell me they opened a spiritual center, I joked to myself. Curious as I am, I turned around and entered the “temple of wisdom”, which turned out to be the latest Apple shop in Vientiane.
As we all know, Guru is an Indian term for “teacher” or “master” who teaches his wisdom to students. Eddie Savankham, the owner of Guru Shop, explained further that “our goal is to introduce as many people as possible to new technologies and gadgets, and teach them how the gadgets can make their daily lives easier”.
To meet their ambitious goal, Eddie and his wife, who both just returned from studying in the USA, chose to work with Apple and its top quality products. Guru Shop has it all, from iPad and iPhone to iMacs. “We offer full product guarantee, any inferior or defect products are replaced within 7 days of purchase”.
In addition to selling Apple products, Guru Shop also provides services such as uploading applications, songs, programs, and movies. While waiting for services, customers can relax and enjoy at the “Little Café”, offering a variety of cold and hot drinks.