There were three terminals in the space on which patrons can browse the site and purchase Groupons, some of which can be redeemed immediately at the store.
I e-mailed Karl Chong, CEO of Groupon Singapore, to find out more and he said the main objective for opening the store was to make it more convenient for Groupon customers to redeem their products. He added that the company will be doing an official launch for the shop in the next few weeks, and would provide more details then.
According to the company's Facebook profile, the store opened on Apr. 30.
It seemed somewhat counter-productive for the company to have to establish a physical location just so online deals can be redeemed. I'd understand if the purchases involved physical products that customers had to touch and feel before deciding whether to make the deal. But Groupon deals typically covered a range of products including travel deals, spa treatments, food deals and other services.
Even if the deals comprised actual products such as mobile phone accessories and electronic goods, none of these were not on display in the store. So, the store really was a space to park three Web terminals and a bunch of staff to issue redemption coupons.
Would be interesting to see what else the company plans to do with the space when it's ready to launch it, officially.
[UPDATE on Jun. 21: Groupon Singapore just sent out media invites announcing Jul. 4 as the official launch of the company's "first and only concept shop" worldwide.]