The biggest lifestyle and entertainment hub in Malaysia is currently being developed in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and it is expected to open its doors in about six months.
Located on 2.8ha of land, the TREC, which stands for 'Taste, Relish, Experience and Celebrate', will cover an area approximately equal to six football fields.
Founders Datuk Douglas Cheng and Cher Ng, together with Berjaya Assets Bhd, are the brains behind this mammoth development. They came up with the idea after years of involvement in the development, entertainment and food industry.
"Our vision is that TREC will pioneer the one-stop integrated entertainment district that has made the likes of Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong, Shanghai's Xin Tian Di and Singapore's Clarke Quay must-visit location in their respective countries," Ng said, adding that he had been working with Cheng to enhance what Malaysia has to offer to both locals and tourists.
With an investment of RM323.6mil, TREC will definitely be making heads turn, especially for those driving along Jalan Tun Razak, as it is prominently situated opposite the upcoming Tun Razak Exchange Centre, fronting the Royal Selangor Golf Club.
According to Ng, TREC is divided into five themed zones, allowing it to appeal to a wider audience.
The first phase of the project will see one of the most popular clubs in the country, Zouk KL, making its presence felt.
Zouk KL will be moving out of its current location in Jalan Ampang this December when its lease expires. Ng said the new Zouk KL in TREC would be about 30 per cent larger and would have nine zones.
The new venue will also make the club, ranked 52nd in the world, the most expensive club built in the country at a cost of about RM38mil.
Ng said the new 60,000 sq ft premises would contain five rooms as well as a VIP lounge, a member's lounge, a cafe and a rooftop deck.