Located next to Kampung Pandan roundabout across the TRX site is TREC Kuala Lumpur, which calls itself as KL’s New Centre of Gravity by housing a one-stop entertainment hub on its 7-acre estate. TREC (short for Taste, Relish Experience, Celebrate) is KL’s largest integrated entertainment centre spanning over 28,000 square metres of restaurants, bars, clubs, lounges, cafes, and art space under one roof.
Following Zouk KL’s relocation to TREC a year ago, it has garnered a great crowd from the KL nightlife-goers. The flagship multi-storey club boasts multiple halls, catering to different tastes in music. Prominent local and foreign DJs occupy the music booth.
TREC itself is sectioned into five zones - The Electric Boulevard: the pulse of TREC with bars, bistros, karaoke and live music lounges; The Alcove: hip outdoor enclave housing dessert bars, cafés; The Terraces: the ultimate alfresco experience with a panoramic view of the RSGC; The Hive: an eclectic mix of casual and upscale restaurants, bars and rooftop gardens; and the Rhapsody Square & Quad: 9,000 sqf of multifunctional event space.
Other staple names like The Social, Friendscino, COMO by Pisco Bar, Hugos by Modesto, Mango’s Tropical Café, Flam’s Pizza and Avalon have already establishing their brands here. Fellow Singaporean brands such as Le Noir and Byblos Café & Lounge are also making an impact in TREC.
Aside from the night scene favourites, Cycle & Carriage too has opened its first-of-its-kind Mercedes-Benz City Store with a private iShowroom lounge, interactive signage, exclusive bar and lounge.
On weekends, TREC hosts ‘A Sunday Affair’, KL's first music-centric weekend flea market. This weekly favourite is now a must-go for young urban crowds and it has paved the way for ThisCover Weekend, an indie music show with local artistes performing cover versions as well as their original numbers.
With TREC, the entertainment area in the city centre has extended from bustling nightlife of Changkat Bukit Bintang, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang to the other side of Jalan Tun Razak.
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