TREC now houses over 40 F&B brands and entertainment brands
Festive season, new brands, the return of A Sunday Affair, Vroom Carnival and more – in two months by mid-December, another seven new brands will open at the five-zone TREC – Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur’s largest entertainment and F&B estate on Jalan Tun Razak..
Gearing up for the festive season are: Café Society [opens this month] • [opens this weekend] • RD 90 [opens Nov 1] • [opens Nov 1] • Drop bar [opens Dec] • a Korean-themed karaoke [opens Dec 15] and Fu Luck Bar [opens Dec].
These will add up to a total of more than 40 brands at before the year ends – and thrice the number of brands since TREC opened in late 2015. The new openings follow the launch of Korea's YG Republique • and more recently, hole-in-the-wall cocktail bar, , at the Alcove block.
Of the seven upcoming venues, TREC welcomes the hugely popular of Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong entertainment district at Hive, as well as Drop bar at Terraces. They will add to TREC's growing foreign brand portfolio – [Singapore] • [Korea] • [Bangkok] and [Hong Kong]. Cult brand [Bangkok] will open at the Hive by the 2nd quarter of 2018.
The distinctive concepts among the new venues include Cafe Society at Hive, which features a steampunk interior of powered machinery, details such as sprockets, and zeppelins.
Firsts @ TREC
TREC's co-founder Cher Ng says: "We are excited to expand the portfolio of brands at the estate, and the new offerings provide an all-encompassing choice for visitors, local and foreign, at one destination."
is a retro-vintage themed eatery-bar serving wanton noodles alongside an eclectic dim sum repertoire. Trinco Kitchen & Bar at Hive specialises in Sri Lankan and Western cuisine. Also at the Hive is RD 90, a Japanese sake and ramen bar.
As the Hive shapes up with more new brands, a Korean-themed karaoke & bar will take the upper and roof top units above YG Republique, forming a Korean-centric duplex.
TREC signatures • Halloween new programmes
Halloween will take place at TREC's clubs and bars on Oct 28. TREC's Craft Army artisan market will take place at Alcove block. Admission is free.
November will see the continuity of TREC's signature A Sunday Affair [ASA] – KL's first music-centric flea market conceived in 2015 – after a 7-month hiatus planning for its new programme.
In version 2, ASA will see brand new curators and an expanded programming across five zones instead of the previous two. There will be two music stages at Quad event space [DJs and live acts] as well as Rhapsody Square which will feature live bands. ASA will also be themed in each edition.
Following Halloween is the Vroom & Dream Car Expo auto carnival on Nov 17 & 18, taking place across five zones at TREC. The programme will also include entertainment aspects at TREC's event spaces. Free entry.
From mid-November, pop-up parties and live music will be introduced to indie block Alcove located at the multi-level carpark.