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TREC KL's Alley block is now undergoing a street transformation, flaunting drippingly new paint across four large wall panels, alongside a tree house to be built to stage live performances. A canopy has also been constructed over the street – from across adjoining blocks of Alley and Terraces – to provide shelter during wet weather.

Alley is located at TREC Multi-Level Carpark, and the street below has been earmarked for emerging F&B brands and street events, and more, to the likes of Singapore's bohemian street Haji Lane.

Wall mural works at Alley begun two weeks ago and will see final touches this week. Alley's conceptual wall art: A semblance to the Yakuza tattoos on first glance, with the richly-painted koi, delicate cherry blossoms, and the hint of a "smoke" skull illustrated on the plastered brick wall underlining the ephemeral nature of the cycle of life, popular in Japanese folklore.


The geisha gazes poignantly on one side. On right, the Maneki-neko raises its paw to visitors' delight as the centrepiece, cat-walking on chequered floor in an open sea of carp, bearing "Alley" on its prosperous belly.

The contemporary Japanese theme will be reflected in its mixed media treatment of mirrors and wall-installation subsequently.

The result: A captivating piece that conveys flamboyance, and significance, giving full voice to the cultural icons, spoken through the eddies of colour that can only be imagined by Haji Lane's very own artist, Idris Johor, with his vast body of work.

TREC KL's Acting General Manager Kelvin Lam says: "We are very excited and looking forward to the completion of the wall murals, tree house and atmospheric aspects for Alley. Then, to welcome new events and F&B outlets next year. Alley will be another much talked-about visitor attraction at TREC."

[KREDIT: alleykl]

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