Fuel the mind, body and soul at these cool and trendy creative spaces This article was originally published on October 29, 2019 and updated on December 17, 2021.  


Located in bustling Chinatown, REXKL has breathed new life into a landmark along Jalan Sultan that had been left to languish for years. Stripped bare, its massive 60,000 sq ft space is perfect for artists and independent businesses to showcase their talents and wares. Reimagined by architects Shin Chang and Shin Tseng, the same duo behind Chocha Foodstore, the building originally opened in 1947 as a hotel and it became a cinema after that before closing in 2002.

Since opening in early 2019, it has played host to a hive of activities from markets and exhibitions to musical performances, including the Kancil Awards.

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