A closer look at the nostalgia-tinged interior of KL’s latest must-visit bar
Bar meets pop art
From the get-go, the tongue-in-cheek name of the latest bar to hit TREC evokes playfulness: Fu Luck in Mandarin means prosperity and happiness; in Cantonese it translates into "pants down", in other words, let loose and have fun! The first thing that pops out to you when one steps into the bar has to be the colourful interior, where hand-painted art cover walls and ceilings, decorating the nostalgia-tinged space with images of an old-school TV screen, green army figurines (remember Toy Story?) and a life-size White Rabbit candy.
"Fu Luck Bar has been carefully curated from its interior, music and right down to the menus, staying true to its intended theme so it stands out distinctively," says Cher Ng, co-founder of TREC. "Certain elements of décor will be changed every eight to nine months."
To bring the retro interior to life, urban artists Graeme "Jay" Hammond from Australia and Singaporean Idris Johor—the duo known for their work at Haji Lane Singapore and some of its venues—were brought in, leading a team of five artists to transform the space in five months. Meanwhile, décor were sourced both locally and in the region from Bali and Singapore, then re-constructed by hand. Take the unique chandeliers for example, built with colourful abacuses and lights for a quirky touch.
Find out more about Fu Luck Bar and its menu (they have Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee, dim sum, tapas, and of course, cocktails!) at the website.