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The capital of entertainment in Malaysia, Resorts World Genting officially added another feather to their cap on Sunday, 19 May 2019 with the grand opening of Zouk Genting. Tens of thousands of visitors took advantage of the long weekend to make a trip up to the resort for the party of a lifetime. The nightlife venue was masterminded by the experts behind Zouk Singapore, voted as the best club in Asia for the last 10 years by industry bible DJ Mag.
Zouk Genting promises a complete experience with the Zouk Genting main stage, hip-hop club Empire by Zouk, gaming bar RedTail by Zouk, RedTail Karaoke, and upcoming vibe dining restaurant FUHU Restaurant & Bar, all in over 35,000 square feet of space.
Long lines formed outside the club ahead of its opening hours and officiating the ribbon cutting event was Mr Hui Lim, Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Genting Malaysia Berhad; Mr Andrew Li, CEO of Zouk Group; Mr Lee Thiam Kit, Head of Business Operations & Strategies; Dato’ Edward Holloway, Executive Vice President of Leisure and Hospitality, and Joseph Ryan, Director of Special Projects and General Manager of Zouk Genting.
The night was off to a roaring start with an auspicious lion dance performed by four lions with glow-in-the-dark LED lights that stunned all those present with an excited and awed fervor. The lions then lead the way into the club where Andrew Li, Dato’ Edward Holloway, and Joseph Ryan welcomed the crowd with short speeches followed by a two-minute video that showed behind-the-scenes footage of the making of Zouk.
“28 years is how long Zouk has been creating experiences for legions of fans in Malaysia and Singapore and we are changing the way to eat, drink, play, and even sleep. We are very proud to be part of Resorts World Genting, and we are on our way into making Zouk a global lifestyle brand. Our proudest accomplishment is having our guests develop an emotional connection with the brand,’ said Andrew Li during his opening speech.
Dato’ Edward Holloway elaborated, “You’ve never seen Resorts World Genting like this before, and we did not have to go far to find the best lifestyle brand in Asia. There was no doubt that the brand Zouk, has shown everyone what it is like to run a proper club for lifestyle and entertainment.”
General Manager Joseph Ryan who celebrated the launch following two years of hard work designing, curating and planning the venue said “This is an auspicious night two years in the making. We’ve set the standard of staying ahead of the game among other clubs. I hope that visitors here will get goosebumps at the experiential overload we have designed and constructed within Zouk Genting, entertaining all of your senses with state-of-the-art lighting and sound technology set to blow your mind. It is the latest piece within the fully interactive Zouk Atrium where you can enjoy a complete evening of fun from start to finish in any of our five outlets. In the coming months, get set to party further with more top 100 DJs coming our way.”
With Zouk being the training ground of many local DJs, heading the opening set was Malaysian-born talents BATE, who have always showcased high energy sets at major events and festivals across the region including Future Music Festival Asia, Zouk Out, and the much talked about ‘Asia’s Largest Festival at Sea’: It’s The Ship. To date, BATE has performed in Melbourne, Seoul, Bangkok, and Singapore, and has supported the likes of Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Tiesto, Zedd, and Deadmau5 on tour. Having had the pleasure of playing Zouk Genting’s opening night the DJ’s stated, “Zouk Genting feels like a home to us due to the energy, the state of the art sound, and lighting system combined with a great team.”
The party continued with R3HAB wowing the crowd during his two-hour long set that kept the energy going until 3.00am. Partygoers vibed to one of the world’s best DJs who is also known for his talents as a record producer and remixer. Dutch-Moroccan talent Fadil El Ghoul, better known as R3HAB
has been hailed by the likes of Forbes and Billboard Magazine as the future of his craft with past hits such as ‘Pump The Party’ and ‘Prutata’ with Afrojack. Before starting his set, he said, “I love visiting Malaysia and I’ve been playing here since 2011. Zouk is also known to have a dedicated fan base. It’s great to be here because the weather downtown is hot but as you make the drive up it gets nice and cold.”
The main space of Zouk Genting holds up to 1200 party goers that will be illuminated by an ecstatic blend of music and pyrotechnics. Three ‘Motherships’ designed to look like extra-terrestrial ships with LED-controlled multicoloured lights, beam and reflect on the 30 galaxy-patterned topped tables below and the dance floor. The brand has previously worked with renowned nightclub brands like Amnesia and Space Ibiza, and this is evident in the state-of-the-art sound system designed by The Void, that flows seamlessly together with the 54 x 20 square feet LED screen that serves as a sight-sensory backdrop in the club. On the ceiling are CO2 canisters, infinite lasers, over 1,000 LED lights and a flame unit which will be used for live performances and acrobatic aerialists.
For liquid dining, three bars are spread throughout the club, while bottles can be ordered at tables to be delivered in mere minutes. Those looking for a private but lavish party can head upstairs to one of the two Capital suites. Here you will find the walls decked with colourful prints of specially commissioned art works made solely for Zouk Genting by artist Andre Tan, who has seamlessly intertwined his distinct style of bold colours and aesthetics with the Zouk mascot as the prime feature.
Zouk Genting is located on Level G, SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, and the main stage operates every Friday, Saturday, and eve of Public Holidays from 11pm-5am. Entrance into the club will only be permitted to guests who are 21 years old and above.