EPP 8: Establishing Dedicated Entertainment Zones (DEZ)

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EEPP 8: Dedicated Entertainment Zones (DEZ)

By establishing Dedicated Entertainment Zones (DEZ), this EPP aspires to provide a more vibrant and lively night entertainment in the city. Zouk KL and four entertainment outlets in Genting Highlands have been designated as DEZs.

Identified entertainment premises will be evaluated to ensure they comply with DEZ guidelines, which stipulate that premises need to be soundproof, located away from residential and religious areas, have adequate security and public transportation options, and are convenient for tourists to patronise.


  • Three new outlets in Penang were designated as DEZs in 2014.
  • This EPP is also facilitating the transition of the first DEZ, Zouk KL, to TREC KL – its new site on Jalan Tun Razak, where refreshed offerings will provide a world-class experience for local revellers and international visitors.
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