PETALING JAYA (April 21): Encore Melaka, a state-of-the-art theatre built by Yong Tai Bhd’s ambitious Impression City development in Melaka received the EdgeProp Editor’s Choice Award: Exemplary Real Estate Contribution to the Nation at this year’s EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed Property Awards.

The awards gala night was held in a Petaling Jaya hotel today and officiated by Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. 

Featuring the first Impression Series performances outside China, the theatre is recognised for its contribution to making Malaysia as a must-visit destination on the world cultural tourism map with performances that capture the heritage story of cultural diversity and inclusiveness in Melaka.

Encore Melaka also created an international platform for 200 local performers to realise their dreams in performing at the theatre, which features a 360-degree rotating audience platform with more than 2,000 seating capacity. 

Yong Tai CEO Datuk Wira Boo Kuang Loon, who is the mastermind of Encore Melaka and Impressions City, said winning the award is a first step for the developer to create value not only for the development but also for the society and the overall growth of Melaka to benefit Melakans.

“It is a great honour to us and it serves as recognition for those who has the vision to develop such a building with special usage. Even though it is challenging to develop a cultural tourism development such as this but it can be done with determination and perseverance,” he told

He added that Yong Tai will continue to bring in other elements to add value and make Impression City an ultimate destination for visitors to Melaka. 

“Encore Melaka will become the must-watch show performance for everyone visiting Melaka. For Yong Tai, the award strengthens our position as a pioneer in cultural tourism development and the potential to re-create this in other cities in Malaysia in future,” he said.