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A place of discovery, learning, and meaningful connections built around creating beautiful and successful for positive impact. Come join us at mereka.io
Key platform understanding

Mereka Connect vs Eventbrite: Which one is right for me?

Creative economy and businesses

Fun Times in Southeast Asia: Art Festivals You Need to Visit

Southeast Asia, region of culture, tradition, great people and great times. The region is jam packed with festivals and gigantic parties for everyone regardless of age or preference, and this article lists some for you to join and enjoy! Read on to get the young blood in you excited!

Innovative education

The Insane Potential of AI-Generated Art

Creative economy and businesses

Why Creative Hubs are important

As we subside into a post pandemic recovery era, it is pivotal to enforce measures to empower marginalised communities while boosting the economy. Having organisations believe in their true potential allows them a safe space for the incubation of their ideas. The 'UK-SEA Creative Hubs Connect' is a program dedicated by Mereka Connect and the British Council, developed to link these creative hubs together across the UK and Southeast Asia. With our joint forces, we believe the launch of the CHC would provide a large and accessible network for creative hubs all across Southeast Asia and the UK.
Creative economy and businesses

The Southeast Asian Creative Boom

Southeast Asia - rich with culture, diverse communities, age old traditions that are ripe with opportunities has seen an explosion economically thanks to the creative industry . As such, many efforts are being taken to further boost this economic powerhouse. Here, we've compiled the various initiatives by the changemakers of the industry.

Learners

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Creative economy and businesses

Hitchhiker's Guide to Funding for Southeast Asian Artists

Hey there! If you want to push forward your creative career, there are many opportunities abound. There are many funding opportunities out there waiting to be discovered! In lieu of that, we've decided to compile funding opportunities to guide you through your creative journey! Think of this article as YOUR Hitchhiker's Guide to the creative scene and explore your potential to it's maximum.

Key platform understanding

#1: Introducing Mereka Connect

Understand the journey of developing Mereka Connect, the challenges and struggles that led to its formation, and the exciting partnership with the British Council to grow this network across the region.

Creative economy and businesses

Creative Hubs Connect: A Platform to Network, Collaborate and Grow

South East Asia is becoming a rapidly growing region economically all over the world. The Creative economy plays a gigantic role in said boom and we've prepared an insightful, beginner's guide for you to South East Asia's Creative Economy and its impact on various regions and people in South East Asia. If you've always wanted to hop into the Creative Industry in South East Asia, these are the simple facts you'll need to earn yourself a spot as a creative entrepreneur, and if you didn't already know about our platform, we'll be introducing it to you too. Read further to learn the role the creative economy, headed by creative hubs and entrepreneurs, plays in South East Asia's booming economy!

Creative economy and businesses

5 creative locally-owned places in Malaysia you must visit

From artist-run studios, quirky art cafes, well-known establishments to those hidden from the public eye, in this blog we'll look at 5 unique and fascinating creative art spaces in Malaysia. If you're looking for places to share stories, learn skills, get inspired, and discover other artists or practitioners, read on!

Today's businesses

The future of space bookings

There's no denying that many industries have been affected by the pandemic, including the Malaysian event industry. Though the future of space bookings may seem bleak, we can still save the industry by leveraging on a sharing economy model.

Today's businesses

4 tips for businesses on creating educational content

In the age of information, it's important for businesses to produce educational content that brings impacts to the lives of customers or interested prospects. Read on to find out how you can improve your content creation to build a community of happy and informed customers.

IR4.0

Has digitization killed books?

Since the emergence of e-readers and digital learning, many have questioned the integrity of digitization. To us, these questions are a thing of the past.

Creative economy and businesses

The role of creative hubs in fostering sustainable development

Creative hubs are a product of their context. As an extension of its community; there is no cookie-cutter model of a creative hub, allowing each one to have a unique value proposition to their communities.

Innovative education

Innovative programs: 4 benefits of academic innovation programs

To stimulate interest and capacity for innovation, leading academic institutions are now offering a myriad of innovative programs in these areas. Global programs, MOOCs, accelerators, incubators, and hackathons are just a few examples of how they're doing it.

Innovative education

Building your community: 5 experiences that universities can host

There are so many ways in which a university can bring communities together, and one of those ways is by hosting experiences. Read on to see five experiences that universities can host to create a thriving community.

IR4.0

Preparing for the unknown: 5 most in-demand roles of the future

Mapping out your career path, or contemplating a change? Here’s a list of 5 most sought-out roles in the 21st century economy.

IR4.0

The best software as a service (SaaS) tools to grow your company

It’s no hard feat to make a place for your business in the digital economy. Check out these SaaS tools that can further drive your business in today’s highly digitized world.

Creative economy and businesses

Rise of the creative economy

It is without a doubt that the creative economy is thriving now more than ever. Take a look at these Malaysian enterprises who are doing their part in championing the spirit of creativity.

Today's businesses

Top 5 coworking spaces in Malaysia

Coworking spaces have been known to be catalysts for collaboration and productivity. Make full use of the facilities offered by these coworking spaces to spice up your work life!

Innovative education

10 learning centers in Malaysia and online to learn in-demand skills

Whether you’re a fresh graduate who’s looking to brush up your CV, or a lifetime learner who enjoys learning new skills, these learning centers will help you get to where you want to be.

Innovative education

Universities for the future of the maker movement: top 5 university makerspaces in Asia

A makerspace is a place where creatives can collaborate and execute ideas, so it is no wonder that universities have quickly adopted this concept in their institutions. Take a look at these universities around Asia with their own unique takes on makerspaces.

Today's businesses

Top 10 makerspaces in Malaysia

Time to put your creative hat on! Tap into your innovative side at any of these makerspaces that you can find across Malaysia.

Innovative education

Interdisciplinarity is the future: how educational institutes can benefit from interdisciplinary education

The value of interdisciplinary education is undeniable. It is important to incorporate it in all levels of education, but even more so in higher education institutions like universities and polytechnics.

Creative economy and businesses

The journey of a hub: what is a hub

There’s no shortage of benefits that a business can gain from acting as a hub. Read on to see our take on it, and the pathway of a business-cum-hub.

Key platform understanding

Building a thriving community: 5 tips for hubs in 2021

If there is anything that keeps a hub alive and it’s space and resources well-utilized, it’s the community. Here are four tips on how to build a happy and healthy community for your hub.

Key platform understanding

The future of work: 4 tips on managing employees during WFH 

There, there. We know how hard it is to keep your team (and even yourself) happy while you WFH. But with these helpful tips, you can ensure your team’s overall health and productivity is at its optimum!

IR4.0

5 strategies to drive your business through the future of work

Remote working has forced us to be creative in how we go about operating our business as we’re introduced to new online platforms and ways of working that we’ve never even considered possible. Strive to propel your business with these strategies.

Key platform understanding

How hubs helped hospitals: leveraging a sharing economy to fight COVID-19

The fight against COVID-19 heavily affected healthcare workers as they struggled due to the lack of global shortage of PPE. Together with the help of Malaysian craftsmen and our network of partners and creative hubs, we managed to contribute in alleviating this particular struggle.

Key platform understanding

The future of the maker movement with decentralized and digitized Initiatives

Global issues require localized solutions. Put together a band of makers, innovators, suppliers, and logistics providers, and there’s no limit to what we can achieve.

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Creative economy and businesses

5 creative locally-owned places in Malaysia you must visit

From artist-run studios, quirky art cafes, well-known establishments to those hidden from the public eye, in this blog we'll look at 5 unique and fascinating creative art spaces in Malaysia. If you're looking for places to share stories, learn skills, get inspired, and discover other artists or practitioners, read on!

Today's businesses

The future of space bookings

There's no denying that many industries have been affected by the pandemic, including the Malaysian event industry. Though the future of space bookings may seem bleak, we can still save the industry by leveraging on a sharing economy model.

Today's businesses

4 tips for businesses on creating educational content

In the age of information, it's important for businesses to produce educational content that brings impacts to the lives of customers or interested prospects. Read on to find out how you can improve your content creation to build a community of happy and informed customers.

IR4.0

Has digitization killed books?

Since the emergence of e-readers and digital learning, many have questioned the integrity of digitization. To us, these questions are a thing of the past.

Creative economy and businesses

The role of creative hubs in fostering sustainable development

Creative hubs are a product of their context. As an extension of its community; there is no cookie-cutter model of a creative hub, allowing each one to have a unique value proposition to their communities.

Innovative education

Innovative programs: 4 benefits of academic innovation programs

To stimulate interest and capacity for innovation, leading academic institutions are now offering a myriad of innovative programs in these areas. Global programs, MOOCs, accelerators, incubators, and hackathons are just a few examples of how they're doing it.

Innovative education

Building your community: 5 experiences that universities can host

There are so many ways in which a university can bring communities together, and one of those ways is by hosting experiences. Read on to see five experiences that universities can host to create a thriving community.

IR4.0

Preparing for the unknown: 5 most in-demand roles of the future

Mapping out your career path, or contemplating a change? Here’s a list of 5 most sought-out roles in the 21st century economy.

IR4.0

The best software as a service (SaaS) tools to grow your company

It’s no hard feat to make a place for your business in the digital economy. Check out these SaaS tools that can further drive your business in today’s highly digitized world.

Creative economy and businesses

Rise of the creative economy

It is without a doubt that the creative economy is thriving now more than ever. Take a look at these Malaysian enterprises who are doing their part in championing the spirit of creativity.

Today's businesses

Top 5 coworking spaces in Malaysia

Coworking spaces have been known to be catalysts for collaboration and productivity. Make full use of the facilities offered by these coworking spaces to spice up your work life!

Innovative education

10 learning centers in Malaysia and online to learn in-demand skills

Whether you’re a fresh graduate who’s looking to brush up your CV, or a lifetime learner who enjoys learning new skills, these learning centers will help you get to where you want to be.

Innovative education

Universities for the future of the maker movement: top 5 university makerspaces in Asia

A makerspace is a place where creatives can collaborate and execute ideas, so it is no wonder that universities have quickly adopted this concept in their institutions. Take a look at these universities around Asia with their own unique takes on makerspaces.

Today's businesses

Top 10 makerspaces in Malaysia

Time to put your creative hat on! Tap into your innovative side at any of these makerspaces that you can find across Malaysia.

Innovative education

Interdisciplinarity is the future: how educational institutes can benefit from interdisciplinary education

The value of interdisciplinary education is undeniable. It is important to incorporate it in all levels of education, but even more so in higher education institutions like universities and polytechnics.

Creative economy and businesses

The journey of a hub: what is a hub

There’s no shortage of benefits that a business can gain from acting as a hub. Read on to see our take on it, and the pathway of a business-cum-hub.

Key platform understanding

Building a thriving community: 5 tips for hubs in 2021

If there is anything that keeps a hub alive and it’s space and resources well-utilized, it’s the community. Here are four tips on how to build a happy and healthy community for your hub.

Key platform understanding

The future of work: 4 tips on managing employees during WFH 

There, there. We know how hard it is to keep your team (and even yourself) happy while you WFH. But with these helpful tips, you can ensure your team’s overall health and productivity is at its optimum!

IR4.0

5 strategies to drive your business through the future of work

Remote working has forced us to be creative in how we go about operating our business as we’re introduced to new online platforms and ways of working that we’ve never even considered possible. Strive to propel your business with these strategies.

Key platform understanding

How hubs helped hospitals: leveraging a sharing economy to fight COVID-19

The fight against COVID-19 heavily affected healthcare workers as they struggled due to the lack of global shortage of PPE. Together with the help of Malaysian craftsmen and our network of partners and creative hubs, we managed to contribute in alleviating this particular struggle.

Key platform understanding

The future of the maker movement with decentralized and digitized Initiatives

Global issues require localized solutions. Put together a band of makers, innovators, suppliers, and logistics providers, and there’s no limit to what we can achieve.

Others

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Innovative education

The Insane Potential of AI-Generated Art

Key platform understanding

Mereka Connect vs Eventbrite: Which one is right for me?

Creative economy and businesses

Fun Times in Southeast Asia: Art Festivals You Need to Visit

Southeast Asia, region of culture, tradition, great people and great times. The region is jam packed with festivals and gigantic parties for everyone regardless of age or preference, and this article lists some for you to join and enjoy! Read on to get the young blood in you excited!

Creative economy and businesses

Why Creative Hubs are important

As we subside into a post pandemic recovery era, it is pivotal to enforce measures to empower marginalised communities while boosting the economy. Having organisations believe in their true potential allows them a safe space for the incubation of their ideas. The 'UK-SEA Creative Hubs Connect' is a program dedicated by Mereka Connect and the British Council, developed to link these creative hubs together across the UK and Southeast Asia. With our joint forces, we believe the launch of the CHC would provide a large and accessible network for creative hubs all across Southeast Asia and the UK.

Creative economy and businesses

The Southeast Asian Creative Boom

Southeast Asia - rich with culture, diverse communities, age old traditions that are ripe with opportunities has seen an explosion economically thanks to the creative industry . As such, many efforts are being taken to further boost this economic powerhouse. Here, we've compiled the various initiatives by the changemakers of the industry.

Creative economy and businesses

Hitchhiker's Guide to Funding for Southeast Asian Artists

Hey there! If you want to push forward your creative career, there are many opportunities abound. There are many funding opportunities out there waiting to be discovered! In lieu of that, we've decided to compile funding opportunities to guide you through your creative journey! Think of this article as YOUR Hitchhiker's Guide to the creative scene and explore your potential to it's maximum.

Key platform understanding

#1: Introducing Mereka Connect

Understand the journey of developing Mereka Connect, the challenges and struggles that led to its formation, and the exciting partnership with the British Council to grow this network across the region.

Creative economy and businesses

Creative Hubs Connect: A Platform to Network, Collaborate and Grow

South East Asia is becoming a rapidly growing region economically all over the world. The Creative economy plays a gigantic role in said boom and we've prepared an insightful, beginner's guide for you to South East Asia's Creative Economy and its impact on various regions and people in South East Asia. If you've always wanted to hop into the Creative Industry in South East Asia, these are the simple facts you'll need to earn yourself a spot as a creative entrepreneur, and if you didn't already know about our platform, we'll be introducing it to you too. Read further to learn the role the creative economy, headed by creative hubs and entrepreneurs, plays in South East Asia's booming economy!

Creative economy and businesses

5 creative locally-owned places in Malaysia you must visit

From artist-run studios, quirky art cafes, well-known establishments to those hidden from the public eye, in this blog we'll look at 5 unique and fascinating creative art spaces in Malaysia. If you're looking for places to share stories, learn skills, get inspired, and discover other artists or practitioners, read on!

Today's businesses

The future of space bookings

There's no denying that many industries have been affected by the pandemic, including the Malaysian event industry. Though the future of space bookings may seem bleak, we can still save the industry by leveraging on a sharing economy model.

Today's businesses

4 tips for businesses on creating educational content

In the age of information, it's important for businesses to produce educational content that brings impacts to the lives of customers or interested prospects. Read on to find out how you can improve your content creation to build a community of happy and informed customers.

IR4.0

Has digitization killed books?

Since the emergence of e-readers and digital learning, many have questioned the integrity of digitization. To us, these questions are a thing of the past.

Creative economy and businesses

The role of creative hubs in fostering sustainable development

Creative hubs are a product of their context. As an extension of its community; there is no cookie-cutter model of a creative hub, allowing each one to have a unique value proposition to their communities.

Innovative education

Innovative programs: 4 benefits of academic innovation programs

To stimulate interest and capacity for innovation, leading academic institutions are now offering a myriad of innovative programs in these areas. Global programs, MOOCs, accelerators, incubators, and hackathons are just a few examples of how they're doing it.

Innovative education

Building your community: 5 experiences that universities can host

There are so many ways in which a university can bring communities together, and one of those ways is by hosting experiences. Read on to see five experiences that universities can host to create a thriving community.

IR4.0

Preparing for the unknown: 5 most in-demand roles of the future

Mapping out your career path, or contemplating a change? Here’s a list of 5 most sought-out roles in the 21st century economy.

IR4.0

The best software as a service (SaaS) tools to grow your company

It’s no hard feat to make a place for your business in the digital economy. Check out these SaaS tools that can further drive your business in today’s highly digitized world.

Creative economy and businesses

Rise of the creative economy

It is without a doubt that the creative economy is thriving now more than ever. Take a look at these Malaysian enterprises who are doing their part in championing the spirit of creativity.

Today's businesses

Top 5 coworking spaces in Malaysia

Coworking spaces have been known to be catalysts for collaboration and productivity. Make full use of the facilities offered by these coworking spaces to spice up your work life!

Innovative education

10 learning centers in Malaysia and online to learn in-demand skills

Whether you’re a fresh graduate who’s looking to brush up your CV, or a lifetime learner who enjoys learning new skills, these learning centers will help you get to where you want to be.

Innovative education

Universities for the future of the maker movement: top 5 university makerspaces in Asia

A makerspace is a place where creatives can collaborate and execute ideas, so it is no wonder that universities have quickly adopted this concept in their institutions. Take a look at these universities around Asia with their own unique takes on makerspaces.

Today's businesses

Top 10 makerspaces in Malaysia

Time to put your creative hat on! Tap into your innovative side at any of these makerspaces that you can find across Malaysia.

Innovative education

Interdisciplinarity is the future: how educational institutes can benefit from interdisciplinary education

The value of interdisciplinary education is undeniable. It is important to incorporate it in all levels of education, but even more so in higher education institutions like universities and polytechnics.

Creative economy and businesses

The journey of a hub: what is a hub

There’s no shortage of benefits that a business can gain from acting as a hub. Read on to see our take on it, and the pathway of a business-cum-hub.

Key platform understanding

Building a thriving community: 5 tips for hubs in 2021

If there is anything that keeps a hub alive and it’s space and resources well-utilized, it’s the community. Here are four tips on how to build a happy and healthy community for your hub.

Key platform understanding

The future of work: 4 tips on managing employees during WFH 

There, there. We know how hard it is to keep your team (and even yourself) happy while you WFH. But with these helpful tips, you can ensure your team’s overall health and productivity is at its optimum!

IR4.0

5 strategies to drive your business through the future of work

Remote working has forced us to be creative in how we go about operating our business as we’re introduced to new online platforms and ways of working that we’ve never even considered possible. Strive to propel your business with these strategies.

Key platform understanding

How hubs helped hospitals: leveraging a sharing economy to fight COVID-19

The fight against COVID-19 heavily affected healthcare workers as they struggled due to the lack of global shortage of PPE. Together with the help of Malaysian craftsmen and our network of partners and creative hubs, we managed to contribute in alleviating this particular struggle.

Key platform understanding

The future of the maker movement with decentralized and digitized Initiatives

Global issues require localized solutions. Put together a band of makers, innovators, suppliers, and logistics providers, and there’s no limit to what we can achieve.

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