Time Out says
Merdekarya is the people’s music venue. No, not just for its cheap drinks but also because anyone can play here. At Merdekarya, anyone can sign up for their open mic slots or open for their featured acts of the night. And if Merdekarya thinks you’re good enough, you’ll be offered your own show here. After three years since they first started, Merdekarya has upgraded by soundproofing the space, adding extra stage lights and improving their sound. The music on offer is usually acoustic, but some nights you might find yourself catching a rock band or a jazz crooner.