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International students: Why your differences are your strengths
September 22, 2014 · Discussion, News · 0 Comments · Meld Magazine

International students: Why your differences are your strengths

International students have a lot to offer prospective employers, says Graduate Program Manager Teigan Margetts. As such, she’d love to see more employers giving them a fair go.

Malaysia Festival 2014: Where Culture Shines and Diversity Defines
September 19, 2014 · Entertainment, Events · 0 Comments · Manuella Silveira

Malaysia Festival 2014: Where Culture Shines and Diversity Defines

FEATURING a number of food stalls and performances all day long from some of Malaysia’s hottest personalities, Sydneysiders will be able to celebrate Malaysian culture this September. Manuella Silveira has the details.

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September 15, 2014 · Gaming, Tech · 0 Comments · Hieu Chau

A day in the life of… Shadowloo Showdown competitor, Angelo

ANNUAL gaming tournament Shadowloo Showdown brought some of the best gaming fighters for a weekend of competitive action. Hieu Chau interviewed a former international student on his gaming background and his thoughts on Shadow Logic’s work in organising the weekend-long fighting game tournament.

August 19, 2014 · Entertainment, Media · 0 Comments · Meld Magazine

Crafting success: Author Rosalie Ham talks The Dressmaker

AUSSIE author Rosalie Ham will see one of her novels, The Dressmaker, turned into a film starring Kate Winslet as the lead. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Clara Choo and Nicolette Lim caught up with the author to talk about the book, the upcoming film and more!

July 30, 2014 · Media, News · 0 Comments · Meld Magazine

How does the iPad measure up in the Trinity classroom?

Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) was one of the first institutions worldwide to pilot the use of iPads in the classroom for teaching and learning in 2010. Four years on, TCFS students Brenda Tang, Nigel Yam, and Louise Xu examine the benefits and disadvantages of the use of this device in the classroom.

July 16, 2014 · Media, News · 0 Comments · Julian Tay

CISA Excellence Awards 2014 winners on drive, inspiration, and success

HOW does one lead a successful student group? What motivates CISA’s International Student Of the Year? We reveal the answers to these questions and more in our exclusive interview with this year’s CISA Excellence Awards winners. Meld multimedia and news editors Julian Tay and Diane Leow report.

June 25, 2014 · Community, Media · 0 Comments · Meld Magazine

How well do you know your neighbours?

In conjunction with Good Neighbour Month, Diane Leow, together with videographer Mai Nguyen, took to the streets to ask you guys who your neighbours are, how well do you know them, and what does it mean to be a good neighbour. Watch the video to see what you had to say!

April 18, 2014 · Entertainment, Media · 0 Comments · Meld Magazine

David Choi x Jason Chen in Melbourne: Up close and personal with Meld

YOUTUBE stars David Choi and Jason Chen were in town last weekend for a One Night Only concert – much to the excitement of their fans here in Melbourne. Priscilla Pho, Julian Tay, and Mai Nguyen tell you more.

December 24, 2013 · Lifestyle, Media · 0 Comments · Diane Leow

Don’t miss the Boulevard’s Christmas Lights 2013!

STAYING in Melbourne this Christmas? Don’t miss the Boulevard’s spectacular display of Christmas lights! Diane Leow and Nadia J.H. bring you a sneak peek.

December 2, 2013 · Lifestyle, Media · 0 Comments · Hui Jun Ng

N2 Extreme Gelato: What makes it the coolest ice-cream in town

N2 HAS taken Fitzroy by storm. The boutique dessert store is the talk of the town and every gelato lover! Hui Jun Ng and Lupita Djody chat to co-owner Anngee Yeoh.

November 5, 2013 · Entertainment, Media · 1 Comments · Hieu Chau

APERTURE Festival 2013

STARTING November 21 – 23, you can participate in the APERTURE Festival – a film festival celebrating ethnographic documentaries in the Asia-Pacific region. Hieu Chau finds out more about the festival.

September 30, 2013 · Discussion, Media, ~SEXTEMBER~ · 0 Comments · Meld Magazine

SEXtember: No sex in this house!

THE birds and the bees is a discussion that parents would like not to have with their children. We share this story of how sex was taught in a household that was opposed to it.

September 27, 2013 · Lifestyle, Media, ~SEXTEMBER~ · 0 Comments · Hieu Chau

SEXtember: Let’s talk about masturbation

THOUGH not often discussed, masturbation is as important a topic as any when it comes to sexual awareness. Hieu Chau speaks to a panel of experts from YEAH’s Red Aware campaign where they gave insight into the matter.

September 18, 2013 · Entertainment, Media · 0 Comments · Hieu Chau

How To Survive A Film Festival: KOFFIA 2013

IF you’ve never been to a film festival before or if you’re about to visit one for the first time, Hieu Chau has gathered different perspectives on how one can survive at a film festival – from this year’s Korean International Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA).

September 6, 2013 · Media, News · 0 Comments · Vivian Tan

Have a say: Interview with Eyal Halamish, CEO of OurSay

WITH 70,000 active users, OurSay is closing the gap between the public and decision makers. In this interview with Meld, CEO of OurSay, Eyal Halamish, tells of how international students can create the change they want to see.

August 31, 2013 · Community, Media · 0 Comments · Meld Magazine

Selamat Hari Merdeka, Malaysia!

AS Malaysia celebrates her 56th year of independence, what is your wish for her? We asked several students to share their hopes and dreams for their homeland.

August 9, 2013 · Community, Media · 0 Comments · Meld Magazine

Happy 48th National Day, Singapore!

WHAT reminds you of home? We asked several Singaporean students to tell us – with pictures, personal items, or in song.

August 8, 2013 · Entertainment, Media · 0 Comments · Diane Leow

Award-winning director Anthony Chen on ‘Ilo Ilo’ and the life of a filmmaker

WHAT makes an award-winning movie? What does it take to be a filmmaker? Diane Leow chats with Singaporean director Anthony Chen, who is in town to promote his film Ilo Ilo at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Life’s a Gamble: Theatre production sheds light on problem gambling

FOLLOWING the Life’s a Gamble theatre production exploring the issue of problem gambling among young international students, Rebecca Di Nuzzo brings you the backstory of those who turn to gambling when the reality of life in Australia doesn’t pan out.

August 1, 2013 · Media, Tech · 0 Comments · Leon Saw

Cosplayers go all out at PAX Australia 2013

JUST how much effort, money and time do cosplayers put into designing and constructing their elaborate and intricate attires? And why do they do it? From the colourful to the downright outrageous, Leon Saw and Julian Tay explore the world of cosplayers at the recent PAX Australia 2013.

July 18, 2013 · Lifestyle, Media · 1 Comments · Meld Magazine

Cupcake Central’s Sheryl Thai on hatching the dream

BE inspired as Cupcake Central founder Sheryl Thai shares how she was able to listen to her heart in the face of adversity, turning a job redundancy in the 2009 global financial crisis into the perfect opportunity to pursue her dreams.

June 14, 2013 · Blog · 1 Comments · Meld Magazine

Acing the job interview: Career workshop highlights

MISSED out on the career workshop we held last month about how to ace the job interview? We share highlights and learnings from our workshop participants!

FTW: Meld street art challenge and win a Little Orange Book of Big Discounts!

TAKE a photo in front of your favourite piece of street art in Melbourne and stand the chance to win one of three copies of Meld’s exclusive Little Orange Book of Big Discounts, containing some $1000 worth of offers and deals!

April 5, 2013 · News · 2 Comments · Vivian Tan

Public transport concessions for international students: When Victoria, when?

WITH Victoria being the only state to withhold public transport concessions to international students, the Meld team hit the streets to test the reactions of students both local and international, and come up with with some surprising findings.

March 26, 2013 · Entertainment · 0 Comments · Grace Yew

Live Below the Line: Masterchef contestants lead the way

LIVING below the line is more than MasterChef reunions and budget dining for penniless students. Last week’s epic celebrity cook-off was just a small part of an ongoing battle against poverty. Reporter Grace Yew and videographer Julian Tay covered the event.

February 28, 2013 · Community · 0 Comments · Meld Magazine

Tau-Tau Melbourne: Indonesian students’ welcome

NEWLY arrived from Indonesia? Don’t miss Tau-Tau Melbourne, a festival that aims to help students settle into their new life overseas. Plus, stand a chance to win return-tickets from Melbourne to Jakarta and an iPad mini!

January 29, 2013 · News · 2 Comments · Meld Magazine

City of Melbourne to launch student welcome desk at airport

THE City of Melbourne will this week officially launch its Student Welcome Desk at Tullamarine Airport to help improve the international student experience for new arrivals.

JinnyboyTV in Melbourne: Up Close & Personal with Meld Magazine
November 23, 2012 · Media · 0 Comments · Meld Magazine

JinnyboyTV in Melbourne: Up Close & Personal with Meld Magazine

MISSED meeting JinnyBoyTV, Marianne Tan and Ethan Curzon of shortfilm Unfold 2 when they were in Melbourne last month? Catch up on highlights from our exclusive Up Close & Personal session with the crew.

October 10, 2012 · Entertainment, Media · 1 Comments · Carene Chong

Jay Park rides Korean wave to Melbourne (VIDEO)

MELD’s very own ‘Jaywalker’, Carene Chong, witnessed history in the making as Jay Park took to the Dallas Brooks stage – the first major K-Pop act to headline a show in Melbourne. Missed the gig? Then get to know the man himself in our exclusive video interview.

Hip Hop in Asia – An exclusive interview with Joe Flizzow, SonaOne and DJ Biggie

WHAT does it take to run a successful independent music label in Asia? And can hip hop help heal the tensions between Indonesia and Malaysia? Gayertree Subramaniam spoke about all that and more with Malaysia’s Joe Flizzow of Too Phat fame, SonaOne, and DJ Biggie.

September 5, 2012 · Entertainment · 0 Comments · Sumisha Naidu

Getting to know AJ Rafael & Cathy Nguyen in Melbourne

DID you know an ‘emo’ Cathy Nguyen once disabled comments on a YouTube video? Or that AJ Rafael comes from a very musical family (most of whom live in Australia)? We got to know a different side of the multitalented YouTubers. And dared them to take on the Aussie accent.

From ‘Just Jin’ to JinnyboyTV
August 31, 2012 · Entertainment, Media · 0 Comments · Sarah Lim

From ‘Just Jin’ to JinnyboyTV

RADIO DJ and YouTube filmmaker Jin Lim never expected he’d become a household name in Malaysia. He talks to Sarah Lim about his rise to fame, JinnyBoyTv and how he wants to be a voice for his country. Check out our video interview with him too!

This September…Let’s Talk About Sex

This September…Let’s Talk About Sex

IT’S a topic many of us shy away from. But it’s one that’s hard to avoid, especially when you’re living away from home. This September, Meld Magazine wants to start a conversation – about sex. Safe sex. For it, against it, don’t really care about it, we want to hear from you.

MELD EXCLUSIVE: David Choi – Up Close and Personal (Part 1)
August 27, 2012 · Entertainment, Media · 0 Comments · Meld Magazine

MELD EXCLUSIVE: David Choi – Up Close and Personal (Part 1)

EARLIER this year, 40 lucky fans got to hang out with David in our Up Close & Personal event. Now, we’re making the experience available to all of you. So get to know a different side of David in our exclusive interview.

August 14, 2012 · Discussion, Media · 0 Comments · Marcella Purnama

Which tram traveller are you?

FROM The Sleeper to The Talker, there are all sorts of characters riding Melbourne’s trams. Marcella Purnama & Kenneth Leow take a look at some of them.

August 1, 2012 · Entertainment · 0 Comments · Marcella Purnama

Charity concert: For the Love of Music

INTERNATIONAL students with a passion for music are banding together to do what they love most, and raise money for not one, but three good causes.

The Amazing Spider-Man (Review)

WILL the Amazing Spider-Man impress audiences once more? Or will it be more of the same old story? Jamie-maree Shipton finds outs.

June 22, 2012 · Entertainment, Media · 2 Comments · Carene Chong

Jayesslee’s one night in Melbourne

ONE year of touring the world and a studio album later, talented singing sensation Jayesslee were back in town to play to audiences in Melbourne. Carene Chong was there to bring you the scoop.

June 21, 2012 · Tech · 2 Comments · Leon Saw

The Best of the Independent Games Festival 2012 exhibition

WHILE you poor souls were slogging away for the exams, Leon Saw was at the Best of the Independent Games Festival 2012 exhibition playing video games!

June 19, 2012 · Entertainment · 6 Comments · Catherine May

India’s perspective of Australia: Dumb, Drunk and Racist?

IS Australia full of dumb, drunk and racist people? The ABC’s new documentary will flush out the truths and untruths of the Aussie stereotype with the help of four Indian tourists.

June 7, 2012 · Lifestyle · 0 Comments · Fiona Ren

Everyday artist: Hong Yi Red hot after Yao Ming portrait

KOREAN chili paste, coffee and socks. Ordinary items to you. Art supplies to Youtube sensation and former international student Red Hong Yi.

Must see Aussie films of all time

WE take you on a journey through the history of Australian cinema, and give you a sneak peek of the iconic, must see films produced from the land down under.

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2012

IMMERSE yourself completely in the joys of music this year at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival taking place from June 1 to 10 across Melbourne.

MELD EXCLUSIVE: David Choi can sing…but can he make coffee?

When in Melbourne, drink coffee – or better yet, learn to make some. Well, that’s what YouTube sensation David Choi did when he stopped by our city on his Forever and Ever tour….

Fan diary: Notes from David Choi’s Forever and Ever Tour in Melbourne

WHAT is it about meeting David Choi face-to-face that makes your heart skip a beat? Marcella Purnama finds out.

May 2, 2012 · Media · 2 Comments · Sumisha Naidu

Bersih 3.0 Melbourne (Video)

Bersih 3.0′s solidarity gathering in Melbourne. More than a thousand Malaysians gathered in Federation Square for the April 28 rally.

April 28, 2012 · News · 35 Comments · Sumisha Naidu

More than a thousand rally in Melbourne for Bersih 3.0

MORE than a thousand Malaysians took to Federation Square in Melbourne to rally for free and fair elections back home. Sumisha Naidu reports.

March 7, 2012 · Entertainment · 0 Comments · Sumisha Naidu

MELD EXCLUSIVE: A very Wong Fu weekend in Melbourne

US film-makers and YouTube superstars Wong Fu Productions were in Melbourne last weekend! In our exclusive video interview, we catch up with the guys about their craziest fans, Asian stereotypes, Valentine’s Day, future plans and much more.

November 11, 2011 · Community, Media · 0 Comments · Karen Poh

Meld Sessions: Career and PR Talk videos out now

DID you miss out on our recent Career and PR Talk? You can now catch all the highlights from our website or on YouTube.

September 6, 2011 · Entertainment · 2 Comments · Sumisha Naidu

Namewee serves up debut film Nasi Lemak 2.0

IN TOWN to celebrate Merdeka and launch the world premiere of Nasi Lemak 2.0, Meld reporter Sumisha Naidu gets to know the softer side of controversial Malaysian YouTube sensation Namewee.

  • A day in the life of… Shadowloo Showdown competitor, Angelo
  • Crafting success: Author Rosalie Ham talks The Dressmaker
  • How does the iPad measure up in the Trinity classroom?
  • CISA Excellence Awards 2014 winners on drive, inspiration, and success
  • How well do you know your neighbours?
  • David Choi x Jason Chen in Melbourne: Up close and personal with Meld
  • Don’t miss the Boulevard’s Christmas Lights 2013!
  • N2 Extreme Gelato: What makes it the coolest ice-cream in town
  • APERTURE Festival 2013
  • SEXtember: No sex in this house!

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Meld Magazine was incorporated as an independent not-for-profit media outlet in September 2008 to reach out to international students in Melbourne, and provide students the opportunity to gain real work experience.

Many international students live in or around the city because of the proximity to their colleges and universities, and that was where we decided to focus our efforts first. Many of us live, work and study locally too. Our editorial team is made of both local and international students, and it has worked to our advantage in providing local content in every sense of the word.

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