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The "Bird's Nest". Inside Beijing National Stadium, Kelvin Tay (in green) with the other exchange students. Photo: Kelvin Tay

China notebook

FINAL year Melbourne University Arts/Law student KELVIN TAY finds out what it was like to lose himself in one of the most populous nations on earth.

Victoria Police

Safety talks not enough

VICTORIA police are holding safety talks for international students, as the number of assault offences soar in the city. But Indian students association FISA says it is not enough.

Box Hill Institute Vice President International Noel Lyons with Australian Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to Singapore Kirsten Sayers and Community and Social Services Director Lynn Ng from the Workforce Development Agency at the opening ceremony. Photo: Supplied

Melbourne tertiary provider opens Singapore campus

LOOKING overseas to obtain a degree? You might not need to now, as universities export their degrees offshore. Melbourne’s Box Hill Institute has just opened a campus in Singapore, with a focus on community and social services.

Lindt's Lava cake - sink your fork into the warm molten core. Photo: Shaun Lee

Lindt Chocolat Café: For the love of chocolate

IT’S official – chocolate culture has infected Melbourne in a big way. Koko Black, Max Brenner and San Churro franchises and gourmet chocolates galore continuously compete for our affection … but does the new Lindt Chocolat Café match up?

Ticket to ride. More commuters are paying for bus, train and tram services, latest figures show. Photo: Aun Ngo

Ticket to ride

PERHAPS Metlink’s Karma Campaign has worked. Latest fare evasion survey results show less commuters have been fleecing the state’s public transport system in the last financial year.

Dressed in eye-popping costumes, VCA students, numbering in hundreds noisily danced and marched from the college’s campus on St Kilda Rd to the steps of Parliament House. Photos: Aun Ngo

VCA’s closing act

THE August 21 protest march against the merger between VCA and Melbourne University was the final act from a week of campaigning by concerned students, alumni and members of the public.

The top film in Japan in 2008, Ponyo has grossed more than $165 million worldwide. Image: Supplied

Ponyo (Review)

ACADEMY Award winning director Hayao Miyazaki takes moviegoers on a magical new adventure in his latest film Ponyo. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Little Mermaid, the film tells the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo and her quest to become human.

About Ju. In 2005, Juwita Suwito's debut solo album, ‘Brand New World’ won the Best Local English Album at the prestigious Malaysian Music Industry Awards. She was also nominated for Best Female Vocal Performance in an Album the same year. Photo: supplied.

Juwita Suwito live in Melbourne

MAKE a date this Spring with Juwita Suwito as the Malaysian pop powerhouse hits Melbourne city on her ten-day Australian tour.


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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