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Being sun smart this summer

SUMMER is here! But watch out beachgoers, the biggest danger in Australia during the hot months isn’t sharks and it’s not dehydration either, it’s skin cancer.

Bersih 2.0 rally in Melbourne, July 2011. Photo Shaun Lee.

Meld’s top stories of 2011

2011 is drawing to a close, and what better time to look back on the year that’s been? From Bersih to uni grades, Namewee to the ASEAN games, we’re taking a look at the stories, people and issues that mattered most to you in 2011.

Photo Apolinar Fonseca.

Shebeen, the bar where you can drink for charity

WHAT would you say if we told you there was a bar where every beer you bought was a donation to charity? Well, there will be. It’s called Shebeen and it’s coming to Melbourne.

Christmas gift ideas

Wrapped and rhymed: Last minute gifts under $30

‘TWAS a few days before Christmas… and you still haven’t done your Christmas shopping, have you? Don’t stress! Sarah Soh comes to the rescue with a ditty of budget gift ideas.


On graduation and beyond…

MARCELLA Purnama shares her thoughts on graduating and preparing to pursue her own career dreams – no matter what others may think

Photo: Wan Shing Lang

International students in the dark about mental health services

INTERNATIONAL students are covered for certain mental health services but don’t even know it .Chloe Booker investigates.

Summer foods

Summer foods to make you smile!

SUMMER is here, and for those of us staying in Melbourne, this season is real treat for the tummy! So what can our tastebuds expect over the next few months?


Fair@Square Ethical Fashion Show

THESE ethical designers believe it’s not enough to just look good – fashion should be environmentally friendly and manufactured under humane working conditions


Review of Anh Do’s The Happiest Refugee

COMEDIAN Anh Do’s award-winning memoir is an inspiring tale of the power of perseverance, kindness and love, writes Steven Tannason.

Quang Minh Tet Festival

Quang Minh Tet Festival is a unique annual event held in the City of Maribyrnong.  Each year more than 10,000 people attend this event to celebrate Vietnamese Lunar New Year, watch performances, see…

Multicultural Arts Victoria Christmas Party

Come and celebrate the end of another great year with Multicultural Arts Victoria at the Queen Victoria Market. Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV)  Christmas party on 14 December featuring Afro Habesha Band! 6.30pm @…

Despite expensive public transport, Meld's Marcella Purnama argues Melbourne is the world's most liveable city for international students

Why Melbourne really is the most livable city in the world

MELD’s Marcella Purnama takes a trip north to Sydney and comes back with a renewed appreciation for her adopted city, Melbourne.


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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