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Student stories: What Melbourne gave me that no school back home could have given me

AFTER four years of overseas education in Melbourne, Natalie Ng reflects on her study experience abroad, the lessons she has learnt and explains why Melbourne is irreplaceable.

Pedestrians injured by rogue driver in Bourke St police chase

TWELVE people have been reportedly injured after a rogue driver run down pedestrians on Bourke St in the midst of a police chase. Natalie Ng has the story.

What to see: Highlights from the 2016 BBC First British Film Festival

SEE only the very best films from the British Isles when the BBC First British Film Festival returns this week! Natalie Ng has your highlights from this year’s amazing festival.

The Weekender: October 7 – 9

MARVEL at the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Astor, chow down on some delectable Malaysian dishes, go to a dog-friendly music festival or shop around for vintage wares for spring and summer. Natalie Ng has your weekend covered.

SEXtember: What reading romance taught me about sex

THERE’S more to romance fiction than what those those book covers suggest. Natalie Ng chats to Smart Bitches Trashy Books’ Elyse Discher and Amanda Diehl and shares how reading romance can open up new perspectives on sex, preferences, health and relationships.

SEXtember: Sex and sexuality according to films and TV in 2016

EACH year, film and television gets a little better at presenting fresh perspectives on sex. Natalie Ng compiles the very best films and shows in 2016 that continue to challenge how sex and sexuality should be perceived on screen.

The 7th Korean Film Festival in Australia

DISCOVER a new taste of film when the popular Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) returns to Melbourne in September. Natalie Ng selects her choice films from the festival.

Interview: Actress Arden Cho talks Teen Wolf, being Asian in Hollywood and proper representation on screen

ACTRESS, singer and former Teen Wolf star Arden Cho was in Melbourne recently and Natalie Ng caught up with the all-round talent to discuss everything from the start of Cho’s acting journey, the struggles of being an Asian face in Hollywood, stereotypes and her dream roles.

Book your future memories: Melbourne International Film Festival 2016 Highlights

ONE of the biggest film festivals in the country returns for its 65th edition. Natalie Ng has your highlights from this year’s program for the Melbourne International Film Festival!

The Weekender: July 1 – 3

HAVE some Winter Treats in the Wilson Botanic Park, enjoy an adults-only day at Inflatable World, shop around at the Melbourne Mystery Market or honour the brave troops at the Reserve Forces Day Parade. Natalie has your guide for the weekend.

Singapore vs. Australia: What both education cultures can learn from one another

EASTERN education is known as being a pressure-cooker while Western education is more laidback by comparison. But are there lessons that one education culture can learn from the other? Natalie Ng reflects on her own Singaporean education upbringing and compares it to her current experiences as an international student in Australia.

SCORSESE: What you can expect from ACMI’s new exhibition

ONE of cinema’s most influential giants will be celebrated at ACMI’s new major exhibition, SCORSESE. Natalie Ng has attended the exhibit and has the highlights.

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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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