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A guide to Korean stores and restaurants in Melbourne

WHERE can you go for the best in Korean shops and restaurants in Melbourne’s CBD? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Kash Ngan, Nathalia Sendjaja and Haojie Wang investigate.

Spooky spots in Melbourne: Three haunted buildings to visit

MELBOURNE is full of amazing buildings but some of these architectural wonders have a dark past within them. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Coco Chen, Coco Huang, Nancy Lan and Gloria Xiao present three haunted places in Melbourne to you.

Food and friendships: How Biryani brought three Chinese girls closer to Pakistani culture

WHAT happens when three Chinese international students try Pakistani food for the first time? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Amelia Wang, Katherine Guo, Helen Liu and Huzaifa Ghani documented their food adventure. Melbourne…

How international students personalise their home and why that’s important

HOME can be more than just an address or a place to live for international students. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Janine Foo and Vivian Ng speak with different students and ask how they personalise their rooms to cope with study abroad.

SEXtember: Identifying sexual assault and harassment

WHAT is sexual assault and how do victims seek the help they need? With cases on the rise on campus, students – especially international students – need to understand their options. Samantha Chew reports.

A guide to Melbourne’s suburbs for the newly arrived international student

NEW to Melbourne and wonder what the city has in store for those consumed by wanderlust? Here’s a little guide from Trinity College Foundation Studies students Alvianty Sumantri, Darshan Bhambhani and Nam King Heang.

5 online fashion stores that do free shipping and delivery to Australia

NEVER have to pay for shipping and delivery again! Stevi Lee recommends five of the best online fashion stores that won’t charge you extra to deliver to Australia.

5 amazing cafes in Melbourne’s inner suburbs worth travelling for

HOW does spending your Saturday mornings with a spoonful of fluffy hotcakes in one hand and a cup of hot coffee in the other sound? Lunnie Gan gives you a good reason to be a…

Four iconic Melbourne sites students can comfortably be alone in

UNSURE of where you can comfortably go and spend time alone in as a first-timer in Melbourne? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Jiayi Huo, Thi Mai Quyen Pham and Xuanlian Chen have you covered.

FTW: Win a Gimoka Coffee Prize Pack presented by L’Emporio

WANT true and authentic Italian coffee but don’t have the money to travel to Italy for it? Thanks to L’Emporio, Meld Magazine is giving away a Gimoka coffee prize pack for you to sample some of the richest coffee ever, straight from Italy! Justin Lim has more.

Understanding the hype behind sneaker culture

JORDANS, Adidas NMDs, Yeezys – sneakers are big business, attracting sneakerheads and re-sellers to camp outside stores for these shoes to drop. But what’s all the hype for? April Dudgeon investigates.

Affordable cosmetics at less than $50 for everyday use

LUSTING over expensive makeup but worried about not being able to afford beauty essentials to look your best? Fret not, Trinity College Students Zoe Wang, Cong Yu and Shelly Xie show you how…


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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