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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.

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…

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…

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.

Food and friends: Carlton Community Welcome Dinner Project

NEW to Australia and don’t know how to start making friends? Get to know the community over a meal at the Carlton Community Welcome Dinner. Samantha Chew reports.

Melbourne cafes 101: An entry guide for first-time int’l students on where to go

IF it’s your first time in Melbourne and you need to know where to go to absorb Melbourne’s cafe culture, we have you covered! Trinity College Foundation Studies students Sunny Yang and Bai introduce four cafes that everyone should visit if it’s their first time here.

Diverse dining: Melbourne’s suburbs are where it’s at for authentic cultural cuisines

THE city might have plenty of multicultural food options available but any true Melbourne foodie will tell you the suburbs are where you should go for an authentic ethnic experience. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Luna Manee, Tingyi Wang and Gloria Xiao offer their recommendations on where to go for diverse dining.

Top 3 Instagram-worthy cafes around Melbourne

STUDENTS love eating but they also love taking photos of their food too. Trinity Foundation Studies students Qiqi Chen, Yueyuan Wang and Sam Hamilton-Peach select their favorite three Instagram-worthy cafes.

‘Cooked: Food for Friends’: A cook book to impress your mates with delectable dishes

CONSTANTLY fretting about what to whip up for lunch or what to bring to that potluck dinner? Lunnie Gan reviews Cooked: Food For Friends, a new cook book for students to experiment with new dishes.

Healthy breakfast ideas for the impossibly early mornings

BREAKFAST is one of the most important meals of the day, but how do you squeeze in a nutritious meal in time for morning lectures without sacrificing precious sleep? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Blessey Lee and Linxi Shan offer some useful tips and recipes.

Four Melbourne cafes students can visit to boost productivity and get work done

BOOST productivity and get work done away from home! Trinity College Foundation Studies students Le Phan Hong Uyen, Adelia Thea Goanita and Xiao Yingli offer their four favourite cafés to help you study.

Easy Chinese meals for students

SAVE money eating out by recreating some of these simple Chinese recipes at home. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Jimmy Li, Eason Bao and Vivi Sun share two of their favourites.


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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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