indonesia

crime

Indonesian Police Cross-Dress to Fight Crime

In Muslim-majority Indonesia, criminals have long dressed up as a woman wearing a hijab to get away with crimes. This time, police turn the tables around.
Ikhwan Hastanto
3 hours ago
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Online Reviews for 'Papuan Penis Enlargement Leaves' Are Just Blistered Dick Pics

Three-finger leaves are being sold as a natural penis enhancement solution, but they’re causing a lot more pain than pleasure.
Muhammad Ishomuddin
a day ago
Religion

In Indonesia, Muslim Youth are Turning to Their Clerics to Find Them a Wife

As religious conservatism increases in the country, more and more young people are choosing to marry early to avoid what Islam considers the sin of premarital sex.
Adi Renaldi
a day ago
Natural Disasters

Tourists Evacuate After Bali Earthquake

Part of a resort collapsed, but all is well on the island of the gods.
Jade Poa
2 days ago
indonesia

Only Seven Families Are Allowed to Live in This 'Cursed' Indonesian Village

Residents of Pitu believe their land is sacred, allowing only their direct descendants to reside there.
Titah AW
2 days ago
indonesia

In Indonesia, Google Searches About Marriages Between Cousins Spike During the Holidays

The real question is, can we marry them? Is it even safe, medically speaking?
Ikhwan Hastanto
3 days ago
environment

Jakarta Government Plans To Create Manmade Rain To Solve Air Pollution Problem

Jakarta is notorious for its unclean air, but becoming the city with the world’s worst air pollution took it to the next level. Can man-made rain fix this?
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.12.19
Travel

A Bali Instagram Hotspot is a Sham

The camera trick used at Lempuyang temple, popularly known as 'Gate of Heaven’, is more common around the world than you may think.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.12.19
Tattoos

Indonesian Prisoners Are Turning to Religion and Removing Their Tattoos

With tattoos considered forbidden in Islam, religious groups are converting Indonesian prisoners through free tattoo removal.
Muhammad Ishomuddin
7.12.19
Social Media

An Indonesian University Is Accepting YouTubers And Exempting Them From Entrance Exams

Content creators with 10,000 subscribers or more can skip an Indonesian university’s entrance exam.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.11.19
Drugs

An Herbal Plant From Southeast Asia Could Be Banned For Being As Addictive As Morphine

“Small quantities of kratom act as a stimulant like cocaine, but larger doses act similarly to opioids, like morphine and heroin.”
Adi Renaldi
7.11.19
environment

Jakartans Sue The Government Over Poor Air Quality

With Jakarta consistently topping the list of cities with the worst air pollution, a group of fathers, NGOs, and online motorcycle taxi drivers are taking matters into their own hands.
Adi Renaldi
7.10.19
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