indonesia

Culture

Indonesian Censors Think ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Is Too Violent and Sexual

After censoring Sandy the squirrel’s bikini, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission is sanctioning a network that broadcasts the show for other peculiar reasons.
Adi Renaldi
3 days ago
Environmental Extremes

We Visited Indonesia’s Giant Community-Destroying Oil Spill

Ordinary citizens worry about how to survive a disaster caused by Indonesia’s largest oil company.
Adi Renaldi
4 days ago
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Spotify Released a Haze Playlist as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore Experience Toxic Air

Listen to songs like “Fire Burning” and “Mask Off” as air pollution levels reach insanely high levels in Southeast Asia.
Meera Navlakha
4 days ago
Photography

I Photographed the ‘World’s Dirtiest River’ For Eight Years. Here’s What I Saw.

The many chemicals polluting the river have penetrated groundwater wells and surrounding rice paddies, causing nearby residents to suffer rashes and lung inflammation.
Iqbal Kusumadirezza
9.16.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Malaysia Blames Indonesia for Haze; Indonesia Says Satellite Data Tells Another Story

Whenever the dry season comes around, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia quarrel over haze.
Ikhwan Hastanto
9.16.19
weird

Two Men in Indonesia Were Arrested for Stealing Parts of a Bridge to Buy Drugs

They allegedly stole dozens of metal plates.
Meera Navlakha
9.13.19
weird

Malaysian Authorities Claim Wild Boars Swam to Their Shores All the Way From Indonesia

This might be the weirdest immigration scandal ever.
Rani Rahayu
9.12.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indonesian Scientists Have Designed a Submarine That Re-Freezes Seawater

It creates hexagon-shaped ice that can fit together seamlessly while drifting at sea, like a honeycomb.
Ikhwan Hastanto
9.12.19
Culture

An Indonesian Director Is Being Slammed for Exaggerating Her International Success

Director Livi Zheng has long claimed that she has found success in Hollywood but recent discoveries show that this may not be true.
Ikhwan Hastanto
9.11.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Cigarette Companies Fuel the Youth Sports Industry in Indonesia and Children’s Organisations Are Stopping It

A badminton tournament held yearly for Indonesia’s youth by one of the country’s largest cigarette companies will no longer continue after backlash from children’s rights activists.
Ikhwan Hastanto
9.11.19
Culture

Indonesian Men Go Head-to-Head in Competitive Train-Pulling Tournaments

Railroad workers, porters, and construction workers measure their strength in this colossal showdown.
Titah AW
9.5.19
News

Indonesia Could Soon Criminalise Anal Sex and Cohabitation Outside of Marriage

Conservative groups have been trying to police these private matters since 2017 and Indonesia’s House of Representatives is now seriously considering legislation that would make this possible.
Rani Rahayu
9.3.19
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