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The Indonesian Teenagers Competing in Illegal Drag Races

We went inside the dangerous, high-stakes world of illegal motorcycle racing in Jakarta.
VICE Staff
1.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

When You Find 15 Pythons in Your Home’s Pipes, Maybe It’s Time to Move

Suddenly, the bathroom seems pretty terrifying again.
VICE Staff
1.15.19
Culture

Indonesian Islands are Drowning In Trash

A government clean up operation launched this week near the Indonesian capital has removed more than 40 tons of trash each day.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.3.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Want to Report Your Neighbor for Following a 'Deviant' Faith? In Indonesia, There's an App for That

The prosecutor's office brings you an app one rights expert warned could cause "social disintegration."
Adi Renaldi
11.27.18
lifestyle

Jakarta's Best Sichuan Food Is In a Dying Red Light District

A trip to Lokasari Square, a once notorious "entertainment district" in the city's seediest side.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
11.26.18
dark days

The Story Behind These Infamous Photographs of a Murder on the Streets of Jakarta

We revisit a neighborhood rocked by sectarian clashes twenty years ago this month to see what the riot can tell us about Indonesia today.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
11.26.18
Ghost Stories

Mr. Gepeng Was a Ghost Who Captured a Generation's Concerns With a Changing City

A high-rise city needs a high-rise ghost to match.
Adi Renaldi
10.31.18
Culture

Remembering the Man Who Changed Jakarta Forever

The Indonesian capital was a wildly different place under the guidance of Ali Sadikin.
Adi Renaldi
10.18.18
kebijakan kota

Jakarta's Notorious Becak May Be Making a Comeback Soon

The governor is planning to lift decades-long ban on pedicabs, and none of us is psyched.
Adi Renaldi
10.10.18
Akarasa

How Centuries of Chinese Migration Changed Indonesian Food Forever: Akarasa

In this episode of Akarasa, we explore the history, flavors, and traditions of Chinese noodles—a dish with roots thousands of kilometers away.
VICE Staff
10.1.18
football violence

What Will It Take to Stop the Violence at Indonesian Football Matches?

The death of another fan, this time in Bandung, West Java, should be a wake up call for the PSSI.
VICE Staff
9.25.18
10 Questions

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask an Ondel-Ondel

Do people ever get annoyed at all that noise?
Yvette Tanamal
9.24.18
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