migrant workers

WRESTLING

A Wrestling Match to Honor Singapore's Migrant Workers

Singapore Pro Wrestling threw a show dedicated to Singapore's unsung heroes—its hard-working foreign laborers.
Andre Frois
12.4.18
alcohol

The Complicated History Behind Malaysia's Forgotten Booze

Toddy, or palm wine, has lost popularity in Malaysia, where it's associated with lower class South Asian migrant laborers brought by the British in the colonial era.
Surekha Ragavan
3.16.18
migrant labor

A Ban on Sending Migrant Workers to Malaysia Won't Fix Anything

We need jobs at home, not a moratorium that will push even more vulnerable Indonesians into the arms of people smugglers.
Adi Renaldi
2.21.18
the Philippines

Modern-Day Slaves: Filipina Labor Trafficking Survivors Tell Their Own Stories

"My Family's Slave," a controversial personal essay published in The Atlantic last week, brought the oft-ignored issue of domestic labor trafficking to national attention.
Lena Solow
5.29.17
migrant workers

What a World Without Female Migrant Workers Would Look Like

Around the world, female migrant workers perform the bulk of domestic labor in households that are not their own—but their work is often invisible. An expert explains what would happen if these women did not exist.
Sirin Kale
3.10.17
syrian war

Escape From Aleppo: An Indonesian Maid Tells Us About Life Inside the Syrian War

Sri Sunarsih left her rural village in Java in search of money and a new life. Instead, she ended up trapped in the middle of the Syrian civil war.
Adi Renaldi
1.27.17
Indonesia Riot

Royal Blood - Full Length (English)

VICE Indonesia visits the highlands of South Sulawesi to see firsthand how an influx of new money is changing the face of the Torajan people's ancient, and bloody, funeral traditions. (Full Length)
VICE Indonesia
11.10.16
Indonesia Riot

Royal Blood: Money, Blood, and Death in Toraja - Part 1

VICE Indonesia visits the highlands of South Sulawesi to see firsthand how an influx of new money is changing the face of the Torajan people's ancient, and bloody, funeral traditions.
VICE Indonesia
11.7.16