Myanmar

Internet

The #CockroachChallenge Is the Internet’s Weirdest New Craze

Taking selfies with the creepy-crawly is the latest pest infecting the internet.
Shamani Joshi
5.9.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Release of Myanmar Journalists is a Small Win in Fight for Press Freedom

In Asia, many journalists and government critics remain behind bars
Edoardo Liotta
5.7.19
LGBT

What It's Like to Be Illegally Gay in Myanmar

...And preparing for a drag show.
Libby Hogan
4.3.19
Myanmar

The Most Brutal Sport in the World Uses Bare Knuckles and Head Butts

In lethwei, or Burmese kickboxing, gloves aren't allowed – but all kicks, punches, elbow and knee strikes, and head butts are.
Karl R. De Mesa
3.12.19
Myanmar

Burmese Opium Farmers Make the Best Rice Wine

U Mint Aung, village chief of a tiny community in the opium fields of Eastern Myanmar brings out a clay pot brimming with multi-colored grains. The thing looks like a trendy smoothie. But it’s home-brewed rice wine.
Nathan A. Thompson
3.3.19
Art

Female Alcoholics are Rare in Myanmar. This Young Artist is One of Them.

Yangon Artist Bay Bay uses her art to let people enter her alcohol-fueled mind.
David Wilson
2.25.19
Photo

Inside Myanmar's Surprisingly Harsh Heroin Rehab Centers

One person per household uses heroin in Myanmar's most northernly region, and a coalition of religious types have banded together to tackle the problem.
David Shaw
1.26.19
Culture

Crystal Meth Kingpins are Standing In the Way of Peace In Myanmar's Golden Triangle

Myanmar's army signed a peace agreement to end its long-lasting civil war, but drug cartels—and corrupt military officials—are providing an incentive for the militias to stick around.
VICE Staff
1.22.19
News

Inside Mong La, the Myanmar Town Where You Can Buy Drugs, Sex, and Endangered Animals

Mong La is a 5,000-square-kilometer fiefdom in the Golden Triangle that is infamous for the flagrancy of its sin-based industries like prostitution, gambling, and the selling of endangered animals.
Paul Vrieze
1.14.19
Culture

Tattooed Tribeswomen and the Problem of Photo Tourism in Myanmar

For the Chin women of western Myanmar, outer beauty starts with an inky black, fully tattooed face. But the government has banned the custom, and tourists are flooding in to document the dying tradition.
Nathan A. Thompson
12.9.18
Culture

The Exploited Kids Selling Roses to Tourists on Bangkok's Khaosan Road

They're forced to work long hours and beaten if they don't bring in enough money for their bosses.
Sally Mairs
11.18.18
LGBTQ

How Myanmar's Paranormal Spirit Wives Escape LGBTQ Persecution

How the tight-knit nat kadaw community escapes persecution in a deeply conservative country.
Nick Baker
11.18.18
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