new order


Madame X: The Rise and Fall of Indonesia's Queer Cinema

We talk to experts about the past, present and future of LGBTQ representation in Indonesian cinema.
VICE Staff
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
May 98 Riots

'Chinese Whispers' Unpacks the Lasting Impact of May '98 Riots Through Women's Eyes

An English version of the multimedia project will be screened at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Indonesia this month.
Devana Senanayake
30 Sept 1965

Indonesia's Anti-Communist Museum Is a Spooky, Confusing Place

Twenty six years after it opened, the Museum of Communist Betrayal insists on telling the same old story of the September 1965 coup long debunked by historians and witnesses.
Daniel Darmawan

When Indonesian Metalheads of the 80s Become Parents

Two Indonesian scholars and metalheads explore what it means to grow up with heavy metal under the New Order regime and raising children in 2018 in their new book.
Marcel Thee
So Bored Today

Binge Watch the Best Documentaries Made By VICE Indonesia

Just hit play.
VICE Staff
20 Years of Reformasi

Memories of Life Under the New Order

We asked a lot of people who grew up in the 80s and 90s what life was really like back then.
VICE Staff
20 Years of Reformasi

TFW Everything You Loved From Childhood Reveals Itself as New Order Propaganda

A reflection on a time when pop culture was really propaganda culture.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
20 Years of Reformasi

Chinese-Indonesian Refugees Found a New Home, and New Problems, in the US

In Philadelphia, home to second-biggest Indonesian-American population in the United States, those who escaped the riots of May 1998 are living through a period of rising anti-immigration rhetoric.
Ethan Harfenist
20 Years of Reformasi

We Asked People Who Fled After the '98 Riots How They Feel About Indonesia Today

What's the country look like to them after all these years abroad?
Amahl S. Azwar
20 Years of Reformasi

Here's Everything I Learned From a Visit to a Museum Celebrating Suharto's Legacy

Twenty years after his fall, I went to a museum built by his family to see how they want us all to remember Indonesia's former dictator.
Titah AW
20 Years of Reformasi

The New Order Ended 20 Years Ago, But Indonesian Students Still Aren't Taught the Full Story

It's the bloodiest era of Indonesian history so far, but high school history books are leading out the worst of it.
Adi Renaldi