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This TikTok Video Can Protect You From Creepy Taxi Drivers

In Indonesia, TikTok is for more than just viral dance challenges.
Ikhwan Hastanto
3.24.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

An Indonesian Man Faked His Own Mugging to Postpone His Wedding

He was short on his dowry, so he tore up his clothes, rolled around in mud, and tied himself up.
Ikhwan Hastanto
3.24.20
Coronavirus

The Coronavirus Reminds Us That You Can Still Be Productive at Home

In Indonesia, people are realising that it might be time to re-evaluate what they've come to accept as “office culture.”
Adi Renaldi
3.17.20
education

Meet the Indonesian Man With 32 Degrees and Certifications Under His Belt

Here’s some motivation for you university students struggling to get by this semester.
Ikhwan Hastanto
3.10.20
Gaming

Inside the Indonesian Hospital Treating Gaming Addiction

Some Indonesian children spend eight hours in front of a screen daily.
Adi Renaldi
3.3.20
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Indonesian Government Official Urges the Rich to Marry the Poor in Bid to Slash Poverty Rate

Wealth inequality is a real problem in Indonesia, with 5 million of its 57 million families living below the poverty line.
Ikhwan Hastanto
2.24.20
Culture

Inside the Indonesian Dance Ceremony Where Animal Spirits ‘Possess’ Humans

The mystical ceremony, which originated in the 1200s, portrays the struggle of the lower class using the spirits of bulls, tigers, and monkeys.
Rani Rahayu
2.24.20
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Indonesian Religious Leader Claims Meth is Halal

He sells the drug to students, saying it would increase their drive to study the Quran.
Ikhwan Hastanto
1.31.20
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Fear of the Coronavirus Sparks Racist Hashtags on Indonesian Social Media

Indonesia has no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, but now netizens are calling for a travel ban on Chinese nationals.
Ikhwan Hastanto
1.29.20
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Man With Expired Visa and No Money Stranded in Indonesia After Attempting to Swim to Australia

The 31-year-old Algerian national likely underestimated the 570-kilometre swim.
Vania Evan
1.21.20
Music

Uncovering The Origins of Punk Rock in Indonesia

It took nearly 20 years after the birth of punk for Indonesians to embrace the genre.
Alvin Yunata
1.20.20
Culture

A Marriage Ceremony for Rocks Is a Hotspot for Creatives in This Indonesian Village

Rocks are matched up and “wedded” at this bizarre cultural display.
Titah AW
1.20.20
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