indonesia

Lion Air JT-610

It's Been Two Weeks Since the Lion Air Crash, Here's What We've Learned

Still so many unanswered questions.
Adi Renaldi
3 days ago
Secret Love

What It's Like to Date in a Place Where Even Sitting Too Close is Illegal

Young couples need to keep their relationships secret and an eye out for the Sharia police in Indonesia's Aceh province.
Hendri Abik
10.26.18
medicine

Indonesians are Buying and Selling Human Kidneys on Facebook

The going price for a kidney can range from 5,000 to 90,000 Australian dollars.
Gavin Butler
10.12.18
Photos

Like Mother, Unlike Daughter: Portraits of Women Defining Their Own Femininity

'Anak Perempuan' is a series by photographer Nadia Rompas that unpacks mother-daughter relationships, gender stereotypes, and more.
Alice .
10.9.18
VICE INTL

The Extravagant Rite of Passage Rituals of Indonesia

We got an inside look the lavish ceremonies that celebrate a boy's transition into manhood—including colourful costumes, live music, and dancing horses.
VICE Staff
10.9.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Teen Survived at Sea for 49 Days in This Rickety, Floating Hut

Miraculously, ten ships passed by without seeing him before one finally came to the rescue.
Drew Schwartz
9.24.18
polygamy

Why People Keep Trying to Make a Dating App for Polygamists

It's all about mainstreaming an idea.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
9.22.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Sharia Court Canes Lesbian Couple as Malaysia Slides Toward Wider Anti-LGBTQ Crackdown

Authorites struck two women with a rattan cane six times each in the first such punishment for women accused of engaging in lesbian sex.
VICE Staff
9.4.18
ten questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Kung Fu Master

"Monks train really hard, so they're able to tow a car with their penis."
Daniel Darmawan
8.29.18
Elections 2019

Why Indonesians Use Nails Instead of Pens When Voting

It's not the check-mark that wins elections in Indonesia. It's the nail poke.
Yvette Tanamal
8.21.18
terrorism

Indonesia is Arresting More Terrorists Than Ever Before, and That's Creating a Huge Problem

Over-crowded prisons are about to get even more packed.
Adi Renaldi
8.20.18
Lombok Earthquake

Teams Are Searching the Rubble of Lombok by Hand to Find Earthquake Survivors

We went into the hardest hit part of Indonesia and found search and rescue teams working tirelessly by hand to save people trapped beneath the ruins.
Akhyar M Nur
8.7.18