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environment

Jakarta Government Plans To Create Manmade Rain To Solve Air Pollution Problem

Jakarta is notorious for its unclean air, but becoming the city with the world’s worst air pollution took it to the next level. Can man-made rain fix this?
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.15.19
indonesia

In Indonesia, Google Searches About Marriages Between Cousins Spike During the Holidays

The real question is, can we marry them? Is it even safe, medically speaking?
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.15.19
Travel

This Bali Instagram Hotspot Is a Sham

The camera trick used at Lempuyang temple, popularly known as 'Gate of Heaven’, is more common around the world than you may think.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.12.19
Views My Own

I Self-Induced An Illegal Abortion With Pills I Bought Online

In Indonesia, abortion is illegal in most cases. So when young women like me get pregnant but are not ready to have a child, we are forced to seek out dangerous self-administered alternatives.
Satira
7.11.19
Social Media

An Indonesian University Is Accepting YouTubers And Exempting Them From Entrance Exams

Content creators with 10,000 subscribers or more can skip an Indonesian university’s entrance exam.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.11.19
Menelusuri Kratom

An Herbal Plant From Southeast Asia Could Be Banned For Being As Addictive As Morphine

“Small quantities of kratom act as a stimulant like cocaine, but larger doses act similarly to opioids, like morphine and heroin.”
Adi Renaldi
7.11.19
Australia Today

Australia Keeps Sending 'Toxic' Waste to Southeast Asia

Visy, a recycling company owned by Australia's richest man, shipped a container full of black sludge and maggots to an island in Indonesia last month.
Gavin Butler
7.4.19
Health

An Open Letter to the Person Who Gave Me HIV

Every time I tell someone I’m positive, I think of you. Not in anger, or resentment, but of the things about you that make me smile.
Beau Newham
6.18.19
LGBTQ

Meet AMUBA, Indonesia's First All-Trans Girlband

In our new documentary we follow AMUBA's struggle to build a music career in a country where the LGBTQ community is deeply maligned.
VICE Staff
6.10.19
Ricuh Pemilu 2019

People Power? Not so Fast: Making Sense of Jakarta's Post-Election Chaos

Provocateurs, mysterious "commanders," and clashes in the streets of Central Jakarta—the protests and ensuing riots left us with more questions than answers.
Adi Renaldi
5.24.19
Photos

Powerful Photos From Indonesia's Post-Election Protests

Scenes from two days of protest and violence on the streets of Indonesia's biggest city.
VICE Staff
5.24.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Six Dead and More than 200 Injured as Post-Election Riots Erupt in Jakarta

Mobs of protesters set fire to vehicles and clashed with police after it was announced that President Widodo had won a second term.
Gavin Butler
5.22.19
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