VICE Votes

Police Officers and Poll Workers Died of Exhaustion on Indonesia’s Election Day

As many as 54 poll workers died while overseeing the election in the world's third-biggest democracy.
VICE Staff
10 hours ago
VICE Votes

Cheat Sheet: All You Need to Know About Indonesia's Elections

VICE explains the good, the bad, and the ugly about the 2019 presidential race.
VICE Staff
VICE Votes

Election Season Is Boom Time for Indonesia's Exorcists

Legislative candidates spend a fortune on their campaigns. When the majority of them lose the race, their savings and their sanity, exorcists step in.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
VICE Votes

Tribal Leaders, Not Individuals, Will Shape the Election in Papua

In remote villages in Papua, some Indonesians won't get to cast their vote on election day as tribal leaders represent them in a practice called 'noken'.
Adi Renaldi
mental health

Kids Keep Getting 'Possessed by Spirits' During Indonesia's High School Exams

Some schools are even employing exorcists to tackle the problem.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Komodo Island Is Closing Because People Keep Stealing its Dragons

Tourists will be banned from visiting the Indonesian island as of January 2020.
Gavin Butler
Question Of The Day

We Asked People About the First Time They Fell in Love

"After three weeks—I was very young so don’t judge me—I told her that I loved her. Then it went on for six years."
Mustika Hapsoro

Photos of Life in Palu Six Months After the Deadly Tsunami

Survivors in the disaster-torn city in Sulawesi are still waiting for financial assistance from the government to rebuild their lives.
Ian Morse

Video of Girl Brushing Crocodile’s Teeth Highlights Indonesia’s Exotic Pet Problem

In another video, the girl talcum powders its body.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja

Meet the Jewellery Designer Tapping into Bali’s Topless Tradition

This unusual accessories range is all the rage in Bali
Lisa Scott

Instagrammers Are Getting Scammed by a Mysterious 'Con Queen'

By imitating film directors, CEOs, and Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife, some unknown woman is duping influencers out of thousands.
Nat Kassel

Seven Places on Earth Where You Can Travel for $25 a Day or Less

When you know where to go and how to cut costs, international travel can be cheap. Here are some affordable options to inspire you to dig out your passport and start planning your next trip.
Evie Carrick