indonesia

Environmental Extremes

We Visited Indonesia’s Giant Community-Destroying Oil Spill

Ordinary citizens worry about how to survive a disaster caused by Indonesia’s largest oil company.
Adi Renaldi
20 hours ago
Photography

I Photographed the ‘World’s Dirtiest River’ For Eight Years. Here’s What I Saw.

Chemicals dumped into the Citarum River have penetrated wells and rice paddies, poisoning the people and animals who live along its banks.
Iqbal Kusumadirezza
3 days ago
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Malaysia Blames Indonesia for Haze; Indonesia Says Satellite Data Tells Another Story

Whenever the dry season comes around, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia quarrel over haze.
Ikhwan Hastanto
3 days ago
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indonesians Can Live Up to Six Years Less Due to Air Pollution, New Study Finds

Those handy face masks aren’t enough to deter the worst effects of Indonesia’s air pollution.
Adi Renaldi
8.19.19
LGBTQ

Inside the World's Only Islamic School for Transgender Students

We meet three people who've found acceptance and education at Indonesia's Waria al-Fatah boarding school.
Nicole Di Ilio
8.6.19
mysticism

In 1998 This Indonesian Town Lynched Dozens Looking for ‘Ninjas.’ Now it’s Happening Again

People in Banyuwangi have reported seeing people dressed in ninja costume, prompting fears of a repeat mass panic.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.30.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Guy in Indonesia Just Paid Over $100,000 for a Racing Pigeon

Pigeon racing's a serious sport in Indonesia—and the industry is booming.
Gavin Butler
7.23.19
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
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