A Behind the Scenes Look at Thailand’s ‘Ladyboy’ Sex Industry

“I got into this type of work to provide for my family. Not just my parents, but my grandparents as well."
Caleb Quinley
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A US$48,000 Durian Was Sold In Thailand

The king of fruits was auctioned at a price that beat last year’s record of 800,000 Thai baht (US$25,500).
Edoardo Liotta

Some Asian Governments Claim LGBTQ Culture Is a Western Invention: Here’s Why That’s Garbage

From androgynous priests in Malaysia, to cross-dressing mediums in Vietnam, Asia has a proud tradition of gender-defying ritualism stretching back thousands of years.
Sarah Ngu

In Thailand, Activists Are Literally Fighting For Their Lives

“That’s now eight activists who have gone missing. We’re on their ‘wanted’ list too and with all the other targets eliminated, we could be next. We are like calves, waiting to be sent to the slaughterhouse.”
James Buchanan

Philippine Supermarkets Follow Thailand, Vietnam in Ditching Plastic for Leaves

Supermarkets big and small are embracing the eco-friendly alternative to wrapping fresh produce in plastic.
Lex Celera
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Dog Was Rescued After Being Found 220 Kilometres Out to Sea

It's not clear how the animal made it out to an oil rig in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand.
Gavin Butler
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Taking a Selfie on this Thai Beach Could Score You the Death Penalty

Phuket authorities are trying to keep a popular holiday spot safe by threatening tourists with capital punishment.
Gavin Butler

There’s A Luxury Drug Rehab Center In Thailand Just For LGBTQ+ Clients

VICE visits R12, a special rehab center for LGBTQ+ individuals, which addresses the unique stigma and challenges the community faces
Amahl S. Azwar
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Making Peace with the Heroin Addict I Used to Be

Getting off heroin is one thing, facing the consequences and damage of the years you spent on drugs is another.
Hannah Brooks
VICE Votes

Thailand's Pro-Military Party Is Leading Popular Vote

Some people are already growing suspicious of the general election's preliminary results.
Edoardo Liotta
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Dad Offering $440K for Someone to Marry His Daughter Wants People to Stop Calling

Around 10,000 people have applied.
Edoardo Liotta

You Can Have $440K and a Durian Business if You Marry This Man's Daughter

The father will only consider people who don't gamble, are hard workers, and who truly love his daughter.
Edoardo Liotta