indonesia

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
4 days ago
mental health

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

Is it time to abolish standardised testing?
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.5.19
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
4.3.19
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
4.3.19
Photography

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
4.1.19
crime

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
2.11.19
Travel

Stunning Photos of Indonesia's Brutal Buffalo Fights

The buffalo is sacred symbol of life and death in Torajan culture.
Iqbal Lubis
1.14.19
Culture

How Tattoos Saved These Indonesian Women from Sexual Slavery in World War II

A local marriage tradition in the island of Timor helped these women escape becoming comfort women during Japanese occupation.
Kathleen Malay
Rizky Rahad
1.11.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indonesian District Wants to Ban Parents from Giving Their Babies 'Foreign Names'

There are a lot of Emmas being born in Indonesia right now.
Mustika Hapsoro
1.9.19
hunting

Inside the Life-and-Death Hunts of a Mysterious Tribe of Hunter-Gatherers

Unlike the hostile reception an American missionary received from the remote Sentinelese people last year, Doug Bock Clark was brought along on spiritual whale hunts for a view inside a fading culture.
Seth Ferranti
1.4.19
Australia Today

Exorcisms are Being Used as Gay Conversion Therapy in Indonesia

The mayor of Padang thinks gay and transgender people are possessed by genies known as "djin".
Gavin Butler
12.7.18
Photos

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

We talked to photographer Nadia Rompas about her series that unpacks mother-daughter relationships and gender stereotypes in Indonesia.
Alice .
10.9.18
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