indonesia

FOOD

The Best Curry In Malaysia Is Served In a Prison

Most prisons served inmates food that's so bad it could barely be considered a meal. But the Kamunting Detention Center was different.
Lee Lian Kong
15 hours ago
polygamy

Why People Keep Trying to Make a Dating App for Polygamists

It's all about mainstreaming an idea.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
17 hours ago
Relationship Goals

Everything You Learn About Your Relationship on a Year-Long, 15,000 Kilometer Bike Ride

How far would you go for love?
Alice .
19 hours ago
So Long Path

So Long Path, the Social Media App That Made Way for Instagram

You have until October 18 to say your last goodbye.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
2 days ago
mental health

The Never-Ending Fight to Find the Right Treatment for My Bipolar Disorder Has Left Me Numb

It's always hard to find the right treatment for mental health issues like mine. It's even harder in Indonesia, where even admitting you have a problem is taboo.
Ajo Kawir
3 days ago
Papua

'Extreme Travel' to Indonesia's West Papua Puts Local Papuans at Risk

The recent arrest of a Polish tourist who allegedly met with independence activists in Papua is getting headlines across the globe, but it's the three locals arrested alongside him who are going to face the harshest penalties.
VICE Staff
3 days ago
Broadly

Southeast Asia's Vengeful Man-Eating Spirit Is a Feminist Icon

The pontianak is a ghost that avenges women who die in childbirth. Her fearsomeness is linked to her femininity, and she'll rip your eyes out if you look at her the wrong way.
Nisa Kreems
5 days ago
Photos

A Tribute to Indonesia's Surprisingly Fashionable Campaign T-Shirts

Because an election is temporary, but a campaign T-shirt is forever.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
5 days ago
Video Games

'Rage In Peace' Wants You to Make Every Day Counts by Cheating Death

In the new game created by an Indonesian independent developer, death awaits in literally every corner.
Marcel Thee
9.14.18
Elections 2019

Lawmakers Just Banned Pedophiles From Elections, But Rapists are Still Welcome

While many are celebrating a new rule that will filter Indonesia's elections from corrupt politicians, drug lords and pedophiles, a recent case shows that committing sexual assault won't stop someone from holding a public office.
Yvette Tanamal
9.13.18
hot sauce

Which Fast Food Chain In Jakarta Makes the Best Sambal?

When many restaurants surprisingly make their hot sauce anything but hot, one chain comes on top.
Alice .
9.13.18
That Was Easy

Hitting Targets Like the Knife Throwing Cop Isn't As Easy As It Seems

I took a knife throwing lesson in attempt to hit it like Pak Eko, Indonesia's most popular police officer on Instagram.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
9.12.18