Ikhwan Hastanto

Penulis lepas, bermukim di Yogyakarta. 

indonesia

Nine Female Cyclists in Indonesia’s Banda Aceh Were Tracked Down by Police For Wearing ‘Sexy’ Clothes

The incident has dragged the province's controversial Sharia-based dress code back into the spotlight. As for the riders' offending garb? Long-sleeved shirts and dark slacks.
Ikhwan Hastanto
4 days ago
Coronavirus

Fearing a Post-COVID Baby Boom, Indonesia Is Making a Lot of Noise About Contraception. Literally.

Amid a substantial drop in the use of birth control since the onset of the pandemic, Indonesian authorities are taking to the streets to remind people to use contraceptives.
Ikhwan Hastanto
6.16.20
extremism

Why Are So Many Suspected Indonesian Terrorists Moonlighting As Meatball Soup Hawkers?

The beloved street food bakso is a hit with young and old alike—and, as it turns out, with suspected extremists looking to lay low.
Ikhwan Hastanto
6.15.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

These Lavish Virtual Weddings Are So 2020

Indonesian couples are getting the wedding of their dreams during the pandemic inside green screen studios.
Ikhwan Hastanto
5.14.20
Coronavirus

A District in Indonesia Is Locking Quarantine Violators in ‘Haunted Houses’

Considering how superstitious Indonesians are, this tactic is likely to deter travelers from leaving their homes.
Ikhwan Hastanto
4.22.20
Your Weekly Feel-Good Bulletin

Your Weekly Feel-Good Bulletin: March 29 - April 4

Your dose of positivity amid the constant wave of depressing news. This week, we have football players giving up part of their pay to support club staff, and a viral photo that shows how camaraderie can transcend religion.
Ikhwan Hastanto
4.2.20
pets

Your Pets Aren’t Actually Smiling At You, Scientists Say

Animals’ facial expressions don’t always correspond to the human emotion we associate with it.
Ikhwan Hastanto
3.31.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This TikTok Video Can Protect You From Creepy Taxi Drivers

In Indonesia, TikTok is for more than just viral dance challenges.
Ikhwan Hastanto
3.24.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Thieves in Indonesia Are Posing As Coronavirus Response Teams to Steal From People’s Homes

This tactic has been reported in two provinces, so far, but the thieves have not been caught.
Ikhwan Hastanto
3.12.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Teenager Murdered Her 5-Year-Old Neighbour Then Shared It on Social Media

The suspect turned herself in the day after the incident.
Ikhwan Hastanto
3.11.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indonesians Are Destroying the Environment for the Gram

In Indonesia, Instagram-worthy sites can gain overnight popularity and be completely destroyed by mobs of tourists within days.
Ikhwan Hastanto
3.4.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

High School Seniors in Indonesia Force Younger Students to Eat Human Feces in Toxic Hazing Practice

Hazing in school is common in Indonesia, and it can often get very dangerous.
Ikhwan Hastanto
2.27.20
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