Jade Poa

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
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

We Try to Figure Out How to Pronounce Elon Musk And Grimes’ Newborn Son’s Name

Is the baby’s name really X Æ A-12?
Vania Evan
5.6.20
Art

This Online Museum Curates Quarantine Art From Around the World

Three Spanish artists are collecting pieces that reflect our new normal.
Adi Renaldi
5.5.20
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

People in Ghost Costumes Scare Quarantine Violators in This Indonesian Town

Weird strategy but it actually works!
Jade Poa
4.16.20
Coronavirus

These Are the Frontline Workers Who Take Over When Coronavirus Patients Die

VICE followed hearse drivers, mortuary staff, and healthcare workers in Indonesia for a week to understand the challenges they face.
Adi Renaldi
4.9.20
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

After Licking a Toilet Seat for Online Fame, Influencer Claims He Has Coronavirus

Obviously, he’s not receiving much sympathy.
Vania Evan
3.27.20
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
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