indonesia

Culture

Indonesian Censors Think ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Is Too Violent and Sexual

After censoring Sandy the squirrel’s bikini, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission is sanctioning a network that broadcasts the show for other peculiar reasons.
Adi Renaldi
2 days ago
Environmental Extremes

We Visited Indonesia’s Giant Community-Destroying Oil Spill

Ordinary citizens worry about how to survive a disaster caused by Indonesia’s largest oil company.
Adi Renaldi
3 days ago
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Spotify Released a Haze Playlist as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore Experience Toxic Air

Listen to songs like “Fire Burning” and “Mask Off” as air pollution levels reach insanely high levels in Southeast Asia.
Meera Navlakha
3 days ago
Photography

I Photographed the ‘World’s Dirtiest River’ For Eight Years. Here’s What I Saw.

The many chemicals polluting the river have penetrated groundwater wells and surrounding rice paddies, causing nearby residents to suffer rashes and lung inflammation.
Iqbal Kusumadirezza
5 days ago
Environmental Extremes

Editor's Note: Why It's Crucial to Look at Environmental Extremes

VICE is one of hundreds of newsrooms around the world joining the Covering Climate Now initiative.
Natashya Gutierrez
5 days ago
weird

Two Men in Indonesia Were Arrested for Stealing Parts of a Bridge to Buy Drugs

They allegedly stole dozens of metal plates.
Meera Navlakha
9.13.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indonesian Scientists Have Designed a Submarine That Re-Freezes Seawater

It creates hexagon-shaped ice that can fit together seamlessly while drifting at sea, like a honeycomb.
Ikhwan Hastanto
9.12.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Cigarette Companies Fuel the Youth Sports Industry in Indonesia and Children’s Organisations Are Stopping It

A badminton tournament held yearly for Indonesia’s youth by one of the country’s largest cigarette companies will no longer continue after backlash from children’s rights activists.
Ikhwan Hastanto
9.11.19
Culture

Indonesian Men Go Head-to-Head in Competitive Train-Pulling Tournaments

Railroad workers, porters, and construction workers measure their strength in this colossal showdown.
Titah AW
9.5.19
Photos

A Look Inside The Indonesian Village That Hunts Geckos

Thousands of dead, dehydrated geckos in piles is a surreal sight, but it’s one village’s source of livelihood.
Iqbal Kusumadirezza
8.29.19
News

First Man Sentenced to Chemical Castration in Indonesia Said He Would ‘Rather Die’

The child rapist said he prefers a longer prison time or even the death penalty. Experts also worry that such a punishment would do more harm than good to society.
Adi Renaldi
8.28.19
weird

Indonesian Man Marries Two Women At Once ‘So Nobody Gets Hurt’

The ceremony was unconventional and the dowry was negligible.
Ikhwan Hastanto
8.22.19
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