southeast asia

politics

Brunei's New Anti LGBTQ Law Introduces Stoning and Whipping

The law is set to take effect next week.
Mustika Hapsoro
Edoardo Liotta
3.27.19
southeast asia

Will North Korea Drive Japan to Remilitarise?

Thanks to the legacy of American occupation, Japan hasn't had much in the way of a military since World War II. An election this past weekend might help change that.
Allie Conti
10.25.17
Snakes

Meet the Woman Serving Cobra Blood on the Streets of Jakarta

"No one else in my family wants to touch this business. I'm the bravest of them all."
Alice .
8.17.17
malaysia

It’s Socially Acceptable to Eat This Carrot Cake for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

There’s a plot twist: It’s not even made with carrots.
Natalie B. Compton
1.7.17
Design

A Vietnamese Designer Is Updating Eco-Design with Ancient Knowledge

Up your trip’s artistic ante by learning the craft of eco-friendly garment design.
Kara Weisenstein
8.21.16
Art

Checking Patriarchy and Dogma Through the Art of the GIF

A young Indian artist aims first to make you laugh and then make you think.
Mike Steyels
8.20.16
southeast asia

Indonesia Is Considering a Ban on Alcohol

The largely Muslim country is debating a law that would ban the production, sale, and distribution of drinks containing more than 1 percent alcohol.
Phoebe Hurst
8.16.16
Art

A Vietnamese Art Collective Is Making Commercials for Communism

Blending film and sculpture, the Propeller Group comes to the US for their self-titled first solo show.
B. David Zarley
6.30.16
Photo

Wealth, Strict Rules, and LAN Shops: What It's Like to Grow Up in Singapore

Four photographers share images and stories about growing up in the city-state.
Elizabeth Renstrom
10.24.15
Art

10 Southeast Asian Artists Haunt and Surprise at a New Exhibition

Reimagined flags, gods, and personal effects elucidate complex cultural histories in 'REV/ACTION.'
Sophia Callahan
10.17.15
Travel

Inside Sittwe, the Point of No Return for Burma's Displaced Rohingya

Visiting one of the major launch points for the estimated 25,000 ethnic Muslims that fled the country in boats between January and March this year.
Paul Gregoire
7.29.15
News

Why Won't Japanese Workers Go on Holiday?

A culture of overwork is worrying government officials, who are on the brink of forcing the country's workaholics to chill out before they die from overwork.
VICE Staff
2.9.15
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