indonesia

mental health

Indonesian Kids Keep Getting 'Possessed by Spirits' During High School Exams

Is it time to abolish standardized testing?
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.5.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Komodo Island Is Closing Because People Keep Stealing Its Dragons

Tourists will be banned from visiting the Indonesian island as of January 2020.
Gavin Butler
4.3.19
love

We Asked People What They Remember About Their First Time Falling in Love

"We broke up when she was about to graduate high school. She was going to get married to someone else."
Mustika Hapsoro
4.3.19
crime

Instagrammers Are Getting Scammed by a Mysterious 'Con Queen'

By imitating film directors, CEOs, and Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife, some unknown woman is duping influencers out of thousands.
Nat Kassel
2.7.19
Travel

Stunning Photos of Indonesia's Brutal Buffalo Fights

The buffalo is sacred symbol of life and death in Torajan culture.
Iqbal Lubis
1.14.19
Culture

How Tattoos Saved These Indonesian Women from Sexual Slavery in World War II

A local marriage tradition in the island of Timor helped these women escape becoming comfort women during Japanese occupation.
Kathleen Malay
Rizky Rahad
1.10.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indonesian District Wants to Ban Parents from Giving Their Babies 'Foreign Names'

There are a lot of Emmas being born in Indonesia right now.
Mustika Hapsoro
1.9.19
hunting

Inside the Life-and-Death Hunts of a Mysterious Tribe of Hunter-Gatherers

Unlike the hostile reception an American missionary received from the remote Sentinelese people last year, Doug Bock Clark was brought along on spiritual whale hunts for a view inside a fading culture.
Seth Ferranti
1.4.19
News

Here's What We've Learned in the Two Weeks Since the Lion Air Plane Crash

There are still so many unanswered questions.
Adi Renaldi
11.15.18
Photos

Like Mother, Unlike Daughter: Portraits of Women Defining Their Own Femininity

We talked to photographer Nadia Rompas about her series that unpacks mother-daughter relationships and gender stereotypes in Indonesia.
Alice .
10.9.18
VICE INTL

The Extravagant Rite of Passage Rituals of Indonesia

We got an inside look the lavish ceremonies that celebrate a boy's transition into manhood—including colorful costumes, live music, and dancing horses.
VICE Staff
10.9.18
palu earthquake

The Horror of Watching Your Home Get Swallowed by Liquid Earth

“My son is still traumatized. He asked me, 'Can I sleep with my eyes open? I’m afraid there will be another earthquake.'"
Iqbal Lubis
10.3.18
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