southeast asia

politics

Brunei’s New Anti-LGBTQ Law Endorses Stoning and Whipping

The law is set to take effect next week.
Mustika Hapsoro
Edoardo Liotta
3.27.19
wildlife trafficking

30 Tons of Pangolin Parts Seized in Historic Trafficking Bust

Malaysian authorities found two warehouses full of the most trafficked mammal in the world.
Sarah Emerson
2.12.19
Broadly

Southeast Asia's Vengeful Man-Eating Spirit Is a Feminist Icon

The pontianak is a ghost that avenges women who die in childbirth. Her fearsomeness is linked to her femininity, and she'll rip your eyes out if you look at her the wrong way.
Nisa Kreems
9.14.18
VICELAND

Getting High on a Thai Tree with Psychoactive Leaves

'HAMILTON'S PHARMACOPEIA' investigates the science behind kratom, a Southeast Asian tree with psychotropic properties.
VICE Staff
12.12.17
southeast asia

Will North Korea Drive Japan to Remilitarize?

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
10.24.17
Rohingya

Horrifying Stories of Rohingya Refugees Fleeing Death in Myanmar

"We saw them slit throats and bellies, shoot our men, and rape our women. They killed the older men, and then the men my age. They killed our doctors."
Shahirah Majumdar
9.15.17
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
Dolla Dolla Bills

Sugar Daddies Are Being Milked Dry By This Live-Streaming App

Whatever mundane thing you're doing right now can be turned into a moneymaker on BIGO LIVE.
Yudistira Dilianzia
3.16.17
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
1.6.17
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
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
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