Terrorist Pirates of Southeast Asia
Indonesian fishermen, lured by higher paychecks and steady work, are leaving poorer fishing villages for Malaysia, and are sailing right into the jaws of Abu Sayyaf.
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How to Hold an Election During a Pandemic: Singapore Heads to the Polls
Singapore is the first country in Southeast Asia to hold an election since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. VICE News follows candidates on the campaign trail.
Kidnapped By ISIS-Linked Pirates In the Philippines: Terror at Sea
Indonesian fishermen are leaving their poorer villages for Malaysia for higher pay and steady work, sailing right into the jaws of Abu Sayyaf, a feared terrorist group.
Burying the Dead in a City Running Out of Space: The Gravediggers of Bandung
VICE heads to Bandung to meet Atung and his crew of gravediggers to learn what men who deal with death every day can tell us about life.
Bangkok's Slum Rappers Making Waves | 19Tyger x Elevenfinger | VICE Raps
VICE visits the Klong Toey slum in Bangkok to see what local rap sensations, 19Tyger and ElevenFinger have been up to since their first taste of fame.
The Wild Tastes of Indonesia’s Bushmeat Markets
In North Sulawesi’s Minahasa heartlands, bushmeat like rats, bats, and monkey are a vital part of local cuisine, but is also pushing some animals closer to extinction.
How To Get Drunk Off Palm Trees
VICE’s Indonesia team travelled out to North Sulawesi, a deeply Catholic region, to figure out how farmers were turning palm tree sap into a potent, and fiery, liquor called Cap Tikus.
Indonesia's First All-Trans Girlband: AMUBA
VICE meets with AMUBA, Indonesia's first all-trans girlband, and learns about their struggle to build a music career in a country where the LGBTQ community is so maligned.
Pride and Prejudice: LGBTQ Rights in Asia's Newest Nation Timor-Leste
VICE travels to Asia's youngest nation of Timor-Leste to march at its annual Pride parade and learn about the LGBTQ community's Pride—and fight—to come out in a deeply religious place. ©Clementino Amaral.
Madame X Memories: The Rise and Fall of Indonesia's Queer Cinema
VICE talks to experts to trace the rise and fall of Indonesia's queer cinema since the start of the Reformasi era and imagines what the future looks like for LGBTQ representation on screen.
Are Indonesian Universities Failing to Protect the Victims of Sexual Assault?
Campus sexual assault has long been a serious, but rarely discussed, issue at Indonesian universities. VICE talks to experts and survivors to investigate how big of a problem it is.
The Women Who Used Tattoos to Save Themselves From Sexual Slavery
During Japanese occupation, thousands of Southeast Asian women were forced to serve as sex workers. But on one tiny island in Indonesia, local women resisted by heavily tattooing themselves. VICE traveled to meet the last tattooed women of Timor.