Separated Indonesian twins reunited on Tik Tok
“When I saw her online, I was so shocked that I started crying. I couldn't even say a word. Never in my life did I think I would have a twin.”
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Poverty and Palm Oil are Driving Deforestation in Indonesia
VICE travels to Aceh province, a region still struggling with palm oil related deforestation to find out how local farmers are offering an alternative to a problem.
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How Wet Markets Help Viruses Pass From Animals to Humans
Dr. Christian Walzer reveals how wet markets create the "cauldron of contagions" that allow viruses to spread between species, and eventually to humans.
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Indonesian Food Served In The Back Of A Convenience Store
Indo Java, an Indonesian market in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens, seems like an unassuming shop to passersby. But the smells coming from the tiny makeshift kitchen lure people inside to taste the flavors of Indonesian cuisine.
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.
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.
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.
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.