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.
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VICE Votes: Young Indian Voters Speak Up On General Elections 2019
As India votes to get its next government, we get young Indians to talk about politics, culture, identity, and what they think is the need of the hour for the country.
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VICE Votes: Young Indonesian Voters Speak Up On The 2019 Election
In VICE Votes, we ask young Indonesian voters what they care about and what kind of person they want to see lead the country.
How Tattoos Saved These Women 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. Broadly traveled to meet the last tattooed women of Timor.
The Controversial Fight over Polygamy in Indonesia
In a country where a vast majority of Muslims oppose polygamy, a passionate group of men and women who practice it are trying to make the arrangement more mainstream.
The Extravagant Circumcision Ceremonies of Indonesia
We got an inside look at the rite of passage, complete with colorful costumes, live music, and dancing horses.