I Was There When...
The Toxic Mud Volcano that Wiped Out Entire Villages
In this episode of “I Was There”, we meet with Harwati, a mudflow survivor who was born and raised in Sidoarjo.
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Deadly Tiger Attacks Are on the Rise in this Indonesian Village
Residents of the protected Leuser National park in Aceh struggle to keep Sumatran tigers away from their livestock and homes.
I Accidentally Discovered My Long Lost Twin on TikTok
“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.”
WET MARKETS EXPOSED / Clip
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.
Word of Mouth
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.
Running Out of Space for the Dead in Indonesia’s Most Crowded City
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 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.
The Cult of Debt Forgiveness
VICE investigated the Swissindo World Trust International Orbit, a cult that's convinced its followers it can wipe away debts—even though critics, prosecutors, and bankers say it's all just a Ponzi scheme.
DESUS & MERO / Clip
Indonesian Military Demonstration
Walking through fire, head-butting cinder blocks, and biting snakes: You don't want no smoke from the Indonesian military.
Foreign Film Club
Blood, Guts, and Bad Acting: Inside the Indonesian B Movies of the 1980s
VICE met up with the leading directors, producers, and screenwriters behind Indonesia's 80s exploitation films—marked by violence, sex, and a dedication to showing viewers a good time.