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.
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.
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.
Royal Blood: Inside Indonesia’s Lavish, Bloody Funeral Ceremonies
VICE Indonesia visits the highlands of South Sulawesi to see how new money is changing the face of the Torajan people's ancient, and bloody, funeral traditions.