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.
The Indonesian Teenagers Competing in Illegal Drag Races
VICE Indonesia went inside the dangerous, high-stakes world of illegal motorbike racing in Jakarta, where teenagers risk their lives for a shot at fame and fortune.
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.
AWKARIN Doesn't Care About Your Opinions
Karin Novilda is one of Indonesia's biggest social media stars. She's also its most controversial.
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.