indonesia

Opals

This Ancient Insect Is Preserved Inside an Iridescent Opal

The bug might have been trapped in amber that became “opalized” over millions of years.
Becky Ferreira
1.25.19
trash

Indonesian Islands Are Drowning in Trash

A government clean up operation launched this week near the Indonesian capital has removed more than 40 tons of trash each day.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.30.18
Whales

Dead Sperm Whale Had 115 Plastic Cups, 1,000 Plastic Shards in its Stomach

The whale carcass washed up near Wakatobi National Park in Indonesia on Monday.
Becky Ferreira
11.21.18
Oil Spill

Indonesia Calls State of Emergency After Giant Oil Spill Catches Fire

An underground pipeline was identified on Wednesday as the source of the spill.
Ankita Rao
4.4.18
Conservation

Indonesian Fishers Are Building a DIY Fish Database to Protect Their Industry

Overfishing has threatened to bring local fisheries to a collapse.
Nadiah Rosli
1.16.18
for the 'gram

Instagram Is Driving Indonesia's Wedding Culture to New Levels of Excess

Because nothing says "true love" like a million Instagram likes.
Alice .
8.2.17
Makeoutclub

Friendster Was the Best Social Media Site, Ever

I'm serious.
Yudhistira Agato
5.16.17
Sea Monsters

We Found Out What the Fuck This Thing Is

Everybody's arguing about whether this is a giant squid or a dead whale or something even weirder.
Kate Lunau
5.12.17
culture of fear

Malaysia Is Threatening to Jail WhatsApp Group Admins Over Spread of Fake News

Message apps are the latest technology to fall under the control of Malaysia's controversial Communications and Multimedia Act.
Jonathan Vit
5.3.17
Social Media

An Indonesian Instagram Account Is Destroying Celeb Reputations with Gossip

Lambe Turah has millions of followers and zero accountability.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
5.2.17
enterprising youths

Teen Hackers Stole $300,000 From a Travel Site and Used It to Buy a Ducati

1. Get money. 2. Buy expensive motorcycle. 3. Go viral.
Renaldo Gabriel
4.6.17
Dolla Dolla Bills

Sugar Daddies Are Being Milked Dry By This Live-Streaming App

Whatever mundane thing you're doing right now can be turned into a moneymaker on BIGO LIVE.
Yudistira Dilianzia
3.16.17
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