Sharon Hambali

President Joko Widodo has given authorities wider powers, drug laws have been tightened and the death penalty for drugs reinstated. Despite this, Indonesia is the largest drugs market in Asia, and many tourists are involved

For years the music scene in the Philippines was dominated by big labels and established stars, but the advent of sites including Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify has made it possible for grass roots bands to promote themselves


With this year’s event to feature the likes of Flume and Tiesto and expected to top 2016’s record-breaking crowds, the Djakarta Warehouse Project has become a titan of the region’s dance music scene – but chance played its part


The plight of abused migrant workers makes for grim headlines, but for some Indonesians, the years spent working away from home and family can pay off when they return and start their own businesses

In the Muslim-majority country, religious fundamentalists continue to frame LGBT people as enemies, helping to fuel the growing intolerance of its homosexual community