The Lockin Artists, our special project, read Episode 1: Karina Sokowati

At this moment, billions of people are staying at home to escape the virus. What will the world be like? How do we respond to uncertainty and change? Everyone has their own answer. Politicians are busy cleaning up the mess, intellectuals are busy predicting the future. Subtropical Asia’s special project, #thelockinartists#, will focus on our…

Indonesia’s DIY Extreme Vespa Scene Brought To Life by “Rebel Riders”

<Rebel Riders>, is a film by Dutch cinematographer Marc Aziz Ressang, who has been living in Asia for 8 years. It’s a documentary about Vespa Ekstrim, an Indonesian community where people share their love of modifying their Vespas into outlandish novel hybrid vehicles. Vespa Ekstrim is not a new thing – you can easily find…