The Vape Life: Blowing shapes, chasing clouds, and riding Indonesia’s e-cigarette wave for profit

It was three years ago when Deborah Chen first realized her hobby — creating vape cloud trick videos for Instagram — had the potential to make money. At the time, she was still a beginner in the world of creating beautiful shapes from e-cigarette vapors. “I don’t even remember the name of the brand,” the 26-year-old ...

Photo essays

Humans of New York comes to Jakarta to tell stories of hope, heartbreak and determination

Humans of New York comes to Jakarta to tell stories of hope, heartbreak and determination

Humans of New York is the incredibly popular photoblog started by photographer Brandon Stanton in 2010 and featuring his street portraits and interviews with people from all walks...

Power of the little guy: Indonesian photographer captures tiny ant lifting bee 56 times its weight

Power of the little guy: Indonesian photographer captures tiny ant lifting bee 56 times its weight

Never doubt the power of the little guy.

Photo Essay: Indonesian mobile cinema keeps old film format alive in digital age

Photo Essay: Indonesian mobile cinema keeps old film format alive in digital age

For Kamaluddin, running a 'mobile cinema' means bringing nostalgia and entertainment to the city's poorer residents. "It's more artistic and the sound is much better than...

#PerempuanBersatu: The amazing people, sights and signs at Jakarta Women’s March 2017

#PerempuanBersatu: The amazing people, sights and signs at Jakarta Women’s March 2017

The blistering morning sun did not deter hundreds from seeking out justice and equality for all during the first Women's March in Jakarta on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

The Man Who Sleeps In A Volcano

The Man Who Sleeps In A Volcano

Explore the Kawah Ijen sulfur mines in East Java, Indonesia with this multimedia feature titled "The Man Who Sleeps In A Volcano". 

Incredible treetop shot of Bornean Orangutan wins top prize for “Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016”

Incredible treetop shot of Bornean Orangutan wins top prize for “Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016”

Wildlife photography level 100

Amazing before-and-after photos show the crazy amount of trash that has been cleaned out of Jakarta’s rivers

Praise be to Pasukan Orange for their hard work cleaning up the capital's rivers.

Picture Perfect: The 15 most “Instagram-worthy” spots in Jakarta 

Picture Perfect: The 15 most “Instagram-worthy” spots in Jakarta 

Tons of likes guaranteed, even with #nofilter

Leuser, one of the world’s last greatest ecosystems, just got a breath of hope with a mining and palm oil moratorium (MULTIMEDIA)

Leuser, one of the world’s last greatest ecosystems, just got a breath of hope with a mining and palm oil moratorium (MULTIMEDIA)

Delve into the threats that Sumatra's Leuser Ecosystem faces with this original Coconuts multimedia feature. 


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Coconuts Jakarta Photo essays

They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words, so a bunch of pictures put together to tell a story is practically a novel. There are so many incredible and unbelievable things to see in Jakarta and Indonesia, and the only way to really showcase them properly is with a good photo essay.