An Indonesian slums’ village Kampungi Pelangi has been dubbed the rainbow village after a makeover in kaleidoscope of colours. It has been attracting hordes of tourists from around the globe.
Close to 200 modest homes from a low income neighbourhood were chosen for this project.
Surani, a flower shop owner, says: “Our village that was filthy is now a rainbow village that attracts many visitors and the livelihood of our neighbourhood keeps getting better. This month-long facelift cost the local government $200.000. It was inaugurated in the middle of April, 2017, and the community quickly became a local landmark. Many of these houses can be seen from miles around due to their creative and colourful images.
The makeover and flow of visitors has also encouraged the local residents to clean nearby river and keep the community clean.
Local community chief said that the future plan for this rainbow village is to finish up the repainting and dredge the river to normalize it and make it a water tourism project for Semarang, so it can help improve the local livelihood.
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