Kampung Pelangi: How A Forsaken Slum Was Turned Into A Rainbow Paradise (12 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       16 May 2017       5130       GALLERY VIEW

A former run-down slum in Central Java, Indonesia has received a dazzling makeover

It all started when junior high school principal Slamet Widodo, 52, saw the need to improve his community

He proposed the painting of all 390 houses in Kampung Pelangi, his native village, in bright colours

The government then pledged over $22k towards the initiative, and the transformation began

Overseen by mayor Hendrar Prihadi, 232 homes in the area have now been adorned with art

The project encourages “the active involvement of citizens in the improvement of their home,” says Prihadi

In addition to filling the town with art, residents will also undertake the cleaning of the nearby river

Kampung Pelangi follows the example of at least 3 other former slums, including the famous Jodipan Village

Since beautifying their village, Kampung Pelangi has seen a sudden increase in international tourism

It’s no surprise why – these rainbow streets are gold for Instagram photos, and #kampungpelangi is blowing up

This rapid influx of visitors has led to a jump in local food and souvenir sales, benefiting the local economy

The future is bright and colourful for Kampung Pelangi thanks to the amazing power of art!



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