A Man Made Wonder: Rainbow Village
The vibrant hues of the beautiful rainbow manifesting arches of divergent tinges ornate the skies, a sight that everyone wishes to çatch hold of. The colors of the vibgyor replenish ecstasy in our lives and we crave to submerge in those splendid tones. Well, now you can, in the recently unveiled Rainbow Village.
Kampung Pelangi, a village in Indonesia has fabricated the land of our dreams. With nooks and cronies immersed in vibgyor tints, the land truly is a fairy tale portrayal.
Here, you can give wings to your childhood fantasies of escaping into a magical land and walk along the streets feeling astounded. Croon, frolic and go on a rambling spree in this stunning escapade to the Rainbow Village.
Kudos to the regional government that administered a budget of whooping 300,000,000 Indonesian Rupiah (£17,000) to the village to grant it a makeover. A major part of the manpower was employed by ‘The Indonesian Builders Association’ to assist in generating the aesthetic facade, that left everyone awestruck.
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Everyone joined hands to bring out this startling effect of the village. The mayor of nearby Semarang, Hendrar Prihadi, engrossed himself in the act and painted some of the houses himself. A sincere attempt by each and every individual brought out the fruitful outcome to make the town look so damn bright and colourful.
Formerly recognized as a slum, the government put their head together to provide it with an extreme makeover to generate employment opportunities to its inhabitants, the two hundred and thirty two houses were stained in a vibrant palette.
The town on the hillside, overlooking a polluted river hitherto was a low income generating locality, with a filthy and gloomy vicinity. The initiative to refurbish the locality proved lucrative to all. The new looking town has been flocked by the tourists, swelling employment opportunities of the locals and reaping the benefits are native flower sellers, caterers, transportation and hotels.
The brain behind this evolutionary thinking is of a native, fifty-four year old headmaster, Slamet Widodo, who was inspired from other transformed areas like Kampung Warna-warni and Kampung Tridi in Malang and Kampung Kali Code in Yogyakarta.
Instagram is been flooded by the snaps of the unveiled beauty of the Rainbow Village and tourists are in no mood to delay a sojourn to the place. Travellers can be easily spotted clicking pictures and uploading Insta stories and mingling with the residents, testing to know all about them.
Tourists seem to be making the most out of it this stunning renovation in the Rainbow Village by getting themselves clicked in the vibrant corridors and staircases (each stair immersed in a different hue), as well as amazing 3-D drawings,
Sketched on the walls are amazing exhibits of heart-motif murals, multicolor flags, polka-dot panels, and 3-D textured reliefs (such as a 3-D shark appearing to try and bite passers-by).
The project concluded within the span of one month and the new face was unveiled in April. The nearby river was also cleaned up and all the benches and local bridges were also painted with myriad vivid tints. The residents admit that the change in the appearance has proved to be significant in changing their lives for good. Hats off to the Indonesian Government to approve to such an idea and opt for the betterment of everyone.
Travel to the Rainbow Village and get inspired, revel in its beauty and bring back colorful vibrant memories!
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