In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

Categories: Asia | Design and Architecture

Reaching for the rainbow is now real: the small Indonesian village of Kampung Pelangi, which until recently stood in ruins, now pleases the eye with a riot of colors and fancy designs. The transformation project was launched by 54-year-old school principal Slamet Widodo, inspired by the changes in three other cities in Indonesia. 

In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

The Central Java community, located in the southern city of Semarang, has turned 232 houses into works of art to rid the slum of its status as a deprived area. The authorities spent $ 22,467 on this.

In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

The art project gave the village an impetus for development: tourists found out that there were colorful villages in Indonesia, and rushed there, including to Kampung Pelangi. 

In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

In Indonesia, for 22 thousand dollars, they turned a slum into a rainbow corner

The investment made in the artists will certainly pay off: local businesses have already grown their income from selling souvenirs and food. We're not talking about how good the new views are for Instagram shots.

Keywords: Indonesia | Asia | Graffiti | Poverty | Slums | Design and architecture | Rainbow | Art project | Before and after

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