Indonesia’s ‘Rainbow Village’ is Basically Where Asian Unicorns are Born

Every day is a colorful day in a small village in Indonesia called Kampung Pelangi, which literally means “Rainbow Village”.

The brightly colored community has 232 homes which are each painted in visually striking hues and designed with a variety of wall murals. 

In a bid to make the area tourist-friendly, the local government initiated a make-over that turned Kampung Pelangi into one of the most colorful villages in the world.

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According to Mashable, the government agency allocated a budget of $22,000 to alleviate the town, formerly called Kampung Wonosari, from its original slum status.

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The rainbow village project was reportedly initiated by high school principal Slamet Widodo who was inspired by other similarly transformed villages with the help of local governments in Indonesia. 

Kampung Kali Code in Yogyakarta and Kampung Tridi in Malang have earlier been splashed with rainbow paint although on a much smaller scale. Widodo is hoping their efforts exceed the earlier projects.

“Hopefully Kampung Pelangi will be the biggest [colorful city] in Indonesia,” the principal was quoted as saying.

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