Tourists flock to ‘rainbow village’

Dhaka,  Fri,  18 August 2017
Published : 15 May 2017, 12:16:20
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Tourists flock to ‘rainbow village’

Tourists flock to ‘rainbow village’
Tourists are flocking to Kampung Pelangi, a tiny village in Indonesia, to marvel at its technicolour dream motif.

Kampung Pelangi means rainbow village.

Nearly every exterior surface—walls, roofs, stairways, the railings of bridges—in the town, including over 200 homes, is covered in an eye-popping array of pastel shades and primary hues..

The genesis of this Instagram-worthy display was created by the local government in hopes of drawing more visitors to the town. A budget of 300 million rupiahs (about $29,000) was initially set aside for the makeover, with the goal of painting each building at least three colours.

 The results—which include heart-motif murals, multicolor flags, polka-dot panels, and 3-D textured reliefs—have been a resounding success, as visitors from near and far make pilgrimages to the candy-colour wonderland to snap photos for Instagram.

So many people have been flocking to the town that not only has the local economy improved, but the town plans to expand the beautification project to even more homes.

It’s amazing what a couple coats of paint can do, according to media reports.
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