An Indonesian Slum Re-Painted Its Exteriors And Instagrammers Are Going Mad Over It

Vibrant! Lively!


The Indonesian government has implemented an indigenous idea in a small locality and transformed it beyond recognition. 

The people living in Kampung Pelangi locality decided to make the place more attractive in order to increase the footfalls of tourists and boost their sources of income. 

Kampung Pelangi is located in Semarang, a port city situated on the north coast of Java. The locality has a total of 325 houses which were allocated funds worth 300 million Indonesian Rupiah (£17,000) by the local council committee.

What did they do with this sum? Every resident of house painted roof with a minimum of three colours. Side walls acquired 3D designs. 

But, where did this idea come from, which transformed the entire locality and made it instantly clickable and shareable on Instagram. Yes, the pictures you're about to see are mesmerising.

Read on to know how this transformation has brought prosperity in the region.