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Colours turn slum into tourist spot

Monday, 22 May 2017

SEMARANG (Indonesia): A slum area on Indonesia’s Java Island has become an unlikely tourist attraction, as well as a social media hit after its homes were painted vivid colours to transform the district into what is now being called “Kampung Pelangi” (Rainbow Village).

The poor hill-side area received a month-long facelift costing 300 million rupiah (RM97,200) and paid for by the local government in a bid to rejuvenate this part of Semarang, a town 450km east of the capital Jakarta. Visitors have been flocking to the village to take photographs and pose for “selfies” next to the brightly coloured homes.

The multi-coloured paint job for the village is the brainchild of Slamet Widodo, a 54-year-old high-school teacher. Residents already say their livelihoods have improved since the makeover, as they can now give tours and sell souvenirs.

Source by: Internet

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