Transformation from a slum to a tourist destination
The village of Kampung Wonosari used to be a slum with an unclean river and dirty streets. To change that and turn the ramshackle village into a worthy tourist destination, a transformation was initiated.
The local government pledged a total of 22,000 USD to the transformation. Over 220 houses of the village were painted with an enamouring array of primary hues and pastel colours. The credit for building the Instagram-worthy village goes to a 54-year-old school teacher who was inspired from other Asian areas, which saw the same transformation.
The mayor opened the transformed village to the public after putting in a few strokes himself. The makeover was a resounding success, in the sense that since, tourists have been flocking in swarms from near and far to get a glimpse of the Rainbow Village. As a result of the rise in the number of tourists, the economy of the village has also been flourishing with a flux in the sale of indigenous food items and souvenirs. A few coats of paint have done wonders for the people of Kampung Pelangi. And this has only encouraged the villagers to expand the plans of beautification of the village.