Kampung Pelangi, a small village in Indonesia, has transformed itself into a true rainbow village

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The Indonesian government has decided to spend over $22k on this magnificent makeover in order to restore villages’ status since it has been known for a long time as a degraded slum

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This whole project was inspired by junior high principal Slamet Widodo who has taken an example of at least 3 other towns in the country that have adopted a similar makeover

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This makeover has definitely attracted a lot of tourists, especially the ones that are trying to make their Instagram feed a bit more colorful

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In addition to filling the town with art, residents will also undertake the cleaning of the nearby river

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This rapid influx of visitors has led to a jump in local food and souvenir sales, benefiting the local economy

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But not everyone online agrees that this type of a makeover will change this village’s status as a dangerous and degraded area

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Some people went online to say that painting the buildings rainbow won’t change the overall status of this area, it being dangerous and poor

While others praised this initiative

What do you think? Will this type of change have a positive impact on the community?

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