What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Fruit Stripe Village


54-year-old junior high school principal Slamet Widodo decided his Indonesian village of Kampung Pelangi needed a drastic facelift to uplift the community and all who encountered it. The enterprising man got the government to chip in for the facelift, raising more than $22K, a small fortune in Indonesia. Much like the Taiwanese home of Rainbow Grandpa, nearly every surface of the village was painted, with each building sporting at least three colors. After being positively covered in rainbows and murals, the village became an instant success, attracting professional photographers and Instagrammers alike.

In thinking about it, I realized the paint job doesn’t address the poverty, neglect, and hazards of the slum, but even this superficial facelift must inject a little hope. And happily, the Indonesian Builders Association reports that all that new tourist traffic has brought some much needed income back to the village.

You can see more photos of the now-picturesque place on Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “Fruit Stripe Village

  1. Somewhere over the rainbow. (me singing)
    Wow, art is everywhere. Fantastic.

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  2. Couldn’t help but uplift every one who lives there. That lion is great art work.

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  3. About 50 or 60 years ago in St. Louis MO, there were about six blocks of houses and each one had a colorful painted door. I used to to go the area just to look at the doors. This world needs more of this type of art. Hal

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  4. It looks fabulous and I’m glad it’s generating some tourist income to assist the local economy.

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  6. How wonderful! Now I want some candy…

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