According to Lonely Planet, the pretty little village was once named Kampung Wonosari. Today, it has been transformed into a fashion runway of 223 rainbow houses – perfect time for all those upcoming Pride festivals, eh? Separated into two distinct communities, each colour-crazy house is painted in a minimum of three blinding shades, overlaid 3D drawings included. Oh, and the bridge and village benches have also had the Pantone treatment too.
Why the sudden change? Tourism. The local government wants you to visit and Instagram the bejesus out of the place. With paint supplied by those at The Indonesian Builders Association, locals throughout the town are said to be thrilled with the fantastical makeover.
Pioneered as an important social project, the former slum-turned-celebrity neighbourhood has already experienced a surge in domestic and international travellers, who are now helping to support the local economy.