Kampung Pelangi in Semarang seems to follow the Kampung success story Jodipan in Malang. With a similar strategy, the village which was previously known as Wonosari Village quickly attracted the attention of the world. Again, because of Instagram social media, this village finally caught on. It even seems right now to be one of the Instagamable tourist attractions in Semarang .
If Jodipan succeeded in drawing much attention from the Indonesian people, Kampung Pelangi in Semarang attracted the attention of several international media. Large media such as Buzzfeed and several media neighbors even had time to review the existence of this village.
But actually how come this village can become famous and famous? Initially this place may never be seen from the eyes of the world. The reason is, this Wonosari village is just a slum in Semarang. The location itself is right on the edge of Kali Semarang and there are around 300 houses.
It is clear, like most other slums in Indonesia, this village is so unorganized. Messy, lots of wild plants and messy messy houses. But all that has changed since the Kalisari Flower Market improvement project was implemented. Because of that, Kampong Wonosari changed to one of the tourist attractions in Semarang .
Initially the project which cost around IDR 9.6 billion was expected to make the flower market become a new tourist destination in Semarang. But what is said, after the completion of the Kalisari Flower Market is complete, it turns out the village behind it is a slum. Of course that is not something that supports a tourism destination, isn't it?
It was from there that the idea of making Wonosari Village which was originally shabby became a Rainbow Village with these beautiful colors. Although it opened the first colorful village in Indonesia, this Kampung Pelangi Semarang actually attracted the attention of the world. As this village covered a lot of international media such as The Independent and Mirror.
This idea was initiated by the 54-year-old Slamet Widodo junior high school principal. This colorful painting project in Kampung Wonosari is also inspired by at least 3 other cities in Indonesia. Until now no less than 232 houses in Kampung Pelangi have become works of art. Creative murals that adorn the narrow hallway walls break through life, giving life veins to the entire village which was originally just a slum village.
Since this village turned into colorful like a Rainbow, many local tourists finally visit come here. Most of them know the existence of Kampung Pelangi Semarang from Instagram social media. You can look for it with #kampungpelangi hashtag on Instagram.
Usually they come in the morning or evening to hunt for photos or just selfies. Indeed, morning and afternoon are the best times to hunt photos. So in the morning and evening it is the best time to visit Kampung Pelangi.
It could be that after this there will be many other rainbow villages popping up in Indonesia [1945withthesuccessofJampungJodipanwhichwasin19459023Malang and Kampung Wonosari in Semarang. Or this method is also an effective way to advance the economy of the community, which previously was only a slum.
Some residents also mention that the village is now crowded, they can earn income additional from selling. From those who used to not sell, now start selling and making profits. One of the residents even said that when they were busy, one day they could earn hundreds of thousands.
Up to now there are around 200 houses that have been decorated with colorful paint in Kampung Pelangi. Of the total around 300 houses, there are still around 100 more houses that have not yet been completed for coloring. Indeed, the painting project in Kampung Pelangi has not been fully completed. The plan, will be continued in the second stage later.
Well, maybe what needs inspiration before hunting photos in the village that has this colorful beauty can see the picture first below this. Well who knows, later you can produce Instagram photos that are much cooler!