Semarang Rainbow Village

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Semarang Rainbow Village
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Neighborhoods • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Scenic Walking Areas
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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marvin_ngrw
Subang Jaya, Malaysia368 contributions
Friends
Look how the locals lives their lives in this village, painted with beautiful rainbow colours and enhance their life to live with positive vibes. Its a local village with all their residents living there and they were very friendly and welcoming. Just be nice to them as they are living very simple life. Nice housing and riverside for wonderful pictures taking. You may spend 30mins to 1 hour walk around the village and its nostalgic as we compared to big cities out there.
Written December 11, 2018
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Wayne S
Ambleside, UK149 contributions
Couples
This village is set on a very steep hill and I would not recommend it for anyone with mobility issues. It's obviously a poor area that has been revamped by painting the houses in lots of bright colours. The people (and we only met a handful during a 1 hour walk) are incredibly friendly and happy to greet you with a friendly smile. It's interesting to see all of the brightly painted buildings, but we didn't feel that it was worth the full hour of walking that we spent here.
Written January 2, 2019
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1978AndreaS
Amsterdam, The Netherlands68 contributions
I've a walked through part of it and it's fun.
With the Indonesian climate already after one year since it has been created, it needs some repainting.
Overall anyway a very cool and admirable initiative, well executed!
Worth having a look since it's soo easy to reach once in Semarang.
Written October 2, 2018
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JanaC_free2017
Elounda, Greece370 contributions
Friends
The Indonesian name of the quarter is Kampung (village) Pelangi (rainbow). And that's what it is; every step and stone, wall, building, door or garden is painted in vibrant colours and decorated with graffiti or other forms of art. The transformation only took place very recently and was finished in May 2017. A local teacher had the initial idea to do something about the rather sad and shabby looking area and found donors in the local government. But the actual painting work was done by the inhabitants of the village. If you want to give something back to the community, spend some money in a local business such as a coffee shop or a Warung or buy something in a local shop. Otherwise you can just walk around in the quarter and enjoy the rejuvenated place. From the Tugu Muda roundabout take Jalan DR. Automotive IV and walk for about 5-10'. You can't miss the colours of the village on the left side of the small stream. Don't just take the first bridge into the village but rather walk along the flower market and cross over into the village a little later.
Written August 7, 2017
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Mogadan
Macau, China106 contributions
Located on a hill, this is a colorful painted neighborhood. Nice to take a walk and enjoy the murals.
Written October 4, 2019
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Claire
Windsor, Canada374 contributions
Friends
Kampung Pelangi is inspiring on a few levels: first, it shows how, with paint, willpower, and creativity, a whole community was able to add colour (literally) to its surroundings; second, unlike some kampungs in Indonesia that can be a little depressing due to the amount of garbage in their lanes, this one, as other kampungs in Semarang, is litter free. While it does not mean that inhabitants' lives are more joyous or easier, they live with dignity in a clean and neat environment.
The photo potential is great here, because, yes, there are many colours, but there are also many beautiful plants cultivated in many nooks and crannies.
Written April 21, 2019
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Andy Liem
Surabaya, Indonesia299 contributions
Solo
Standard place. Instagramable. Need improvement on location. Expensive parking. Better to go Malang with same object. Dirty river. Near Tugu muda, Lawang Sewu, cathedral, etc
Written April 17, 2019
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liebe6971
Frankfurt, Germany12 contributions
Most people would assume there's not much to see in Semarang, Indonesia but that's wrong. We did a private tour for very little money. 30 USD for a day. Visited many sights including Kampung Pelani (Rainbow village) Watched the local people at work with their handicrafts. Very interesting. Indonesians are generally very friendly and we felt safe. Rainbow village is interesting and well-maintained, despite it being an area where the poor reside.
Written March 9, 2019
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Joost N
Groningen, The Netherlands287 contributions
Family
Really nice to see that people did it all together to give the neighborhood a boost. Also with the colours it is an attractive area to see. The new insta place to be!
Written November 20, 2018
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yelerlemon
Melbourne, Australia54 contributions
Couples
It’s really easy to get to . The locals were really really friendly . I think they played a huge part of it for us . Some of the art isn’t as bright as the sun has faded some of it .... I would have loved to have seen it when it was first done . We came here to dress up and enjoy all the colour .
Written October 11, 2018
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