Indonesia Discoveries: The Rainbow Village

By picking up a paintbrush, the people of the Indonesian village of Kampung Pelangi have transformed where they live from a slum to vibrant landmark. Join Nomad Jo as she explores Indonesia’s Rainbow Village.


When the villagers of Kampung Pelangi spent $22,000 painting their village in rainbow colors, they hoped it would lead to an increase in tourism and improvements in their living conditions.

The risk paid off, when the village quickly gained attention on social media. The so-called Rainbow Village, in Semarang, is now attracting travelers from all over the world.

Nomad Jo finds out if the village's colorful makeover has changed the lives of the locals, and finds out how they feel about living in a rainbow.

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