A VIL­LAGE OF COL­ORS

Sun.Star Davao - - FRONT PAGE - BY JEN­NIE P. ARADO/ Ed­i­tor

It all started three years ago when stu­dents from Muham­mad Diah Univer­sity in Malang City de­cided to help the vil­lagers re­sid­ing at Jodi­pan vil­lage. This was done as part of their project at school.

This vil­lage in Malang City is made up of hun­dreds of dif­fer­ent small houses that can be seen when one is on the bridge. One can right then ob­serve how the dif­fer­ent col­ors com­ple­ment with the cute houses and the wall paint­ings and de­signs on the walls.

Ini­tially, the stu­dents part­nered with paint com­pa­nies to pull off their project of paint­ing the ex­te­rior of the houses to make it ap­pear more at­trac­tive to the passers-by and mo­torists travers­ing through the bridge. Lit­tle did the stu­dents know that this ges­ture would lead the vil­lage into be­ing known in the world of so­cial me­dia. This is be­cause al­most ev­ery cor­ner of the vil­lage is In­sta­grammable.

With Jodi­pan vil­lage start­ing to be fa­mous to the tourists, it in­spired the vil­lagers to also dress up their houses, the al­leys, and to put up mu­rals that the tourists would take their pic­ture with.

There are three parts of the en­tire vil­lage, the Kam­pung Warna Warni (col­or­ful vil­lage), Kam­pung Biru (blue vil­lage), and the Kam­pung 3D (3D vil­lage).

The name of the col­or­ful vil­lage be­came a hit that it now helps with the in­come of the vil­lagers. For only 3,000 In­done­sian Ru­piah, the tourists can have un­lim­ited ac­cess to the beau­ti­ful de­signs and even the glass bridge. For peo­ple who are very much into im­prov­ing their In­sta­gram feed, this place is per­fect for you.

Although, park­ing space may not be as fea­si­ble as in other ar­eas, there are also some spa­ces only within walk­ing dis­tance that one can park their cars.

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