The colorfully painted houses in the bidonville in the city of Malang in Indonesia's East Java province have become a popular destination for local and foreign tourists.
The fortunes of the bidonville, which has been frequently visited recently, changed a few years ago when a group of students started painting on the walls of houses in the hope of attracting tourists.
The project began when a 52-year-old high school principal offered to paint 390 houses in his hometown.
The government welcomed the proposal and allocated a budget of 22,000 dollars.
The village is no longer a "slum" and has become a tourist destination. More foreign tourists are now coming to the visually attractive village.
The project received support and active participation from the community.
The graffiti on the walls of the houses attracts attention and the colorful landscapes offer a feast to the visitors.
Source: Anadolu Agency