There is a history behind this brightly painted village, a cluster of houses was in fact a veterans village back in the 1940s. Huang Yong Fu also known affectionately as Rainbow Grandpa was one of the last remaining veterans living in this area. He is a military veteran who was born in Hong Kong and fought against the communists in the ROC army. Rainbow Village was started by Mr. Huang who came up with a way to protest against the demolition of this small collection of houses. The government began an aggressive program of demolition the villages in the 1990s and replacing them with new high rise apartment buildings for the displaced families. Rather than fighting with the government, he decided to paint so as to brighten up the village, starting with his own house and moving on to the next house and soforth until the whole village has turned into a colourful sight.
And today Rainbow Village has become a tourist attraction.... and we were there in the morning to capture these scenes.
We saw the Artist himself but we did not queue up to take picture with him..
We should have... now come to think of it...
However we took pictures with the "superhero" who obliged us tourists at the entrance...
With our beautiful tour guide...
Really colourful, right?
This place really looks colourful and amazing. Would love to visit this place one day. :DReplyDelete
Gosh! Andy is so tall!ReplyDelete
He is so very talented! This just makes people happy! I could live here for sure!!ReplyDelete
One big superhero. Really colourful village. Interesting place to visit and admire.ReplyDelete
Ahhh so this is the famous rainbow village, very colourful and prettyReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the history of rainbow village, it is interesting to knowReplyDelete
So colorful and unique!ReplyDelete
This village is very unique and colourful!ReplyDelete