Is this Greater Jakarta or Penang?
Following the trend of Kampung Pelangi (Rainbow Village) in Central Java, young artists are adding some much-needed colour to Greater Jakarta. The hope is to attract more tourists on “Selfie-Tourism”. By using perspective art techniques, these street artists are able to create an incredible 3D effect that makes you go Woah Dude.
These fantastic paintings are from Jalan Danau Tondano and Kampung Geulis in Depok, as well as Gang Husada in South Tangerang. In what that the Jakarta Globe called:
…this colourful street art is transforming Greater Jakarta.
Sold Down The River
This 3D painting on a road in Gang Husada is part of the South Tangerang City Government’s “Kampung Cantik” project.
Don’t Fall In!
Ever since the program, punishments for naughty children have escalated.
In Kampung Geulis, Depok, this little girl has a new furry friend.
Wheel Of Fortune
Guelis means “beautiful” in Sundanese… it’s also become an acronym for Green Urban Lifestyle.
Sleeping With The Fishes
In Depok, this is as close to the ocean as you can get!
The street of Kampung Geulis is a part of Generasi Pesona Indonesia.
We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Paint Brush
On Jalan Danau Tonadano, Depok, this feisty Great White Shark could bite your hand off!
Solving The Puzzle
These two young girls sit on a colourful rubricks cube on a once dreary wall.
The street art revolution is becoming an inspiration to the imagination of the young children in the kampungs.
The likes of Depok and the rest of Greater Jakarta have rarely been associated with colour. But by unleashing the creative spirit of young people in their own communities, the grey and dull has been transformed into the vibrant and positive.
Here’s to a more colourful Jakarta!