Taiwan – The Holiday Part 2 – Rainbow Village, Taichung
Rainbow Village, on the outskirts of bustling Taichung, is amazing. It took us a while to find, but what a find it is.
The government of the area wanted to demolish this old military dependants’ village, but they hadn’t bargained for Huang Yung-Fu who lived there. When he heard they wanted to demolish his home village, he picked up a brush and some bright paint and set to work. He has been painted every day, getting up at 3 am, and has transformed the housing into a totally unique and magical place, and by so doing has saved it. He is 92 years old and still gets up and paints every day. Known now as Rainbow Grandpa, 彩虹爷爷, he was sat at the table when we arrived. Just look at what he has done over the last few years:
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