Finding Malang’s 3D Kampung Tridi

by Apr 20, 2019

So, they painted their village in a bunch of vibrant colors?

Yeah, to help boost morale, self image, and bring in tourism.

Kampung Tridi tl;dr

  • $3000 IDR (less than $0.25 USD) Cover Charge
  • Colorfully Transformed Malang Village
  • 3D Painted Images

A lot of places are natural stopovers for local sites. The local communities get bypassed for the tourist attraction, sometimes becoming worse for wear. And sometimes they pull themselves out of the gutter.

In Malang are a handful of villages trying to elevate themselves by making both their homes and their day a brighter place to be in. Since 2015, the more run down villages, with the help of 8 Communications college students and Indana paint, began to paint their homes in bright colors.

From slum to Instagram hotspot, this is our story of finding one of these Rainbow Villages.

Reminds me of the Clan Jetties in Penang which are similarly colorfully decorated.

Sign Kampung Warna Warni Jodipan 03

Where Is It

Not that far from the Malang Railway Station, off Jalan Gatot Subroto, you’ll find the entrance to Kampung Tridi on your left.

Sign Kampung Warna Warni Jodipan 02

What to Do

After making your way to the colorful entrance marking the 2nd village to do a colorful makeover, you’ll find a ticket booth to enter. At the time of this writing, the cost to enter amounted to less than $0.25 cents USD. You’ll get a key chain marking your

Keep your keychain! If you go to the other villages, you can use it to reenter, though you could also go ahead and simply pay again.

Then make your way through the village taking in as much as you can of the painted surroundings!

  • Get lost in images and the color schemes
  • Pose and take as many photos as you can
  • Checkout the bridge connecting to more villages
  • Engage the locals and get to know the people that live there
  • Above all else, be kind and courteous to both visitors and residents <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

I imagine you’ll be sharing your images with the world, further enticing like minded tourists to patronize these villages, helping the local economies improve themselves.

Sign Kampung Warna Warni Jodipan

Nadia and Jm Kampung Warna-Warni Jodipan 02

Kampung Warna-Warni Jodipan

Nadia and JM Kampung Warna Warni Jodipan 07

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Nadia and JM Kampung Warna Warni Jodipan 05

Nadia and JM Kampung Warna Warni Jodipan 09

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Nadia and JM Kampung Warna Warni Jodipan

Brighter Tomorrow

Treat those as how you would want to be treated!

During all my travels, I’ve come to the universal conclusion that politics, religions, cultures aside… People are people and probably want the same things in life as I do. We are all in this together and nothing beats helping your fellow man without any strings or expectations attached; to help for the sake of helping.

Key Chains Kampung Warna-Warni Jodipan

Kampung Tridi


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