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Taichung’s Rainbow Village to be preserved: Mayor Hu

Taichung’s Rainbow Village to be preserved: Mayor Hu

Taichung Mayor Jason Hu yesterday promised to preserve a painted military dependants’ village, which originally could be pulled down under the neighborhood reform project, following a campaign launched by internet users on website, the local media reported Monday.
Nicknamed Rainbow Village, the community has been transformed from a drab place into a cartoon world through the diligent work of Huang Yung-fu, an 86-year-old veteran, who’s from Hong Kong.
Hu further said that the new city hall would spare one wall for Huang’s work and would even allow Huang to paint one of the mass rapid transit stations that to be built in Taichung, according to the report.
A college student launched a petition on online community Facebook to save Rainbow Village from being torn down owing to urban reform project. Eighty thousand people joined the campaign in one week and Hu’s mailbox’s jammed with such petition.
Huang was more than happy to be informed that the village would be preserved as a military dependents’ village cultural park and woke up early yesterday to continue his painting work, the report said.
The self-taught painter has a simple painting style and uses bright colors, depicting TV personalities, plants, animals and other items such as birds, buffaloes, aircrafts and aboriginal people almost everywhere in the village.




Updated : 2021-04-19 05:06 GMT+08:00