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How a 93 Year Old Soldier Saved His Town - Using Paint Brushes And Imagination



How a 93 Year Old Soldier Saved His Town - Using Paint Brushes And Imagination



When a decades-old settlement in the Nantun district of Taichung city in Taiwan was encroached by the city and set to be demolished, 93-year-old former soldier Huang Yung-fu embarked on a project to cover the walls of the small village with colorful figures, from birds and animals to celebrity singers and sportsmen, in order to save it.

When local university students discovered Huang's murals, they launched a campaign to save the village and four years ago the authorities agreed it should be preserved.

Now one of the area's leading tourist attractions, it is known as "Rainbow Village" and pulls in more than a million visitors annually, mostly from Asia. Huang Yung-fu has been nicknamed the 'Rainbow Grandpa'.



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