Reporter: Etta Adil, a traveler
PALONTARAQ.ID, MALANG – Jodipan Tourism Village is the first tourist village in Malang in the form of a series of houses on the banks of the Brantas River.
Jodipan village displays walls with various colors that are attractive and not monotonous. This village is located in Jodipan on the banks of the Brantas River.
This Jodipan Tourism Village is usually also called Tridi Village or Colorful Village.
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The initial idea to make Jodipan as a Tourism Village was from students of the Communication Department of the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) by cooperating with corporate social responsibility (CSR) program of the paint company to realize this colorful village.
The village which was originally a slum village, has now become a tourist attraction that is interesting and makes tourists curious to visit it.
On September 4, 2016, the Jodipan Tourism Village was inaugurated by the Mayor of Malang, H. Mochamad Anton accompanied by Forkopimda Malang City, Chair of TP PKK Malang City and Regional Secretary of Malang City. In addition, there was also the Vice President of PT Indana Paint, Steven A Sugiharto and GuysPro as the originators of this colorful village.
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Jodipan Tourism Village itself is located in RT 06, 07, and 09, RW 02, Jodipan Village, Malang City. Even though it is located on the banks of the Brantas River, the village of Jodipan is now better maintained by its sanitation and environmental health.
At present there is no longer a slum impression even though the visitors realize that they are walking along the edge of the village.
On the other hand, Jodipan village is also under the railroad bridge. The hallways in front of the residents’ house are decorated with colorful umbrellas which are hung above, making the atmosphere calm and visitors can take pictures decorated with umbrellas that look like flying in the air.
In the Rainbow Village of Jodipan this is also very much decorated with cool three-dimensional images. There are many stairs in this village which are decorated to be more attractive because indeed the land in Jodipan village is uneven.
Not to mention the presence of a glass bridge made like a suspension bridge in China. This glass bridge spot is recommended as a location for selfie photos.
If you are tired of walking around the Rainbow Village of Jodipan, there are also many stalls or kiosks here. Just keep in mind that visitors pay attention to the trash.
For those who come to Malang using the train, the village of Jodipan is only about 500 m from the station. So, you can all use a pedicab or walk to Jodipan village.
No need to pay dearly to enjoy a unique and Instagramable from Jodipan Village, just spend 2000-3000 rupiah as an entrance ticket.
The rest are free to take selfie, alone or with a traveling companion. Local residents also welcomed the visitors. Who is traveling in Malang, do not forget to take a stop to enjoy the atmosphere of Jodipan Village, ok guys. (*)