96-year-old saves village through art
A Taiwanese named 'Huang' took matters into his own hands when he discovered the government planned to close his village and home of 30 years.
Now 96 years of age, Huang has spent the last seven years painstakingly painting properties across his village, covering them with colourful images of puppies, kittens and pigs. This self-taught artist has been waking as early as 3am each morning to start painting. He has also paid for all of the art supplies himself.
Village pained by Huang
Today, the village is one of the main tourist attractions in Taichung, attracting millions of visitors each year. As a result, the government has shelved plans to close the village permanently.