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Meet 93-year-old Huang Yung-fu, the Rainbow Grandpa who saved a Taiwan village with art

Aug 28, 2015    

Huang Yung-fu greets visitors to his village in central Taiwan with paint-stained hands and shoes spattered with flecks of colour, a sign of the daily artistic labour that has seen him single-handedly stave off the developers' bulldozers.At 93 years old, the former soldier still gets up at 3am every day to spend four hours daubing the walls of the small settlement with colourful figures, from birds and animals to celebrity singers and sportsmen.Known as 'Rainbow Grandpa', Huang's artwork has kept the village safe as the surrounding area has been flattened.He walks with a slight limp and rolls ...

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