Bo-Kaap, a colorful treat to the eyes, is a relaxing break from the coastlines and huge glass skyscrapers. The place has a lot of history to it. In the year 1760, Jan de Waal bought a piece of land near Signal Hill. This land was later leased to the Muslim slaves who were brought from Indonesia and Malaysia. Initially, the leased houses were painted in white. Many years later, the slaves were liberated and to mark the celebration of that day, they painted their streets and houses in bright beautiful colors. Thus, Bo-Kaap still remains one of the beautiful places in the city. The oldest house in the street has been converted into a museum that treasures the historic remnants of the Islamic culture of Cape Town.