Who the hell is Rhonda? Bali fashion

‘Who the hell is Rhonda?’ I heard a fellow Aussie ask, here in Bali yesterday.

It must be the humidity, as it took me a while to figure this one out, too: I just couldn’t understand why the tat strips of Jl Legian and Double Six, in south Bali, were filled with singlets with such slogans as ‘Rhonda is Mine’ and ‘Keep your eyes on the road, Rhonda’.

Insurance company AAMI must surely be delighted with their star, Rhonda, who features in their safe drivers’ rewards campaign, has found international fame. Bintang beer singlets, it’s time to move over. 

About the author

Fear is found on a creaking glacier in the Caucasus mountains and joy is encapsulated in the perfect Shanghai dumpling. And while I love a $500-a-night hotel room (who doesn’t?), sometimes the best stories are found in a $20 guesthouse. With an eye always out for good markets and great street eats, I write the travel news and features for the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne’s The Age newspapers, and features for whoever else asks. I have a particular soft spot for the wilds of the Middle East, scarves and carpets. My articles and photographs have been published in a range of consumer magazines and newspapers in Australia and abroad, and occasionally I chat on radio, too, from Essentials Magazine to 3AW or the Irish Times.

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