19 February 2008

Fancy A Mercy?

On the last day of his looonnnngggg holiday in Jakarta, Steve requested me to get him a taxi to ferry him to the Bandara (short for Bandar Udara or airport).

However, this was no ordinary request. He made it crystal clear that he wanted the Mercedes C-Class Silverbird taxi or known as the Mercy executive taxi (Indonesians call Mercs, Mercy).

"I want to travel in style" katanyer. Sebenornye dia nak menghabih-kan rupiah dia. Lain kali kalo ada rupiah lebih and tak nak bawak balik Malaysia, cuba-cubale bawak letak kat celah2 kusyen sofa aku.

Anyway, I called up Bluebird's call centre and made my request for a Mercy Silverbird taxi. The lady on the other end of the line said she could not promise a Mercy.

By the way, the Bluebird Group which operates the famous Bluebird taxis has different brandnames for different types of vehicles in its' fleet.
  • Bluebird - the normal Toyota Vios taxi
  • Silverbird - executive taxi, usually Toyota Cedric, Toyota Crown or Mercedes Benz C-Class
  • Goldenbird - luxury limousines from E-Class Mercs to Toyota Alphard
  • Bigbird - chartered buses.
So, the next time you're in Jakarta, when someone says Bigbird, they really mean this -



... and not this

Steve was visibly upset when I told him that they could not promise a Mercy. Ngalahkan superstar Hong Kong tul.

However, lucky for him, moments later a black C-Class pulled up at the gate. Steve was smiling ear-to-ear.

He then forced the Silverbird driver to snap a photo of us with the Mercy at the back. Siap ko... lain kali untuk hantor ko ke airport aku pesan Silver Bajai je.

7 comments:

peanutbutter said...

hahaha..sial je bigbird.

stevie, tinggal2kan je le duit lebih tu utk the next guests mcm aku ni ke...

GG, ko kena letak satu tabung ayam utk kitorang campak duit lebih yg takat serupiah dua yg kitorang tak hingin nak bawak balik tiew..

Stevie said...

Tabung dia dah di sediakan daaaaa... ada kat coffee table umah dia... come with menutupnyer.... all coins are welcome to stay in the tabung tiewwww...

dahhhh... Silverbird tu actually same je harga dia.... cuma nampakkan driver tu beruniform... professional... me tips la dia skit... the meter shown Rp130K je... tapi rasa kelesssss la... huahahahah

Anonymous said...

ermmm sikit ke tips ko tu?? pantang nampk beruniform... nanti kt KL kalo nak promote tandas awam kene letakkan yg beruniform jaga tandas..mesti ramai masuk...

SP

Anonymous said...

wey stevie... over betul!! Travel in style!! Nice... When is next trip?? I'm free like an angel now... Ashley

stevie said...

haiyooooooo.... me tak jadik la nak p jakarta to join uolssss

CEO cipet ada kerja utk aku lak... sial jer.....

ku kesedihan...

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