iBilik Taxi Madness - Watch Out!Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I have previously written about the site called CariBilik which would cater to all your room-renting/letting needs. This new site is actually a new revamp of that site, minor difference being that it has a new hipper name and a fresh new domain. It is presently called iBilik.
So what's with the taxi madness in the title up there, you wonder. Apparently iBilik has been very dedicatedly active in their campaign to help people to get acquainted with the practicality of their web site that they have taxis carry their glorious web name all over the country. I think that's just an amazing move on their part, because taxis are everywhere, and thus will be of direct practical use for people who are travelling in them or just passing by. And travelers do need to crash somewhere.
Being that the sign is plastered at the posterior of the cab, you'd have to be blind not to notice it. (no offense to sight-challenged people).
The only other thing that would perhaps increase the site's functionality and practicality is to have internet installed in them taxis so that folks who need a place to crash by the second can immediately find for a place to stay.
The site boasts over 70,000 listings of rooms available for rent so that you can find available space to spend your short-term holiday or a nice room for rent in case you're thinking of changing the course of your life, at just about anywhere in Malaysia, with high-density choices located on the hot spot areas such as Petaling Jaya and Setapak, where youngsters are most likely to be found.
I do honestly think that people have it easier these days thanks to sites like iBilik because they can find for a room to rent without having to set a day, and go room hunting like the old days, which was oddly set back in time just a couple of years back. I remember having to physically be at some strange foreign part of town to find for posters sticking at gates of unknown houses just to see if I could try my luck.
I had to endure the unpleasant feeling upon finding that a room was not up to my expectation, but then had to indulge with small chit-chat with the house-owner, when all I really wanted to do was get away as fast as I could. And repeat the process for a number of times.Those were the days..
With iBilik, you can see every detail that you want to find out about your desired room on a screen, while munching on a snack, as cool air-con blow on your skin. I honestly feel that it can't get any better than this. The only two thing that you have to be equipped with are - an eye for detail and never just dump your money online without actually looking at the room, i.e., be physically there to confirm that this is indeed scam-free business. People are way cunning these days, so there's that.
So, are you feeling excited to rent a room at the click of a mouse button? I get a feeling that you do. So, go on now and experiment with iBilik, it is free of charge. As for the rentals, you would of course need some cash, unless the renter is open to strike up some kind of old-school money-less barter with you. Who knows, right?
Have fun cari bilik! (cari means look/find, bilik means room in the Malay tongue)
La chambre de Van Gogh à Arles (by Van Gogh obviously)
Taxi madness photos courtesy of iBilik
shanaz@RS | 1:16 AM | Labels: Practicalities