‘Very precious memory’ says teacher after her taxi driver uncle offers taxi as wedding car

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When primary school teacher Syarinah Sani chose Mar 13 as her wedding day, it was not because the numbers looked somewhat nice.

The 28-year-old had a practical reason: It was the March holidays and the first day after the end of the school term.

So when the question of whether the couple needed a wedding car cropped up, Ms Syarinah again thought practically.

“We were only looking at one wedding venue, so we didn’t feel the need for a wedding car,” she told CNA over the phone on Wednesday (Apr 21).

But she still needed someone to ferry her from her parents’ place to the wedding venue, and to another location for a photoshoot afterwards.

Up stepped her cabby uncle Abdul Aziz Talibak, 51, who offered to drive her around in his ComfortDelGro taxi for the day.

After all, Mr Aziz had been helping out with the wedding planning and transporting his niece’s items to her new home.

Ms Syarinah knew that her uncle wanted to make her day as hassle-free as possible, so she took up his offer “without much thought”.

“He was very excited also and he was trying to see where he could help,” she said. “But I didn’t expect that he would dress his cab up and spend money out of his own pocket to make it our wedding car for the day.”

Mr Aziz only told his niece a few days before the big day, when she was knee deep in her preparations, that he would be decorating the taxi. “I wanted to make it a surprise,” he said.

When Mr Aziz finally sent his niece photos of the spruced up taxi, she said she was “happily surprised”.

“I’ve never seen flowers on a cab before,” Ms Syarinah said. “I found it very cute the way it was decked out.”

 

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