Pride of Ipoh
Home-grown, Ipoh-based, The Haven has done Ipoh proud again. It has bagged two prestigious awards this month – The Malaysia iAward, iCreate Award together with world renowned designer Prof. Dato’ Jimmy Choo on June 16 and the International Star for Leadership in Quality (Diamond Category) in Paris on June 25.
Another First to come – 3 Towers to be topped out simultaneously
The multi award-winning Haven, Lakeside Residence is well on the way to setting another record in Malaysia as it plans a topping-out ceremony for all three towers simultaneously.
Indeed, the iconic development has awakened Ipoh and has set international benchmarks again and again for the city. The development is highlighting Ipoh as an eco-city and a resort destination. The authorities and people of Ipoh should fully support this endeavour, as the success of The Haven effort gains momentum.
Emergence of Ipoh as a Resort Destination
Chan said the emergence of Ipoh as a resort destination was a waiting-to-happen owing to its strategic position and natural attractions.
“It is bound to happen when development spills over form the other more developed neighbouring states. The lead-and-lag trend in property development has arrived and this has paved the way for real estate in Ipoh to be recognised.
“The Haven is an amazing unique product that can be a significant catalyst of change for Ipoh” he said, noting that fast rail and wider air connectivity shortening travelling time will enhance the city’s value.
“Among Malaysians, Ipoh is already known for its unique culinary fare and picturesque landscape dotted with limestone hills and caves. With the completion of The Haven Lakeside Residence, we expect Ipoh to blip more loudly on the radar of discerning luxury travellers looking for a holiday retreat close to nature, with wellness and good food as prerequisites,” Chan added.
Ipoh, the capital of Perak state, was known as a town of millionaires during the tin mining boom in the 1920s. It had its fair share of cinema halls, amusement parks, cabarets and night life to rival Shanghai at that time. With the collapse of the tin
industry in the 1980s and subsequent migration of residents to other parts of the country, the city’s growth stagnated. Today, many colonial-style architecture and pre-war shop houses remain.
A great wellness and holiday destination
Gone are the cabarets, but The Haven is strongly and rapidly reminding the world that Ipoh is alive and well. The repositioning now as a holiday and wellness destination – with good food, fresh air and clean water as natural attractions. The opening of world-class medical centres, hotels, spa resorts and theme parks, is also helping to enhance the city’s allure as a holiday gateway. The completion of The Haven Lakeside Residence next year is set to open a new chapter in Ipoh as it can finally lay claim to having its first iconic luxury residences set amid a prehistoric forest.
Building of a harmonious community
Unknown to many, but to its discerning purchasers, The Haven is not merely building a luxury resort condominium. It is knitting a fabric of a harmonious community, who sees this development as an ideal retirement and vacation home, with wealthy but friendly neighbours. Says Chan, “The best feedback I get is the number of buyers who encourage their family members and friends to buy more units. So, you can envision the kind of living ambience The Haven will produce – just short of a Utopia.”