A topping-up ceremony to signify the completion of the three 26-storey apartment towers of the Haven Lakeside Residences was performed at the site on Saturday, July 21. The ceremony, reputed to be the first ever in the country, was officiated by Chief Minister Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, who chose the auspicious day, being the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.
In the spirit of the celebration, a one-day only 3% credit note on the purchase price was offered on any unit still unsold. At the point of reporting, about 75% of the units have already been sold.
In his welcome address, Peter Chan, CEO of The Haven thanked all those present which included bankers, valuers, contractors, suppliers, purchasers, media representatives and staff for their unswerving support and belief. He also thanked Ipoh for providing him the platform to realise his vision of The Haven.
According to Peter, Ipoh is the best vacation and retirement city in the whole world. The city is no longer underrated, he said. The completion of The Haven is testimony that the city can do well. It also changed the mindset of people on condo-living in Ipoh. And despite the increase in price, The Haven is still the cheapest in Malaysia at less than RM700 per square foot, for resort condominiums of this class.
Zambry, in his speech, congratulated Peter on his vision, commitment and perseverance in putting Ipoh on the world map. The fact that this development has won many local and international awards bodes well for both The Haven and Ipoh. The State Government is appreciative of Peter’s foresight and looks forward to the spin-off effect that the development will bring to the economy of the state. The Haven, said Zambry, is the catalyst that Ipoh needed.
Peter’s promise of a gala night to accompany the auspicious event was fulfilled when he hosted a dinner at the site later in the evening. Guests were feted to a sumptuous spread and were entertained to music and songs by accomplished musicians specially picked for the occasion.