Eighteen months ago, Ganesvaran Nadarajah, an employee with Best Western, the company that manages The Haven Condotel, was blessed with a new-born baby girl, Pavishanaa.

Unfortunately, a week later, the baby was diagnosed with a hole-in-the-heart condition. Treatment to address the anomaly would cost Ganesvaran anything between RM25,000 to RM30,000, an amount he could barely afford, considering his station in life.


Ganesvaran’s predicament, however, had taken a turn for the better when his plight caught the attention of Peter Chan, the Chief Operating Officer of The Haven, Ipoh’s premier high-rise and upscale condominium project.

During The Haven’s ‘Havenly Night 2014’, an event to celebrate the completion of The Haven project, Peter presented Ganesvaran with a mock cheque for RM20,000. Over and above that, almost RM4,000 was collected by passing the hat around. The proceeds went to helping alleviate Ganesvaran’s plight.

When interviewed by members of the press, Ganesvaran conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to all involved in helping with the fund-raising for his daughter’s operation. He singled out Peter Chan for helping his daughter and his commitment towards gaining additional funds and support for the cause.

Pavishanaa, who was initially treated at Institut Jantung Negara, Kuala Lumpur, will be referred to the Penang Adventist Hospital for further treatment. If all goes well, the operation will proceed within two months.

In his speech, Peter Chan wished well for Pavishanaa. He thanked all those involved in making The Haven project a success. He also said that future fund raisers would be carried out to provide additional beds and wheelchairs for hospitals in Ipoh.

When speaking about the completion of The Haven, he expressed his heart-felt thanks to the Perak state government, especially Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir for his encouragement, apartment buyers for their confidence and his hard-working staff for their belief. His reference to the initial difficulties he encountered in convincing Ipohites of his project was most poignant.

“This is by far my most difficult project. The negativity that surrounds Ipoh and us is beyond words. Through sheer hard work and honesty, we overcome.” 

Guest of honour, former Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Mohd Tajol Rosli Ghazali, was all praises for Peter and his team. In his speech Tajol had this to say of Peter Chan. “Nobody can envision what the mind can conceive and through the establishment of a world class accommodation like The Haven, which so cleverly optimises nature, we truly have a gem at our doorsteps.”

The event for the night was made more colourful and entertaining with some captivating musical renditions, including a Broadway-style performance showcasing Peter Chan’s success story.

Looks like Peter had pulled out all the stops to make The Haven a reality. Kudos to you, Peter. You have walked where angels fear to tread.

Angain