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Let’s Go Local: Roveen Permal Raves About Levuka And Dorothy’s Chicken Pie

Roveen Permal’s name is linked to the development of some national sites. The structural engineer and project manager, studied civil engineering at University of New South Wales. “I have worked
06 Oct 2021 10:45
Let’s Go Local: Roveen Permal Raves About Levuka And Dorothy’s Chicken Pie
Levuka Ovalau's main street with the inserted imaged of Roveeen Permal.

Roveen Permal’s name is linked to the development of some national sites.

The structural engineer and project manager, studied civil engineering at University of New South Wales.

“I have worked as project manager and structural engineer to deliver Natadola Golf Course, ANZ Stadium, Albert Park redevelopment, and Churchill Park’s synthetic track projects in recent years,” he said.

Mr Permal enjoys travel.

“I like to travel abroad whenever I can,” he said.

“We travelled to Africa with my daughter who was only four years old at that time, to see Serengeti National park and Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania for two weeks.”

“This is simply Africa as you always imagined it.”

“The vast eco-system features rolling golden plains, intricate river systems, the Big Five, and the annual wildebeest migration is the largest single movement of wildlife on earth.”

“The drama of the Serengeti’s animal action is simply unrivalled.”

Mr Permal cycled for 16-days from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, to Siem Reap in Cambodia.

 

What Is One Place In Fiji You Would Take Visitors To, And Why?
Levuka – to appreciate the history of the old capital.

Levuka is the best remaining example of a town reflective of the effect of European exploitation and colonisation in the South Pacific.

 

What Is Your Favourite Spot For A Coffee/Pie, And Why?
Chicken pie from Dorothy’s Kitchen in Tamavua.

I’ve been a regular since childhood.

Their chicken pie still tastes the same.

 

Roveen training at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

Roveen training at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

What Is Your Favourite Backyard Spot, And Why?
ANZ stadium tracks.

I am usually there in the afternoons for my training.

I find it relaxing, and a good way to test your limits.

I also enjoy training with the younger athletes, as it keeps me motivated.

 

Shark diving and feeding off Beqa Island.

Shark diving and feeding off Beqa Island.

What Is One Place In Fiji On Your Bucket List, And Why?
Shark feeding at Beqa.

I have done my diving certification.

This is one of the things I need to do with a lot of courage.

 

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