Haiqal has always been involved with animals, one way or another. He was previously involved in a dog rescue private organisation in Malaysia where the group actively rescues stray dogs, and re-homes them. He still remembers vividly the 2 mongrel puppies who he rescued at a carpark, brought them home and fostered them for about a month. When he finally found adopters, it was really hard for him to let go of the both of them, as he was already so attached to them. Unfortunately, the dog rescue private organisation was disbanded when he moved to Singapore in 2018.
He relocated to Singapore in 2018 and joined VES Hospital in 2019.
Outside of work, he enjoys exploring new places, and is very much into adventures. Food hunting and spending time with dogs are also some of his favourite things to do, especially bringing the dogs to the beach.