Floating book fair Logos Hope back in town

By Jude Toyat
@judetbpseeds

 

Logos Hope, the largest floating book fair in the world opened to the public in Kuching on April 2 at the Sim Kheng Hong Port, Pending here.

Carrying a selection of over 5,000 titles for all members of the family, Logos Hope offers a wide range of content, including science, hobbies, cookery, economics, medicine and languages.

 

Datuk James Masing (left) receiving a souvenir courtesy of Logos Hope from Captain Tom Dyer

Datuk James Masing (left) receiving a souvenir courtesy of Logos Hope from Captain Tom Dyer

 

With 400 crewmembers across a wide range of ages on board the vessel and a diversity of professional experience from the Captain to the newest staff member, Logos Hope represents a micro community and is a clear picture of what a larger community should and can be.

According to Land Development Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing, the second visit of the vessel to Kuching is a genuine expression of international goodwill and understanding.

“As a Sarawakian, I can identify with the Logos Hope vision to extending equal opportunity for knowledge to all, expressing practical love, promoting peace by embracing diversity, guiding people towards a purposeful life, inspiring people and the restoration of relationships regardless of race and religion,” he said in his opening speech during the official opening ceremony of Logos Hope in the City of Kuching.

 

The Logos Hope, bringing knowledge, help and hope

The Logos Hope, bringing knowledge, help and hope

 

Masing also added, “The wide range of literature on board also offer visitors many opportunities for personal development. May the events you have on board and on shore, including seminars and conferences for leaders, men, women, youth, and children provide new impetus for change.”

Tickets are on sale at RM5 each and available in the Logos Hope’s book fair and both events have limited seats. The Logos Hope entrance fee is RM1 per person, and children under 12 can enter for free but must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Datuk James Masing (second left) reading a children book at the book fair, while Logos Hope managing director Seelan Govender (left) looks on

Datuk James Masing (second left) reading a children book at the book fair, while Logos Hope managing director Seelan Govender (left) looks on

 

The ship will be here until April 29 and is open from 2pm to 9.30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am-9.30pm on Wednesdays through to Saturdays, 1pm to 9.30pm on Sundays.

Besides onboard events, crewmembers will also be involved in practical aid projects, one of them being a nature farming project for the underprivileged, where crewmembers will help in sweet corn and chilli planting.

Digi customers can enjoy an exclusive 10 per cent discount on all items on board the world’s largest book fair, as well as free entrance on board Logos Hope from April 6 to 9. For more information, contact Logos Hope at +601112340789 or email them at lynchee.buakham@gbaships.org.

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