The Doulos Hope, a floating bookfair has made it to the shores of Malaysia. Currently in Penang, the ship was due for Kuching but will not berth as planned citing reason as “manpower reasons”.
The ship will then remain in Penang a little longer before it heads to Kota Kinabalu and is set to open from 7 September to 3 October.
The Doulos (pronounced do-loss) is dubbed as the world’s largest floating book fairs that features more than 200,000 book and 2,000 titles (the editor though fondly remember its soft serve ice cream more than anything).
Managed by GBA Ships, the company manages 2 vessels: the Doulos Hope and Logos Hope. The Logos Hope was in Kota Kinabalu in 2011.
It operates with a international crew and staff of volunteers from across 60 countries who all live and work on the ship. The ship people promote literacy and education, cross-cultural co-operation, and social awareness, and reflect God’s compassion for the world in the ports and countries they visit. Ship teams go into surrounding areas to provide aid and community care, partnering with local community groups to bring hope to people, whatever their circumstance, culture or background.
We look forward to welcoming the Doulos Hope to Kota Kinabalu for yet another experience onboard this unique ship.