100,000 expected to visit Logos Hope

KOTA KINABALU: Book lovers in the city will be able to attend a book fair featuring more than 5,000 different titles from today (Nov 18th) until December 11.

Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, has arrived at Kota Kinabalu port with its international crew.

A total of 100,000 visitors are expected to visit the ship, with an entrance pass of RM 1.

“The floating book fair is now returning to the city with a new ship that had only been in service for two years and which is also equipped with an air-conditioned deck,” said its project coordinator Marcel Friess.

He said the ship would be open to the public from November 18 to allow visitors to meet crew members and purchase books.

The ship’s 400 crew members are volunteers from over 45 countries, who left behind families, jobs, and the security of their homes. The crew offers a unique example of unity in cultural diversity.

It’s book collection covers a range of subjects including science, sports, hobbies, and family life. With children’s titles, academic texts, dictionaries, atlases and more, the book fair is something the whole family can enjoy.

The ship is open from 10 am till 10 pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays and from 1 pm to 10 pm on Sundays. It will be closed on Monday, November 21, December 5 as well as on Tuesday, November 29.

Logos Hope is operated by GBA Ships e.V., an international, charitable organization registered in Germany.

In almost 40 years of service, the organization has welcomed 40 million visitors up the gangways in over 160 countries and territories around the world.

The ship is hosted in Malaysia by NECF Malaysia.

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