International floating book fair heads to Kota Kinabalu

At sea: Doulos Hope sails to Singapore

KOTA KINABALU: The Doulos Hope ship is heading here and will be opened to the public from Saturday (Sept 9) until Oct 3.

The international floating book fair was fresh from its Penang stint, where it docked from July 31 to Aug 27, and is currently sailing to Kota Kinabalu.

It will dock at South Jetty of Kota Kinabalu Port and will open from Tuesday through Sunday evenings from 4pm to 9pm (closed on Monday).

“Many may remember the visit of the sister ship Logos Hope, back in November 2011.

“Those visiting Doulos Hope will have a selection of over 2,000 different book titles at affordable prices.

“They cover a wide range of subjects including science, medicine, arts, languages, faith, hobbies, cooking and sports.

“Also included are children’s titles, academic texts, dictionaries and atlases,” the organiser said in a statement here.

For more information including entry tickets, the public can visit their Instagram page douloshope_malaysia2023.

Doulos Hope is one of Germany-based non-profit organisation GBA Ship’s vessels, where the ships make port of calls for several weeks at a time in various countries worldwide.

An international crew from all over the world live and work on the ships, where they aim to promote literacy and education, cross-cultural cooperation and social awareness. They often partner with local community groups for programmes.

After its Kota Kinabalu leg, the ship is expected to make its way to Bangkok in Thailand, according to the website

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