The World’s Largest Floating Book Fair Returns to Kuching!


Kuching – MV Logos Hope will be coming to Kuching this July! According to the project coordinator, Laura Howard, the ship will be docking in Malaysia only at the shores of Kuching for a limited time.

So, don’t miss your chance to visit the ship, which is the fourth vessel of GBA Ship. GBA stands for ‘Gute Bücher für Alle’ or ‘Good Books for All’ in English.


Willemstad, Curacao :: Crew waving their flags as the Logos Hope approaches.
MV Logos Hope


Since 1972, GBA ships have visited Kuching five times, with the most recent visit in October 2011. Now, after two years, MV Logos Hope will be returning in July 2013. This vessel is the newest and largest vessels amongst GBA’s ships. It carries the world’s largest floating book fair and an international crew of 400 people. Needless to say, it also offers a greater space for visitors to browse books comfortably in an air conditioned book fair and café area.

The book fair offers an expanded selection of over 5,000 books at affordable prices. It covers a vast range of subjects including science, sports, hobbies, cookery, the arts, medicine, dictionaries, languages, and philosophy. With children’s titles, academic texts, atlases and more, the whole family can enjoy themselves there.


San Fernando, Philippines :: Crowds queue on the quayside to board Logos Hope.
A large crowd lining to get on board the MV Logos Hope at San Fernando, Philippines


In addition, the public can explore the Visitor Experience Desk. Starting from the Welcome Area, they can watch a short movie about the vessel and experience the interactive displays, before adjourning for a quick bite at the International Café which offers drinks, snacks and ice cream.

MV Logos Hope will be opened to the public at Sim Kheng Kong Port, tentatively from 12 July 2013.

Opening hours:

Sunday                  : 1 pm-9:30 pm

Mon- Tues             : 2 pm-9:30 pm

Wed-Sat                : 10 am-9:30 pm

Entry tickets cost RM1 per person, where by children under 12 years old enter for free but they must be accompanied by an adult.


Subic Bay, Philippines :: Crewmembers dress in their national costume.
Crewmembers dressed in their national costumes in Subic Bay, Philippines


GBA Ships e.V. which operates Logos Hope, is an international, charitable organisation registered in Germany. In almost 40 years of their service, 40 million visitors from over 160 countries and territories have walked through their gangways into their ships. DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd, a Gold Sponsor, has supported the visit of Logos Hope.

Currently, MV Logos Hope is currently docking at Subic Bay in The Philippines.


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