Fancy having books whilst at sea? Well, Logos Hope has about 5,000 books to offer you — more than you could ask for or think of.
Arguably the world’s largest floating book store-cum-library, Logos Hope is a ship owned by German shipping company GBA Ships e.V., which operates its fleet for charitable purposes.
Last year, Logos Hope berthed at Port Klang Cruise Centre in Pulau Indah, Selangor, and was open for public visits. This particular vessel stunned bookworms throughout Malaysia. Logos Hope offers more than books; it also features a fully air-conditioned deck that is open to the public to explore.
In its seven years of travel, Logos Hope has visited 158 nations and has brought benefits to more than 40 million people. With its measurement of 132.5 metres — breadth wise, 21.06 metres, and draught wise, 5.22 metres — the overall capacity of the ship is about 1,150 cubic metres. One fact that will make your jaw drop is that this ship has more than 400 crewmembers from 45 different countries. Just imagine the diversity of race, religion and culture all on one ship!
Besides being a library and a bookstore, Logos Hope has also played a pivotal role in helping disadvantaged people across the world get a glimpse of education.
By Ruth Kezia Hope
15, Negri Sembilan