The Good Ship Logos

Subliminal Cross?

Subliminal Cross?

On the way to the Cruise Centre, I saw what I thought was a scarecrow at a crossing. Turned out to be the back of a cardboard traffic warden :)

The MV Logos Hope at Pulau Indah

The MV Logos Hope at Pulau Indah

Currently docked at the Port Klang Cruise Centre until 26th Oct, the Logos Hope is a floating book fair with over 6,000 titles, all available for purchase. Its last port of call was Penang and the next stop will be Kuching.

Maltese Docked

Maltese Docked

Flying the Malta Valletta flag, this ship is 132.50 metres in length and can carry around 500 passengers. Operated by GBA Ships,  the Logos Hope replaces the earlier missionary ship MV Doulos, which I visited many years ago. On one of its final voyages, the Doulos was reportedly attacked by Abu Sayyaf militants. In 1988, she ran aground in Argentina and was replaced by another vessel named Logos II.

Vovage of Volunteers

Vovage of Volunteers

The GBA ships have opened its gangways to over 140 millions visitors in 160 countries & territories since 1970. The crew is made up mostly of young volunteers from 45 nations.

The Floating Book Shop

The Floating Book Shop

There are over 6,000 titles available, including books for education, career interests, self-help, personal growth and Christian literature, of course. Before the advent of the mega bookstores in Malaysia, such ships were a major draw for many Malaysian readers. Without Amazon and the Internet, it was the only source for good books. Poor us, then.

Porthole Pastry

Porthole Pastry

How could I resist taking a picture of this cake lit by the romantic glow of portholes? Wished they were round instead of square though. I kinda missed the old ship where visitors could roam the deck and many parts of the ship almost freely. Maybe I was a kid then. Now, the casual visitor is confined to just the book shelves and the cafeteria.

Getting there:
After visiting the Big Bad Wolf Sale in Serdang, head back to the Seremban-KL Highway and turn into the KESAS Highway at Sri Petaling. Drive straight till the end of the highway (towards West Port) and cross the bridge into the island of Pulau Indah. Look out for the turning on the right to the Glenn Cruise Terminal. It’ll be an adventure!

See: MyCen Map to the Port Klang Cruise Centre where the Logos Hope is docked.

All pictures photographed with the Panasonic LX-5 by & © TV Smith

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4 thoughts on “The Good Ship Logos

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