MV Doulos' Coming to Town

As a kid I used to get really excited when I heard that Doulos or Logos were coming to town. Doulos and Logos were sister ships which are run by a Christian charitable organization based in Germany. They are basically floating bookshops which cruise all around the world, docking at various ports selling books. Their mission is "BRINGING KNOWLEDGE, HELP AND HOPE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD"

MV Doulos carries a crew of around 300, all volunteers from around the World. They stay on board for about 2 years, where they are assigned to specific jobs. And they sail around the World ! What a dream !

MV Doulos is docking in Kuching from 11th December to 2nd January. It opens from 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. weekdays and 2.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Sundays and Mondays.

The opportunity to board an actual cruise ship doesn't come by everyday, so it's a great experience for the young ones. BTW, the MV Doulos is certified by The Guiness Book of Records as "The World's oldest active ocean-going passenger ship"

The friendly crew entertaining young visitors.

The bookshop onboard. According to the flyer, Doulos carries about half a million books on board with over 6,000 titles. As I found out, they also have CDs. Be forewarned though, being a Christian ship most of the titles they carry are Christian books. However, there is a good selection of books and materials for children.


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