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Floating Bookstore Will Be Docking At Penang Port Next Month

Time to set aside some pocket money for books!

We have exciting news for bookworms, adventurers and ship lovers! Yes, get ready to set aside some pocket money for books because Doulos Hope, the floating bookstore will be available at Penang Port next month!


Doulos Hope To Call At Penang’s Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (SPCT) In May 2023

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The Doulos Hope book ship is set to call at the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (SPCT) between May 25 and June 20 this year. The most exciting part is – the public will be able to board the ship and purchase books at the floating bookstore!

According to Buletin Mutiara, Penang is on the list of Doulos Hope’s future ports of call. Besides Penang, the list also includes Singapore, Port Klang, Pasir Gudang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.

The vessel is currently completing its renovation works at Penang Port. Then, Doulos Hope will be leaving for Singapore at the end of April before returning to Penang.

Doulos Hope Was Originally A Cruise Ship Before Repurposing Into A Floating Library And Bookstore

“Doulos” means “servant” in Greek, thus the name of the ship actually means “Servant of Hope”.

Constructed in 1991, Doulos Hope was originally a cruise ship before being repurposed into a floating library and bookstore. The ship measures 85.5m in length and 14m wide.

GBA Ships is the non-profit organisation based in Germany that manages Doulos Hope among other vessels. The organisation operates ships to promote international understanding through cultural exchange programmes, community service initiatives and floating book fairs.

Excited To Visit The Floating Bookstore Next Month!

After an exciting April with the opening of Penang International Airport (PIA) NEW Multi-Storey Car Park, we’re definitely marking our calendars to visit Doulos Hope book ship for a float-astic book adventure next month! Don’t forget to bring your loved ones here for a unique book shopping experience too!

Source: Buletin MutiaraThe Star


Image Credit: Penang Port Commission | Doulos Hope (Facebook)

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