Saturday, December 24, 2011

~ On board with Logos Hope ~

Last Monday, we hopped on board Logos Hope which is owned and operated by GBA (Good Books for All) Ships, a Germany-based not-for-profit organisation. This is the first time Logos Hope makes it's virgin visit to Singapore along with the world's largest floating book fair (cargo of over half a million books!).

It was a wet and rainy afternoon as we slowly made our way up the slippery 'stairs', grabbing tightly onto the metal railings to get on board.

There are photos of the ship's history as well as mock-up navigation machine for the children to have some hands-on experience.

Visitors can start by watching a short video introducing and understanding the life of the crew on board followed by a short briefing of the points to note if you are purchasing books from the book fair. 

The crew on board are very friendly and approachable, accomodating to the visitors' request for photo-taking every now and then.

As the ship travels to different countries, all books are priced in units. By doing so, the price tag on the books do not have to be re-tagged. (E.g. 100 units is equivalent to SGD $4).
Logos Hope has a good collection of books with over 5000 titles allowing visitors to look through before deciding on their purchases.

There is also an International Cafe, selling snacks, drinks as well as ice-cream!

At the back of the cafe is a little play corner for the children.

Admission to Logos Hope is FREE! It has berthed at The Promenade, Vivo City and will be here from 17 - 29 December 2011

Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday & Monday: 3pm - 10pm
Different opening hours during Christmas:
24 Dec (Saturday): 10am - 3pm
Closed on Christmas Day (25th December)
26 Dec (Monday): 10am - 10pm

Visitors who like to learn and see more about the ship can take up a guided tour. $10 per adult and $5 per child (6-11 years). Free for children 5 years and below. (Note: no pre-booking of tours and it is strictly on first-come-first-served basis).

We signed up for the tour and will be covering this in Part 2. :)


LuPorTi said...

Wow. Logo's Hope, I got on the ship too when it traveled to Penang.

--andy-- said...

this sounds interesting, would like to go onboard to check :)

Phoebe said...

Hi LuPorTi, Merry Christmas! Yeah.. now it is visiting Singapore for the very first time! :)

Andy, you may want to check out the guided tour too. :) See my latest blog post.

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