Sunday, December 30, 2012

World's largest floating bookstore

On Friday we travelled as a family to Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui to see the Logos Hope. Carrying more than 5000 books and measuring more than 430 feet long, the Logos Hope is OM International's largest ship. Its mission is to take books, education (AIDS prevention, for instance), and community outreach around the world. The crew and staff represent over 45 different countries and are all volunteers on the vessel. This was our first time visiting the Logos Hope, although we have previously boarded the Logos II and the Doulos ships in Australia and Africa.

At the bookshop you can buy books in English and other languages on a range of topics.

We bought some drinks at the International Cafe where Tirzah chatted to a crew member and drew her own picture of the Logos Hope.

Jemilla especially enjoyed the visual presentation called "The Journey of Life", which was based on the Biblical story of the Prodigal Son.

Maybe you would like to visit the Logos Hope in the near future? Here is the docking schedule for Asia.

Port                                      Arrival Date                   Departure Date
Hong Kong                          December 15th, 2012    January 4th, 2013 
Keelung, Taiwan                January 6th, 2013          January 21st, 2013 
Sihanoukville, Cambodia    January 28th, 2013        February 19th, 2013 
Bangkok, Thailand              February 20th, 2013      March 12th, 2013 


  1. Will tell Mrs Crowe to check out this post!

  2. Mrs Crowe enjoyed your report.

  3. I really enjoyed your report and just wanted to let you know that the ship didn't make it to Taiwan as there were still some problems in the engine room so it is now back in Hong Kong and open to the public again until it goes to Cambodia around 29 January.
    I'll let our Jon know about your report if that is OK?