Wednesday, October 31, 2007

MV Doulos - 27/10/07

I'm gonna put the raya pics on hold and post these first. More raya pics will be posted. ;)

photo credit to BB and bahapakitani

About MV Doulos:

It was built in 1914, just two years after the Titanic sank. World's largest floating book fair on board. Oldest active ocean-going passenger ship in the world. The MV Doulos has visited over 100 countries in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Arabian Peninsula. Over 19 million people have climbed the ship's gangways over the past 28 years, Sheikhs, princes, prime ministers and presidents have greeted this "Grand Old Lady Of The Sea".

All the 300 crewmembers live on board and represent approximately 50 different nations serving on a voluntarily basis - sponsored by their family and friends. The crew has also been involved in providing long-term humanitarian aid in areas of great need or tragedy such as Sudan, Mozambique, India and Sri Lanka.

Aside from the book fair, the public will also be treated to an international cultural show on board the ship.

Here's the schedule for the ship's opening - closing hours.

Courtesy of BB and bahapakitani

Went there after softball practice (well, went home to shower first) on the first day last Saturday. It was marvelous. The vessel was huge. And the books were on sale with a very good price. Bought some souveniours on board, luckily I brought some money. (but not enough to buy a lot)

MV Doulos


wanted to get this, didn't bring enough cash

the crews / cashier

nice painting.... reminds me of Rozi's work

there's also Cofee Bean & Tea Leaf on board

The exit

with me was Nikonian, Mac37 and Rudy

We went there a bit late and it was almost closing time so we decided to leave and come back the next day after softball match (that's another story here) but it rained the next day and I was really exhausted. So I went on Monday instead... ah... that's another post. ;p

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