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Thursday, September 1, 2011

〈望道号〉书船之约 Logos Hope Valletta Floating Book Fair

趁着国庆日及开斋节的双节日假期,我们又上船了,这回不是邮轮,而是世界上最大的海上书船 Logos Hope 《望道号》

早在两个月前知道消息后,妈咪就通知小少女,并在手机的日历表上做了记号。
烈日当空,人群还是在槟岛瑞典咸港口Port Swettenham 列队等候上船。


海 上书船望道号(Logos Hope)提前5天进港,5000种新书让槟城书友选购。这艘由基督教团体赞助通过书展和文化交流向全世界传送福音的书船,原计划在30日开抵槟城瑞典咸 码头,展开为期近1个月船上书展。不过,邮轮出现一些机械问题,提前在25日进港,并提前向公众开放。

“望道號”是一艘非盈利書船,而且也有對慈善事業作出貢獻,公眾可以通過購買船上書籍回饋社會。

船长占姆斯说,该船在抵港后引进一批15万本新书,向公众开放,船上共有50万本书,5000个不同书目。
舉 辦書展的空間有610平方米,展出書籍50萬本,檳民可到船上選售全球各地5000種不同類別的書籍,當中也包括教科書及大學教材。由於該書船公司與美國 及英國刊物出版商是合作伙伴,因此,船上所售賣的書會比市場上的價格來得便宜。為了方便計算,書籍以100單位8令吉作指標,這意味著如果是500單位的 一本書需花費40令吉。

他说,望道号和其前身在过去40年的海 上环游期间,登船的参观书展的人数逾4000万人次。船上售卖的书本主要以英文书为主,最低售价只有几令吉。除了书本也有一些纪念品。

望道号除了以槟城作为这次来马的首个停泊港口外,过后也将开往巴生港口、古晋和沙巴。

在槟城该艘邮轮将会在槟城逗留到下个月25日,开放时间为周二至周六,上 午10时至晚上10时,周日下午1时至晚上10时。周一休息。登船费为成人1令吉,12岁以下儿童免费,不过需要有成人陪同。



望道号是这个“福音船”计划的第4艘邮轮,最早的一艘船是道号(Logos)于1970年开始服务至1988年,第二艘为道号二(Logos II),第三艘为忠仆号(Doulos)做为福音船的服务年份是1977至2009年。现在服役的望道号则开始于2004年。

“望道號”郵輪高9層,長132米、闊21.06米,有超過400名來自55個國家的義工。2年內約去了20個港口,在每一個國家逗留一段時間,一年內約有50至70天是在海上航行。

“望道號”第一次帶到大馬,它的前身忠僕號(Doulos)於1990開始,來了大馬各港口高達36次。

在這個非盈利的書船上,從船長至所有工作人員皆是志工,每月只領取20歐元(80令吉)的零用錢,因此每人在上船前,必須籌募資金,資助自己在船上及日後 的基本開銷。船上共有逾400名人员,分别来自55个国家,大马人有6到8人。占姆斯透露,下个月将会有80名大马年轻人上船,展开他们的船上志工生涯。
在“望道號”服務的大馬人約有8名。在書船上的志工,吃住、工作及分享,如同一家人生活,學習的不止是互相容忍,更要學習互相接受,在差異中求和諧。



福音书船的标志像征人物



在烈阳下排队买票,一登入船,马上冷气扑鼻。
第一站就是在这称为船舱的红色椅上看短片介绍。

这是船浆 oar



像每回在书局书展一样,母女俩都会选择一角,席地而坐,大大方方读起书来,哪管别人异样的眼光!
这一回,在书船上,我俩母女率先席地而坐之后,不久就有好几对家长和孩子纷纷在我们的四周觅位坐地,一起读书。好一个温情的书香角落!

妈咪向小少女讲读Noah's Ark 的圣经故事。






哗!船上也能载几辆货车呢!
这几辆货车都是随船到各地载书的。爸爸说,他们没有当地的路税,只能在免税的港口区行驶,不能外出的。





下船了,BYE~~!





Ships – Bringing Knowledge, Help and Hope

By ANDREA FILMER
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2011/8/26/north/9373405&sec=north


THERE is probably a book for you on Logos Hope and make sure you find it before you leave — those were the words of ship captain Tom Dyer who welcomed guests to the world’s largest floating book fair that is docked in Penang.

And with some half a million books on board, one would be happily inclined to believe him.

Logos Hope, which is run by non-profit organisation GBA Ships, opened its doors to the public yesterday — the first day of its month-long fair at the Swettenham Pier.

While some may remember the docking of the ship’s predecessor — the Doulos — in Penang in 2002, the Logos Hope is definitely the new and improved version of the floating book fair.

For one, ship managing director Gian Walser said, the area of the book fair is now air-conditioned, allowing visitors to browse the over 5,000 book titles in comfort.

The prices of the books are also very affordable, with many paperbacks going for RM8 to RM16.

There is a small Tamil, Chinese and Malayali section along with a music corner.

“It’s our aim to bring books to people at affordable prices.
“Being a non-profit organisation in which our crew and staff (who hail from some 50 different countries) are not being paid salaries makes it possible for us to offer books at very low prices,” Walser said, adding that the ship also had long-lasting relationships with several publishers.

Captain Dyer said Penang would be an important stop for the ship as about 100 of its 340 volunteers serving on board would be disembarking after finishing two-year stints.

“A group of about 80 will come on board here in Penang.
“Aside from that, we’re taken on two to three containers of books (that have been shipped in from places like the United States and United Kingdom) that are being processed for sale now,” Captain Dyer said, adding that each container weighed about 40 tonnes and contained some 50,000 books.

He also said the ship spent an average of 50 to 70 days at sea each year, making about 20 port calls around the world.
Former Penang Port Commission chairman Tan Cheng Liang, who represented Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong to officiate the launching ceremony, said the Transport Ministry had agreed to waive a percentage of port duties for the ship.

“We hope this will help Logos Hope reach out to more people in fostering hope, love and peace,” Tan said.

During the ceremony, Tan cut an over 100kg cake in the shape of the ship.

The massive chocolate cake, which had a built in steam releaser, was given to Logos Hope by Swens Wong — a local cakemaker who had read about the ship’s good deeds.

Also seen helping out with the cake distribution was Matthew Lee, 23, who is one of over half a dozen Malaysian volunteers on board Logos Hope.

“I got on the ship in Sri Lanka in mid-June for a two-month stint.
“It was a bit of a culture shock for me at first (mingling with people from so many nationalities), but I quickly got used to it,” said the mechanical engineering graduate who works in the pantry.

Penang is Logos Hope’s first stop in the country.
From here, the ship will make her way to Port Klang, Kuching and finally, Kota Kinabalu before heading for Singapore.
The ship is open to the public at the Swettenham Pier from 10am to 10pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays and 1pm to 10pm on Sundays until Sept 25.

It closes on Mondays. Entry fees are RM1 per person. Children under 12 can enter for free but must be accompanied by an adult.



Description

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

'' is an important term in philosophy, psychology, rhetoric and religion. Originally a word meaning "a ground", "a plea", "an opinion", "an expectation", "word," "speech," "account," "reason," it became a technical term in philosophy, beginning with Heraclitus (ca. 535–475 BC), who used the term for a principle of order and knowledge.

Ancient philosophers used the term in different ways. The sophists used the term to mean discourse, and Aristotle applied the term to refer to "reasoned discourse" or "the argument" as relates to persuasive public speech in the field of rhetoric. The Stoic philosophers identified the term with the divine animating principle pervading the Universe.

After Judaism came under Hellenistic influence, Philo (ca. 20 BC–AD 40) adopted the term into Jewish philosophy. The Gospel of John identifies the Logos, through which all things are made, as divine (theos), and further identifies Jesus as the incarnation of the Logos.

Although the term "Logos" is widely used in this Christian sense, in academic circles it often refers to the various ancient Greek uses, or to post-Christian uses within contemporary philosophy, Sufism, and the analytical psychology of Carl Jung.



德语
Die Logos Hope ist ein Schiff des christlichen Hilfs- und Missionswerks Operation Mobilisation (OM). Sie ist das vierte Schiff in Dienst von OM und wird als schwimmendes Konferenz- und Kulturzentrum, als Büchermarkt und zum Transport von Hilfsgütern eingesetzt.

Geschichte

Das Schiff wurde 1973 als Ostseefähre Gustav Vasa auf der Nobiskrug-Werft in Rendsburg für die schwedische Reederei Lion Ferry AB gebaut. In Betrieb genommen wurde sie im Charterdienst für die Svenska Rederi AB auf der Linie MalmöTravemünde. Trotz mehrerer Betreiber- und Eignerwechsel behielt das Schiff den Namen und die Linie bis 1982.

In dem Jahr wurde die Gustav Vasa an die neu gegründete färöische Reederei Smyril Line verkauft, die das Schiff in Norröna umbenannte. Als einziges Schiff der Reederei verkehrte die Norröna zwischen Tórshavn, Hanstholm, Bergen, Lerwick und Seyðisfjörður und stellte damit die einzige Fährverbindung nach Island. Im Jahr 2003 nahm Smyril Line den wesentlich größeren Fährschiff-Neubau Norröna in Betrieb. Die alte Norröna wurde in Norröna I umbenannt, als Reserve auf Reede gelegt und zum Verkauf ausgeschrieben. Durch einen Zwischenfall im Januar 2004 kollidierte die neue Norröna bei stürmischem Wetter mit der Hafenmauer in Tórshavn und wurde beschädigt. Für die zweimonatige Reparaturzeit wurde die Norröna I noch einmal reaktiviert.






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