Cool facts about Doulos Hope in Manila

Cool facts about Doulos Hope in Manila

Doulos Hope docked in Manila

March 28, 2024. Manila, Philippines. Docked in Eva Macapagal International Cruise Terminal in Manila South Harbor in 25th Street, Pier 15, Port area, Manila. Families with children should visit the Doulos Hope floating bookstore to help them discover their passion and turn reading into a hobby. This is in contrast to kids who are constantly engrossed in digital media on their iPads and tablets. It’s time to restore the fundamentals of reading as the literacy rate in the Philippines has drastically declined. As they say, a person who is well-read will go far.

Doulos Hope are in town this season, next schedules are published on their digital portals. Previously, they stopped at Subic Bay and Pangasinan Port. After the Manila stint, the next docked will be in Batangas port. Booked your ticket online thru: QR code or registration link:

Entrance fee is ₱50 per person. Philippine Port Authority (PPA) fee: ₱6/person. Free of charge for senior citizens and children who are 12 years old and below. Payment is made by cash only before boarding . Doulos Hope in Manila is open Tuesdays  to Sundays from 1:00 PM to 7PM. The ship is closed on Mondays.There is no parking space inside the port area, instead visitors are advised to park at Quirino Grandstand for a fee of Php 100 (flat rate).

GBA Ships operates Doulos Hope and Logos Hope. Gute Bücher für Alle (Good Books for All) is a German charity, which operates MV Logos Hope in service of the organization’s goals. Sold to a Singaporean firm, MV Doulos Hope completed a period of refurbishment and entered service in May, 2023., Doulos Hope is based in Southeast Asia and provides a floating library service in shallow-water ports to complement its much larger sister ship, the MV Logos Hope.

MV Doulos Hope is a former cruise ship now serving as a floating library owned by the faith-based organisation Operation Mobilisation and operated by the GBA Ships, a non-profit organization registered in Germany that focuses on serving the Southeast Asia region, including the Philippines. Similar to its sister ship, Logos Hope, Doulos Hope’s mission is to share knowledge, help, and hope.

Cool facts about Doulos Hope in Manila
Doulos Hope docked in Manila

What to buy and things to do in Doulos Hope in Manila Port.

Books for sale and other merchandise are price tagged as units. A hundred unit is equal to ₱120. The lowest unit they have is 25 (₱30). Doulos Hope director, Mr. Nathan Schmutz, reiterates that their staff and ship crew share the knowledge by giving the community across the globe an access to literature at a low cost. “Doulos Hope team wish to instill the passion for reading because we believe that there are huge potential in reaching out local community and distribute good quality literature in our hands and growing through it… we invite everybody to come on board to learn from one another. For them sharing knowledge  also means cultural exchange as they have seen and heard stories from different nationalities and cultural experiences” said Schmutz. A

Books for kids concerning crosswords and brain games starts at 100 units. Science, sports, hobbies, language, faith, and children’s bedtime stories are all included on each shelf, along with lifestyle books, journals, notebooks, do-it-yourself journals, children’s books, and books for sale. Faith-based books and mementos from Doulos Hope are displayed in every corner of the ship. Educational toys include puzzles, fidget spinners (100 units), and children’s art supplies (200 units).Doulos Hope souvenirs of all sorts, cheapest are the click pens at ₱40. Larnyards, pins, maps, postcards, and magnetic trinkets starts at 50 units.

Always bring the exact amount to Hope Café. Popcorn is priced at ₱60, and they have chocolate, vanilla, and mixed ice cream for ₱80. Drinks include bottled water, juice, soda, hot coffee, and cost from ₱40 to ₱120.

Enjoy the vista of Manila Bay while you’re at it.

Doulos Hope confirmed schedules as follows:
Batangas City, Philippines 15 Apr 2024 to 29 Apr 2024
Hong Kong, SAR China 3 May 2024 to 28 May 2024
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 3 Jun 2024 to 2 Jul 2024
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 3 Jul 2024 to 23 Jul 2024 TBC

How to get there:
25th Street, Pier 15, Manila South Port
Ermita, Manila

The closest landmark is the Philippine Ports Authority gate, which is located behind the Manila Hotel. In addition to paying the fees, you must provide the digital QR code from your pre-registration. Proceed directly ahead; Doulos Hope challenge team (staff) will be stationed to assist you in reaching Eva Macapagal Terminal.



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