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Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng looking at some book on the Logos Hope in Penang on September 4, 2015. —Pictures by KE OoiPenang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng looking at some book on the Logos Hope in Penang on September 4, 2015. —Pictures by KE OoiGEORGE TOWN, Sept 4 — The world's largest floating book fair, Logos Hope, is back in Penang for the second time for its last stop before heading to Africa.

The book fair on a ship, with over 400 crew members from all over the world, opens to public today and will remain here until the end of September.

The ship will offer a selection of over 5,000 books that cover a range of subjects from science to sports and hobbies at affordable prices.

Visitor browsing various type of book on the Logos Hope book ship in Penang on September 4, 2015.Visitor browsing various type of book on the Logos Hope book ship in Penang on September 4, 2015.“I hope that during the 26 days in Swettenham Pier, there will be good interaction with our own rich culture here in Penang to strengthen the love of knowledge and friendship between peoples,” said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at the official opening ceremony of Logos Hope here.

Other than the wide availability of books, the visitor experience deck is also open to public to explore along with the International Cafe offering snacks, drinks and ice cream.

According to Logos Hope director Seelan Govender, the ship hope to reach its fifth million visitor to the ship when in Penang during this whole month.

There will be Family Fun Days on September 23 and 24, from 11am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 3.39pm respectively, where there will be games and activities showcasing various cultures.

The Logos Hope is open to public in Penang, September 4, 2015.The Logos Hope is open to public in Penang, September 4, 2015.Tickets to the event are free but on a first come first serve basis.

Music lovers may want to purchase tickets at only RM5 to the Blue Note: Jazz Cafe event at 7.30pm on September 25.

The public will also get a glimpse of living in a “global village” at the Cultural Cafe on September 27.

Logos Hope will be open from Tuesday to Saturday (10am-9.30pm), Sundays (2pm-9.30pm). Entry is RM1 per person and children under 12 years old enter for free.

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