MV Doulos

Monday, July 10, 2006 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm 6 comments

Hubby waved a newspaper cutting at me a couple of days back and asked if I read about the MV Doulos arriving in Port Klang for a month. Huh!! Had no clue and he gave me his famous blank look (the “how could you miss an article on a floating book fair that takes up an entire page” look)

Anyway, we decided to drive to Port Klang on Saturday to look for the ship. We knew there are 3 ports at Port Klang and it should be relatively easy to locate a ship the size of the Titanic. Mistake No. 1 – Although the Doulos is almost as old as the Titanic, it is not the same size.

Took us an hour and a half from KL to actually locating the ship. Mistake No. 2 – South Port, West Port, and North Port are very different entities, are not located very close to each other and are manned by people who know nuts about the MV Doulos. We arrived at South Port first and were greeted by lots of fishing boats. Nope, definitely not here.

North Port was our next stop and the officer there told us that the Doulos is at West Port. He spoke with such authority that we were sure he was right. Drove all the way to West Port (20 minutes away) and was told that the Doulos is at the Star Cruises terminal. Bravo……Malaysia Boleh!

Anyway, after the very taxing long drive, we trudged our way to the pier where the Doulos was berthed. “Er…..kinda small-ish”, hubby commented. “Nevermind, still a ship nonetheless”.

Crowds were minimal with queues only at the on-board canteen and cashiers. Lots of books everywhere but it was very stuffy in the book area. Hubby decided to take Brae for a spot of ship exploration while I looked for books to buy.

We spent about an hour on the ship and another half hour at the Star Cruises terminal. Well, it is not often that we have family excursions (this is probably the 1st one) so I thoroughly enjoyed it. We must do this more often instead of the usual shopping centre visits. It was just the lack of directions that spoiled the day.

The very next day, an article on the Doulos was published in The Star which stated clearly that it was berthed at the Star Cruises terminal. Urrrggghhhh, the early bird gets the free Port Klang tour.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. shoppingmum  |  Monday, July 10, 2006 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm

    Too bad it’s at Port Klang, if it’s at Penang port, I’ll check it out.
    Bought any good books?

  • 2. Vien  |  Tuesday, July 11, 2006 2:37 am at 2:37 am

    LOL! I love the way your hubby’s commented. If we were drive around like this, my hubby will be b*tchin already!

  • 3. IMMomsDaughter  |  Tuesday, July 11, 2006 9:06 am at 9:06 am

    No long queue meh? When Zara’s Mama & family went, long queue wor..

  • 4. Zara's Mama  |  Tuesday, July 11, 2006 10:38 am at 10:38 am

    Next time check out mah.. where it is docked..

    Port Klang so many ports.. and you visited all.. Bravo!

  • 5. khongfamily  |  Tuesday, July 11, 2006 11:22 am at 11:22 am

    Bought books which I haven’t seen at the local stores at all. Mainly board books (hopefully chew-resistant) for Brae and books with lots of colour and pictures in them. Spent about RM100 on books.

    Fortunately, hubby loves driving. Was b*tching a fair bit about needing to get a new set of wheels. Roads at Port Klang are similar to the waves at sea! And those monster container trucks rule there.

    No long queue because we went based on the earlier Star article on the Doulos (the one that did not specify which port it was at). Crowds probably appeared the next day after the 2nd article was out. Anyhow, there are no specific signs showing the way to Star Cruises until you are actually at their front doorstep.

  • 6. Allyfeel  |  Tuesday, July 11, 2006 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm

    What a shame that it doesn’t have any signage at all for a clearer indication.

    Wah, luckily ur hubby is a patient guy. I am still contemplating about bringing bb there.


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