Archive for December, 2012

The Awesomeness of Senggigi Beach in Lombok

Pantai Senggigi or Senggigi beach is one of the famous beaches in West Lombok .Directly facing the Straits of Lombok, Senggigi Beach has become the center of marine tourism in Lombok Island. The calm waves and coastal areas have become pleasant place to swim while enjoying views of Mount Agung (Bali) which is visible from this place. There is also Pura Batu Bolong, a temple built on a coral reef which is located at the edge of the beach.

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There are many tourist activities that visitors can do in this beach, such as swimming, water playing, diving, snorkelling, sunbathing, and playing around making sandcastles. At this beach, many kinds of Lombok dishes are served in restaurants which are lined up neatly at the edge of the beach. The price varies from Rp 30,000 to Rp 300,000 each person . Almost every restaurant in Senggigi Beach serves typical Lombok dishes such as Ayam Taliwang and Plecing Kangkung. Around Senggigi Beach there are lots of inn,from five-star hotels, resorts, hotels, to lodge house. Moreover, in the coastal areas, restaurants, cafe, bar, open-air market, a row of souvenir and gift stall, mosque, public toilets, parking lots, and others are often found.

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Senggigi Beach is quite easily reachable. The distance is only about 12 kilometers from northwest Mataram and it can be reached by car or rented motorcycle. For renting a car with the driver, the charge is around Rp 300,000 for an eight-hour trip. While for the motorcycle is about Rp 100,000. Other transportation that can be used toward the Senggigi from Mataram is Blue Bird taxi or Express whose charge could reach to Rp 30,000 – Rp40,000

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The Common Problems When Reading Academic Paper

Nowadays, reading academic paper is very important for students. Many students have problems when read it. It is important for them to know that it will be detriment for them in the future. I believe there are some common problems that make them difficult to read it. This paper intends to provide some common problems when reading academic paper. In the following section I will explain about common problems when reading academic paper.

Firstly, the lack of student’s vocabularies. Vocabularies are the collection of words that they use on a daily life. Vocabularies play a fundamental role in the reading process. Students cannot understand a text without knowing what most of the words mean. So, if the students feel strange about some words while reading academic papers, they will stick in there. They will not go on the next sentence until they find out what it means.

 Secondly, the lack of student’s concentration and will. Concentration and will is an ability that makes someone focuses on his or her work. Concentration and will are related each other. Students have to focus on what they are read and they have to be eager to read the academic paper. When they try to read the academic paper without concentration, they will not get what are the ideas of the academic paper.

The main ideas of the common problems in reading academic paper are about lack of student’s vocabularies, concentration, and will. Students will lose their mood in reading academic paper if they meet with strange vocabularies that they don’t use in daily life. They are likely to be lazy to search the meaning of it. Not only student’s vocabularies factor, but also student’s concentration and will factor have an effect on them when reading academic paper.