National Park of Mt. Palung is located in North Kayong and Ketapang regency, West Kalimantan. The park has the most complete ecosystem in Indonesia. The mountain is 1,116 meters high. That’s why, this park is named National Park of Mt. Palung. The National Park of Mt. Palung is one of natural preservation locations which has high value of natural diversity and various types of ecosystem, such as mangrove forest, swamp forest, peat swamp, fresh water swamp forest, and tropical Pamah forest. The mountain is always covered with fog.    Around 65 percent of its area is still primary forest which is not disturbed by human activities and has a lot of plants and wild animals. At the park, there are main tourism objects: Lubuk Baji, Batu Barat, Riam Berasap and Peramas hill. You can use sky or sea lines to access the National Park of Mt. Palung. If you use sky line, from Pontianak to Ketapang, the trip takes around one and a half hours. Then, it is continued to Sukadana or Melano bay by using car around 5 hours. Meanwhile, by sea line, from Pontianak directly to Melano bay, it takes around 9-10 hours. To enter to the park, foreign tourist will be charged Rp Rp 10,000 per person. Visitors who brings camera must pay extra charge Rp 2,500 per photograph and Rp 25,000 for video camera.


Taking medicine three times a day  or Minum Obat Tiga Kali Sehari

Voice of Indonesia presents “Let’s Speak Bahasa Indonesia,” a lesson in the Indonesian language on the radio, introducing some Indonesian vocabulary and tips on how to use it in a conversation. This segment is a joint initiative of Voice of Indonesia and the Language Development and Cultivation Agency at the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.  Today’s topic is  ‘Taking medicine three times a day’ or  Minum Obat Tiga Kali Sehari.

Next is a conversation about Minum Obat Tiga Kali Sehari or ‘Taking medicine three times a day’. Tony was sick. He was taken by Joko to see a doctor. Now, he is at the pharmacy to get some medicines.


Bapak Tony, Bapak Tony.....


Ya , saya


Ini obat untuk Anda. Ini obat diare, ini obat mual dan ini vitamin. Minum obat ini setelah makan.


Baik. Berapa kali sehari saya harus minum obat ini?


Tiga kali sehari. Semoga lekas sembuh


Terima kasih

After the conversation, now I’ll introduce some vocabulary and expressions related to the topic today. I’ll say each word slowly and twice, you can follow after me. 

Ya, saya

(2X) which means

Yes, I am.

Ini obat untuk Anda


This is your medicine.

Ini obat diare, ini obat mual dan ini vitamin


This is for diarrhea, this is for nausea and this is the vitamin.

Minum obat ini setelah makan


Take the medicines after you have eaten.

Berapa kali sehari saya harus minum obat?


How many times a day should I take the medicines?

Tiga kali sehari


Three times a day

Semoga lekas sembuh


Get well soon

Berolahraga dua kali seminggu


Practicing sports twice a week




Harus habis


Must be finished

Berapa kali seminggu?

Berapa kali sebulan?

Berapa kali setahun?


How many times a week?

How many times a month?

How many times a year?

Music ..........

If you want to ask about frequency in doing something, you have to start with Berapa kali sehari?, Berapa kali seminggu?, Berapa kali sebulan? dan Berapa kali setahun?

For examples :

-Berapa kali sehari saya harus minum obat ini? Which means how many times a day should I take the medicine?

-Berapa kali seminggu Anda berolahraga? Which means how many times a week do you do sports?

Now, let us follow to the next examples of sentences that mention frequency in doing something:

- Saya harus minum obat ini tiga kali sehari which means ‘I have to take the medicine three times a day’.

- Saya berolahraga dua kali seminggu  which means ‘I do exercise/sport twice a week’.

Coming up next, to get direction in taking madicines, you can use some expressions :

Minum obat ini tiga kali sehari (Take the medicines three times a day)

Minum obat ini sebelum makan (Take the medicines before you eat)

Ini antibiotik. Obat ini harus habis (This is antibiotics. It should be finished.)


The punishment for sinking vessels that illegally fish in Indonesian waters does not seem to deter foreign fishermen. Recently, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) has again succeeded in capturing 6 foreign fishing vessels. Three vessels from Vietnam and 3 others from the Philippines were arrested in 2 different water locations due to illegal activities.
The three vessels from Vietnam transported 36 crews with Vietnamese citizenship. They were secured and then escorted to Batam Marine and Fisheries Resource Monitoring Base (PSDKP) for investigation process by Fisheries Civil Servant Investigators (PPNS). Meanwhile, 3 vessels from the Philippines, pump-boat along with 11 Filipino crew members were taken to  Bitung PSDKP Base in North Sulawesi.The capture of the vessels from Vietnam and the Philippines increased the number that had been captured by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries for illegal activities in Indonesian waters. At least, from January to the end of July 2019, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has succeeded in capturing 43 foreign fishing vessels.In accordance with the Indonesian Fisheries Act, the perpetrators could face a maximum jail sentence of six years and a maximum fine of Rp. 20 billion. Meanwhile, the captured vessels can be auctioned or sunk if they already have legal binding.However, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries prefers to sink the illegal vessels because the foreign vessels that have been auctioned off have the potential to be re-used for similar crimes. Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pujiastuti once revealed that illegal fishing vessels were auctioned at a price of only Rp. 100 to Rp. 500 million. Meanwhile, their profits reached Rp. 1-2 billion from once fishing by stealing in the territory of Indonesia. This means that their activities are truly detrimental to the state.The decision to sink foreign vessels carrying out illegal fishing in Indonesian waters is viewed as an appropriate choice. However, this action does not seem to bring about a deterrent effect. This is evidenced by the arrests carried out recently by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.In addition to giving punishments, it seems that diplomatic steps also need to be strengthened so that the relevant countries provide education to their citizens about the dangers and legal consequences of illegal fishing activities. In fact, diplomatic relations need to be enhanced so that illegal fishing in other countries' waters can be avoided.