I am dassaro. Just call dass.I love travelling.All three letter words.When i was working i have traveled to a number of countries like Singapore,Thailand,Indonesia,Cambodia,Vietnam,Myanmar,Philippines,Sri Lanka,India and Maldives.Some countries i have went twice or thrice I have just retired After my retirement i went to East Malaysia.Traveling can be done by organized tour or even with a partner.I have traveled once in a tour and more than once with a partner. Traveling this way really piss me off.In a organized tour you just have to follow the schedule.With a partner if you can’t get along it just spoil your mood for the rest of the journey.My preferred choice is traveling solo.I take solo traveling seriously because it gives me the freedom to make my own choice.With proper planing and travel insurance you can overcome the negative factors like safety and loneliness.

Looking at the trend today more and more people especially women are traveling solo.This is because with the internet and mobile traveling has become less sophisticated.With many budget airlines operating in many countries it has become even cheaper to cross borders and countries.With this in mind and the ample time i have after retirement i decided to embark on the journey of discovery to many of this countries which i have not travel yet.Countries or cities or towns have pass through different era’s It is up to us to discover the past and present.Readers are welcomed to follow my blog.I believe the readers are on the same page with me.


I started to create a travel blog when i saw a fellow traveler from Europe was busy with his laptop in the hostel.When i inquiry he told me he kept all his travel record in a blog.What impress me is all his travel photos and videos are kept in this so called ‘blog’ with titles of places and dates.This eye opening chat inspire me to have my own travel blog.What more when in the past i have lost all my travel photos and videos which i kept on my online album.This particular website suddenly disappear from the scene.Therefore i thought i have found a perfect solution.That’s how i created my travel blog “www.daschangingera.com”

My first post….

This is the first post on my new blog.I am running this blog and hope readers will keep tune for more posting.Subscribe below to get notified for more updates.Let ‘s start the journey….

‘Blogging on the slow lane’

As mentioned earlier I have just started to learn the art of blogging.I am learning this stuff through trial and error.Most of the travel blog I read teaches you how to safe money or to be safe on the road.Well I hope to be a bit different from the others

KUANTAN-Past to Present: 1

Waking along jalan Mahkota I came across some pre war buildings.It is no different from other old buildings found in other parts of this country the usual two storey shop house building.What is important is this old buildings represents the past era of British rule and is still utilised todayThis buildings are build during the early 1900’s century during the British colonial period.i have taken some photoshoot with my mobile.

Close up of a old building in jalan mahkota,kuantan.
The street along jalan mahkota where a row of old buildings found after the police station.
This is another row of old building constructed three years later in jalan mahkota,kuantan.
Looks like all this building are constructed before the second world war and still is used till today. Era of old kuantan has evolved itself into a modern town.
This photo shows the past era of Kuantan.
it is around the beginning of 1900 century.Source from the internet.

I came across this Malay restaurant in jalan mahkota by chance when I went in for a drink. Nothing special about this restaurant except the owner is a collector of antique products. He has proudly displayed his set of collection which dates back to the first world war.I am grateful to the owner for allowing me to take some photos.

Antique displayed on the wall.
children’s antique.
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I am visiting this town currently and would like to make a comparison during the 80’s and the present era.This town is located in the east coast of West Malaysia.Malaysia is actually made up of East and West Malaysia seperated by South China sea.

I was actually working in this town during the1980’s but was later transferred to Kuala Lumpur.This town was about 4 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur using the east coast highway.Today it has changed with many shopping malls and has grown almost twice its size.I chose this town for blogging since I started my career here.I hope it is the right decision. Readers just keep tune and enjoy more factual articles.

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Monsoon in Kuantan

Yesterday I arrived late in the evening in Kuantan greeted by heavy rain.After a good sleep I work up today and it was still raining and gloomy. This is the monsoon season in Malaysia and it is even worse in the east cost and you can really experience it.In some countries there are four weather season but over here we have the dry season as well as the moosoon which will. last till late February.Maybe it is not the right time for tourist to visit the east coast. Here is some photoshots from my handphone.

Air putih area, kuantan
Heavy rain. From hotel room.
a street in air putih,kuantan