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Cameron Highlands: Tea Time

5 Min. Read If you happen to be exploring peninsular Malaysia and are looking for a peaceful and relaxing spot to unwind with a cup of tea…  then look no further than the colonial town of Cameron Highlands. An excellent stop to enjoy some nature trails and recharge your batteries if you’re criss-crossing through SE…

Johor Bahru: Glass Temple of Kali Ma

5 Min. Read In the city of Johor Bahru in Malaysia, lies a peculiar temple.  A temple devoted to the Hindu Goddess Kali…  One that is made entirely of glass. It’s called… Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman.  Originally built in 1922 on land gifted by Sultan Ibrahim of Johor, the temple started out as a small shrine…

Singapore: 10 Things to See and Do

8 Min. Read One of the Four Asian Tigers.Multi-Cultural City-State. Global Financial Hub. Foodie Heaven… We could only be talking about one place really… Singapore Yep. Singapore. Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles as a trading post for the British empire, Singapore had evolved into one of Asia’s economic powerhouses and with a population…

Meet the Author

Ben Valentino.

A solo world traveler with over 10 years experience of international travel and lover of cultures, languages and all things exotic.

Combining his passion for travel and writing he warmly welcomes you to However Sheltered This Port:

A blog about unconventional travel, the majesty of the world and everything in it.


Whoever you are come travel with me.

Traveling with me you find what never tires.

The earth never tires,

The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first,

Nature is rude and incomprehensible at first,

Be not discouraged, keep on, there are divine things

well envelop’d,

I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful

than words can tell.


We must not stop here,

However sweet these laid-up stores, however convenient this dwelling we cannot remain here,

However shelter’d this port and however calm these waters we must not anchor here,

However welcome the hospitality that surrounds us

we are permitted to receive it but a little while.”

-Walt Whitman

from “Song of the Open Road”