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Christian Barker

Christian Barker

For two decades, Christian Barker has worked as an editor and journalist for publications including The Rake, Forbes Asia, Robb Report, Tatler and T+L Southeast Asia. While he also writes about topics such as business, sustainability, entertainment and wellbeing, luxury is Christian’s speciality — providing guidance on how and where to expend one’s time and money in the most discerning manner possible. Unsurprisingly, his Singapore crisis-time bucket list eschews the zoo, sightseeing and theme parks in favor of more rarefied pastimes.

Raffles Grand d’Angkor: Timber Cage Elevator and Bellman

Hotels & Resorts

Why Now-Now-Now Is the Time to (Re)visit Angkor Wat

Far from the madding crowd, tourist numbers in Siem Reap remain low and the historic Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor has reopened with aplomb.

Anthony Bourdain Singapore : The English House Restaurant Interior

Food & Drink

This Singapore Restaurant Is Also a Museum of Anthony Bourdain Memorabilia 

Bourdain fans: Time for a pilgrimage to Marco Pierre White’s The English House.

Yuba at Wakuda

Food & Drink

A Meal With Chef Tetsuya Wakuda at His New ‘Everyday Gourmet’ Restaurant in Singapore

We have a legit mouthgasm at the new eponymous restaurant by the two-Michelin-starred chef.


Asia’s Best Awards 2022: Singapore’s Top Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and More

From shophouses to skyscrapers to Sentosa, your votes have been counted!

Four Seasons Singapore

Hotels & Resorts

These Are the Most Luxurious Pet-cations in Singapore

These luxury hotels are all about creature comforts.


Tips & News

These Are Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021

Mezcal evangelist Coa in Hong Kong is named best bar in Asia. Here’s how all your other favorite watering holes rank this year, from 1-100.

Hotels & Resorts

This Indonesian Resort Has a Horse Retirement Plan

What screams ‘cinematic vacation’ more than horseback riding down a beautiful beach? Nihi Sumba has a stable of rescue ponies.

Food & Drink

Even the Glass is Greener This St. Patrick’s Day

In honor of the Emerald Isle, we raise a toast to the greenest, most conscientious brewers in our region. Because what’s St. Patrick’s Day without green beer?


We’re Going All Green, All March. Introducing: The T+L Asia Green Edit

We’re dedicating this month to environmentally responsible travel and leisure. First up, a primer on the 7 key signs of a sustainable hotel.


T+L Hometown Hit List: Singapore

We asked our writers for their favorite places to travel domestically. Here, Christian Barker tells us where he fancies in Singapore.

Food & Drink

3 of the Best Bloody Mary Recipes in Asia

We’re here to help you nurse that hangover.

Food & Drink

These are Our 5 Favorite Pizzas in Singapore #TLASIAPIZZAWEEK

This exhaustively researched list of the best pizza in Singapore features both quick’n’sleazy slices and gourmet pies.

Food & Drink

Our Guide to Singapore Festive Feasting

Here are our picks for the most delectable holiday dinners in Singapore.

Hotels & Resorts

5 Fabulous Singapore Staycations

We check in to some of Singapore’s most iconic hotels to get away without going far.