All packed

PUBLISHED : Friday, 04 May, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 04 May, 2007, 12:00am

Architect Gary Chang, a self-confessed hotel obsessive, opens his suitcase.

1. Waterproof cap

'I don't like wearing macs so I use a waterproof cap instead.'

2. Map of Europe

'As I often go to Europe, I always carry a map of it around with me. When I'm feeling down, I just have to open the map and think of my next destination and I feel better.'

3. Gloves

'A little trick I learnt was to wear gloves when carrying heavy shopping bags so as not to chafe your hands.'

4. iPod

'I don't use it for music, much - I mostly use it to store photographs.'

5. Luxe Guides

'A small and stylish way of carrying a city guide. A definite travel essential.'

6. Durable folder

'Since I often travel for work, I keep all my paperwork in a big folder.'

7. Notebook

'With squared paper. I draw out the floor plan of every hotel room I stay in.'

8. Laptop

'I'm not a computer person but unfortunately, it's a requirement for work. I don't find the laptop itself heavy but I hate all the cables and equipment that go with it.'