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.'