What’s in my bag: Kayly Loh’s the gadget girl you’d want to travel with - 8days Skip to main content



What’s in my bag: Kayly Loh’s the gadget girl you’d want to travel with

Kayly Loh tells Toggle what are her travel necessities when she goes overseas to ‘Jalan Jalan’

What’s in my bag: Kayly Loh’s the gadget girl you’d want to travel with
Photos: Teo SijiaVideo: Charlene ChongAre you a light or heavy packer? Organised or messy? A last minute packer or a well-prepared traveller?These were a few burning questions we posed to the cast of Channel 8’s long-form drama series Jalan Jalan at the show’s press conference, where we invited them to bring and share with us some of their must-have travel essentials when they are on an overseas trip. It was an intimate session, to say the least, with the actors airing some of their insecurities and deepest, darkest secrets, and we had it all captured on camera.We picked up a couple of interesting celebrity trivia about the cast of Jalan Jalan: there is a self-professed fitness nut who needs to work out every day when he’s travelling because of his sweet tooth; a gadget girl who can’t live without her arsenal of techy stuff (even though it weighs a ton); and an idiosyncratic
Watch past episodes of Jalan Jalan on Toggle.

(Continued on next page: What are Kayly's essential gadgets?)

Kayly's shades and speakers (left) and her handy tripod (right).

#1 Cute pouch

“This thing is very cute and assuming, right? It’s where I put all my currencies. I don’t bring my wallet when I travel, so I just bring this pouch and stash it inside [my bag]. And why I put money in such an unassuming pouch? ‘Cos people will think it’s for sanitary pads so they usually won’t steal this. It’s so puffy and it looks like something that guys wouldn’t want to touch. So this is my travel wallet.”

#2 Tech gadgets (Kindle, iPad, laptop)

“My necessities include my Kindle – I don’t read fiction books. [I’m currently] reading Tony Robbin’s book – ‘7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom’. My entire list [of books] are all self-help books (laughs). I’m very boring like that [but] I don’t usually read anything about finance and this is the first book because somebody introduced it to me. The rest are business-based or personal growth-related…

My iPad is a very, very old iPad. Why do I need it? Because I’m a person who cannot sit still. I love travelling but I hate being in the airplane – just sitting there and doing nothing really kills me, so I must be loaded with things to do. Games, books, movies – I just have to be occupied. I usually cannot sleep on flights that’s why I need this. Then I have my laptop—of course, right?—I need it ‘cos I want to do my work on the plane. I just cannot have a spare minute on the plane. I have to do something. So if this battery runs out, this battery runs out, I still have this. If there’s really nothing to do, I’ll watch in-flight entertainment movies.”

#3 Bluetooth headpiece

“I love this thing. It’s my shades, but it’s not just any other shades. It actually is a speaker (laughs). Backstory: my ear tunnel is quite small and I cannot use normal earphones. Whenever I use them it gets very painful ‘cos I have to jab it in, so I can only use headphones but they are extremely bulky. Until I saw this thing on Kickstarter, and backed it! So how it works is I just have to pair it via Bluetooth to any device I have, put it on and the sound comes out from the back and only I can hear it. Mostly I’d use it when I want to sleep or for long train rides… I usually charge it once in a few days when I travel.”

#4 Tripod and camera“Another gadget—I’m so terrible!—I’d bring is my tripod. But this is a very good tripod ‘cos it’s the bendable type. So if I go hiking or wherever and there’s nobody to take photos for me, I’d just clamp this to a tree branch and take photos of myself (laughs). I’ve clamped this to my jeep before and took a video of me driving. I love it! It’s one of my best buys, and I actually bought it at the airport.My camera, a Sony a7 II was a very big Christmas present to myself two years ago. It’s totally worth it, and so light compared to other DSLRs, so it’s more compact. I bring this for all my trips to take photos of myself.”#5 Drone“The big bulky ones that I cannot fit in my [carry on] bag… ta dah! First item is a drone, but I got the smallest drone, the spark. Nowadays it’s so easy to fly a drone, and it’s so compact and small,



Want More? Check These Out

You May Also Like