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’


Photos: Teo Sijia
Video: Charlene Chong

Are 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 traveller who packs two of everything, just to name a few…

This week, we have Kayly Loh who plays Jeremy Chan’s onscreen wife aka Jia Bao Zuan, the eldest daughter-in-law in the Zhang family. She’s a bit of a comic character in the show – and this very much mirrors Kayly’s loud and upbeat personality in real life, and her easygoing nature belies her travelling—and packing—style when on a trip, we learned.

Not one who’s fussed about getting the perfect #OOTD (outfit of the day) shot or Instagram-worthy looks when she’s on the road (her tried-and-tested pro-tip is to just dress in basic, monochrome or solid colours), Kayly probably spends more time obsessing over the gadgets she needs to bring rather than the clothes she should pack.

She’ll never leave Singapore without her drone, Bluetooth earpiece, camera, tripod, Nintendo switch, kindle, laptop and iPad, but—and you probably will find this hard to believe—she once forgot to pack her brassiere in the luggage and only realised it when she had to change into a different outfit after arriving at her destination. True story.

Despite lugging an amazing amount of gadgets around when she travels, Kayly has never once exceeded her baggage limit, which is a feat by itself. How does she do it? With minimal clothes and a wear-and-trash mentality. Read on for more, and watch the video below!

Jalan Jalan is now showing weekdays, 7.30pm on Channel 8. Watch past episodes of Jalan Jalan on Toggle.

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

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