The Life List: Top 10 gear for travelling lighter

With the holiday season just around the corner, here are some packing essentials to help you travel lighter.

SINGAPORE - When packing for trips, I live by a quote from French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery: He who would travel happily must travel light.

It is freeing to travel with just a backpack or carry-on luggage. It cuts waiting at the baggage carousel. It helps you navigate cobbled streets and narrow footpaths with ease. A half-empty suitcase also means you have more room for shopping.

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