Clean start to the year

He carries nail polish remover for work

Hotel housekeeper Joseph Ling's trusted cleaning tools also include toothpaste and an eraser

At work, Andaz Singapore's executive housekeeper Joseph Ling walks around with bulging pockets.

From them, he produces a stack of green tea-scented nail polish remover sachets, a mini tube of toothpaste, measuring tape, paper napkins, an eraser, a pair of foldable scissors, a mini penknife, a wine waiter's corkscrew and a pen.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 13, 2019, with the headline 'He carries nail polish remover for work'. Print Edition | Subscribe