A respite from work to soak in Christmas cheer

Christmas came early for some cleaners working in Nee Soon East constituency. Forty-three of them - nine Singaporeans and 34 migrant workers - joined children from low-income families and staff from Nee Soon Town Council on a bus tour down Orchard Ro
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Christmas came early for some cleaners working in Nee Soon East constituency.

Forty-three of them - nine Singaporeans and 34 migrant workers - joined children from low-income families and staff from Nee Soon Town Council on a bus tour down Orchard Road to see the Christmas light-up on Thursday night.

Mr Louis Ng, an MP for Nee Soon GRC, joined them on the open-top bus, and snapped a wefie with them, accompanied by his daughter Ella Ng (with stuffed toy), four, and Angelic Xu, nine, granddaughter of a town council staff member.

The bus also took them past City Hall and landmarks such as The Fullerton Hotel before making a stop at the Merlion Park, where they watched the Spectra outdoor light and water show at Marina Bay Sands.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 15, 2018, with the headline 'A respite from work to soak in Christmas cheer'. Print Edition | Subscribe