01 Jan '12, 11pm

Cleaners were out in force to tidy up at New Year parties - even as revellers partied on

Cleaners were out in force to tidy up at New Year parties - even as revellers partied on

A cleaner sweeping up trash at Clarke Quay early yesterday. Cleaning firms said they had to deploy more staff this weekend due to more parties and new spaces from which to enjoy the fireworks. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING By Shuli Sudderuddin An army of cleaners hit the streets within minutes of midnight on Sunday, even as the last fireworks lit up the skyline and strains of music still played over the air. Their mission: To rid the streets of trash left behind by revellers, who had gathered as early as Saturday afternoon at various places such as Marina Bay, Orchard Road and Sentosa, to bid farewell to 2011 and welcome the New Year. Marina Bay, the Promontory and The Lawn - a new and usually pristine field in the Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) - were littered with plastic bags, cups and bottles, sheets of newspaper and the odd bunch of tinsel on Sunday morning. Lessons lea...

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