Premier League legends Ian Wright, Graham Stuart and Mamady Sidibe were joined by iconic presenter John Dykes as they surveyed the surroundings that will greet Premier League visitors.
The quartet paved the way for Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City's arrival in July, enjoying the best sights and sounds of Singapore and even tasting what the country had to offer - apart from plenty of footballing passion - when they visited Tiong Bahru Market.
An hour of sampling popular local dishes and interacting with the fans present followed. But just when they thought they were done, the quartet were presented with a challenge that all their footballing pedigree put together still had not prepared them to face.
The Barclays Asia Trophy will be played on the 15th and 18th of July at the National Stadium, with tickets already going on sale at the Singapore Sports Hub.
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