The day began on the training pitch and ended with a stunning view. Following a regeneration session on Friday morning, the BVB players spent the afternoon discovering Singapore from the water and sky.

BVB won their first friendly of the tour – a 7-2 victory against the Lion City Sailors – on Thursday evening. Aside from Marco Reus, Mats Hummels and Göktan Gürpüz, who were not in the squad but still on location, all the players on the tour got some minutes. Due to the match the evening before, a regeneration session was pencilled in for Friday morning. 

But before the players were put through their paces on the training ground, it was the little ones' turn. The coaches at the BVB Evonik Football Academy held a football course for the children of Evonik employees. BVB legend Roman Weidenfeller was among the instructors – to the delight of many beaming children and proud parents.

In the afternoon, Mats Hummels and Emre Can visited the headquarters of BVB partner Evonik in Singapore, in which BVB's offices are also located. Afterwards, the players stopped off in a research laboratory to find out about the specialty chemicals company's latest developments. Beforehand, they had answered questions from, signed autographs for and taken selfies with around 80 Evonik employees decked out in yellow. Meanwhile, Marco Reus and Salih Özcan visited the employees of BVB partner Bybit and showed off their table football skills.

The four players then met up with their team-mates at the "Marina Bay Floating Stadium", a stadium divided into two parts: a stand on land that overlooks a pitch floating on the water in the Marina Bay. 

The team then explored the bay via a so-called "duck tour". This involves a ride on an amphibious vehicle, which travels over both land and water. Always within view throughout the tour was the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the last stop of the day. The team went up to the 57th floor to take a team photo with the Singapore skyline in the background. (cr)