The lads really felt the heat as the sun broke through the morning clouds.
Nevertheless, the intensity of the session didn't drop off as pre-season work continued - it's now less than a month to the big kick-off at Palace in the Premier League.
Nacer Chadli also joined the squad for his first session.
More imminently, we face Sunderland in the opening match of the Barclays Asia Trophy on Wednesday - 11am UK time.
We'll have photographs from this evening's open training and autogragh session at Hong Kong Stadium soon...