Kelvin, a 17-year-old student who refused to give his full name, said: “I found out about Ronaldo’s arrival through The Straits Times’ Facebook post.
“I have been following Ronaldo since his Manchester United days and I had been waiting here since 9am.
“Although he didn’t sign my jersey, it was still an unbelievable experience to see him in person for the first time.”
Ronaldo’s image rights, apart from those related to his club Real Madrid, are managed by Mint Media, a Hong Kong-based company owned by Lim.
Later on Friday, he will sign a major endorsement deal brokered by Mint Media and he will also dine with Lim, who is a close personal friend.
The player is one of the most marketable athletes in the world and has endorsements with major brands like Nike, Emporio Armani, Tag Heuer and Herbalife.
Ronaldo will jet off later today to attend Mint Media events in Beijing and Shanghai.