February 9, 2017
Lounge Review: SilverKris Lounge in Singapore
Straight to the Point
I recently got to try Singapore Airline’s Terminal 3 SilverKris business lounge in Singapore. There’s how it went.
I was flying from Singapore to Johannesburg in business class on the brand new A350 at 1:30 AM and had a few hours to kill before my flight. Singapore’s business and first class lounges are both located at the same spot and share an entrance. The business lounge is to the left and the first class lounge is to the right. Note that Star Alliance Gold members do not have access to this lounge. Gold members are directed to a separate KrisFlyer Gold lounge. You pretty much need to be flying on a Star Alliance business class flight to get in.
The interior of the lounge was ultra-modern, very comfortable, and immaculate. There are leather couches throughout the lounge and marble countertops for you to work from. There’s also several high-top seating areas near the buffet if that’s your fancy. If you need a quiet place to work, there’s a separate area with desks and computers for you to use. The biggest thing that struck me was how packed the lounge was close to midnight. It looks like Singapore operates a lot of flights late. I had no problem just sitting for an hour and getting some work done.
There’s a full buffet with rows of hot food and soups to enjoy. Most of the items were various types of Asian cuisine with a handful of Western dishes thrown in. The food quality was fine, but after being in Asia for 2 weeks I was getting sick of the local food and wanted more local flavors. My only complaint with the food is that there just wasn’t much diversity.
There’s an extensive coffee and tea section for passengers to enjoy. TWG is my favorite brand of tea so no complaints here! The alcohol was a bit disappointing. I rarely drink at airport lounges so this wasn’t a huge deal, but the presentation just looked sloppy compared to other high-end lounges that serve alcohol. There’s several alcohol stations throughout the lounge if you need a drink before your flight.
Overall this lounge is a decent space that gets the job done. I had high expectations as it’s the flagship business lounge in Singapore Airline’s home country. It ended up being nothing worth getting excited about. I hope they decide to expand their food options.