Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Business Class Lounge, Changi T3

SIA's flagship Business Class lounge fixes a lot of its predecessor's shortcomings, even if it errs on the side of safety rather than showstopper.

Back in November 2021, Singapore Airlines opened its brand new SilverKris Business Class Lounge at Changi Airport Terminal 3, the first of four lounges to complete a S$50 million overhaul spearheaded by hospitality designers Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA).

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Business Class Lounge Terminal 3

This, quite frankly, was long overdue. The original lounges had opened alongside Terminal 3 back in 2008, and were woefully outdated even before COVID broke out. The new lounges, on the other hand, were an opportunity for Singapore Airlines to make a statement, to rectify a ground experience that was out of step with the sublime standards set in the air.

Did they succeed? That really boils down to who you ask. Some say the new lounges are a breath of fresh air, shunning insecure gimmicks in favour of a quiet, dignified elegance that is quintessentially SIA. Others believe that the lounges have played it too conservative and lack a true X factor, a missed opportunity that now can’t be rectified until Terminal 5 opens in the mid-2030s. 

As for me, I fall somewhere in the middle. I personally think the new lounges are a big step forward, even if they’re not market-leading. Yet I can’t help but feel that SIA was constrained by the footprint of Terminal 3, and that this lounge doesn’t represent everything they wanted to do. 

So, all that having been said, how does  Singapore Airlines’ flagship Business Class lounge hold up, two years after opening?

✈️  tl;dr: SilverKris Business Class Lounge, Terminal 3
SIA’s flagship Business Class lounge fixes a lot of its predecessor’s shortcomings, even if it errs on the side of safety rather than showstopper.
👍 The Good👎 The Bad
  • Beautifully-designed interiors, with separate areas for dining, working, relaxing and sleeping
  • Oversized dining hall with live cooking stations and a wide selection of F&B
  • Private shower suites with electric bidet seats
  • Despite its larger capacity, still gets very packed during peak departure times
  • No USB-C charging ports and unimpressive Wi-Fi speeds
  • Limited operating hours for bartender and barista service
🆕 Something Old, Something New

Access and Operating Hours

The SilverKris Business Class Lounge at Changi Terminal 3 is open 24 hours daily.

Access is available to passengers departing on a Singapore Airlines flight in:

  • First Class (+1 guest)
  • Business Class
  • Premium Economy or Economy Class, with Solitaire PPS Club or PPS Club status (+1 guest)

Access is also available to passengers departing on a Star Alliance flight in:

  • First Class (+1 guest)
  • Business Class

All guests must be travelling on the same flight as the eligible passenger, per Star Alliance policy.

First Class passengers and Solitaire PPS Club members arriving in Singapore on a Singapore Airlines flight may also visit the lounge, together with one guest on the same flight- though they’ll obviously want to visit The Private Room (First Class) or First Class Lounge (Solitaire PPS Club) instead. 

Do note that KrisFlyer Elite Gold and Star Gold members flying in Premium Economy or Economy Class do not get access to the SilverKris Lounge in Singapore. They’ll instead be directed to the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge.

Review: KrisFlyer Gold Lounge Singapore Changi Terminal 3

Getting to the SilverKris Business Class Lounge

The SilverKris Business Class Lounge is located on Level 3 of Terminal 3, just one floor up from the main departures concourse. 

After immigration, turn left at the giant Louis Vuitton store and walk towards the A gates. Skip the first escalator you see on the right and keep walking.

LV store

Before long, you’ll see the “billboard” for the SilverKris Lounge: 105 hand-crafted glass pieces forming SIA’s signature batik motif, a 12-metre wide art installation designed by glass artist B. Jane Cowie. You can find her other works at the Enchanted Garden in Terminal 2.

Escalator to SKL
Batik wall installation

At the top of the escalator is The Oval, the unofficial name of the unified entrance for all three SilverKris Lounges (the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge is down the corridor in a separate area, further affirming its outcast status).

SilverKris Lounge entrance
The Oval
LED wall

The Oval is designed to engage your senses from the moment you enter: a curved, custom-made 8K Sony Crystal LED wall flashes an animation of SIA’s batik motif, SIA’s sonic signature “The Sound of Singapore Airlines” plays softly in the background, while SIA’s bespoke Batik Flora scent (created by Singapore artisan perfumer Scent by Six) lingers in the air. 

The staff will check your boarding pass and point you to the correct lounge. 

❓ What about the other escalator?

Had you taken the first escalator after clearing immigration (after the first Cosmetics & Perfumes by Shilla store), you’ll see the entrance to the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge instead.

You can still access the SilverKris Lounge by simply heading straight down the corridor. En route, you’ll pass what used to be the entrance to the SilverKris Lounge during its soft-opening stage.  This has since been sealed up by a feature wall with subtle batik patterns and twinkling LED lights. 

Lounge Overview & Seating 

The Oval deposits you at the centre of the SilverKris Business Class Lounge, which compared to the previous iteration has 36% more floor area and 18% more guest capacity.

 Old SilverKris Business Class LoungeNew SilverKris Business Class Lounge
Floor Area2,155 sq m2,925 sq m (+36%)
Guest Capacity488575 (+18%)

The first thing you’ll notice is how bright the space is. The old lounge was dark and solemn, but the current facility makes full use of the natural light afforded by its new location (for context, this lounge sits in the footprint of the former First Class Lounge and The Private Room). 

Turning left from the entrance will take you to the customer service desks, dining hall, showers and sleeping area.

SilverKris Lounge- left flank

Turning right will take you to the bar and café. 

SilverKris Lounge- right flank

Let’s turn right first, where you’ll see what’s meant to be the social epicentre of the lounge: the bar. This attractively-lit area features eight bar seats, two TVs playing news and sports, and all the libations you could care for. 

Bar area
Bar area
Bar area

In the mornings, the bar becomes a barista station, with coffee served from 6 a.m to 10 a.m. In the evenings, bartender service operates from 5.30 p.m to 1 a.m. Given the hodgepodge of time zones that transit passengers will no doubt be in, however, I do wish they’d extend the hours further. I mean, it’s five o’ clock somewhere right?

Beyond the bar, the lounge expands into an open-air concourse, taking full advantage of the sunlight afforded by Terminal 3’s glass panel façade. This area is noticeably warmer than the rest of the lounge, which could either be a bug or a feature depending on your thermostat preferences. You’ll also get more noise from the terminal. 

Open air concourse

Here’s where you’ll find the café, a space for passengers on a short transit to grab a quick bite (I’ll talk more about the food options in the next section). High chairs and communal tables reinforce the idea of grab-and-go, rather than sit-and-linger.

Cafe area
Cafe area
Cafe area

For those intending to stay longer, there’s plenty of armchair seating towards the end of the lounge, a nice place to allow the sunlight to adjust your circadian rhythm.

Seating areas
Seating areas
Seating areas

I’m definitely a fan of the colour palette HBA has chosen. Unlike some lounges which are row upon row of cut-and-paste furniture, the designers have bothered to provide visual heterogeneity, with shades of burnt orange and deep blue providing a striking contrast to the muted tan leather and white marble table tops. Furniture and fittings are contemporary, and it’s a welcome update from the sometimes stodgy interiors of the previous lounge. 

Seating areas
Seating areas

Lined up along the wall are nine productivity pods, these are tastefully clad in blue leather, with a reading light and wraparound design that provides aural and visual isolation from the rest of the lounge. Each pod has a wireless charging pad, universal power outlet and 2x USB-A ports. 

Productivity pods
Productivity pods
Productivity pods
Productivity pod power options

💡 Fun Fact

The Oval was still under construction at the time of the SilverKris Lounge’s soft opening, so a temporary entrance was carved out near the productivity pod area. 

This has since been covered with wooden panels and converted into an emergency exit. 

If you retrace your steps to the lounge entrance and turn left this time, you’ll find the customer service desks, where the lounge staff can assist with reissuing boarding passes, or changing your seat selection/frequent flyer number (useful for those accessing the lounge via one programme, but wanting to credit the miles to another).

Customer service desks

There’s also a six-person meeting room, complete with whiteboard and TV screen, available on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Meeting room

And as a reminder of the relentless march of commerce, there’s a KrisShop pop-up display, showcasing the most exquisite ways of lightening your wallet. 

KrisShop pop-up display

The main dining area is just up ahead, but before that is a small seating area with four rows of individual blue armchairs, separated by tables with wireless charging pads and power outlets. 

Seating area

Those who visited the previous SilverKris Lounge will remember a dimly-lit buffet area, with solemn white and caramel marble island tables. 

Old SilverKris Lounge buffet area | Photo: Suitesmile

That nightclub vibe never appealed to me, so I really like the redesigned version, which plays it like a fancy dining hall complete with open kitchens and live stations. Teardrop crystal chandeliers and warm lighting make it feel like an altogether more inviting space than its predecessor. 

Dining hall
Dining hall
Dining hall
Dining hall

Off the dining hall is a seating annex that served as a temporary First Class section back when the lounge first opened.

Review: First Class section at new Singapore Airlines Changi SilverKris Lounge

It was a strange arrangement to say the least, with lounge dragons keeping curious looky-loos away, and waiters rushing in and out to deliver made-to-order items not available to Business Class passengers. 

Seating annex

Now that the First Class lounge has reopened, this area is used for general seating. Expect more armchairs (including eight unique high-backed throne seats you won’t find anywhere else in the lounge), sofas, and communal high tables.

Seating annex
Seating annex
Seating annex

A sound-proof children’s play room with bean bags and Peppa Pig can be found here, as well as a phone booth. You know, the kind where you go to take phone calls, instead of broadcasting it to the entire lounge. 

Play room
Phone booth

Protip: if all the productivity pods elsewhere are occupied, you can find some additional ones tucked away here. These are even more quiet, since they’re in an enclosed area.

Productivity pods

Back to the dining hall, and at the very rear of the lounge are more dining tables, booth seats that offer tarmac views, and regular-height communal work desks. 

Additional seating
Additional seating
Additional seating

This lounge has some plane spotting potential, though Changi Airport uses special frosted glass to help reduce its cooling bill, so your photos may not turn out very well.

Tarmac views

Food and Beverage

Guests who want to grab a bite have two main options to choose from.

Café

Café buffet

The café is located on the right side of the lounge (taking reference from the entry point at The Oval), and as the name suggests, is more of a place for light bites.

Buffet spread
Buffet spread
Buffet spread
Buffet spread
Buffet spread

In the fridges are pre-packaged sandwiches suitable for grab-and-go, together with cut fruits. 

Sandwiches and fruits
Sandwiches and fruits

Soft drinks, fruit juice and cocktail mixers are available in the fridge, with TWG teas and coffee machines located nearby.

Drinks fridge

Dining hall

Cold buffet

The dining hall is split into a cold and hot food section. 

In the cold area you’ll find items like maki rolls, muffins, cakes and assorted breads with a toaster. 

Cakes
Muffins
Maki rolls

Inside the open display cases are whole and cut fruits, a salad bar, soba noodles, sandwiches, cheese and more desserts. 

Fruits and salad
Soba and desserts
Cheese and sandwiches

Over in the hot food area is a buffet spread with a rotating selection of six dishes, together with soups, dim sum, and an Indian food corner. Chicken nuggets and French fries are also available. If these have gone soggy, ask the kitchen to whip up a fresh batch and they’ll gladly oblige.

Buffet
Lounge buffet
Lounge buffet
Lounge buffet
Lounge buffet
Lounge buffet
Lounge buffet
Lounge buffet
Lounge buffet

The dining hall also has two live stations, serving up a total of four different dishes. One had prawn noodles and laksa…

Live station
Prawn noodles and laksa

…the other offered pork chop fried rice and a mushroom fusilli pasta with white wine cream sauce (just don’t call it carbonara!).

Live station
Fried rice and pasta

❓ Why no a la carte dining?

Let me pause for a minute to address a common criticism I’ve heard: “why doesn’t the SilverKris Lounge have a la carte dining with table service? So many competitors offer it in Business Class”.

Would I like to have that? Sure. But I also don’t think it’s a fair comparison.

The airlines which offer a la carte dining in Business Class Lounges (off the top of my head there’s Air Canada, Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, United, Virgin Atlantic) are also the ones where Business Class is the highest cabin of service (Qatar Airways offers international First Class too, but it’s limited to a very small number of routes; for all intents and purposes, Business Class is meant to be their flagship product). 

Moreover, Gulf Air and Virgin Atlantic are boutique carriers with relatively small networks. United’s international travellers are spread across several gateway cities (and even then, Polaris Lounge access is restricted to long-haul international travellers- I don’t see a practical way for SIA to segment access in that manner). Qatar Airways has acres of space in Doha, and can spread Business Class passengers over two huge lounges totalling 17,000 sqm.

Ultimately, with all its international departures focused in a single airport and with space already at a premium, it would be hard for SIA to offer a la carte dining in its Business Class lounge without disappointing a lot of passengers. I think the live cooking stations are as good a compromise as could be hoped for. 

In terms of drinks, an island table in the middle of the dining hall has TWG teas and several bean-to-cup coffee machines (using Boncafe beans). Remember that you can get barista-made coffee at the bar during the morning periods.

Coffee and tea

Towards the end of the hall is the refreshments counter, with soft drinks and beer in the fridge and not-so-soft drinks on the counter. 

Drinks fridge

In terms of wines, the lounge serves up a very nice Piper-Heidsieck Essentiel Extra Brut champagne, a multi-vintage blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. 

Champagne

This is the same champagne you’ll find onboard in Business Class.

Founded in 1785, Piper-Heidsieck is one of the oldest and best-known Champagne Houses. In 2011 it was purchased by the Descours family and has been on an impressive quality trajectory ever since.

Today the winemaking is overseen by young and dynamic “chef de cave” Emilien Boutillat. Essentiel is a classic multi-vintage blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, almost 20% of the Essentiel blend is made up of older reserve wines which give the wine more complexity, richness and maturity yet still remaining fresh and bright.

A famous Champagne House in full Renaissance mode.

Red and white wines are available from a digital wine dispenser (the screen uses resistive touch, so you need to press really hard for it to register your inputs). 

Wine dispenser
🍷 SilverKris Lounge Changi T3 Wine List
WineTypeVivino Rating
🇫🇷 Piper-Heidsieck Essentiel Extra Brut NVChampagne4.0/5 ★
🇺🇸 Rodney Strong Chardonnay 2020White3.6/5 ★
🇳🇿 Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc 2022White4.2/5 ★
🇫🇷 Chateau Amour Medoc 2015Red3.7/5 ★
🇦🇺 Dandelion “Lionheart of the Barossa” Shiraz 2020Red3.9/5 ★

For those who want beer, there’s a choice of Tiger on tap (back at the bar), or a self-pouring Asahi machine.

Beer machine

There’s also the usual assortment of spirits, together with cocktail accompaniments for those at the lounge during non-bartender hours. 

Spirits

Sleeping area

Entrance to sleeping area

At the rear of the lounge is a sleeping room with 14 Rolf Benz slumberettes. These are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, with reservations neither required nor possible. 

Sleeper area
Sleeper cubicles

Each cubicle has its own adjustable reading light, plus 2x universal power plugs and 2x USB Type-A charging ports. However, wireless charging is not available here. 

Charging ports

Blankets and pillows are available on request.

Since the sleep pods are not fully enclosed, however, all it takes is one heavy snorer to keep the whole room awake- and believe me, it happens rather often. 

Wi-Fi & Productivity

In the press release for the new SilverKris Lounges, Singapore Airlines boasted of Wi-Fi with “enhanced speeds of up to 25 Mbps”. 

Even if those figures were accurate, it still wouldn’t be anything to shout about, not when larger lounges elsewhere (e.g. the Al Mourjan Garden Lounge) are offering triple-digit speeds.

In any case, I clocked the Wi-Fi network at 9.7 Mbps down and 10.2 Mbps up, though these speeds could vary depending on the network load at the time. For the sake of comparison, the public Changi Wi-Fi network was clocked at 29 Mbps down and 30 Mbps up. 

For those in need of power, universal power outlets, USB Type-A ports and wireless charging pads are abundant throughout the lounge. These can be found beneath tables, in between chairs, pretty much everywhere you might need one. I do think the designers missed a trick by neglecting to install USB-C outlets though.

Power outlets
Power outlets
Wireless charging pads

Restrooms & Showers

There are two restrooms in the lounge, a smaller one located near the bar area, and a much larger one near the dining hall.

Smaller restroom near bar
Toilet in smaller restroom near bar

The larger one is a better choice if you ask me, because it has electric bidet seats (versus a bidet hose in the smaller one).

Larger restroom near dining area
Toilet in larger restroom near dining area

Showers have always been the Achilles heel of the Singapore Airlines lounges at Changi. It’s incredible to think that prior to COVID, even First Class passengers had to make do with shower rooms located inside the main restroom, without an attached toilet. In a time where competitors are offering spa cabanas and all kinds of frills, that was simply not good enough.

Thankfully, this has now been rectified with 15 shower suites, each with its own ensuite toilet.

Shower area
SilverKris Lounge shower suite
SilverKris Lounge shower suite

The new shower rooms are clad in a mix of white and grey marble, with luxuriously large rain shower heads. 

Shower cubicle

If there’s one thing I dislike about the shower suites, it’s that SIA has gone cheap on the toiletries. These generic green pump dispensers look out of place in the otherwise premium setting. Wouldn’t this be a good opportunity for a collaboration with a local skincare brand?

Bathroom amenities

All things considered, however, this is still a massive upgrade from the former SilverKris Lounge. 

Lounge crowding

When the SilverKris Business Class Lounge first opened in November 2021, renovations were still underway at the other three T3 lounges, and T2 had not yet reopened.

This meant the lounge had to host all eligible passengers: Solitaire PPS, PPS, First, Business, Star Golds, you name it. It should come as no surprise that overcrowding eventually reached critical levels, as travel volumes ramped up with the VTLs. The debut of the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge and SilverKris First Class Lounge & The Private Room in mid-2022 helped relieve the pressure somewhat, as did the reopening of T2 and its three lounges later that year. 

But air travel is practically back to pre-COVID volumes, so even though it’s not the standing-room-only situation it was before, lounge crowding can get rather severe during peak periods (mornings and evenings). I purposely scheduled my visit during mid-day, when I knew lounge utilisation would be at its lowest.

During peak periods, expect waiting times for showers to be >1 hour, and empty seats to be few and far between. If you really can’t deal with crowds, you might want to take a Skytrain over to T2 and use the SilverKris Lounges there- though be warned that the hardware will be much older. 

Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Business Class Lounge Changi Terminal 2

Conclusion

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Business Class Lounge

Singapore Airlines’ flagship SilverKris Business Class Lounge fixes a lot of the shortcomings of its predecessor- abundant natural light, private shower rooms with ensuite toilets, a food hall with live cooking stations, and dedicated rest areas have all been on the wishlist for eons. The design is aesthetically pleasing, and even though it gets crowded during peak hours, it’s nothing like the madhouse we saw in early 2022.

And yet, it’s impossible to shake the feeling that the airline has been hamstrung by Terminal 3 itself. We know that SIA has outgrown this terminal — hence the need for two-terminal operations — but unfortunately there’s no quick fix in sight.

For better or worse, this is the lounge that will carry the next 10 years until Terminal 5 opens, and in that sense, perhaps Terminal 5 is the real blank canvas (the home base lounges of Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines show what you can do when space is no constraint).

Are there other amenities I’d have liked to see? Sure. I mean, if you gave me a checklist with sit-down dining, spa, gym, movie theatre, A380 simulator, petting zoo, I’d tick every box. But lounge design is ultimately about trade-offs, and I think the final product threads the needle about as well as you could hope for.

This lounge is kind of like Singapore Airlines in a nutshell: excelling at the basics without any of the bling, and with an innate sense of conservatism. For what it’s worth, I do think this is a pretty good Business Class lounge (crowding issues aside), and if nothing else, the gap between the on ground and onboard experience has been narrowed considerably.

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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ctk

wonder when the new rest pods will become available

Anthony

Great review as usual Aaron. Very thorough and balanced. Refreshing to see so much natural light and it appears they’ve done a good job (in photos at least) of making it look homely, despite the vast increase in the footprint. The overall aesthetic looks very contemporary, and as you say, somewhere you’d actually want to spend time. What a change, so well done to SQ on that! Food looks like a major and unforgiveable disappointment, though. It has the fingerprints of some cheap, low-class mass caterer like Compass or Sodexo all over it. It’s a shame SQ doesn’t want to… Read more »

Anthony

I empathise with the challenges of COVID restrictions but ultimately i think it would have made much more sense for them to have done what QF does (or did) in their SIN J lounge.

Rather than a laundry list of bland, appetising dishes, focus on three or four really punchy, creative, freshly cooked dishes on rotation. Spend some time on appetising descriptors, elevate the plating and demonstrate a bit of finesse. Perception is everything!

JW19

Agreed, even QR can whip up specials ala Carte in their SIN lounge I don’t see why SQ can’t, they have been lazy in their catering post covid and the trend continues.

JW19

Which is actually back in place. Check out this review,

Last edited 2 years ago by JW19
Ross hetherington

Excellent review

CDx

I’ve never seen so many references to TOTO bidet seats in one article before.

Happy Camper

The Laksa IS good! And tastes better than it looks, which is better than it being the other way around! 😄

Eddie

The lounge is definitely a step up in term of facilities and size but it’s too generic. I wish that SQ could have added some Singapore elements or some batik prints to engage brand identity.

berlintravelrg

But they have…batik motifs exists on the walls, subtle and effective.

KsSing

Actually I feel that Cathay Pacific Flagship Lounge in HKIA still looks better than this one. At least based on the photos I seen here..

Susanna Toh

I disagree Aaron. The SIA lounge is new but the elements that it has introduced doesn’t match CX’s lounge elements. CX lounges are far superior and ahead of SIA’s offering.

berlintravelrg

Isn’t this more down to taste, tho? I mean have you ever used euro airline lounges recently?! Apart from AF F lounge in CDG all have lost their shine including LH’s FCT due to severe cost cutting. Having seen the SKL today, I would take this over all euro lounges apart from AF F. Being in SG you are very lucky. You have QF, QR etc to choose from which are all fine places. The SKL is a vast improvement and service in lounge (smth worth mentioning) is top notch compared to what most pax around the world are used… Read more »

Steven

Please check the new business lounge AF recently opened for its short-haul flights. Way better in terms of amenities and design.

berlintravelrg

I have and don’t think it is anything special, tbh, but to each their own. Leaving aside Euro short haul C onboard product, which is woeful across all airlines flying these routes. Once the big euro airlines start offering flat beds in C on European short haul, we can start making fair comparisons.

alfred

Fully agree with this: Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific lounges are far superior and ahead of SIA’s offering.

The Pier, First Class Lounge, Hong Kong by Cathay Pacific:

The Pier Business Class in Hong Kong International Airport

Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Class Lounge

Joel

Absolutely. Though, I have to say, I’m absolutely not surprised by the embryonic sense of sufficiency SQ thinks this upgrade holds. It’s an improvement for sure, but it was downright embarrassing before.

Lau Wei Jing

Agree that it’s an improvement but it doesn’t beat CX and QR lounge concepts. The new SQ lounge is just downright disappointing.

Shanghai CN

I agree that CX First and Business Class lounges are way better than the SQ lounges. In fact SQ lounges have never been better than the CX’s for decades. CX offers two choices of First Class lounges in HKIA, one with Buffet + A la Carte + Cabana (the Wing), the other with Full serving restaurant ++ (the Pier), along with absolutely good-taste and elegant lounge design. During full operation, there were Four business class lounges with different characteristics and offerings for choice.

Zaos

Pier – You mean good taste in terms of design, not food, right? The Pier F food is fine, but not great. No longer Penisular managed.

The bar made of jade is indeed something. The drinks there didn’t do it justice.

Aesop amenities blows this green shampoo out of the water- granted, that is comparing F vs J lounges..

Joel

That is… exactly what I said…

Susanna Toh

From the onset, I’m disappointed with the SIA lounge. I’m not sure if the colour palettes of blue and brown match and the space utilisation is not well established.

There are a lot of copy of CX concept but fails on the overall execution.

I feel that SIA has lost the touch of what it used to represent.

Bryan Wang

I think one issue is also about how this fits into T3’s steel and greenish color scheme… From that aspect, I think SQ did a fairly poor job.

Lau Wei Jing

Have to agree with Susanna on this. Very disappointing to see SQ take a safe path and noting innovative.

Ken A

Would I be trolling to say that this won’t take the crown from the Qatar Doha flagship lounge?

I really don’t see any innovation or a Wow Factor but seems like a very safe bet without risking.

berlintravelrg

I wouldn’t say so. The QR lounge in SIN is indeed very good pre-covid. However, let’s revisit this question, once all lounges are working properly again, including the SKL. After all in these covid times, the SIN QR lounge has yet to open, since it shut down almost two years ago.

Lau Wei Jing

The lounge is nothing special – in fact, I think it is a disappointing job by SQ. The blue and brown colour contrast is just shocking. It feels SQ did a rush job. I still think CX lounge in HKG and QF lounge in SYD and MEL are far ahead and miles better.

Blackforest

Looking at the photos, I was thinking it is just another lounge. Quite disappointed to see the photos actually, not impressive at all. Old fashion style design without any wow effect. Can’t imagine this lounge will be used for the next few years ahead. The toilet is also a big turn-off, automatic toilet seat should be a default nowadays, it’s been used for at least two decades in Japan. Not smart at all except the wireless charging port?

Steven

The orange color sofas make you feel you are back to a hotel in the 90s.

Lau Wei Jing

The blue and brown colour scheme is just shocking.

JHH

I was impressed right up till I saw those soap dispensers. LOL what was SQ thinking??

SQ Flyer

Going by the majority of comments, you’d think the SilverKris Lounge would need to look like the inside of Elon Musk’s space shuttle with a Michelin-starred chef before people will be satisfied. I have my criticisms of SQ (i.e. the new 737-8 J seats), but in this instance I think the new lounge looks perfectly commensurate with SQ’s product positioning, i.e. an efficient premium product. When flying ex-SIN (as I presume many of the commenters here do), the SilverKris Lounge is mainly a place to sit down, nibble on some comfort food, and sip TWG tea before the flight. With… Read more »

Last edited 2 years ago by SQ Flyer
berlintravelrg

Fully agree…not much more to add here. Leaving aside SQ has yet to reveal its F offering and we have yet to return to pre-covid service (just as a reminder there is no QR offering in SG like it was pre-covid). There is always JetQuay if folks wish to have the Musk service 😂😂

alfred

So…in your opinion, does SQ lives up to its name?

World’s No. 2 airline:

https://www.worldairlineawards.com/worlds-top-10-airlines-2021/

World’s BEST First Class:

https://www.worldairlineawards.com/worlds-best-first-class-airlines-2021/

SQ Flyer

I think those rankings are redundant in 2020 and 2021.

kxxj

These negative nancies endlessly complaining in the comments really have unrealistic expectations of what this new lounge entails. Whether you’re a fan of the colour palette or design or not, it doesn’t change the fact that the new lounge looks amazing and can now propel SQ’s ground experience to be on par (or even better) with its competitors, which has always been SQ’s achilles heel. These “fans” of SQ who were seriously expecting QR/EK’s extraness in grandeur with their lounge design or spa and salon/clubhouse gimmicks clearly do not understand SQ’s branding and design philosophy. Everyone just sees what other… Read more »

berlintravelrg

Could not have said it better myself. The SKL is great and feels very homely. Combined with excellent in-lounge service, they now have a competitive offering. I am not sure what more is needed. As a regular flyer with SQ, who does not value nor has time for some of these “gimmicks” offered in other lounges. I am very happy with this upgrade.

Ben

Can anyone confirm that star alliance gold members with economy flights out of T1 visit the lounge? Thanks.

Transformer

Craggy Range was a pleasant surprise to be sure. Went really well with the Laksa

☺️ smile

It’s an improvement. I wish to see better service on the ground to match the onboard experience. The staff is likely overworked. They are always so grumpy, especially the noodle station staff. The other staff are just unhelpful. Maybe get the SQ girls in uniform to do the welcoming at the entrance. I am sure some crew won’t mind a week or two of not flying and help out at the lounge instead. The quality of food is not great, especially the factory dim sum. The Indian food is delicious. I do prefer Cathay business lounges at HKG. It looks… Read more »

David

After having finally gotten the chance to see what Oneworld has to offer at Changi (whether that’s a fair comparison or not) I can’t be bothered arriving early anymore for the Silverkris canteen.

Will M

Interestingly, I would actually argue T3 was not big enough for the entirety of SIA’s operations right from the beginning as the split-terminal operations started when T3 opened in 2008. Perhaps it was never designed to be, as I remember there was talk about what would happen to T2 once the majority of SIA ops moved over? T5 is not scheduled to open until the mid-2030s so we are still more than a decade away. Perhaps they need to consider a major refurbishment of the T2 lounge (either making it bigger in the process, or finding another vacant space within… Read more »

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Will M

I guess it’s like I said, they may decide the ROI is not worth it given these facilities will basically be discarded in a decade (or less) and I always had the feeling that their operations in T2 are like the forgotten stepchildren (although having said that, their new T2 check in entrance is very pretty).

Neil

Would the lounge be very busy at 10 AM? I am flying in on SQ949 from DPS and departing on SQ504 to AMD in the evening. Was hoping to pop into the lounge for a coffee and shower and head into town for lunch and get back before my next flight. Can I reasonably expect there to be little or no wait for a shower at 10AM?

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