Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge, Changi International Airport Terminal 2, Singapore
Today’s Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore to Male had us visiting the Singapore Changi Airport and the Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge in Changi Terminal Two. Singapore Airlines operates a tiered lounge structure, with today’s flight affording us access to the best business class lounge that Singapore Airlines had to offer in Terminal Two. We found a reasonable facility that was comfortable in environment, and plentiful on champagne.
This post is one chapter on our third Round the World trip via South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, the Maldives and India. This trip was redeemed through Air Canada’s Aeroplan and through Starwood Preferred Guest (Marriott Bonvoy) and Hyatt Gold Passport (World of Hyatt) loyalty programs. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.
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Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge, Changi International Airport Terminal 2, Singapore
Singapore Airlines operated a tiered lounge structure at Singapore Changi. In descending order of exclusivity, the structure consists of “The Private Room”, “The Singapore Airlines First Class Lounge”, The Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge” and the “Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Gold” lounges.
Today’s visit was to the highest level Business Class Lounge: the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge in Changi Terminal Two. For our visit to another Singapore Airlines Lounge elsewhere, please see our visit to the Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge London Heathrow.
Getting to Singapore Changi International Airport:
When it came time to leave Singapore, we hailed another Uber Exec from the Westin Singapore. There were some interesting options available in the Super Cars category. Unfortunately, we had too much luggage for the Lamborghini option
Despite rush hour timings, there were lots of Uber Black cars available. We were picked up in a nice new black Mercedes S Class. A quick twenty minutes up the road under the beautiful rain trees and we arrived to Changi International Airport.
Checking into Singapore Airlines Business Class:
We checked in at the dedicated Singapore Airlines Business Class Counters for our Singapore Airlines Business Class Singapore – Malé. Our flight today was leaving from Changi Terminal 2. Although Changi Terminal Two is quite dated, is still in reasonable and functional condition given the years.
In my humble opinion, one of the best features of Singapore’s Changi Airport isn’t the butterfly garden, the koi ponds or the movie theatre. It’s this relic analog flight display board. I spent many minutes as a child and youth looking at boards like this traveling to SE Asia from Canada. There aren’t many left in the world with the ones in the Qantas First Class Lounge Sydney, Frankfurt and Changi being the ones that most come to mind. I could still spend hours looking at the flight status display boards float around with each rotation.
Locating the Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Business Class Lounge:
Once we cleared immigration and security, we stopped for cosmetic duty free for MrsWT73 (who found the Asian high street prices too exorbitant). After that exercise, we headed for the Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Terminal 2 Lounge.
The lounges are located up one level immediately after the Singapore exit immigration.
The front reception area is easily marked with the simple Singapore Airlines logo.
Accessing The Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Business Lounge:
Singapore Airlines operated a tiered lounge structure at Singapore Changi. In descending order of exclusivity, the structure consists of “The Private Room”, “The Singapore Airlines First Class Lounge”, The Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge” and the “Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Gold” lounges. Today’s visit was to the highest level Business Class Lounge: the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge.
The SilverKris Lounge is Singapore Airlines premium lounge, available to departing Singapore Airlines Suites, First Class and Business Class passengers in addition to Solitaire PPS Club, PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite Gold members travelling on Singapore Airlines.
The SilverKris Lounges at Changi Airport are also open 24 hours and are also accessible to departing first class and business class passengers travelling on Star Alliance flights.
Singapore Airlines also offers Krisflyer Gold Lounges, which are accessible by those with Star Alliance Gold Membership, while travelling in economy.
The KrisFlyer Gold Lounges are located in both Terminals 2 and 3 of Changi Airport adjacent to the SilverKris Lounges and are accessible by departing KrisFlyer Gold members as well as Star Alliance Gold members travelling in economy class on Singapore Airlines or other Star Alliance flights.
The KrisFlyer Gold Lounge features buffet and dining areas, televisions, lounge areas, Internet workstations as well as complimentary wireless internet, but unlike the SilverKris Lounge, does not feature bathrooms or showers.
Today’s access to the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge was granted courtesy of a Singapore Airlines Business Class ticket for our travels Singapore – Malé.
Inside the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Business Lounge:
The Silver Kris Lounge in Changi Terminal 3 gets all the press and photos most days. It has a beautiful terrace and natural light. It also contains the Singapore Airlines Private Room. This lounge, unfortunately, is a windowless space is several steps below it’s Terminal 3 brother in terms of ambience. The Terminal 2 lounge has the usual dark Singapore Airlines lounge look. The first impression reminded me of the old Seattle United Club that was in the dark basement of the N Satellite building. At least I find the cosmetic look of the Singapore lounges to be quite welcoming, if not a little dark.
As Singapore is still a newspaper nation, ample magazines were available, in addition to several international newspapers. I was able to get a fresh copy of the terrific Straits Times.
The lounge also featured flight information display in the lounge, featuring the best of “what’s left” in Terminal 2.
Food and Beverage:
Fortunately, Singapore Airllines offers much more food and beverage than was ever on offer at that old United Club under the N Gates in Seattle. There was also a full buffet on offer featuring South East Asian food, a Japanese Station, cello wrapped sandwiches, and a small soup station. Although many things were on offer, the food didn’t seem all to appealing or meal worthy. MrsWT73 called the offerings average and that she had expected much more. She opted to pass on the food, which is saying something.
We relaxed and had a few glasses of Charles Heidseick champagne. Singapore Airlines should be commended for offering champagne in it’s business class lounges, as this is becoming rarer and more infrequent as times goes on.
The drink station was on offer at a small, and somewhat messy, drink station.The drink station was reminiscent of a corner counter in your frat dorm where the bottles weren’t put away in any proper order. In an era when over the top illuminated bar displays reign through restaurants, it took me a little bit to actually locate this sad looking corner which reminded me of that spare counter at home that keeps all your liquor bottles.
As the food wasn’t all too interesting, we settled in with some champagne and some nibbles to help pass the time.
The Bottom Line: The Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Business Lounge
In summary, the Singapore Airlines Terminal 2 lounge is a perfectly functional and well appointed place. It’s main disadvantage is that it’s a dark dungeon that commands no natural light. This makes it a less inviting place to lounge around while you wait for your flight. It offered some snacks for food, although I’d visit the terminal if you were expecting a proper meal. If time permits, the Terminal 3 lounge is a much nicer place to spend time. All in, it’s still leagues ahead of most North American lounges spaces.