When you enter the SilverKris Lounge in Changi Airport Terminal 2, you’ll see that to the left was the Business Class lounge and to the right was the First-Class lounge. This review will focus on the First-Class lounge and, as an added bonus, it’s difference to the well acclaimed The Private Room.
The way you can access the four tiers of lounges found within the SilverKris lounge was explained in my review of The Private Room. For this one, you must be a first class passenger of Singapore Airlines or its counterpart on other Star Alliance partners, that is going out of Singapore. Unless your airline is Singapore Airlines, you won’t have access to The Private Room even though you’re flying first class on other airlines.
The First-Class lounge in Terminal 3 of Changi Airport is noticeably bigger than the one found in Terminal 2. During peak hours, you can expect it to get a little crowded, as when you consider First-Class passengers from a plethora of Star Alliance partners, there will still be quite a lot of them.
Something worth noting is that the lounge has a dedicated quiet area. It’s a place at the very back that has numerous armchairs where people are meant to stay quiet. Though not prohibited, answering your phone or doing anything else that produces some noise is considered disrespectful by some people there.
Aside from that area, the whole lounge is basically free reign. I liked how they incorporated the different shades of gold, brown, beige, and orange with the interior. It definitely added a level of elegance to the place and that gets a thumbs up from me.
The multiple areas in the lounge had their own distinctions, but they always embodied felt as if they had the same style. For example, this area had a few spaces with TVs and had a different configuration for their seats.
This area was also different thanks to the lighting and the prominence of those grey long chairs. Though unique, they really added some spice to the already beautiful décor of the lounge.
During my stay at the lounge, there were a reasonable amount of people. I wouldn’t consider the place crowded, but you’ll find people in almost every corner of the lounge.
Since there are so many people, however, it did feel like the First-Class lounge had little to no exclusivity to it—something that The Private Room certainly did. Still, the place was a great place to rest and relax while waiting for my flight. There were so many different seats and it seems like all of them were as comfortable as can be.
The First-Class Lounge also has a shower room along its comfort room. The washing area had a few amenities provided there as well.
There were a number of shower rooms right next to the washing area. Though they weren’t necessarily labeled as such.
The shower room itself was decent, though for some it might be a tad too small.
Food and Beverages
As always, when it comes to Singapore airlines, the food is a definite must-try. And that includes the many lounges that they operate all over the world. For the First-Class lounge, they had a few buffet tables and a great selection of beverages at the back.
They had a huge selection of food to choose from, mostly Singaporean but you’ll also find international cuisine at some of the other tables. Their salad bar alone will surely spoil anyone for choice.
There were these two long tables filled with different dishes labeled accordingly. The cool thing about this lounge is they also have a dedicated kid’s menu—something that is rarely seen in any lounge, making it more appealing for families to visit it.
The dessert table was near the back along with the beverages. And that too was extensive. The whole wall either had a dispenser for coffee or a refrigeration unit filled with different beverages.
The First-Class Lounge also featured a bar that had a great collection of liquor and alcohol. It was manned by a very courteous bartender that had some very tasty creations of his own.
Below are just some of the liquor they have on hand. If only I had all the time in the world, I would’ve had a glass of all of them, and maybe a few of the bartender’s own concoctions.
The First-Class lounge to me isn’t really the “First-Class” lounge that those passengers would go for. Yes, it’s large and spacious, but the sheer number of passengers, especially during peak hours kind of ruins its ambiance.
Singapore Airlines First-class passengers will almost always choose the Private Room instead of this lounge, and that’s because it’s more exclusive and has better service.
As a final note, the first-class lounge is a great place to spend a few hours—as long as you don’t get caught up in the crowded peak hours. The food is good, the service is decent, and the place—when it’s not teeming with people—is great.