Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Changi Airport Terminal 3 Lounge Review
As part of flying on Singapore Airlines Business Class, I was invited to use the SilverKris Lounge at Changi Airport Terminal 3 before my Singapore Airlines SQ322 flight from Singapore to London-Heathrow. After check-in formalities, I had about 1 hour to spare at the SilverKris Lounge, and realised that it was more than enough.
The SilverKris Lounge at Changi Airport Terminal 3 is located on the left after immigration, 1 floor up from the main departures level.
Signs are posted before the escalator up to the SilverKris Lounge.
This floor also houses the SATS Premier Lounge and DBS Asia Treasures Lounge. You will walk past these 2 lounges before reaching the SilverKris Lounge.
Walk past the hoardings. Not sure what’s coming up behind this.
The check-in desk had a crowd before it, but the process was simple with a scan of my boarding pass.
My first impression of the lounge was – wow COVID is over. Seats around were completely full with no distancing between seats.
Absolutely no chance of a seat for me here.
The SilverKris Lounge extends towards the back, so that’s where I continued heading on to, in the hopes of finding a seat.
A manned bar serving coffees and cocktails is available.
Other drinks are self-service from the counter or from the fridges.
Some buffet lines remain empty. I’m not sure if it’s for COVID, but the crowd in the SilverKris Lounge definitely needed more lines to be open.
Towards the middle of the SilkverKris Lounge, there is a reception area with a KrisShop display. Due to the crowd, 2 out of 3 counters were used instead by passengers for a seat. This was not looking good.
Main Dining Room
The vast section of what appears next is what I might call a main dining room with seats laid out like a restaurant around a buffet line. Just like a cruise.
Packed drinks and snacks may be picked up from the buffet counters. Actually, I’m quite surprised on the amount of self-service items provided considering that Singapore hasn’t really eased restrictions yet.
The buffet line starts with a Vegetarian counter.
The menus available are posted at the start of the queue line.
Samples of the dishes are also provided at the counter.
The middle section of the buffet line is for picking up ordered items which need time to prepare. Orders can be made in person at the counter or by scanning the QR code at your seat. More on that later.
The other end of the buffet line has another counter for meals that are pre-prepared or almost ready without the need for a long preparation time.
The counter offers mostly Chinese options, with a stray Cream of Mushroom on the list.
A coffee and tea station is in the middle of the main dining room.
A variety of drinks are available inside the SilverKris Lounge, including alcohol.
I opted for some Champagne to start my trip. Nothing like a bubbly to ease off the stress of the crowds around me.
First Class Section
For First Class passengers, a separate area for them is located opposite the food buffet line.
There’s another section with tables at the end of the SilverKris Lounge, but this section was completely full too.
I backtracked to the solo seats lounge part of the silverKris Lounge, and managed to get 1 seat just as another passenger had left.
It felt as though it was more crowded than a hawker centre.
USB, universal, and wireless charging points are available by the seat.
The view around my seat though, is not very inviting. I might have been more relaxed walking around the normal transit area of Changi Airport.
some bubbly to chill first before I grab some snacks.
The QR code on the table is to take a look at the e-Menu, but most food aside from bigger main course portions are now self-service.
Only the 2 pastas and chicken nuggets need to be ordered. Everything else is picked up from the counters.
I picked up a Cream of Mushroom and an Otak Bun for supper before my flight.
The Otak Bun had 2 pieces of Muar Otak in a kong bak pau bun. The spice level was just right for me, but the otak felt a bit stale as the outside was a bit hard as compared to the rest of the soft otak. Muar otak is usually soft all around.
The Cream of Mushroom was served warm, and better suited supper for me.
Toilets are located in the middle of the lounge along with shower facilities. Due to crowds and a lack of time, I did not manage to have a look at the showers.
There are Japanese-style bidet toilet bowls, with a manual bidet hung by the side too. Unlike Changi Airport’s standards, the toilet cubicles here doesn’t look like it can fir a trolley. Though I’m not sure if trolleys are allowed to enter the lounge too.
Penhaligon’s Business Class toiletries are placed by the sinks, just like the Restaurant A380 @Changi Experience.
Showers can be booked at the shower counter after the toilets.
The SilverKris Lounge was very crowded on my visit. Coupled with my short 1-hour stay, I didn’t really explore much. If I were to compare it to something I know of, the SilverKris Lounge felt like The Lido on World Dream, but you were additionally left to find your own seat.
Thankfully, I wasn’t staying for a long transit, but was just a teaser to the main star of this leg of the journey, the actual Business Class experience on Singapore Airlines SQ322 flight from Singapore to London-Heathrow.