When I first booked my cheap flight to Asia I selected a routing that took me through Istanbul. This was done to get a layover in a city I love and to return to the incredible Turkish Air lounge. This plan changed when a better route home opened up. I was disappointed I wouldn’t be able to stopover at the ridiculous IST lounge but on the positive, I was now flying Singapore Airlines business class for the first time. With that comes access to the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at Changi airport. Surely the world’s best airport has a lounge as good or better than Istanbul? Let’s find out.
This is my Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review.
Ironically, as I was boarding my flight to Singapore from Male I passed a Turkish Air ad specifically for its business class lounge.
“Our lounge is bigger than some airports”
This thought followed me onboard but dissipated as we took off. There are worst airports to spend a layover at. Singapore’s Changi airport is consistently ranked as the world’s best and the flagship Singapore Airlines business class lounge is located in terminal three. There, quietly tucked away across from a Zara you will find access to the SilverKris and first-class GoldKris lounges on opposite ends of the escalators.
Inside the SilverKris Lounge
After a somewhat uncomfortable Singapore business class flight where I got zero sleep, I was looking forward to finding a quiet area with reclining seats. To my complete shock, there is none to be found on this Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review, just a sea of identical seating. This is surprising as every lounge I have reviewed has a quiet area for relaxing. Heck, Air China’s lounge at PEK has sleeping pods…although I would never use them. Outside of the SilverKris Lounge gate, Changi Airport has a ridiculous array of seating options. Why not inside this 24-hour lounge?
No Place to Stretch Out
This resulted in us pulling two chairs together and curling up awkwardly. Or at least that’s what Erin did. I hesitated as I felt a bit ghetto doing this in a business class lounge. That hesitation resulted in me losing the option as an elderly lady was wheeled over by staff and plopped down in the chair in front of me. This despite hundreds of seats available around me. You snooze you lose I suppose, however in this case the snoozer is the winner?
On top of no place to stretch out, I found the SilverKris Lounge freezing cold. That is until an angel working there came by. I immediately thought she was going to ask Erin to put her feet down but instead not only offered us blankets but tucked Erin in.
Amazing. High marks already on this SilverKris Lounge review for its service!
Cold and uncomfortable, I strolled the lounge to see what other amenities it has to offer. Besides the same seating throughout there is a couch area but it is well lit and in the middle of a seating area. No napping here. There are newspapers, TVs, workstations, and shower rooms. With sleep out of the question, I decided to freshen up.
I’ve never used showers in a lounge before so the bar was set pretty low on this SilverKris Lounge review. To my surprise, the shower rooms are large and include fresh towels, individual toiletries such as toothbrushes and lotions, and a large jetted shower.
A pre-flight shower is now standard for me when passing through a business class lounge.
Food and Drink
The absolute highlight of this Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review is its food. With how great the meal service is onboard Singapore Airlines, this is not a surprise. Inside the lounge, there was everything from a chef dishing out made-to-order Ramen, various dim sum dishes, an excellent coffee machines, TWG teas, and Hawker Market eats. It really is awesome.
Speaking of Hawker Market eats, I didn’t sample too much food at the lounge as I wanted to leave the airport and hit an actual Hawker Market. Since I was running on zero sleep this plan changed. That is until I found out that there are Hawker Markets for employees at the airport!
For how to get to these Hawker Markets be sure to check out my full write up on here!
SilverKris Lounge Review Conclusion
In conclusion and despite its lack of seating options and blasts of frigid air, this Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review ranks as one of my favourites. It’s by no means at the level of the incredible Turkish Airlines lounge in Istanbul, but no lounge is. Coupled with everything Changi Airport has to offer including the employee Hawker Market, and Singapore Airlines high quality of service, the SilverKris Lounge certainly makes for a great layover.
SilverKris Lounge Review- Good to Know
Includes: Awesome eats, great showers, and the coldest A/C in Asia!
Don’t Miss: Chef creations and touring the airport!
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