Contributed by Hirofumi Suda
At its hub – Singapore Changi airport – Singapore Airlines operates separate lounges for business class passengers and for Star Alliance Gold members.
I got to the lounge around 8AM and spent about thirty minutes there to have a quick breakfast before heading to the gate where my next flight, to Los Angeles via Tokyo, was about to depart from.
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Before visiting the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Gold Lounge, I read many negative comments about it. Among other things, the lounge’s overcrowding issue, lack of washroom and shower facilities, as well as limited choice of food offered were mentioned over and over again.
And, while it’s true that the lounge does not have a washroom, there is an easily accessible not-so-crowded one right outside of it. While not a perfect solution, I did not find it to be overly bothering.
Other than the bathroom issue, though, I found the lounge to be fairly quiet (at least during the time I visited) and the food selection decent (more about that later).
In fact, the first thing I noticed about the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge was how “new” and “airy” it felt. It didn’t come as much of a surprise though, since it was renovated just recently.
Food and Drinks Selection
Drinks on offer in the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge included canned soda and beer, bottled water, soya bean milk, as well as some beer on tap and a selection of liquor.
On the hot side, there was the obligatory coffee machine. And, there was also a selection of TWG teas. Kudos to Singapore Airlines for serving TWG – a high-end Singaporean tea brand.
As for the food, during my visit, the breakfast selection was offer. Below, you can see all the items that were available during my visit. They included a selection of Western, Chinese (Singaporean) and Indian dishes.
Out of all the available choices, I decided to go for a light breakfast, as I was expecting a lunch on the next flight soon. I had some excellent congee and my all-time favorite soya bean milk, as well as a Virgin Mary.
KrisFlyer Gold Lounge Singapore Changi Terminal 3 Summary
I actually thought the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge was better in terms of design than the more prestigious SilverKris Lounge reserved for premium class passengers. I found the latter to be a bit dull when I visited three months ago.
In comparison, the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge felt more homely – as if I was resting in someone’s living room. Perhaps, it was because of a display of traditional handicrafts on a shelf near the lounge’s entrance… Combined with the ample food selection that included local items made for a comfortable visit.
If you are looking to take a shower, though, you will not succeed in this lounge. Instead, you might want to go to Ambassador Transit Hotel where you can take shower and have a non-alcoholic drink for 16 SGD.