This is our full review of the SilverKris Lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 2.
As the main airport hub of one of the world’s best airlines – Singapore Airlines, we would have very high hopes for its on-the-ground offerings. Having been on a couple of the airline’s award-winning business class products, we have no doubts about its in-flight quality.
In fact, this time we are again taking the airline’s 10-hour flight from Singapore to Istanbul. Even though our flight was departing from Terminal 3, we had plenty of time to spare and wanted to check out the SilverKris Lounge in Terminal 2.
After checking in our luggage in Terminal 3, we took the 10-minute Airtrain that connected the 2 terminals and arrived at the newly decorated terminal.
Most lounges in Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 are located on level 3 airside. To get to the SilverKris Lounge, you’ll need to first find the escalator located beside the Lotte Duty-Free Wines & Spirits store. After clearing immigration counters (if you’re coming in from terminal 2), turn left and you should spot the escalators that lead you to level 3 pretty quickly.
If you’re coming from terminal 3 as we did, there are clear signs from the Airtrain that lead you to the same escalators.
Once you’re at level 3, you’ll immediately see both the SilverKris Lounge and its neighbouring KrisFlyer Gold Lounge.
How do I access the SilverKris Lounge?
|Singapore Airlines Premium Cabin Passengers|
|Star Alliance Premium Cabin Passengers|
The SilverKris Lounge at Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 is primarily for Singapore Airlines’ premium cabin passengers. That includes passengers flying on business and first-class cabins.
In addition, the lounge also invites passengers who are travelling in premium cabins on other Star Alliance Airlines. Some of these airlines include SWISS, United and Air India.
If you want to know how to visit Airport Lounges when you’re flying, check out our complete guide to airport lounges here!
The SilverKris Lounge has a separate area for dining and relaxation. We like this type of layout as it provides different options for travellers. People looking to get a full meal can have proper tables to enjoy their food while those who just want a glass of wine can choose sofas which are arguably more comfortable.
The dining tables are located by the buffet counters. There were only 3 long marble tables, which means that if you have a small party you might have to share a table with strangers.
The relaxation area has many single-seated sofas. As we visited the lounge near midnight, it was almost empty.
The decor here is noticeably dated with dark oak furnishing. There are also no windows for natural sunlight at all, so it can get easy to lose track of time here.
Food and Drinks
The SilverKris Lounge’s food options are offered as a buffet. It has a good variety of international selections, with a higher focus on Asian cuisine.
It has a smaller food selection compared to its counterpart in Terminal 3. It is also noticeably missing crowd favourites like the Singaporean Laksa.
As a premium airport lounge, it has a fair selection of cheeses and pastries which is always welcome. There’s also a self-serviced Soba counter which I devoured.
In the beverage department, we have a good selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. A common staple of Singapore Airline lounges – the TWG tea counter is available too.
There are 4 shower rooms in the male toilet, and none of them were occupied. This is a stark contrast to most other airport lounges with shower rooms where you’ll need to get a number and wait for a long time to use them.
If showering before your flight out of Changi Airport is a hard requirement, you might consider popping by the SilverKris Lounge at Terminal 2 if the lounge at Terminal 3 is crowded.
The shower room is well-equipped with shower amenities, clean towels and mouthwash. I hoped that the space was a little larger though as there weren’t any available spaces to put bags and luggage.
The un-branded shampoo and body wash were a little sus.
The SilverKris Lounge at Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 is a good enough premium cabin lounge, but it did not wow me at all. It pales in comparison to its much newer and larger cousin in Terminal 3.
For me, the 3 most important things in an airport lounge are the ambience, the food and the amenities. The food is good here in terms of quality and variety, but the ambience and the amenities need improvement.
I hope that with Terminal 2’s reopening, the lounge can in time get its chance to shine again.
SilverKris Lounge Changi Airport Terminal 2
The SilverKris Lounge at Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 is a good offering by Singapore Airlines for its premium cabin guests, but it’s overshadowed by its better sibling at Terminal 3.