Dec 10, 11, 7:24 am
sometimes, too much choices can be confusing. currently DC members can have access to 8 lounges at Changi
Not sure which one to enter..
the Skyview lounge seems good coz it is a Cathay and one world lounge also and has great reviews, but the problem is it is in terminal 1 and I'm taking singapore airlines... unless it is easy to move from one terminal to another
Dec 11, 11, 10:04 pm
It is very easy to move from 1 terminal to another. However North American DC cards may have problem getting into some of the lounges. Early this year, my card was denied at two SATS lounges as it failed at their card scanners. The attendant at the 2nd one just said "the hell with it, you obviously have a DC card" and let me in.
Had the chance to use a bunch of lounges at Changi last month.
A year later after my initial visit, North American DC card continues to have problem with the SATS Premier lounges. Card swipe says decline. Upon further discussion, agent did a manual charge slip and I was admitted. The SATS lounge at T1 is nice, modren decore, good food, very clean and nice washrooms and shower (same as T2). Also there are a few semi-private lounge chairs where one can take a nap.
Rainforest Lounge: It didn't look very appetizing. Feels more like a teenager library, with the rain forest theme I guess. I didn't actually stay after taking a look at it and told by the agent that what I saw was all they have to offer.
Ambassador Transit Lounge: Dark and old looking - old English library? Food wasn't very fresh throughout the whole evening. Shower and washrooms similar to those at the Ambassador Transit Hotel (i.e. not very good. school shower? ). Washroom was also quite shocking as it's co-ed, there was no proper feminine hygene product disposal facility and the garbage bin was wide open with used products in plain view. They also make you wear a sticker that says when you are supposed to leave the lounge(5 hrs stay).
Skyview Lounge: very nice with view of the tarmac. Shower facilities also on par with those in Changi SQ lounges. However a boarding pass on a departing flight is required. If you have a connecting flight but no boarding pass(such as flying out on a budget airlines or one with no inter-line agreement with your arriving airline and can't get bp from the air side transit desk) you are out of luck.
The Green Market: It's really a restaurant rather than a lounge. You won't find it listed under lounges in the airport directory. One fixed crappy Japanese set menu with 1 free non-alcoholic beverage out of a choice of 2, but the small appetizer/dessert buffet(included) is not bad. Hot tea and water is free I suppose.