Best lounge at SIN?

Old Jul 17, 19, 9:46 am
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Best lounge at SIN?

I have a five hour layover in SIN connecting from UA flight SFO-SIN to SQ SIN-PER. Separate tickets but luggage checked through to PER.

I am in J on both UA (paid) and SQ (award). I am a 1K with United and Star Alliance Gold. I also have access to AMEX Centurion lounges and have a Priority Pass card.

Which is the best lounge I can access, and how long would it take to walk from the lounge to my gate for PER? It has been 7 years since i was last at SIN. I am stopping over in SIN on the way back so do not plan on leaving the airport on the way to PER.

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Old Jul 17, 19, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Aussienarelle View Post
Which is the best lounge I can access, and how long would it take to walk from the lounge to my gate for PER?
All depends on where your gate is! We can give you a maximum time. Are you are a fast, average or slow walker?
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Old Jul 17, 19, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Aussienarelle View Post
I have a five hour layover in SIN connecting from UA flight SFO-SIN to SQ SIN-PER. Separate tickets but luggage checked through to PER.

I am in J on both UA (paid) and SQ (award). I am a 1K with United and Star Alliance Gold. I also have access to AMEX Centurion lounges and have a Priority Pass card.

Which is the best lounge I can access, and how long would it take to walk from the lounge to my gate for PER? It has been 7 years since i was last at SIN. I am stopping over in SIN on the way back so do not plan on leaving the airport on the way to PER.

TIA
SilverKris lounge will be best. T3 is better than T2, but probably not worth changing terminals for. Walking time is unlikely to be more than 20 mins.
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Old Jul 17, 19, 9:47 pm
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Originally Posted by w4rd View Post
SilverKris lounge will be best. T3 is better than T2, but probably not worth changing terminals for.
Yup.

SKL are nothing special. With five hours to kill, I would consider the transit hotel (Aerotel). It has a pool
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Old Jul 21, 19, 1:56 pm
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Yup.
SKL are nothing special. With five hours to kill, I would consider the transit hotel (Aerotel). It has a pool
As much as I like SQ in the air, isn't it a shame that there ground service is so bad, including their mediocre lounges.
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SIN-PER would fly out of T3 anyway, but yeah, not much difference between the two other than size.
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Old Jul 21, 19, 11:27 pm
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As much as I like SQ in the air, isn't it a shame that there ground service is so bad, including their mediocre lounges.
Hopeful this will improve with the lounge refreshes at SIN . . . .
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Old Jul 21, 19, 11:38 pm
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Hopeful this will improve with the lounge refreshes at SIN . . . .
Maybe, but I have my doubts. Even their most exclusive lounge is way behind other first class lounges of 5 and even 4 star airlines in so many respects. And ground services are very limited in general. A mere refresh of the lounges probably won‘t do ...
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There aren't (m)any *A lounge options in SIN (unfortunately and very surprisingly). SKL and the PP lounges (SATS & DNATA) in T3 are right next to each other. And depending on when you're flying the new temporary *G lounge maybe open.

But none of the lounges are anything to write home about. So unless you're a very keen lounge hopper I'd twiddle my thumbs in SKL until the time of the flight.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 8:31 am
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If you're a lounge veteran, yes nothing too special. They're lounges. If you're not used to lounges they'll be good enough . Perfectly functional, acceptable lounges with a reasonable range of food offerings - representative of Singapore with a range of Malay, Indian, local Chinese and Western foods, all edible, but nothing that's got a wow factor. Also bear in mind that it's a business class lounge you'll be going to, not a first, so need to manage expectations. Whilst a few have more up to date furniture, and some have some good gimmicks - like's QF "prepare to order" (ie. "reheated to order") - or CX's noodle station - it's probably not really much worse than the most middle-top tier business class lounges I've been to (the three stand out exceptions that come to mind in my experience are TK's IST lounge and the whiskey bar at LX's ZRH lounge, and for networkwide consistency EK's lounges), but it all depends on what floats your boat.

And if you do want cooked to order food, at SIN, unlike many places around the world, airport food is relatively inexpensive, and plenty of good hawker and some semi-decent non hawker food for moderate prices, if the lounge doesn't meet your needs.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by lokijuh View Post
Also bear in mind that it's a business class lounge you'll be going to, not a first, so need to manage expectations. Whilst a few have more up to date furniture, and some have some good gimmicks - like's QF "prepare to order" (ie. "reheated to order") - or CX's noodle station - it's probably not really much worse than the most middle-top tier business class lounges I've been to (the three stand out exceptions that come to mind in my experience are TK's IST lounge and the whiskey bar at LX's ZRH lounge, and for networkwide consistency EK's lounges), but it all depends on what floats your boat.
The game has been changing quite a bit concerning business class lounges recently, just look at UA Polaris lounges or AC‘s Signature Suite. All you need is a long-haul J ticket.

SQ‘s lounges always seem to be a step behind, even at first class level.
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Even their most exclusive lounge is way behind other first class lounges of 5 and even 4 star airlines in so many respects. And ground services are very limited in general.
I enjoyed my visit to the Private Room last year. It's no FCT, but the food and service were very good. One of the agents noticed I was leaving a bit close to departure, called me a cart, and personally escorted me to the gate. I was on an award ticket.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 6:04 pm
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Originally Posted by worldclubber View Post

SQ‘s lounges always seem to be a step behind, even at first class level.
Didn’t say they were the best lounges but they’re hardly mediocre as some put it. They are good mid tier lounges. That is all.

Having said that some of SQ’s outstation lounges are quite good for outstation lounges, such as BKK.
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Old Jul 23, 19, 1:37 am
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Didn’t say they were the best lounges but they’re hardly mediocre as some put it. They are good mid tier lounges. That is all.
Mediocre may be too negative, but „average“ probably gets it and the food, even at the SKL F is not great. Singapore has such great food, how can the lounges get it so wrong...
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I enjoyed my visit to the Private Room last year. It's no FCT, but the food and service were very good. One of the agents noticed I was leaving a bit close to departure, called me a cart, and personally escorted me to the gate. I was on an award ticket.
That‘s really good service. On my last visit earlier this year, late in the evening, service was rather lackluster and the food was OKish, but not comparable to other top tier lounges, as you said. My last stop before TPR was the FCT and it ain‘t the same ballpark, it ain‘t even the same sport. (sorry to abuse some Pulp Fiction here)
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