Step contained in the newly revamped SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold Lounges at Changi Airport

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Your journey with Singapore Airlines (SIA) on the day of your travel begins even before you step on board the aircraft. As soon as you enter the transit area at Changi Airport Terminal 3, walk towards the A1-A8 cluster gate and head up to the second floor, where a stunning wall façade with exquisite handcrafted glass flowers inspired by the Singapore Airlines Batik Motif welcomes you. Created by Singapore-based artist B. Jane Cowie, the wall façade features an array of flowers and leaves, gently illuminated against the iconic SIA blue background.

Once on the second floor, you will find yourself at the newly renovated SilverKris Lounge entrance foyer, which features Batik Flora, SIA’s signature scent in collaboration with Scent by SIX, that is concocted from six flowers that make up the Batik Motif. Step in and you will find yourself in a sanctuary of comfort, warmth and familiarity that will get you ready for your next adventure. The spacious foyer was designed with one key feature in mind: that customers can directly access The Private Room, First Class SilverKris Lounge and Business Class SilverKris Lounge from the main entrance.

Remember to take a selfie with the breath-taking wall façade and share it on social media (don’t forget to tag #FlySQ).

Frequent users of the lounges are sure to welcome the $50-million upgrades by SIA, which were thoughtfully designed to enhance the comfort and convenience of diverse groups of travellers and meet their evolving needs in the coming years. Favourites such as the live cooking stations have been enhanced, with added varieties of lounge seating such as productivity zones and rest areas, as well as upgraded shower and restroom facilities. Designed by renowned hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, the new lounges incorporate contemporary finishes and modern amenities with a sense of timeless elegance.

Here’s what you can expect from the new The Private Room, First Class SilverKris Lounge, Business Class SilverKris Lounge  and KrisFlyer Gold Lounge.

The Private Room

Your own private space: Upon presenting your boarding pass, you will be escorted directly into The Private Room by one of our friendly hosts. With around 78 seats, The Private Room was designed with a true sense of privacy and exclusivity in mind. There are various rest and seating areas to suit your needs – pocket seating booths separated by ornamental bookshelves for the solo travellers, duo seating booths for customers travelling in small groups, four day rooms for those in need of privacy and relaxation, a play area for kids and a phone booth for those who would like to take their calls in private.

Design details: Keep your eyes peeled for the understated elegance of the lighting fixtures at The Private Room. At the lobby, be captivated by an exquisite light dome adorned with Lalique crystal flowers inspired by Aquatic Ginger, one of the flowers used in SIA’s Batik Motif. It has been specially designed by Lalique for SIA. At the centre of the lounge, a ‘Room within a Room’ that is framed by tall architectural glass screens is a spacious seating area perfect for families. Light installations uniquely customised by Lasvit add to the lush ambience inspired by nature, oceans and greenery. Crystal frames around the dining booths are also created by Lasvit. Adding a touch of familiarity and history are two art pieces by Hong Zhu An, Peace and Prosperity I and Peace and Prosperity II, that have adorned the walls of The Private Room since its inception.   

The flower crystals in the Lalique light dome are inspired by the Aquatic Ginger, a critically endangered species that is native to Singapore and one of the flowers used in SIA’s Batik Motif.
The ‘Room within a Room’ features custom light installations by Lasvit.

Dine and drink: With a total of 28 dining seats in a spacious setting, having a meal in The Private Room is an intimate and pampering experience. Customers can order from an à la carte menu featuring an international selection. You’ll also find well-loved local dishes with a premium twist, such as laksa with lobster and wagyu satay. Help yourselves to a warm drink at the self-service tea area or simply ask for a freshly made coffee from our barista who is available all day.

Rest: Rest or relax in comfort while waiting for your flight. If you need more privacy or have a longer layover, you can book one of the four spacious day rooms where you can work, relax, freshen up, and even squeeze in some exercise. All rooms have adjustable lighting and are fitted with Poltrona Frau reclining armchairs. Two of the day rooms come with single-size Tempur Zero G beds paired with the brand’s Supreme Firm mattresses, which have a unique zero gravity preset that puts your body in total weightless relaxation. Two types of Tempur pillows are available – medium and soft – and the bed base can be raised for those who wish to read or use their personal devices. To put you into a deeper mood of relaxation, COMO Shambala’s signature scents ‘Invigorate’ and ‘Sleep’ are available upon request. COMO Shambhala‘s Yoga blocks and yoga mats are also available for customers who wish to do some light stretching.

Recharge in one of the exclusive day rooms with Tempur Zero G beds that come with vibration massage options.

Freshen up:  The Private Room has three large unisex ensuite shower rooms and one wheelchair-accessible toilet with shower facilities. They each have sanitary and shower fittings from GROHE, including the Sensia Arena toilet with personalised cleansing settings and touchless features such as automatic seat opening, closing and flushing, as well as GROHE showers featuring rain spray, jet spray and hand shower options. Customers can also embark on a wellness journey pre-flight with COMO Shambhala’s Invigorate shower amenities. Child facilities in the restrooms, as well as a standalone baby care room are also available for families travelling with young children.

All shower facilities in The Private Room feature sanitary and shower fittings from GROHE and amenities by COMO Shambhala. Photo credit: GROHE Pacific Pte Ltd

Access: The Private Room is only accessible by passengers travelling in SIA Suites or First Class. You can enter directly from the SilverKris Lounge main foyer – cutting short the distance you would normally walk with the old layout.

First Class SilverKris Lounge

Your new old favourite: This lounge accommodates 134 customers and comes with upgrades to our lounge users’ favourites – an updated flagship bar, a bigger dining room and chef’s live station, a dining area twice its previous size and an upgraded bar, productivity pods, a dedicated meeting room, and a new see-through play room for kids with an adjacent sitting area where parents can keep a watchful eye.

The First Class dining room now boasts double the seats, comfortably fitting 52 customers, with four family booths that are embossed with the SIA Batik Motif on the back panels.

Design details: Head to the flagship Crystal Bar and check out the new wall covered in Lalique crystal lighting. Each bespoke light is inpired by the shape of an Aquatic Ginger – you can catch a glimpse of its beauty even from the foyer. Spot more Batik Motif on the back panels at the First Class dining room. The curved walls near the buffet counter represents the dynamism of travel.

The First Class bar was a crowd favourite and has been given a fresh new look and name – the Crystal Bar – with lighting features specially designed by Lalique for SIA.

Get work done: Productivity pods – private cubicles ideal for customers who need to work in peace – were first introduced in SilverKris lounges overseas and have proven to be very popular. An updated version of these pods can now be found in the SilverKris Lounge. Another new feature is the modular seat, designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates, which allows customers to work and dine from the comfort of a sofa seat. A dedicated meeting room is also available, seating up to six people.

Dining: A big live cooking station where à la carte items such as bak chor mee and roti prata are prepared is the central feature of this lounge’s dining area. Replacing traditional buffet islands are self-service food counters, where customers can enjoy a selection of premium options such as laksa with king prawns, cold soba and ice cream. In the mornings, another station near the coffee counter serves up fresh waffles and pastries. Apart from the usual beverages that you can find at the lounges, there are two other areas for drinks: the Crystal Bar, which has a barista during the day and a bartender in the evening serving speciality cocktails like the SilverKris Sling and the iconic Singapore Sling, and a satellite mini bar called the Trunk Bar where customers can help themselves to various wines and liquors.

The live stations and chef-prepared meals have always been appreciated by customers and are now made the central feature of the revamped dining area.

Rest: There are four day rooms perfect for those who have a few hours to wait before their flight: two rooms come with Poltrona Frau reclining armchairs, while the other two have single-size Tempur Zero G beds with a Supreme Firm mattress. Two types of Tempur pillows are available – medium and soft – and in-room lighting can be dimmed or brightened. These are new to the First Class SilverKris Lounge.

Two day rooms are fitted with Tempur Zero G beds, which can lie flat for sleep or inclined for those who wish to read or use their devices.

Freshen up: The First Class SilverKris Lounge has five unisex ensuite shower rooms, and one wheelchair-accessible toilet with shower facilities. Each one features sanitary and shower fittings from GROHE, including the Sensia Arena toilet with personalised cleansing settings and touchless features such as automatic seat opening, closing, and flushing, as well as GROHE showers featuring rain spray, jet spray and hand shower options. Child facilities in the restrooms, as well as a standalone baby care room are also available for families travelling with young children.

Access: The First Class Lounge is accessible by passengers travelling in SIA Suites or First Class, Solitaire PPS Club members travelling in any SIA cabin class, or First Class passengers on Star Alliance flights. You can enter directly from the SilverKris Lounge main foyer.

Business Class SilverKris Lounge

Bigger and better: The new Business Class SilverKris Lounge is now the biggest of all SilverKris lounges with around 575 seats (the floor space is bigger than The Private Room and the First Class SilverKris Lounge combined). Since this lounge has always been the busiest, the new design features several zones to suit different customer profiles and needs, including a large dining hall, a relaxing living room, a quiet rest zone and an open concept area with generous seating spaces.

Take a break at the spacious living room overlooking the A1-5 cluster gates, thoughtfully situated near the dining area.

Design details: The brand new Business Class bar features overhead lighting that represents latitude lines and adjusts its brightness and color according to the time of day. The focal point of the living room is the signature wingback chairs with the SIA Batik Motif that has been embroidered on its plush burnt orange leather. Art pieces by Singapore artists Hong Zhu An and Lim Tze Peng are currently featured prominently in the lounge, as part of a collaboration with homegrown contemporary art gallery Ode to Art, evoking colourful and sedate scenes to expand the visual space. In the courtyard-style open concept area, vibrant seating options under the skylights and with the view of the runway will definitely excite you as you wait for your upcoming flight.

Get work done: The new lounge has its own meeting room that can seat up to six people now and several modular sofa seats that allow customers to work and dine in comfort. Productivity pods and a small phone booth to work in peace and privacy are also available.

Catch up on work at the productivity pods.

Dining: This lounge has two dining areas: those hankering for a full hearty meal can head to the main dining hall, which has close to 200 seats and a long self-service buffet spread, while the open-concept seating area on the other side of the lounge offers light food and refreshments in a more informal and relaxed setting for leisure and family travellers. The brand-new bar – deliberately placed in between so it is easily accessible from both sides – is manned by a barista in the morning and a bartender in the evening, so Business Class customers can also now enjoy their favourite brew or tipple with a view of the runway.

The main dining hall features a long buffet island where customers can select their own meals.

Rest: Customers who have overnight transits or need to sleep off jetlag can rest and recharge in the rest area at the end of the lounge, where there are 14 chaise lounges, each nestled in its own semi-enclosed cubicle. Rest facilities are new to the lounge and was created to address customer feedback. The main seating area is styled as a living room for additional comfort and relaxation. Have a few minutes to spare? Head to the KrisShop interactive display, developed in collaboration with Sony, where customers can browse the catalogue and purchase online via QR codes.

Freshen up: The Business Class SilverKris Lounge has doubled the number of showers in its new design. There are now 15 unisex ensuite shower rooms, as well as wheelchair-accessible restrooms and showers. Child facilities in the restrooms, as well as a standalone baby care room, are also available for families travelling with young children.

Access: The Business Class SilverKris Lounge is accessible by PPS Club members flying in any SIA cabin class or Business Class passengers on SIA or Star Alliance flights. You can enter directly from the SilverKris Lounge main foyer.

KrisFlyer Gold Lounge

Twice the comfort: The new KrisFlyer Gold Lounge has doubled in size and can now seat around 350 customers. It is the second biggest lounge after the Business Class SilverKris Lounge. It is also now equipped with its own shower facilities. The lounge is located in a beautiful open space with double-volume ceilings, giving it a bright and fresh atmosphere – with an enviable view of the runway.

Watch airplanes take off and land as you anticipate your upcoming flight at the al fresco seating area.

Design details: The entrance of the lounge features curved walls to represent the dynamism of travel and lighting that evokes an aircraft tail light. Inside, the double-volume open space is anchored by tall light structures that are inspired by flight paths branching out.

Get work done: The KrisFlyer Gold Lounge has included high tables as well as open-concept work desks.

For customers who prefer to work from a desk setting, these spaces are also available at the lounge.

Dining: The buffet area is now expanded and features a refreshed and expanded menu. Both the lounge and dining sections are in the open area, for a fresh al fresco feel. Even at night, this space is bright and well-lit.

Freshen up: While the previous space did not have its own restrooms and showers, frequent users of the lounge will be very happy to hear that there are now three dedicated restrooms, three unisex shower rooms as well as a wheelchair-accessible restroom and shower. Child facilities in the restrooms, as well as a standalone baby care room, are also available for families travelling with young children.

Upgrades to the lounge facilities include shower and restroom facilities, as well as a baby care room.

Access: The KrisFlyer Gold Lounge is accessible by KrisFlyer Elite Gold or Star Alliance Gold members flying on SIA or Star Alliance flights, in Premium Economy or Economy Class. It has its own separate entrance, a short walk away on the same level as the SilverKris Lounge.

The KrisFlyer Gold Lounge has a separate entrance, a few steps away from the SilverKris Lounge’s main entrance.



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