Executive Traveller exclusive
Singapore Airlines’ stunning all-new SilverKris Business Class lounge is now open – and it includes a dedicated space for first class flyers on Singapore Airlines and its Star Alliance partners.
With the SilverKris First Class lounge and the more exclusive haven known as The Private Room still being built, ahead of a February 2022 ribbon-cutting, the carrier has roped off part of the business class lounge for its most premium passengers.
This is the area dubbed The Living Room, located in the wing which spears off to the left of the eye-catching bar and sits across from the buffet area.
A Singapore Airlines ‘concierge’ will admit travellers to this space upon presentation of their boarding pass for first class – either on SQ’s A380 Suites or Boeing 777 first class cabin, or on first class for any Star Alliance member – or flashing their black Solitaire PPS Club card.
(Ironically, part of this space is where the SilverKris First Class Lounge used to be, with the new business class lounge taking over the footprint of the First Class Lounge and The Private Room, while those exclusive lounges are now taking shape where the business class lounge used to be.)
Singapore Airlines tells us this space has room for around 88 passengers, depending of course on social distancing requirements.
There’s a mix of seating, from those elegant high-backed winged armchairs to raised benches and two banks of the airline’s new twin chairs with small side-tables, AC/USB outlets and wireless charging points.
A nook off to the far right contains several of the second-generation ‘productivity pods’ with wrap-around privacy panels, padded benches facing laptop-friendly tables, an adjustable reading lamp and AC/USB and wireless charging points.
Upgraded dining experience
Passengers in Singapore Airlines’ temporary Changi T3 first class lounge will enjoy a wider selection of meals and drinks compared to the selection in the main SilverKris business lounge.
“There’ll be some special items that are more unique and where there are items that are common to both sides, they’ll also be upgraded,” Timothy Chua, Singapore Airlines’ vice-president of airport operations, tells Executive Traveller.
And while the business class lounge will retain electronic meal ordering where “when the meal is ready, you collect yourself,” the first class section “will have table service,” Chua says.
And because we know you'll ask: the Champagne on offer is the 2006 Piper Heidsieck Rare Brut Millesime.
The lounge will have two menus, with breakfast served from 5am to 11am, and then a 'lunch and dinner' menu from 11am onwards.
Some of the dishes available include a dim sum set, laksa with tiger king prawns, wagyu beef sliders, and of couse staples such as chicken satay and nasi lemak.
You can download the current menus (as at November 2021) from the links below – while they are of course always subject to change, they provide a good idea of what first class flyers can expect:
- Download the Singapore Airlines Changi T3 SilverKris First Lounge breakfast menu (November 2021)
- Download the Singapore Airlines Changi T3 SilverKris First Lounge lunch & dinner menu (November 2021)
- Download the Singapore Airlines Changi T3 SilverKris First Lounge wine list (November 2021)