Frequent flyers on Singapore Airlines will most probably be able to attain the KrisFlyer Elite Gold status, which requires the member to accrue 50000 elite qualifying miles per membership anniversary. This will allow them to access the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge in Singapore.
Note that being the airlines’s hub here in Singapore, the airline has elected to have a separate lounge for its elite tier members, in addition to the SilverKris Lounge which is reserved for passengers travelling in Suites, First or Business Class. More on that lounge in a separate post.
The KrisFlyer Gold Lounge can be accessed within the transit area of Terminal 3. There is another lounge in Terminal 2, for Singapore Airlines flights departing to destinations within Southeast Asia. To redirect eligible passengers to the SilverKris Lounge, there are usually directions signposted at the entrance of the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge.
Upon entering the lounge, you will find a pretty large seating area with unobstructed views of television screens, usually tuned into world news channels. Charging points and USB power points are available throughout the lounge.
The food and beverage area has a few hot dishes and snacks available buffet style, and a refrigerator stocked with cold drinks, juices and bottled water.
You can also prepare yourself a cup of hot tea or coffee.
A better area to lounge in would be the extended open area beyond the main lounge, which stretches into the huge interior of the main departure hall, providing a more spacious feel. In the day, lots of natural light will stream in from the huge glass panels overlooking the tarmac area.
Now the main issue with this lounge is that it has to literally accommodate all Singapore Airlines elite tier KrisFlyer members not travelling in a premium cabin on flights operating out of Terminal 3, and it can get really busy during peak periods, especially in the evenings. At times, you may even find it difficult to secure a seat. In any case, the crowd usually thins out late in the evening after some departures, where the lounge becomes a bit more hospitable. In any case, having lounge access is better than not having one at all!