The Changi International Airport in Singapore is consistently ranked among the best airports in the world, and for good reason. In spite of being a very busy airport all through the year, the way in which it is maintained and managed, and the amenities and facilities it provides to the travellers put it in a league of its own right up there with the very best on the planet. Ask travellers who have been to the Changi airport and many of them will tell you that visiting it is an experience in itself. Whether you are spending some time there during transit or starting your journey from there, you don’t have to put up with the boredom, tiredness, and chaos that usually seem to be your unwanted yet persistent companions at an airport.
There are plenty of options that allow you to shop, dine, and entertain yourself. But if you’re looking to get some peace and quiet for a while, check into one of the many airport lounges that are available at all the four terminals at Changi. While you may need to have exclusive passes (or tickets of certain classes) to get into these lounges, we feel they’re definitely worth it.
What’s so Special About These Airport Lounges?
Want to know why thousands of flyers all over the world choose to check into one of the lounges at the Changi airport every year? Delve into its features and you’ll know why. Like they say, you need to experience it first hand to know what the fuss is all about. However, we’ll try to give you a brief idea of what you get and what you can expect from these lounges. Let’s paint a picture first. Say you’re waiting for your connecting flight. You already have a few “flight hours” on you and the fatigue is starting to set in. The commotion and chaos of the airport are starting to get on your nerves. Quite the story of many a traveller, but this is where airport lounges offer you the perfect way to escape the travel blues. With a host of amenities such as shower facilities, spa treatments, great food and beverage options, conference rooms, charging stations, free Wi-Fi, and a whole lot more, lounges across all four terminals at the Changi airport aim to make your transit period a relaxing and comfortable one. We’ve compiled a list of some of the lounges in the Changi airport along with some of the features each of them offers.
Qantas Singapore Lounge
Qantas is a popular airline that offers a series of lounges all over the world, helping their customers unwind in the luxurious settings of these exclusive environments before they board their planes. The Qantas Singapore Lounge located in terminal 1 of the airport is maintained in line with the luxurious offerings of the rest of the Qantas lounges around the world. It features a host of dining options from buffets to specially curated food that is made according to your preferences. Order some freshly brewed coffee or choose from other available beverages as well. Complete with armchairs, counter seating to help you work while you wait, refined interiors, dining facilities, and a lot more, it promises you a time of serene indulgence while you wait for your flight.
- Made-to-order food to suit your tastes.
- Wireless internet, power outlets, and newspapers.
- Toilets and shower rooms.
|First Class, International Business, Platinum One Frequent Flyer, Gold Frequent Flyer, Qantas Club Member, Emirates Platinum Skyward Member, and others.||1||Daily – 2:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
British Airways Lounge
Past the attractive, sparkling-blue reception, this lounge features a variety of chairs, couches, and power outlets. The décor is appealing and features artwork made by both Singaporean as well as British artists. The seating is designed to offer opportunities for you to relax as well as catch up with your work if you want to. The power outlets help you charge laptops and mobiles while you wait. The bar offers a wide variety of wines and spirits. The Concorde Room located inside is available only to passengers holding first class tickets and can be accessed only by using a secret code. This lounge offers travellers a number of dining options and you can choose from snacks and small bites to a full-spread buffet. This place was refurbished in 2015 and offers swanky washrooms that are immaculately maintained.
- Full buffet and other dining options
- Wireless internet, power outlets, magazines, and newspapers.
- Toilets and shower rooms.
|First Class, Business Class, Emerald Tier, Sapphire Tier||1||Daily – 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
SATS Premier Lounge Changi
There are multiple SATS lounges at the Changi airport and all of them are very frequently visited by travellers flying more than 20 different airlines. If you own a Priority Pass, you can have access to them as well. That being said, they do tend to get a bit busy from time to time. The seating is fairly standard, offering you both counter style seats as well as armchairs. If you want a bit more privacy, you can check out the mini booths. Most seats offer power outlets to make sure that your gadgets are fully powered before you board your flight. This lounge also features massage chairs, pampering you while you wait. In the dining section, it offers a buffet with a lot of items, along with a selection of breads and pastries. The modest liquor section offers a range of wines. SATS lounges are available on terminals 1, 2, and 3 and offer to keep you entertained as you wait for your flight to arrive.
- Full buffet with a variety of breads and pastries.
- Wireless internet, power outlets, and private booths.
- Spacious showers and toilets.
|N.A||1, 2, 3||Daily – 24 hours|
Dnata Lounge Singapore
Dnata has 2 lounges in the Changi airport, one in terminal 1 and the other in terminal 3. If you’re looking to escape the chaos and commotion of one of the busiest airports in the world, you definitely need to check out these lounges. The terminal 1 lounge is built to house more than 200 people at a time and offers an array of top amenities specially curated to entertain and refresh the weary traveller in you. With elegant décor and relaxing interiors, this is a great way to while away a bit of time till your flight arrives. A mixture of wooden floors and carpets minimise the ambient noise, giving you the peace and quiet you need, complete with armchairs and comfortable spaces to work. Sip on specially crafted cocktails and a range of coffees at the beverages counter. The dining area gives you a ton of options to choose from including cereals, milk, fruits, omelettes, beans, sausages, dumplings, and a lot more. If you’re in the mood for some alcohol, check out their selection of wines and other spirits.
- Premium buffet and alcohol.
- Power outlets, Wi-Fi, and VIP meeting area.
- Showers and toilets.
|Business Class, Frequent Flyer Card Members of specified airlines||1, 3||Daily – 24 hours|
In order to make flying a more relaxing and comfortable experience for passengers, the SilverKris Lounges are designed to offer an environment of luxury and peace. Whether you want to sit back and relax with a drink in your hand or you want to call-in on a business meeting, you can make use of the world-class services and amenities available here. This offering from Singapore Airlines showcases their “home” concept, complete with areas that are designed to look like dining rooms, living room, kitchens, and artwork. There are productivity pods that give you the space and privacy to catch up with your work as well. The lounge in T3 is sometimes more crowded than the one in T2. Both lounges feature shower rooms where you catch refresh yourself before your flight. Feeling hungry? Grab a bite to eat at the food counters or treat yourself to a complete buffet spread. Fancy a drink? Get yourself something from the bar or a hot beverage from the hot drink counter.
- Premium buffet and light snacks, along with bartender service.
- Power outlets, Wi-Fi, meeting rooms, and internet PCs.
- Restrooms and nursing rooms.
|Business Class, First Class, PPS Members, and certain classes of other selected airlines||2, 3||Daily First Class: 5:00 a.m. to 23:59 p.m. Business Class: 24 hours|
DBS Asia Treasures Lounge
If you are accustomed to the finer things life and don’t mind paying the hefty price tags they come with, you are sure to enjoy the DBS Asia Treasures Lounge. Exclusively available only to private clients of DBS bank (DBS Asia Treasures members), it offers a world of tranquillity and lavish amenities that are sure to engage the interests of even the pickiest of travellers. It is open on all days of the week and is located on terminals 2 and 3 at the Changi airport. The decors are elegantly set to give you a warm and comfortable ambience. The lounge also features personalised service. It also serves you some of the finest food, specially crafted to suit your tastes and desires. The well-stocked bar features a variety of beers, wines, and other spirits. Apart from high-speed Wi-Fi, you can also make use of the banking lobby (self-service) which is available all 24 hours of the day. If you have to take a business call or attend a meeting while you’re at the airport, you can make use of one of the meeting rooms for this. Check out the spa services if you want to pamper yourself for a bit before you catch your flight. This lounge definitely redefines luxury by giving you the best that money can buy.
- Specially curated food and beverage options.
- Power outlets, Wi-Fi, meeting rooms, internet PCs, and spa services.
- Telephones and flight monitors.
|DBS Asia Treasures Members||2, 3||Daily – 24 hours|
KrisFlyer Gold Lounge Singapore
The KrisFlyer Gold Lounge Singapore is designed to make the most of Changi airport’s natural skylight and other facilities offered by it. It is available at terminals 2 and 3 and both of them are open all 24 hours of the day, all days of the week. In terms of access, you can get access to this lounge no matter what class you fly as long as you are a member of the KrisFlyer Gold programme. What’s more, you can bring a guest along with you for free. The seating areas feature bar stools and lounge chairs while the larger section gives you a clear view of the transit area. You get a variety of dining options including dim sums, meat, siu mai, red bean buns, and more. For those who want to grab a drink before they board their flight, there is also a selection of wines. Wireless internet and internet PCs help you work or browse while you wait.
- Pleasant interiors and natural lighting.
- Power outlets, Wi-Fi, and internet PCs.
- Snacks, beverages, and other food options.
|KrisFlyer Gold Members (no restriction on class)||2, 3||Daily – 24 hours|
The Emirates Lounge at the Changi airport caters to the needs of their Business Class and First Class passengers as well as QF/EK Gold and Platinum members. Furnished with the regular décor and colours of Emirates, it has a very calm and peaceful ambience. However, once it gets crowded inside, it tends to get a bit noisy. If you’re flying Business Class on the Emirates, you even get a complimentary transfer to the terminal. Located close to the boarding gate, it gives you everything you need to relax before you walk to board your aircraft. One of the main strengths of this lounge is its well-mannered and friendly staff who are always ready to help you. Relax on the plush armchairs and lounge seats, or if you want to work, you can charge your laptop or other mobile devices using the power outlets that are available all over the place. The seating area has different types of chairs, for various types of travellers. If by chance you don’t have your laptop with you and you want to browse, you can make use of the workstations available in the corner. The lounge also features a dining section with proper chairs and tables, offering you a range of food items. Snack on some delicious bites or have your fill on some of their mains. You can also get a cocktail from the bar if you’re in the mood for it. The latest addition to this place is a prayer room.
- Classic Emirates décor and ambience.
- Wi-Fi, power outlets, and internet PCs.
- Prayer room for your private prayers.
|Business Class, First Class, and QF/EK Gold and Platinum members||1||Daily – 6.30 a.m.- 10.10 a.m., 12.00 p.m. - 3.15 p.m., 6.00 p.m. - 1.20 p.m.|
Blossom -SATS & Plaza Premium Lounge
With enough space to cater to about 280 at a time, the large Blossom -SATS & Plaza Premium Lounge is a great way to spend your transit time at the Changi airport in Singapore. It is located in terminal 4 and is open 7 days a week, all 24 hours. Start your journey on a great note or relax in between flights in this environment, specially furnished with plush and warm interiors, crafted to give you a tranquil and serene ambience. Feeling dull after a long flight? Freshen up by taking a warm shower in the modern and attractive washrooms. The spa facilities include therapeutic massages brought to you by professional masseurs. Feeling hungry and want to grab a bite? Satisfy your palate and your cravings by choosing from the vast spread of food and drink options. The Tapas Bar gives you a place to grab a drink and put your feet up for a bit before you start or resume your journey. Experience hospitality at its finest with Blossom.
- Large seating area and spacious interiors.
- Wi-Fi, internet PCs, and power outlets.
- Massage and spa services.
|Business Class, First Class, Frequent Flyer card members, walk-in passengers (rates apply)||4||Daily – 24 hours|
Cathay Pacific Lounge
The Cathay Pacific Lounge at the Changi airport in Singapore is designed to be a home away from home for travellers to take a break in between flights and even for those who are starting their journey from Singapore. It offers you an array of plush designer chairs to give your body the comfort and rest it needs. Sit back and watch other passengers walk down the terminals and gaze at flights taking off on the runway while you wait for your own aircraft to arrive. Do you have an office meeting to attend in the meantime or some work to catch up on? Make use of the workstations to dial in to work. These are sectioned off from the rest of the area so that you will have the privacy and quietness you need to do your work. The available Wi-Fi helps you browse on your own devices as well. Keep yourself up to date with all the current affairs courtesy of the free magazines and newspapers while you sit in your very own private solo chair. In the food section, you will find an array of items, including various types of noodles, salads, cheese platters, and Siu Mais. In terms of drinks, the lounge serves alcoholic beverages such as wines, spirits, beers, and champagne along with machine-brewed coffees and teas. So, the next time you’re at the Changi airport waiting to take a flight on a Cathay flight, see if you can make use of this lounge to make your journey that much more worthwhile.
- Noodle Bar serving various types of noodles.
- Wi-Fi, workstations, magazines and newspapers.
- Range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
|Business Class & First Class (Cathay Pacific), Marco Polo, Diamond, Gold, Silver Members and One World Member||4||Daily – 4:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.|
The Singapore Changi airport has a collection of lounges that offers passengers the space and amenities they much need to take a break in between flights or before starting their travel. The next time you are at this airport, see if you’re eligible to check in to one of them. These specially curated enclosures promise to help you unwind and relax, so that you have a calm and peaceful mind and a rested body before you board your flight.