Booking The Trip: A (slightly crazier) Southeast Asian Path to India
Review: P.F Changs LAX (Priority Pass Restaurant)
Review: EVA Air 777-300ER Premium Economy Class Los Angeles to Taipei
Review: Plaza Premium Lounge Taipei Terminal 2 Zone A
Review: UNI Air A321-200 Economy Class Taipei to Seoul Incheon
Review: The Millenium Seoul Hilton
Trip Photos: A Day and a Half in Seoul
Review: Korean Air First Class Lounge Seoul Incheon
Review: Korean Air 777-300ER Kosmos Suites First Class Seoul Incheon to Bangkok
Review: Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa
Review: Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok
Review: Miracle Business Class Lounge Concourse G Bangkok
Review: Malaysia Airlines 737-800 Business Class Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur
Review: Malaysia Airlines Satellite Golden Business Class Lounge Kuala Lumpur
Review: Kuala Lumpur A330-300 Business Class Kuala Lumpur to Mumbai
Review: SpiceJet 737-900ER SpiceMax Pune to Goa
Review: Air India A321-200 Economy Class Goa to Mumbai
Review: Air India A320Neo Economy Class Mumbai to Bengaluru
Review: Air India A319-100 Economy Class Bengaluru to Mumbai
Review: GVK International Business Class Lounge West Wing Mumbai
Review: Singapore Airlines 777-300ER Business Class Mumbai to Singapore
Review: Crowne Plaza Hotel Singapore
Trip Photos: 8 hours in Singapore
Review: Singapore Airlines A380-800 NEW Business Class Singapore to Hong Kong
Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Business Class Lounge Hong Kong
Review: United Club Lounge Hong Kong
Review: Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge Hong Kong
Review: Hong Kong Airlines Club Bauhinia Lounge Hong Kong
Review: EVA Air A330-300 Premium Laurel Class Hong Kong to Taipei
Review: EVA Air 777-300ER Premium Economy Class Taipei to Los Angeles
YOUTUBE: EVA Air: Los Angeles to Taipei
YOUTUBE: UNI Air: Taipei to Seoul Incheon
YOUTUBE: Korean Air: Seoul Incheon to Bangkok
YOUTUBE: Malaysian Airlines: Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur
YOUTUBE: Malaysian Airlines: Kuala Lumpur to Mumbai
YOUTUBE: SpiceJet: Pune to Goa
YOUTUBE: Air India: Goa to Mumbai
YOUTUBE: Air India: Mumbai to Bengaluru
YOUTUBE: Air India: Bengaluru to Mumbai
YOUTUBE: Singapore Airlines: Mumbai to Singapore
YOUTUBE: Singapore Airlines: Singapore to Hong Kong
YOUTUBE: EVA Air: Hong Kong to Taipei
YOUTUBE: EVA Air: Taipei to Los Angeles
The first of four lounges in Hong Kong.
Here’s who can access this lounge:
- First and Business Class passengers traveling on a Star Alliance Airline
- Star Alliance Gold members traveling in economy/premium economy
- Virgin Australia Velocity Gold and Platinum members traveling on Singapore Airlines or Virgin Atlantic
- Club Vistara Gold/Platinum members prior to travel on Singapore airlines
The SilverKris Lounge is directly in front of gate 5. And I mean directly in front. As in if you are around gate 5 at Hong Kong and you can’t find the lounge, just face the gate area of gate 5, and turn around 180 degrees and the lounge is staring at you.
As soon as you walk in, you’ll have your boarding pass scanned.
Beyond that, there’s a long hallway leading to the main lounge. Oddly, before you get too far down the hallway, there was this room to the right with seating. Considering it’s a little ways away from the rest of the lounge, I found this odd but alright…
I also noticed the used bottles and cups sitting on the tables. They certainly had been sitting there for at least 5-10 minutes. That’s the other thing with this room being far. Lounge attendants can’t check when the room is clean or not.
There was also some decor in the room.
From this room, you walk down a hallway that leads to the rest of the lounge.
To the right, a little more further down is a bathroom/shower area.
The bathrooms were clean and well-stocked with toiletries needed.
Now, I welcome you to the lounge, where from the hall the lounge opens up into one big room.
To the left is the First Class section of the lounge, but that’s for another time. Now if you actually look to the far right of the picture, there is a board that tells you the location and times of departing Singapore Air flight, which is a nice feature. The wifi password for the lounge is also visible towards the bottom of the screen.
Directly in front of you and behind the bar you walk by at the opening of the lounge, the buffet.
There was a fridge with chilled drinks.
Let’s have a look at all the food available.
There was also a makeshift a la carte menu. Among these two options, you could ask any lounge agent to have either made and they’d place your order in right away.
The food selection was alright, though not as good as other outstation SQ lounges I’ve been to.
And then some drinks.
Next to the buffet were a lot of dining tables. If you ordered an a la carte item from the 2 options, then this is where you can sit and eat.
None of these seats had power ports in case you needed to charge while eating. Spoiler….you can’t.
Before entering the other section, there were some high top tables with few seats. There were chargers here but they weren’t international standard which, in my mind, is incredibly lazy on the airline’s part.
The next room had some of SQ’s signature high seats long with the rest of the lounge.
All these central seats had power ports on the table in between the seats.
There were also seats along the wall which is where I was sitting. A subtle detail, but I like how the seats along the wall were staggered.
And for my seat alone, I had two power ports and an international power port which was good.
And these are the signature Singapore seats that I was showing you earlier. They were all occupied so I couldn’t take pictures of them.
In the back section of the lounge, there lots of cubicles for working, again, in the Singapore Airlines style.
This lounge had so many cubicles. I don’t think I’ve seen this many cubicles in any other lounge besides one of the United clubs in SFO, but there was just a lot. It makes sense that HKG has them as it’s a popular business route and a lot of business travelers could use this. It’s interesting…I see these at the Singapore Airline’s outstation lounges like the one in Bangkok Airport, but not in any of their hub lounges in Changi terminal 2 or terminal 3.
And this is from the cubicle section looking back at the rest of the lounge.
In the back of the lounge, beyond the office cubicles, there was another section of seats. All these seats had power ports which sounds great!
This whole lounge may seem fairly empty but most of the lounge had emptied out because of an SQ A380 heading back to Singapore, the same one I flew in on.
There was another table along the side wall towards the back that had some water and biscuits.
There were more seats along the wall, with power ports as well.
And that’s the whole lounge.
Honestly, this lounge was very functional and served all the things you could’ve asked for, but nothing in it blew me away. The lounge staff weren’t actively clearing plates, the lounge didn’t have any natural light which is one of my preferences in a lounge, the food selection was alright compared to their other locations, and the quality was alright. This is all despite a recent renovation to the lounge too, so very surprising on SQ’s part.