Singapore Airlines Silverkris lounge in Sydney: classicism and quality

With plenty of time to spare before boarding my flight to Bangkok I decided to do some lounge hopping in Sydney airport.

After visiting the Air New Zealand lounge I head to the Singapore Airlines lounge.

You will find at the bottom of the page the list of all the articles about this trip in Australia.

Location of the Singapore Airlines lounge in Sydney

It is right next to Air New Zealand, otherwise at one end of Terminal 1 at Sydney Airport.

To get there from the security checkpoints you will have to go through half the terminal (10 minutes). Getting to your gate from it depends on where your plane is parked: it may be very close but you may also have to go to the other end of the terminal.


Who has access to the Singapore Airlines lounge?

The eligibility rules are fairly standard.

The lounge is available to Singapore Airlines and Star Alliance passengers flying in Business or First Class, as well as Solitaire PPS Club, PPS Club, KrisFlyer Elite Gold members of the KrisFlyer Frequent Flyer Programme or Star Alliance Gold status holders regardless of their class of travel.

Lounge layout

The lounge is modest in size compared to the Air New Zealand’s and is also all in one piece.


There is not much variety in the ambience and seating, the lounge is dimly lit, a choice that gives it a soothing and cosy feel.

We find the traditional tones of Singapore Airlines: grey and beige. This reinforces the impression of calm.


In addition to the many unoriginal armchairs (it almost feels like a Lufthansa lounge), there are small individual cabins that are a little more secluded, with a large armchair and a table reminiscent of the airline’s business and first class cabins.

That’s where I’ll settle down.



The buffet is right next to the main room.


On the cold side, there are the traditional fruits, yoghurts and pastries.


As always with Singapore Airlines the hot offer is quite substantial (note: it’s breakfast time): tomatoes, sausages, bacon, chicken rice, beans and a whole range of condiments to season it (well especially the rice).



Again, I would like to switch to another time of day to see the daytime food…Singapore Airlines usually never disappoints.

However, as you can see, the staff did not seem to be in a hurry to restock the hot dishes….

The drinks offer is also very comprehensive, with the usual range of soft drinks, a wide choice of beers, wine and, more rarely in a business lounge, self-service champagne (Mumm).


For hot drinks a barista is there to serve you.



The toilets are clean and the lounge has showers.



Quiet and hushed, which contrasts with the lively and sounding Air New Zealand’s.

Bottom line

A typical example of a Singapore Airlines lounge: very classic, premium, sober in the extreme and without any taste mistakes.

I was surprised, however, by the smallness of the lounge given the number of flights Singapore Airlines operates to Sydney, sometimes by A380.

It’s not the biggest or the best Singapore Airlines lounge but it does the job very well. Maybe a bit sad, though

Articles about this trip to Australia

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2HotelCourtyard Paris Charles de Gaulle Central
3FlightParis-Munich – Lufthansa – Business Class
4FlightMunich-Stockholm – Lufthansa – Business Class
5HotelSheraton Stockholm
6LoungeSAS Gold Lounge – Stockholm Arlanda
7LoungeAmerican Express Lounge by Pontus – Stockholm Arlanda
8FlightStockholm-Bangkok – Thai – Business Class
9LoungeThai Royal Silk Lounge – Bangkok Terminal E
10FlightBangkok-Sydney – Thai – Business Class
11HotelSheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
12LoungeRex lounge – Sydney Terminal 2
13FlightSydney-Brisbane – Virgin Australia – Economy
14HotelW Brisbane
15RestaurantElska – Brisbane
16RestaurantSouthside – Brisbane
17RestaurantSpice Central Kitchen & Bar – Brisbane
18Travel diaryBrisbane jour #1 : the heart of the city
19Travel diaryBrisbane day #2: museums and lazing by the river
20LoungeVirgin Australia Domestic Lounge – Brisbane
21FlightBrisbane-Sydney – Virgin Australia – Economy
22HotelSydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
23RestaurantNour – Sydney
24RestaurantMekong – Sydney
25Travel diarySydney day #1: the opera house and its surroundings
26Travel diarySydney day #2: around Hyde Park and the city center
27Travel diarySydney day #3: culture and entertainment around the harbor
28LoungeSalon Air New Zealand – Sydney
29LoungeSalon Silverkris Singapore Airlines – Sydney
30LoungeAmerican Express Lounge – Sydney
31FlightSydney-Bangkok – Thai – Business Class
32LoungeThai Royal Silk Lounge – Bangkok Terminal E
33LoungeOman Air lounge – Bangkok Terminal E
34LoungeEva Air lounge – Bangkok Terminal F
35LoungeMiracle business lounge – Bangkok Terminal F
36LoungeTurkish Airlines lounge – Bangkok Terminal D
37LoungeSingapore Airlines silverkris lounge – Terminal D
38FlightBangkok-Stockholm – Thai – Business Class
39LoungeNorrsken Lounge – Stockholm
40FlightStockholm-Zurich – Swiss – Business Class
41FlightZurich-Paris – Swiss – Business Class
42Travel diaryLessons learned from this trip to Australia
Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrin
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.

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