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Old 17th August 2019, 12:11 PM   #76
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Default HKG SilverKris Lounge Update (Aug 2019)

I visited the SQ SilverKris Lounge yesterday before flying home on SQ1 HKG-SIN, after a short visit to Hong Kong this week.



This was just a brief visit to Hong Kong -- in fact I spent all my time in Kowloon, and didn't head over to Hong Kong island itself, as all my business meetings were on the Kowloon side.

I'll save my brief impressions of Hong Kong and the airport situation during these turbulent times for a subsequent TR, but thankfully I experienced minimal delays or hitches on my trip.

I did visit the J section of the SQ SilverKris Lounge in Hong Kong, and here is a brief update on the lounge facilities and catering.

Showers aside (Which are brand new), not a lot has changed since the lounge underwent a full refurb to the "Home Away from Home" concept in late 2014. Most significantly, the location remains a windowless location, in an airport where many other lounges are located in large airy atriums with beautiful airside views.

On the positive side, the lounge is quite close to the SQ boarding gates, which makes it quite a convenient pitstop before the flight. Ironically, right above the SQ lounge are two beautiful lounges: The Qantas Hong Kong Lounge, and the new CX lounge "The Deck", both of which would have been great places for SQ to have a lounge.

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Old 17th August 2019, 12:20 PM   #77
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Upon entering the lounge, there is a small seating area close to the entrance...



...before a long passageway which leads to the main J and F lounges as well as the showers/restrooms.



I've never visited the F section on the left. Instead, I went straight and headed to the J section...



The bar remains a full service, manned, bar...



The drink list...



The liquor selection...



Tiger and Asahi on tap...



Always nice to start a lounge visit with bubbles (In this case Moet & Chandon Imperial...)


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Old 17th August 2019, 12:25 PM   #78
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There was a large breakfast buffet selection on offer...



Tables for sit-down dining...



Elsewhere, various seating options...



...and work pods...

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Old 17th August 2019, 12:43 PM   #79
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The breakfast selection comprised both Asian and International/Western selections...

Salads...



Delicious HK-style congee with condiments...



Fried flat rice noodles/rolls...



Noodles with black pepper chicken...



Sauages, baked beans and scrambled eggs...



A small selection of single-serve cereal boxes was also available.

Dim sum...



Soy bean curd...



The freezer cabinet, which was previously stocked with ice cream, was empty that morning, but I don't know if that was temporary or if they no longer serve ice cream in the lougne.

Overall I thought this was a good F&B spread, with the Asian selections looking more interesting that the Western breakfast options.
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The lounge had attached restrooms...



...and two brand new shower rooms, which were very well equipped...

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To sum up my current impression of this lounge: it is a decent lounge, with good F&B options. It is great that the showers have been refurbished too. Proximity to the boarding gates were a plus as well. The main negative for me is that it is (still) a windowless lounge in an airport where so many other lounges have wonderful views, open airy atriums, and great ambience.

There are at least 2 other lounges in HKG available to Krisflyer Gold/PPS/Star Alliance Gold members: the United Lounge and Thai Airways Lounge, both of which are larger and offer better ambience in large, open spaces (Although UA catering was quite minimal compared to SQ). However, these other lounges are located quite far from the SQ gates, which would make it quite inconvenient to visit if you were short of time.

As mentioned in the past, I would visit this lounge for a quick snack and a drink, and maybe a shower, before heading out to enjoy the shopping and ambience outside. Not a lounge I would want to spend a lot of time in, given how wonderful the HKG airside area is.

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...and two brand new shower rooms, which were very well equipped...

Great pics as usual!

Still blows my mind how TPR has toilets outside the shower rooms.
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