If you are flying premium classes such as the Business Class or First Class, you are welcomed to chill-out at the airlines or partner airlines respective lounge. In this case, since I am flying Suite Class on Singapore Airlines, I have been invited to the Private Room Lounge at Terminal 3, Changi International Airport. The Private Room Lounge which is only available to the Suite Class and First Class Traveller of Singapore Airlines while travelling First Class Passengers of partner airlines are welcomed at the First Class Lounge. Single travelling passenger is also allowed to bring a guest flying on any Star Alliance airlines on that day itself, however the guest is only allowed to be at the First Class lounge. To maximise the facilities and experience, I purposely planned my transit, one day ahead of my departure.
The Private Room is located inside the Silver Kris Lounge separated from the Business Class and First Class lounge. Upon check-in, you will be ushered to the lounge before departing.
The size of the Private Room is medium in size filled with with huge comfortable leather seats served by ‘butlers’. Some parts of partitioned to give you a private space and the lounge is rarely crowded.
One PC and a MAC located at the end of the lounge are provided for those who wish to use it for leisure or work purposes.
Bigger private space is also available for passengers travelling with families.
There are two small private rooms for resting as well as having phone conversations.
Inside the lavatory at Private Room, the atmosphere and designs spark the feeling of inside five star hotel room toilet. The wash basin is filled with various toiletries ranging from shavers, toothbrush and toothpaste, Salvatore Ferragamo’s Tuscan soul hand cream with hand towels instead of paper towels.
There are bathrooms for showering with shower creams and shampoos as well as Salvatore Ferragamo’s Tuscan Soul toiletries your perusal. One set back was, the toilets and the bathrooms are separated which makes it very inconvenient. Well if you know what I mean.
In the Private Room, you can either choose to dine the ‘ala-carte’ way or head on to the First Class Lounge to dine the buffet way.
To dine in the ala-carte way, as a Suite Class passenger, you will experience fine dining in the Private Room.
For dinner, you can choose anything you like from the menu for as much as you can eat! Check out the list of available choices of cuisines.
Western Soup: Barley, Cabbage and Potato Harley Soup
Assorted Satay: Lightly barbecued chicken, beef and mutton cuts served with onions, cucumber slices, ketupat (rice cubes) and peanut sauce.
Sautéed Lobster with Linguine: Sautéed Lobster served with linguine, provencal ratatouille, asparagus and parmesan cheese shavings.
Egg Benedict: Toasted English Muffin Served with crispy pancetta slices, poached egg and baby spinach, topped with hollandaise sauce.
Mee Pok Noodle Dry: Mee Pok Noodle served with Fish Dumpling, Fish Ball, Fish Cake, Minced Pork and Tang Chye
Dim Sum Delights with your choice of tea (Jasmine, Oolong, Pu Er, Chrysanthemum, Green, Fresh Mint Leaves)
DESSERTS AND OTHERS
Other cakes are also available to be ordered
Mini club sandwiches are available at a small section
Fine Pralines and Chocolates
Carrots and Cucumbers.
TWG Tea: Long Ching, Ti Kuan Yin, Yunnan, Imperial Oolong
Freshly Squeezed Fruit Juices
Overall, the experience of chilling and dining in the Private Room lounge was great with flawless service. However there are some gaps to be addressed in order to improve especially on their facilities. Unlike some other First Class Lounge, the toilets and bathrooms are separated and no bedrooms available for overnight first class travellers. First Class travellers had to sleep at long sofa at the Business Class lounge while the Private Room is not opened for 24 hours otherwise the stay would be a perfect 10 experience.