Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei Airport

Introduction: 5 Stars ForEVA
Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Airport
EVA Air A330 Business Class Hong Kong to Taipei
EVA Air The Infinity Lounge Taipei Airport
Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei Airport
EVA Air 787 Business Class Taipei to Hong Kong


After a disappointing schlep by EVA Air’s Infinity Lounge, I headed to the Singapore Airlines SilverKris lounge in search of a power port. The Singapore Airlines SilverKris lounge is located in the same lounge “complex” as all of the EVA Air lounges, on the opposite side from the Infinity lounge.

I know Singapore Airlines is investing a lot into renovating their outstation lounges, but without even walking into the lounge I knew that this one had been neglected. The outside of the lounge featured Singapore Airlines’ classic, older blue signage.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei Entrance

The friendly lounge agent admitted me into the lounge, and advised that the lounge closed at 5:45 PM (this is because the last Singapore Airlines flight leaves the airport at 5:35 PM).

The Singapore Airlines SilverKris lounge at Taipei is open to Star Alliance business class passengers, Star Alliance Gold members, and Singapore Airlines’ partner airline frequent flyers (such as Virgin Australia).

The lounge consisted, basically, of a big, long room, though it shared the same ceiling as the rest of the terminal. Since this lounge is an outstation lounge that hasn’t been renovated in a while, I didn’t exactly have high hopes; though that didn’t stop me from observing the drab-as-ever colour scheme.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei

It did feature some decent seating, however. To the left of the lounge were some armchairs facing each other.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei

To the right were some more armchairs. These faced a TV (the sound was on, but it wasn’t unbearably loud since the lounge was open-air), and were more comfortable.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei

Further in throughout the lounge was more traditional lounge seating, featuring armchairs that faced each other.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei

In the middle of the lounge was a large, communal table, with lots of seating surrounding it. I’d have found these seats best for working.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei

Also, to the side, there was some bar seating, where I chose to prop myself for the duration of my stay.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei

The good news was that there was an abundance of power ports at this lounge, and there were quite a few universal power ports as well, unlike at the EVA Air lounge. However, quite a few of them were broken, so I wasn’t left with much choice of where to sit if I wanted to keep an eye on my devices. Ultimately it was at this point when I realised I’d broken something within my phone’s battery, and it wouldn’t charge past 3%. There was nothing I could really do about it (I subsequently hooked my microphone up to my camera and started filming from there), though it sure left me distressed for a while.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei Power Port

While I wasn’t hungry, I decided I might as well check out the food spread. There were a couple of hot options, some pastries, dim sum, rice, etc., but otherwise I found the selection to be rather limited. You also won’t find any signature cocktails at this SilverKris lounge, as you’re limited to (largely) bottom-shelf alcohol and soft drinks.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei Food Spread

I ended up getting myself some water from this cheap-looking water pouch akin to some kind of military ration package.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei Water

The extent of service at this lounge was a friendly lounge agent in a suit reminding newcomers that the lounge closed at 5:45 PM once in a while, and my water pouch was collected a few minutes after I finished it. Fortunately, unlike at the EVA Air lounge, WiFi was relatively fast here.

One thing I didn’t visit at the lounge were the showers, located at the back of the lounge. Since all of my stuff was spread out as I was charging and stressing over my phone at the same time, I never got around to checking out the showers at this lounge. However, based on the pictures, it doesn’t look like I was missing much.

Also, since the entire lounge complex is located in the middle of the terminal, apron views were out of the question.

At around 5:20 PM I started heading back to Terminal 1, where my departure gate was located.

Bottom Line: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei

I wasn’t as underwhelmed by the Singapore Airlines lounge as I was by the EVA Air lounge, since my hopes weren’t as high. On the plus side, the lounge has plenty of seating, most of it is comfortable, and there are showers. However, between the limited food selection, the drab decor, and the mostly broken power ports, I still didn’t find the lounge enjoyable.

Wow. Cathay Pacific has a nice lounge at Taipei for oneworld premium passengers, and China Airlines’ Taipei lounges, open to SkyTeam premium passengers, look stunning as ever. In comparison, Star Alliance’s lounge game at this airport is terrible…

Have you been to the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at Taipei Airport? How did you find the lounge?

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