There are actually three listed Priority Pass lounges at the Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 2. The third one is called ‘Ambassador Transit Lounge’. The reviews I have read on the Ambassador lounge were so discouraging that I did not even try to locate that one. The other two, ‘The Green Market’ (TGM) and ‘SATS Premier Lounge’ are in the same area along with other airline lounges. After passing through passport control, take a left turn, walk a little and then go up an escalator on the right side going towards the Airline Lounges. I looked for ‘The Green Market’ first because the name sounded interesting. Had to ask someone for directions but found it quickly…
The Green Market (TGM) Priority Pass Lounge Terminal 2 Singapore Changi
This lounge opens from 6:00am to 1:00am daily. I found the lounge to be really small, had only the basic facilities like WiFi internet, TV, soft drinks & a little food. Alcoholic drinks were subject to payment. No wonder, with so little going on there, the lounge was empty. Not even one guest. So, unless you get this lounge for free and there is no other option, just give this Green Market a miss. Actually, once I reached the SATS Premier I saw the reason why no Priority Pass member would go to ‘The Green Market’. SATS Premier on Terminal 2 is a proper lounge.
SATS Premier Priority Pass Lounge Terminal 2 Singapore Changi
SATS Premier is open 24 hours but allows maximum stay at a time for three hours only. They checked my boarding card to confirm that my flight would board within three hours. Children under 2 years are admitted free.
The check-in was a little game of luck though. The lady at the reception swiped my Priority Pass card but the machine failed to read it. I am not sure if she swiped it right. Then she went ahead to key-in all the details into a tiny touch screen and perhaps made a mistake because the card got declined. She tried again and got it right the second time. That was the only hitch I saw at this lounge. Once inside, it was all smooth sailing.
Seating area and facilities
The seating area in this lounge was huge with easy chairs for reading or eating, side table tops for working on my laptop, and even three internet PCs. In one corner, they had toilets and showers, both clean, three electric massage chairs that worked alright for free, a few newspapers/magazines, and a lot of food and drinks.
Food and Drinks
The cooked food was all non-vegetarian but there were a lot of choices in that. For vegetarians, they had ‘cup of noodles’ and a cold veggie sandwich, cold salad, and some whole fruits. Drinks were a plenty and even alcoholic drinks were free. There were red and white wines in ice coolers, whiskey, vodka, gin, and beer. Condiments and olives, etc. were there too. There was a coffee machine and dry tea/coffee supplies including a few flavoured tea bags along with hot water for those who wanted to make their brew themselves. Water cups, soft drinks, soda, fruit juices, and tomato juice were inside a cool cabinet. There were a few breads & butter/jam too.
A Possible Problem
I think a guest would not go hungry here unless anyone arrived between 1.00am and 5.00am. I have experienced that. I once arrived after 1.00am where there was no food at all. There was no coffee even because the machine was not working. Since my flight was leaving early, I left the lounge before 5.00am without a cup of coffee that I really needed.
Other than that, SATS Premier Lounge is OK.