Lounge Review: Ambassador Transit Lounge, Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 2.

Dan & I flew into Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 on Scoot Air from Langkawi International Airport earlier this year. Since we were arriving and needed to collect our luggage, we were uncertain if we would be able to visit a lounge on our way in. However, given the cost and expense of Singapore, and the number of good lounges in Singapore, we decided to give it a try!

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Arriving at Singapore Changi.

We arrived in the late afternoon, deplaned pretty quickly, and immediately opened our Priority Pass app to see what lounges were available. We were a bit turned around but we finally determined that we we close to the Ambassador Transit Lounge and had access via Priority Pass.

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Beautiful Changi Airport, not far from the Ambassador Lounge.

The Ambassador Transit Lounge in Terminal 2 is located on the second floor, very close to Changi’s famous Sunflower Garden! I recommend following signs for that if you cannot locate the Ambassador Transit Lounge. The entrance is not very descriptive, but does have a huge sign advertising the liquor options…

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Entrance to the Ambassador Transit Lounge.

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One more.

Checkin was quite easy, there was no line, and the Ambassador Transit Lounge did not give us any trouble with the fact that were were arriving instead of departing (that could have happened). In fact, I’m not even sure that they noticed…

THE SET UP OF THE AMBASSADOR TRANSIT LOUNGE

After checkin, the lounge opens up into a large space. The centerpiece of the Ambassador Transit Lounge is a cafe area, with a hot food station, a small buffet, and a number of grab and go cold options. Its quite modern and a nice set up for a Priority Pass lounge.

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Cafe in the Ambassador Transit Lounge.

Extending in the other direction from the cafe are a series of tall chairs, each with a small side table and charging ports and lots of light. You can see our little set up below. There are TVs scattered throughout the lounge, mostly playing international news shows. Further past the tall chairs are softer chairs that look a bit more comfortable and a bit more worn.

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Looking into the cafe.

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Tall chairs in the lounge.

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Close up.

Near the bar is a small bar and a few tables near the windows. However, behind the windows is the absolute best part of the Ambassador Transit Lounge – its outdoor access to the famous Sunflower Garden!

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More seating in the Ambassador Transit Lounge.

THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE ACCESS

Well, actually, the Ambassador Transit Lounge does not have access to the Sunflower Lounge – that is right next door. Instead, it has an awesome outdoor area right next to the Sunflower Garden (which is literally right next door if you want to go to that!). The outdoor area offers views of both the Sunflower Garden and the runway, and you can take food and drink to the outdoor area!

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Door to the Sunflower Garden.

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Outdoor space, Sunflower Lounge in the background!

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Outdoor seating.

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The Sunflower Garden.

THE FOOD

The food in the Ambassador Transit Lounge was quite good when we visited, especially in expensive Changi airport. On the hot front, there were terribly delicious hot potato wedges and noodle soup. There were also a few hot options set up on the buffet, but they seemed a little tired (perhaps because it was at an odd time for a meal). In any case, it was all free.

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Potato wedges that were actually really good.

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Noodle soup.

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White rice.

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Chicken?

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Maybe veggies?

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Almost gone lentils.

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More soup and fruit on the bar.

Aside from the hot food, fruit was spread around as well as a number of cold grab and go dishes, such as a sandwiches and desserts.

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Fresh fruit.

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The colorful desserts were really good!

THE DRINK

As advertised, the Ambassador Transit Lounge offers beer, wine, and liquor. However, you have to order it from the personal working the bar and, depending on what entrance package you purchase, alcohol is sometimes limited. I had thought that Priority Pass members may be limited to 2 drinks a person, but I cannot confirm. We were not there long enough to test this theory. My recommendation is to grab a drink and take it outside!

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Wine overlooking the runway!

Aside from alcohol, there is a coke machine and a pretty nice espresso machine.

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Free soda.

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Espresso machine.

OTHER AMENITIES

Aside from what I mentioned, the Ambassador Transit Lounge offers free wifi and in house showers. The restrooms were clean and are located just next to the checkin desk. They also apparently offer access to a gym and possibly a hotel (in or near the airport?). The gym and hotel cost extra, but be sure to ask the front desk if you are interested in these options.

STEAL OUR LOUNGE

Ambassador Transit Lounge: Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 2, post-immigration, pre-security. Second floor near the Sunflower Lounge. Open 24 hours every day. The Ambassador Transit Lounge offers a number of packages for pay for passengers, the most standard being $58.85 Singaporean Dollars for 5 hours with unlimited food, drink, and wifi.

ON A BUDGET

This lounge could be a decent deal depending on how much alcohol and food you plan to intake during your lounge stay. Food and alcohol especially alcohol) are very expensive in Singapore, even more so in Changi Airport.

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Singapore Changi during Chinese New Year 2018 – the Year of the Dog!

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