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| Flying with EVA Air, I had the option of Air Canada's Maple Leaf Lounge or Singapore Airline's Silverkris Lounge. I decided on the latter, based on my high expectations of SA. However, I was warned it can get crowded. There was no smiling welcome, but a polite gesture towards the entrance. My first reaction was how small the lounge was, considering it shared it with other airlines as well as two night flights that evening with Singapore Airlines. There was a variety of seating options, tightly spaced restaurant style dining tables, lounge chairs, stools and a few cubicles, but which did not offer any privacy. One side of the lounge had a view of the apron with aircraft in their air jetties. Within half an hour of my visit, the place had got so crowded, that one had to share the seating where others were grouped and chatting. This prompted me to head to the tiny bar which had four bar stools. The drinks selection was limited, but a friendly barman made all the difference, and he was grateful when I showed him how to make a Manhattan cocktail for me. This opened up a chat and along with a few other fellow passengers who gathered standing around, and engaged in small talk, which helped to pass the time pleasantly. One passenger did complain when asking for champagne, was offered only prosecco! When I commented on how busy the place was to the barman, he replied "it can get a lot more crowded than this". There was a nice selection of finger food and salads, elegantly displayed, but small items of hot food - vegetarian noodles, chicken curry, pasta and boiled rice. I loved the little freezer filled with tubs of chocolate ice cream too. The toilets were basic, and although clean, there were no toiletries whatsoever. With all the praiseworthy reviews about Singapore airlines, one expected the lounge to reflect that glamour too. Sadly, while all the basic comforts were adequately provided, nothing outstanding helped to enhance the experience one expected. The lounge layout itself felt too crammed and no quiet areas to relax in. Perhaps too many people in too small a space.