Despite it’s ambiguous name, the DNATA Lounge at T1 is excellent, catering to OneWorld passengers on Finnair and JAL together with Priority Pass members like myself (although if I was flying OneWorld I would head for the Qantas Lounge).
I find a quiet spot and make my way as I always do to the buffet to sniff out the selection. I am happy to see Beef Provincial which I enjoy with a sweet potato colored melody and a glass of French red Pinot. This is followed by a double Macchiato, green tea mousse, and a chocolate Brownie. Absolutely do not need this but I checked my weight a few days ago and at 175 cms with +\- 62 kgs, a bit of carbs won’t kill me 😜.
The lounge seems to have quite a few Japanese guests, hence the Udon noodles and Japanese selection at the buffet. I thought there was a dedicated JAL lounge at Changi like BKK but perhaps not?
Like most lounges there is little atmosphere – would a little lounge music really kill the already dead atmosphere? I can’t see any computer terminals on my round of the lounge but the dedicated wifi is strong.
After about 30 minutes I leave to board my flight.