The Order of Temasek
The Order of Temasek (Darjah Utama Temasek)

The Order of Temasek was instituted in 1962.

There are 3 grades of the Order of Temasek:

    a. the First Class, consisting of the Badge and the Star of the Order;
    b. the Second Class, consisting of the Badge and the Star of the Order; and 
    c. the Third Class, consisting of the Badge of the Order.

Ordinarily, only Singapore citizens could be admitted to the Order, but in special circumstances non-Singapore citizens may also be admitted in an honorary capacity. The Order is conferred by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister.

The Badge of the Order of the Temasek consists, on the obverse side, of a silver-gilt and enamelled five pointed star with a laurel wreath around it. The star is silver-gilt with the centre of each point in white enamel and the balls at the points in silver-gilt. The surrounding laurel wreath is in green enamel. In the centre of the Badge is a medallion bearing the State Arms in full colour on a white shield encircled by a red enamelled border inscribed with the words "DARJAH UTAMA TEMASEK" in gold letters. The reverse side of the Badge bears a crescent and 5 stars.

The Star of the Order of Temasek consists, on the obverse side, of a silver star composed of chipped silver rays of 5 points, in the centre whereof is a medallion bearing the State Arms in full colour on a white shield encircled by a red enamelled border inscribed with the words "DARJAH UTAMA TEMASEK" in gold letters. A gold bar runs from the centre of each point of the Star to the medallion. The reverse side of the Star is plain.

The sash and the ribbon of the Order of Temasek are red, with a white centre band and a narrower white stripe to each side.

In the case of the First Class of the Order of Temasek, the Badge of the Order of Temasek is to be worn on the right hip from a sash passing over the left shoulder and under the right arm, and the Star of the Order of Temasek is to be worn on the left side of the outer garment.

In the case of the Second Class of the Order of Temasek, the Badge of the Order of Temasek is to be worn suspended round the neck from a ribbon, and the Star of the Order of Temasek is to be worn on the left side of the outer garment.

In the case of the Third Class of the Order of Temasek, the Badge of the Order of Temasek is to be worn suspended round the neck from a ribbon.

 
     
 
Last updated on 15.04.2011
 
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