Darjah Utama Temasek

The Darjah Utama Temasek (Order of Temasek) is Singapore's second most important national honour and was instituted in 1962. Its Grand Master is the President of Singapore.

Darjah Utama Temasek


Darjah Utama Temasek ribbon (from 1996).png
Star and ribbon
Awarded by Singapore
TypeOrder of Honour
EligibilityCitizens of Singapore
Awarded forService
StatusCurrently issued
Statistics
Established1962
Precedence
Next (higher)Bintang Temasek
Next (lower)Darjah Utama Nila Utama
Darjah Utama Temasek ribbon (1962–1996) ribbon.png
Ribbon prior to 1996

There are 3 grades of the Order of Temasek:

  • the First Class, consisting of the Badge and the Star of the Order
    • the Badge is to be worn on the right hip from a sash passing over the left shoulder and under the right arm, and the Star is to be worn on the left side of the outer garment
  • the Second Class, consisting of the Badge and the Star of the Order
    • the Badge is to be worn suspended round the neck from a ribbon, and the Star is to be worn on the left side of the outer garment
  • the Third Class, consisting of the Badge of the Order
    • the Badge is to be worn suspended round the neck from a ribbon.

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. According to the Order of Temasek Rules 1996, the First Class award can only be given to a maximum of 12 people.[1]

Recipients of the Order are entitled to place the post nominals DUT(x) after their names, with (x) being the grade of the Order awarded.

DescriptionEdit

  • Badge
    • 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.
  • Star
    • 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.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "S'pore former president S R Nathan conferred Order of Temasek, First Class". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  2. ^ Jenny Tien Mui Mun (8 October 2002), Dr Goh Keng Swee, Singapore Infopedia, National Library, Singapore, archived from the original on 23 June 2008, retrieved 15 May 2010.
  3. ^ 2008 National Day Awards to recognise special contributions for Pedra Branca case 2008
  4. ^ "Oman9". Royalark.net. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Indonesia's President Yudhoyono awarded Order of Temasek by Singapore". The Straits Times. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  6. ^ Singapore, Prime Minister's Office (17 November 2018). "PMO - Recipients". Prime Minister's Office Singapore. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Former President Tony Tan tops list of National Day Awards recipients". Cheryl Lin. Singapore: Channel News Asia.

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