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Darjah Utama Temasek

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Type  Order of Honour
Awarded for  Service
Established  1962
Eligibility  Citizens of Singapore
Status  Currently issued
Next (higher)  Bintang 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 always the President of the Republic, and it is now held by Dr Tony Tan.

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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.

    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.

    Description

  • 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.
  • Recipients

  • 1962: Lim Kim San, former Cabinet minister.
  • 1963: Yusof bin Ishak (Yang diPertuan Negara Singapura) ex-officio as Grand Master Head of State
  • 1972 (First Class): Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1974 (First Class): President Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1985 (First Class): Dr. Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore.
  • 1990 (First Class): S. Rajaratnam, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore
  • 1990 (First Class): Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei
  • 1992 (First Class): Dr. Wee Kim Wee, fourth President of Singapore
  • 1999 (First Class): Dr. Yong Pung How, Chief Justice of Singapore
  • 2005 (?): Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, as Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
  • 2007 (Second Class): S. Dhanabalan, Chairman, Temasek Holdings
  • 2008 (Second Class): Chan Sek Keong, Chief Justice of Singapore, Supreme Court
  • 2009 (First Class): Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman
  • 2013 (First Class): S. R. Nathan, former President of Singapore
  • 2014 (First Class): Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former President of Indonesia
  • 2015 (First Class): S. Dhanabalan, board director, GIC
  • References

    Darjah Utama Temasek Wikipedia


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