Orders, decorations, and medals of Macau

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The Macau government confers honours every year, which are classified into: Grand Lotus, Golden Lotus, and Silver Lotus as well as medals of achievements for professional elite organizations or government departments.

Categories[edit]

The Macau honours system of civil decorations awarded by the government of the Macau Special Administrative Region of China (MSAR) includes:

  • Grand Medal of Lotus Flower (GML) (Medalhas de honra de Grande Lótus), the highest award under the MSAR honours and awards system, recognises lifelong and highly significant contribution to the well-being of Macau.

The first two persons given this honour in 2001 were:

  • Ma Man Kei, chairman of the Macao Chamber of Commerce
  • Tong Seng Chiu, former president of the Macao Federation of Workers' Union
  • Honourable Medal of Golden Lotus Flower (GLM) (Medalhas de honra de Lótus de Ouro) is awarded for distinguished services to the community or who have rendered public or voluntary services of high merit.

The first three persons given this honour in 2001 were:

  • Honourable Medal of Silver Lotus Flower (SLM) (Medalhas de honra de Lótus de Prata) is awarded leadership in public affairs and/or voluntary work over a long period.

The first three persons given this honour in 2001 were:

Other Categories[edit]

  • Order of Merit
  • Medal of Excellent Service
  • Certificate of Merit

Colonial orders, decorations and medals (pre-1999)[edit]

Prior to transfer of the sovereignty in 1999, the Portuguese honours system was in use.

Military decorations were awarded to Portuguese military personnel serving in Macau only:

Civilian and Civil awards given by the Macau Government:

Portuguese orders given to Portuguese and Macanese in Macau:

  • Order of Aviz (Ordem Militar de Aviz)
    • Grand Cross (GCA)
    • Grand Officer (GOA)
    • Commander (ComA)
    • Officer (OA)
    • Knight (CavA) or Dame (DamA)
  • Order of Prince Henry (Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique)
    • Grand Collar (Grande Colar – GColIH)
    • Grand Cross (Grã-Cruz – GCIH)
    • Grand Officer (Grande-Oficial – GOIH)
    • Commander (Comendador – ComIH)
    • Officer (Oficial – OIH)
    • Knight / Dame (Cavaleiro / Dama – CavIH / DamIH)
    • Silver Medal (Medalha de Prata – MedPIH) and a Gold Medal (Medalha de Ouro – MedOIH)
  • Order of the Tower and Sword (Ordem Militar da Torre e Espada do Valor, Lealdade e Mérito)
    • Grand Collar (GColTE)
    • Grand Cross (GCTE)
    • Grand Officer (GOTE)
    • Commander (ComTE)
    • Officer (OTE)
    • Knight (CavTE) or Dame (DamTE)

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