Bintang Temasek

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Bintang Temasek


Bintang Temasek ribbon (from 1996).png
Medal and ribbon
Awarded by Singapore
Type Gallantry honour
Eligibility Singapore Armed Forces,
the Singapore Police Force or
the Singapore Civil Defence Force
Awarded for acts of exceptional courage and skill or for exhibiting conspicuous devotion to duty in circumstances of extreme danger
Status Currently issued (never awarded)
Statistics
Established 1970
Precedence
Next (lower) Darjah Utama Temasek
Bintang Temasek ribbon (1970–1996).png
Award ribbon from 1970-1996

Bintang Temasek (The Star of Temasek) is Singapore's most prestigious national honour and was instituted in 1970.

The badge of the Bintang Temasek may be awarded to any member of the Singapore Armed Forces, the Singapore Police Force or the Singapore Civil Defence Force who has performed acts of exceptional courage and skill or exhibited conspicuous devotion to duty in circumstances of extreme danger. The badge may be awarded posthumously. Recipients of the honour are entitled to use the post-nominal letters BT. The badge is to be worn on the left side of the outer garment suspended from a ribbon. No one has ever received the award since its establishment in 1970.

Description[edit]

  • The Badge is of silver-gilt. The obverse side of the badge consists of a configured Maltese cross with 4 equal limbs superimposed upon a laurel wreath in green enamel which in turn is superimposed upon 2 crossed swords. The centre of the cross bears a laurel wreath in green enamel encircling a five-pointed star embossed on white enamel. Beneath the laurel wreath is a scroll bearing the inscription "BINTANG TEMASEK".
  • The reverse side of the Badge bears the State Arms.
  • The ribbon is purple in the centre of which is a white band flanked by a narrow white stripe on each side. In the centre of the white band is a red stripe.

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