THE STAR OF TEMASEK Introduced in 1970, the Bintang Temasek, or Star of Temasek, is Singapore's highest decoration reserved for members of the Armed Forces or Police who displayed "acts of exceptional courage and skill", or to those who "exhibited conspicuous devotion to duty in circumstances of extreme danger". The silver medal, which can be given posthumously, has never been awarded.
The statue of the founder of modern Singapore, Raffles, was moved to (its current location at) Empress Place from the Padang on the occasion of the centenary of British Singapore’s founding. The colonnade seen around it was damaged and removed during the war years.
The Republic of Singapore Air Force currently relies on 4 re-engined aerial refueling tankers, in order to extend the range of its fighter jets, and perform some long-range transport and cargo missions. This means that they share their aircraft type
THE ORDER OF NILA UTAMA The Darjah Utama Nila Utama was in 1975 billed as the "highest award that could be conferred on a foreign dignitary". Instead, it has been awarded mostly to citizens.
THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER The Darjah Utama Bakti Chemerlang was awarded to "anyone who has performed an act or series of acts constituting distinguished conduct". This was created in 1968 to replace the Distinguished Service Medal.