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 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.

There's a lot of classical detail in Singapore - Here's some Corinthian!

There's a lot of classical detail in Singapore - Here's some Corinthian!

This illustrator preserves memories of Singapore's ever-changing landscape | SG Magazine Online

This illustrator preserves memories of Singapore's ever-changing landscape

Collyer Quay in the late 19th century. The first HongKong and Shanghai Bank chambers can be seen at the near end.

Singapore’s lost elegance

Collyer Quay in the late century. The first HongKong and Shanghai Bank chambers can be seen at the near end.

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 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.

SAF 2030

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

Singapore's Oasis of Calm.

Singapore's Oasis of Calm.

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 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.

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.

THE MEDAL OF VALOUR  The Pingat Keberanian was created in 1987 to reward any person who has "performed an act of courage or gallantry in circumstances of personal danger". This medal was awarded to the Singapore Armed Forces Commandos unit for its role in the rescue operation during the hijacking of Singapore Airlines Flight SQ117 in 1991.

Singapore badges of honour

THE MEDAL OF HONOUR  The Pingat Kehormatan, or Medal of Honour, was instituted in 1970 along with the Star of Temasek and the Defence Medal, to reward members of the Armed Forces or Police who performed acts of distinguished conduct while in active field service. This medal has never been awarded

Singapore badges of honour

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