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Orders and decorations conferred to civilians and military personnel in Singapore, listed by order of precedence. Awards specific to the military or police forces are separately listed. All state orders and decorations are styled in the Malay language.


Singapore's national awards were first established in 1962. [1] At the time of establishment, there were only six awards and they were the Darjah Utama Temasek (Order of Temasek), Sijil Kemuliaan (Certificate of Honour), [2] Pingat Gagah Perkasa (Conspicuous Gallantry Medal), Pingat Bakti Cemerlang (Distinguished Service Medal), Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Meritorious Service Medal) and Pingat Bakti Setia (Long Service Award). [1] [3]

The Pingat Pentadbiran Awam (Public Administration Medal) was established in 1963 with three levels, Gangsa, Perak and Emas (Bronze, Silver and Gold respectively). [1] A military equivalent of the same award was introduced in 1981. [1] The Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) was also incepted in 1963. [1]

In 1987, Pingat Keberanian (Medal of Valour) was established. [1]

Nominations and awards

Candidates are nominated every March or April and two different committees recommends the candidates for the various awards. [1] Recommendations are submitted to the Cabinet of Singapore for approval and then the President of Singapore will confer the awards to the recipients. [1]

Military awards are considered by the Armed Forces Council and also submitted to the Cabinet for approval. [1]

The recipients are announced on 9 August, Singapore's National Day, and then given during investiture in November. [1]

Orders and decorations

Note that the ribbons shown are those used after 1996. For pre-1996 ribbons, see the appropriate award page.

Several state awards such as the Commendation Medal, the Public Service Medal and the Public Administration Medal awarded for a person’s contributions to Singapore’s fight against the COVID‑19 pandemic will have the words “(COVID‑19)” added at the end of the designation and style of the Medal. They will all share the same ribbon as the COVID-19 Resilience Medal (CRM). These state awards (in order of precedence) are:[ citation needed]

  • Pingat Jasa Gemilang (COVID-19) – Meritorious Service Medal (COVID-19)
  • Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (COVID-19) – Public Service Star (COVID-19)
  • Pingat Pentadbiran Awam (Emas) (COVID-19) – Public Administration Medal (Gold) (COVID-19)
  • Pingat Keberanian (COVID-19) – Medal of Valour (COVID-19)
  • Pingat Pentadbiran Awam (Perak) (COVID-19) – Public Administration Medal (Silver) (COVID-19)
  • Pingat Pentadbiran Awam (Gangsa) (COVID-19) – Public Administration Medal (Bronze) (COVID-19)
  • Pingat Kepujian (COVID-19) – Commendation Medal (COVID-19)
  • Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (COVID-19) – Public Service Medal (COVID-19)
  • Sijil Kepujian Presiden (COVID-19) – President’s Certificate of Commendation (COVID-19)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "History and background of the national awards". The Straits Times. 6 November 1993. p. 30. Retrieved 16 January 2023.
  2. ^ Hermes (13 August 2015). "Singapore badges of honour | The Straits Times". Retrieved 17 January 2023.
  3. ^ "S'pore creates six awards". Retrieved 23 February 2020.