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.
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.