Singapore Order of Precedence

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The Singapore order of precedence is a nominal and symbolic hierarchy of important positions within the Government of Singapore. It has no legal standing but is used to dictate ceremonial protocol at events of a national nature. The official list was gazetted in 1967, two years after Independence.[1]

Order of Precedence

  1. President of the Republic of Singapore (Halimah Yacob)
  2. Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore (Lee Hsien Loong)
  3. Senior Minister (Teo Chee Hean & Tharman Shanmugaratnam)
  4. Deputy Prime Minister & Finance Minister (Heng Swee Keat)
  5. Chief Justice (Sundaresh Menon)
  6. Speaker of Parliament (Tan Chuan-Jin)
  7. Former President(s) (Tony Tan Keng Yam)
  8. Former Prime Minister(s) (Goh Chok Tong)
  9. Cabinet Ministers in order of entry to cabinet
    1. Minister for Defence (Ng Eng Hen)
    2. Minister for Foreign Affairs (Vivian Balakrishnan)
    3. Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law (K. Shanmugam)
    4. Minister for Health (Gan Kim Yong)
    5. Minister for Communications and Information (S. Iswaran)
    6. Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (Grace Fu)
    7. Minister for Trade and Industry (Chan Chun Sing)
    8. Minister for Education (Lawrence Wong)
    9. Minister for Social and Family Development (Masagos Zulkifli)
    10. Minister for Transport (Ong Ye Kung)
    11. Minister for National Development (Desmond Lee)
    12. Minister for Manpower (Josephine Teo)
    13. Minister, Prime Minister’s Office (Indranee Rajah)
    14. Minister, Prime Minister’s Office (Mohamad Maliki Osman)
    15. Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (Edwin Tong)
    16. Minister, Prime Minister’s Office (Tan See Leng)
    17. Senior Ministers of State
    18. Ministers of State
    19. Senior Parliamentary Secretaries
  10. Diplomats
    1. High Commissioners and Ambassadors to Singapore in order of appointment
    2. Singapore High Commissioners and Ambassadors in order of appointment
    3. Chargés d'affaires in order of appointment
  11. Members of the Order of Temasek
  12. Attorney General (Lucien Wong)
  13. Chairman, Public Service Commission (Eddie Teo)
  14. Judiciary
    1. Supreme Court Judges
    2. State Court Judges
  15. Deputy Speaker of Parliament
    1. (Jessica Tan)
    2. (Christopher de Souza)
  16. Parliamentary Secretaries
  17. Leader of the Opposition (Pritam Singh)
  18. Members of Parliament


  1. ^ "Singapore order of precedence". Retrieved December 4, 2016 – via NewspaperSG.