The globe, on top of the crown, signifies that Royal Institution is a global organisation open to qualified and approved persons of any nationality. It aims to facilitate networking and collaborations amongst professionals, academe and businesses for knowledge, and idea exchange and professional development.
The small globes in the middle of the crown represent the liaison offices of Royal Institution in Malaysia, United Kingdom, Australia, Indonesia, United States of America, Canada and China.
On both sides of the crown (left and right) there are engraved images that represent the two regional offices of Royal Institution – Singapore and the Philippines.
The Merlion, a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, is an icon of Singapore. Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". The fish body represents Singapore's origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means "sea town" in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name — Singapura — meaning "lion city" or "kota singa".
The sun and 3 stars are symbols present in the Philippine flag. The sun represents unity, freedom and the People's Democracy while the three stars symbolize Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
The Open Book, the embossed open book in the centre of the crown, represents knowledge and Royal Institution’s aim to be a platform for global knowledge exchange amongst professionals, academe and businesses for the professional and personal growth of its members.
The Triangle, namely the two embossed triangles in the centre of the crown. According to ancient beliefs, an upright equilateral triangle with one point at the top and two at the base represents the male gender and is a solar symbol representing spirit, divinity, fire, life, prosperity and harmony. The reversed triangle represents the female gender and is a lunar symbol representing mother earth, water, rain and grace. The two triangles signify the complementary and harmonious relationship internationally and locally amongst professionals, academe and businesses through collaboration, partnerships and alliances of Royal Institution’s members.