The Power of 9
The Group’s crest leverages on the power of
nine — there are 9 main elements in the crest,
and within some of these elements are influences of
the number 9 as well. In the Chinese culture, 9 is considered
a good number as it sounds the same as the word ‘long-lasting’.
In numerology, the keys to the nature of a Life Path
Number 9 individual are compassion, generosity and a
humanitarian attitude. The purpose of life for those
with a 9 life path is development of a philosophical
The number 9 is considered lucky in China and Chinese
dragons are frequently connected with it. The Chinese
dragon is normally described in terms of nine attributes,
and usually has 117 scales — 81 (9x9) male and
36 (9x4) female. It is also said that the Dragon has
nine children, all mythical.
The 9 Colours
There are 9 colours incorporated into the crest —
the 7 rainbow colours, black and grey.
- Red: Bravery, courage, health, passion
- Orange: Strength, endurance, harmony
- Yellow or Gold (the royal colour in ancient China):
Honour, loyalty, intellect Green:
- Youth, hope, rebirth, growth, prosperity
- Blue: Healing, inner peace, calmness
- Violet: Sovereignty, royalty, justice, power
- Indigo: Purification, illumination
- Silver or Grey: Faith, purity
- Black: Grief, sorrow
Far East Empire Group - The Crest
The founder of the Far East Empire Group, Tan Bin
Sin, received the title of Datuk (Knight)
from Malacca. The birthplace of Malaysia’s heritage,
Malacca dates back to the 15th century. The historical
city of Malacca was a hub for Far East trade and was
the most important port in South-East Asia. Malacca
is also known as ‘Dimana Segalanya Bermula’
— place where everything began.
The state was ruled in turn by the Melaka Sultanate,
the Portuguese, Dutch, British, Japanese and the British
again, until Malaya gained independence. Over the
centuries, numerous local warriors have left their
mark on Malaysia’s history. The Malaccan crest
signifies the Group’s indomitable spirit to
excel and triumph.
Laksamana Cheng Ho, also known as Admiral Cheng Ho,
was the Commander of the Chinese Imperial fleet. He
arrived in Malacca on the first of his seven voyages
to the Indian Ocean in 1405. Laksamana Cheng Ho’s
flag ‘treasure ship’ is four hundred feet
long and, coincidentally, has 9 sails.
Malacca was an important base for Laksamana Cheng Ho
in his expeditions to discover the World. The ship represents
smooth, important and significant journeys that the
Group will take for years to come.
It was believed that Laksamana Cheng Ho’s ship
was the first to circumnavigate from the East to the
West. It was from Malacca that the discovery of the
Americas, Australia and New Zealand took place. The
globe represents a harmonious unification of Oriental
heritage with Western inspiration.
Supporting the Malaccan crest on the left is the Unicorn.
The unicorn is a Western symbol of indomitable pride,
a Christ-like connection to God and the divine. Likewise,
it represents the Group’s courage, virtue and
strength. The unicorn consists of 9 parts — horse’s
head, neck and body, lion’s tail, slender and
spiral horn, and 4 cloven goat’s hooves. Although
the unicorn is a gentle creature, its horn was the weapon
of the faithful and of Christ. The white-grey unicorn
is a natural symbol for purity.
Supporting the Malaccan crest on the right is the
Golden Dragon. The dragon is the Eastern symbol of auspicious
power. This mythological symbol dates back to 3000 BC
and stands for happiness, immortality, procreation,
fertility and activity. The dragon also consists of
9 parts — the face of a Qilin (deer-like mythical
creature that is sometimes called the Chinese unicorn),
neck and body of a snake, tail of a fish, antlers of
a deer and 4 sets of claws.
The Chinese imperial dragon has five toes on each foot.
The dragon was the symbol for the emperor in many Chinese
dynasties; the imperial throne was called the dragon
throne. As such, the golden dragon represents the Group’s
longstanding success and power.
The Celestial Clouds represent the heavenly spirits
and realm. It also symbolises good fortune and eternal
happiness for the Group.
The lotus flower is sacred in the Hindu, Buddhist
and Egyptian religions. The lotus, with its roots in
earthly mud, grows upward in aspiration towards light,
and its petals open in a beautiful flower. It symbolises
the Group’s purity, spiritual growth and enlightenment
— the religious path.
The lotus is one of the eight auspicious signs of Buddhism
— the thousand-petal lotus symbolises spiritual
illumination. The well-known Buddhist mantra, Om
mane padme, refers to the ‘Jewel in the
Lotus’ — that is, enlightenment. In
Egyptian mythology, the lotus was associated with the
sun. It bloomed during the day and closed by night.
The lotus was even believed to have given birth to the
The upper scroll features the Group’s name —
Far East Empire. It is a sign that upholds the spirit
of the East. It signifies the Group as a power to be
reckoned with. The Far East Empire Group is all about
striking a balance between social responsibility and
The lower scroll features the Group’s motto
— Committed to Excellence. It forms a
solid foundation that keeps the Group grounded while
striving for excellence.