First, there is a double circle. One circle is for the completeness and unity of life relating to the universe and to all the laws of nature. The second circle has the symbolism of a wedding ring - friend, love without end among individuals. Within these two circles the rest of the emblem is placed. They are the Greek letters Chi Rho. These are the first two letters of the Greek word for Christ and are themselves the symbol of early Christianity.
Then, there is the double triangle. The large triangle stands for the trinity within the Godhead; that of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and represents the complete cooperation and unity among them in trying to show the world the true way of life. The second triangle stands for the trinity within men – that of the spirit, mind and body. Here is where part of our work fits in, that of developing the lives of youths into the fullness of manhood. In the centre is the Bible, the Holy Scriptures, open to Christ’s intercessory prayer; the Gospel of John, the 17th Chapter and the 21st verse which reads: “THAT THEY ALL MAY BE ONE; AS THOU, FATHER, ART IN ME, AND I IN THEE, THAT THEY ALSO MAY BE ONE IN US; THAT THE WORLD MAY BELIEVE THAT THOU HAST SENT ME.
The RED TRIANGLE with the three equal sides is the well-known YMCA logo. It represents the equal development of a person SPIRITUALLY, MENTALLY and PHYSICALLY.
You will also notice that there are two other logos, besides the first, in use here at the Penang YMCA. The red triangle with the letters “YMCA” across it, and the other, the letter “Y”. All three logos though different have one feature in common. They all display the red triangle.