Bukit Bintang Girls' School

Bukit Bintang Girls' School (abbreviated BBGS) established in 1893[citation needed] with Miss Betty Langlands teaching girls to read in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Formerly known as the Chinese Girls' School, BBGS gained its name after moving to its premises on Bukit Bintang Road in 1930.[1] BBGS was the oldest school in Kuala Lumpur, surpassing Victoria Institution and Methodist Girls' School Kuala Lumpur (1896), Methodist Boys' School Kuala Lumpur (1897), Convent Bukit Nanas (1899) and as well St. John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur.

Bukit Bintang Girls' School (BBGS)

TypeAll-girls secondary school
MottoLatin: Nisi Dominus Frustra
(Without God, All is in vain)
Religious affiliation(s)Christian
DenominationThe Brethren Church
FounderMiss Betty Langlands (and British missionaries)
GradesForm 1 – Form 5
CampusFormerly in Bukit Bintang
Colour(s)Green and white
AffiliationsMalaysia Ministry Of Education

In 2000, the school changed its name to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Bintang Utara (SBU). It was moved to a new location at Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Cheras and was established as one of the first Smart Schools in Malaysia. The BBGS landmark on Bukit Bintang Road was demolished to build Pavilion KL, a commercial site in Kuala Lumpur.[2][3][4]

School song


The school song is adapted from a hymn (Presbyterian Hymnal) entitled "Land of Our Birth" after the Second World War. In 1989, Miss Yeo Kim Eng, a former student and teacher of Bukit Bintang Girl School, translated the lyrics into the country's national language, Bahasa Melayu.[citation needed]

Sport houses


The school consists of five sports houses. The sports houses compete against each other on sports day. The houses are named after the headmistresses of BBGS.

  • Blue - Maclay
  • Yellow - Cooke
  • Purple - Prouse
  • Green - Green
  • Red - Shirtliff

Notable alumni



  1. ^ Robert Hunt; Kam Hing Lee; John Roxborogh (1992), Christianity in Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia: Pelanduk Publications, p. 128, ISBN 978-967-978-407-7
  2. ^ "Malaysia Begins to 'Wire' Its Classrooms". www.iht.com. Archived from the original on 20 October 2005.
  3. ^ HighBeam
  4. ^ "Tales from a smart school pioneer". Archived from the original on 3 August 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2009.