Bukit Bintang Girls' School
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|Bukit Bintang Girls' School (BBGS)|
|Type||Government Semi-Boarding All-girls secondary School|
|Motto||Nisi Dominus Frustra
(Without God, All is in vain)
|Founder||Miss Betty Langlands (and British missionaries)|
|Grades||Form 1 – Form 6|
|Campus||Formerly in Bukit Bintang|
|Colour(s)||Green and white|
|Affiliations||Malaysia Ministry Of Education|
Bukit Bintang Girls' School (BBGS) opened in 1893 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. BBGS was the oldest school in Kuala Lumpur, surpassing Victoria Institution, Methodist Girls' School Kuala Lumpur (1896), Methodist Boys' School Kuala Lumpur (1897), Convent Bukit Nanas (1899), St. John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur (1904), St Mary's (1912) as well as Maxwell School (1917).
In 2000, the school changed its name to S.M.K 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 make way for Pavilion KL, a commercial site in Kuala Lumpur.
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 Bahasa Malaysia.
- Sasha Saidin, singer
- Poesy Liang, founder of Helping Angels, survivor of spinal tumours, designer, writer, artist, Her World Woman Of The Year 2011.
- 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