Bukit Bintang Girls' School

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Bukit Bintang Girls' School (BBGS)
Kuala Lumpur
Type Government Semi-Boarding All-girls secondary School
Motto Nisi Dominus Frustra
(Without God, All is in vain)
Established 1893–2000
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
Abbreviation BBGS

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.[1] 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.[2][3][4]

School song[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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