High School Bukit Mertajam is one of the oldest schools in Malaysia. First opened on 18th January 1927 to some 300 students, the school has thrived to produce many high achievers and notable national figures including our beloved Prime Minister, YAB Datuk Seri Abdullah b. Hj. Ahmad Badawi.

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Our Patron

Y.A.Bhg. Tun Abdullah bin Ahmad Badawi

We're particularly honoured to have in our midst our most distinguished alumnus, YABhgTun Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi, former Prime Minister of Malaysia, who inspite of his busy schedule has found time to be our Patron. We deeply appreciate this gesture, which will serve as an additional inducement and impetus to us do to more for the School in the future.


Dato’ S Kulasegaran

They say Diamonds are forever. Likewise the school is also forever. It is very much part of you and you are very much part of the school. The persons next in importance to parents are Teachers and they have a great deal to do with moulding a child's most impressionable and formative years.


Yang Amat Berhormat Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim

He was born on 10 August 1947 in Ceruk Tok Kun, Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Anwar means 'shining'. His father, Datuk Haji Ibrahim Abdul Rahman, is a former Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, while his mother, Che Yan Abdul Hamid Hussein, is an orator for the UMNO Women's Movement. As a child, he often accompanied his mother to women's lectures. On 26 February 1980, he married Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Datuk Ismail, a student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, who later worked at the eye clinic at the University Hospital in Petaling Jaya. His marriage to Datin Seri Wan Azizah was blessed with six children. His eldest son, Nurul Izzah, was once appointed as a Member of Parliament for Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, and Permatang Pauh.

During his childhood, he attended Bukit Mertajam Boys School in Penang for his primary education. He then continued his secondary school studies at Maktab Melayu Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) from 1960 to 1966. While at MCKK, he actively participated in the Malay Language Association and became the school's orator. He also served as the Chief Supervisor of MCKK. He was acquainted with individuals such as Sanusi Junid, Kamaruddin Jaafar, and Yahaya Ahmad. In 1967, he pursued higher studies at the University of Malaya, specializing in Malay Studies (Literature).

Membership Details

All ex-pupils of the ‘Alma Mater’ above 18 years.

Ordinary and Life Members may hold office and vote or call for general or extraordinary general meetings in accordance with the Constitution of the Association.

All persons who are immediate family members of the Ordinary Members and ex-members of the teaching staff are eligible to apply for associate membership and if accepted shall be required to pay subscriptions.

Associate members shall not participate in the management of the Association.

  • Entrance fee - RM 10.00
  • For Ordinary / Associate membership - RM 24 per annum
  • For Life Membership - RM 100 one time payment
Subscription shall be payable half yearly or yearly.

If you are a High School Bukit Mertajam alumnus, please download and complete this form to become a member of the HSBM Alumni.

School Development

  • Opening of Block C
    with 12 classrooms
  • First intake of 385 students
    and 15 teaching staff
  • School Hall
  • Opening of
    Block A
  • Workshop (Block J)
  • Opening of
    Block F
  • Wireless Internet
    facility accessible
  • Schools official website
    being set up
  • Construction of 2 new
    blocks (Block G and H)
  • Setting up of
    a computer laborarory
  • Opening of
    Block B
  • Block D