Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir
The wooden attap house was bought by Mohamad Iskandar when he wanted
to marry off his children. It was built in 1900. When he bought
the house, the house has only one room with no electricity. It has
wooden flooring and the ceiling was made from white cloth. Mahathir
was born here on 20th December 1925. He lives there until he was
married and moved to his own house in Titi Gajah. Even then Mahathir
will always commute to this house to visit his mother.
A visit to Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad's birth place will give
you a different perspective of the life of this revered leader.
He was born in Alor Star on Dec 20, 1925 at No 18 Lorong Kilang
Ais, off Jalan Pegawai. His home has seen been designated a historical
building and was restored by the National Archives in 1992.
When visiting this place, you will be able to view items from his
childhood to his schooldays to the time he became a doctor. There
are photos, furniture and other household items. You can even take
a look at his old bicycle!