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Mahathir's Birthplace or 'Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir'

Mahathir's Birthplace, or "Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir", provides an insight into the younger days of the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, from his school days to his success as a doctor.

Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad was born in Alor Setar on Dec 20, 1925 at No. 18 Lorong Kilang Ais, off Jalan Pegawai. A humble wooden home with the roof made of nipah palm, the single room house was designated a historical building and restored by the National Archives in 1992.

Admission is free for all visitors.

Getting Here

By Car
From the North-South Expressway (PLUS) you can take Alor Setar Selatan exit and follow the signboard heading to Alor Setar City Centre. From there you can see the signboard showing how to get to 'Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir'.

Who To Contact

National Archives Malaysia Kedah Branch

Phone: +604-772 2319

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