In 20th December 1925, Y.B Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia was born at house no. 18, Lorong Kilang Ais, Alor Star, Kedah. The house with nipah roof was purchased by his father, Mohamad bin Iskandar from a seller who was willing to organize his daughter's wedding. A that time, the house was not painted and had only one room with a verandah at the front side but had no stairs. The house shows Tun Dr. Mahathir in his early childhood.