IKHLAS Magazine

Ikhlas is the in-house magazine of The Datai Langkawi. It covers a wide range of topics across its editorial sections, offering insights into life, history and the rich culture of Malaysia. Each issue highlights in-house as well as local talent in such sections as Creative Minds, Our People, Wellness, and In The Kitchen. In the Travel section, we focus on Malaysia’s popular destinations but also the hidden travel gems, from Penang, to Mount Kinabalu, to the best diving spots, and the historic Peranakan culture.

The magazine also includes sections covering design and architecture, artisanal crafts and style, community work and environmental sustainability with a special highlight on the people, partners and initiatives under The Datai Pledge - all of which tap into the DNA of The Datai Langkawi.


IKHLAS Issue #8

Welcome to a very special issue of IKHLAS. This year marks the 30th anniversary of The Datai Langkawi, a milestone that we are all excited to celebrate with you.


Publication Date: September 2023

IKHLAS Issue #7

In our seventh issue, we take readers into the minds of creative culinary talents, both local and abroad, who have graced The Datai Langkawi in The Chef Series.


Publication Date: December 2022

IKHLAS Issue #6

In our sixth issue, we focused on the techniques for basket weaving, saving hornbills, rainforest conservation, and the best diving spots in Malaysia.


Publication Date: June 2022

IKHLAS Issue #5

In our fifth issue, we showcased the traditional technique of batik making and introduced our efforts to protect marine life around Langkawi island.


Publication Date: December 2021

IKHLAS Issue #4

In our fourth issue, we highlighted the honey made in our garden and shared healing wisdom from one of Langkawi’s renowned practitioners.


Publication Date: December 2020

IKHLAS Issue #3

In our third issue, we introduced our own unique form of Forest Bathing and had a look at the history of the Malaysian Peranakan culture.


Publication Date: October 2019

IKHLAS Issue #2

In the second issue, we showcased our first Datai branded gin, the delicious Thai cuisine on offer at The Pavilion and had a look at travelling in Penang.


Publication Date: July 2019

IKHLAS Issue #1

With the inaugural issue, we celebrated the reopening of The Datai Langkawi. Features included articles on the inspiration behind the hotel design, and more.


Publication Date: January 2019