The Kancil Story

Why Do We Use Kancil as the Mascot ?

Kancil is a small mouse deer, usually known as “Sang Kancil” with a reputation as a clever animal in many folk and children stories in Malaysia. “Sang Kancil” stories are published in many books written by Malaysian and international authors such as Georges Voisset, a French author in the book with title ‘Tales from the Deep Forest: The Very Curious Adventure of Kancil the Mouse Deer’ (2015). Malaysian children in the past grew up with “Sang KIancil” short animated series, which was created in 1970 by Hassan Mutalib, one of the pioneers in the Malaysian animation industry. Until today, “Sang Kancil” remain close to Malaysians as a timeless symbol of cleverness in the Malaysian folk tradition.

Competition Format

  • The competition will be administered at each participating school under invigilation from the respective school teacher(s).
  • There are 30 questions for each category, consist of objective, subjective and visual questions to be answered in 1 hour.
  • MINIMUM participants for each registered school is 5 students.

Important Date

Early registration

3rd February 2020

early registration closed

2nd March 2020

Normal registration open

3rd March 2020

Register Closed

13th April 2020

K-DAY (Kancil day)

5th May 2020

Deadline to send answer sheet back to Kancil Science Secretariat

8th May 2020

Results announcements

Jun 2020

Sample Questions


invitation letter

Parent Consent Form