Sang Kancil and the Magic Belt


Retold by Rahimidin Zahari
Illustrated by Jaafar Taib
Translated by Linda Tan and Peter Duke

2015. ITBM.
Full coloured illustration.
Softcover, 30.5cm x 21.6cm, 49 pages
ISBN 9789674600372


In this tale, Sang Kancil tricks Tiger three times, Firstly, when Kancil claims he is standing watch over Raja Solomon’s gong, which is actually a hornet’s nest. When Tiger knocks the gong, he is stung by hornets. Secondly when Sang Kancil claims to be looking after Raja Solomon’s flute. Tiger’s tongue gets caught on bamboo when he tries to blow the flute. Thirdly, Kancil tricks Tiger when Kancil claims to be wearing a magic belt, which is in fact Python, who has wound himself around Kancil. Once again, Tiger is fooled by Sang Kancil.

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 30.5 × 21.5 × 0.4 cm