The Amazing Race Asia 1
|The Amazing Race Asia 1|
The Amazing Race Asia logo
|Presented by||Allan Wu|
|Winners||Zabrina Fernandez & Joe Jer Tee|
|No. of legs||12|
|Distance traveled||39,000 km (24,000 mi)|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Original network||AXN Asia|
|Original release||9 November 2006 –|
1 February 2007
|Filming dates||24 May 2006– 17 June 2006|
The Amazing Race Asia is a reality television game show based on the American series, The Amazing Race. The first season of the show features ten teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around Asia and the Pacific Rim to win US$100,000. Applications were accepted through 31 March 2006. The season began on 9 November 2006 and the season finale aired on 1 February 2007.
Malaysian workers Zabrina Fernandez & Joe Jer Tee were the winners of the race; they were the first all female team to win in The Amazing Race franchise, and they also the first winners to win only the final leg of the race.
- 1 Production
- 2 Results
- 3 Episode title quotes
- 4 Prizes
- 5 Race summary
- 5.1 Leg 1 (Malaysia)
- 5.2 Leg 2 (Malaysia → Indonesia)
- 5.3 Leg 3 (Indonesia)
- 5.4 Leg 4 (Indonesia → Australia)
- 5.5 Leg 5 (Australia → New Zealand)
- 5.6 Leg 6 (New Zealand)
- 5.7 Leg 7 (New Zealand → Singapore → Thailand)
- 5.8 Leg 8 (Thailand)
- 5.9 Leg 9 (Thailand → India)
- 5.10 Leg 10 (India → United Arab Emirates)
- 5.11 Leg 11 (United Arab Emirates)
- 5.12 Leg 12 (United Arab Emirates → Malaysia)
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Development and filming
In October 2005, Buena Vista International Television-Asia Pacific and Sony Pictures Television International's AXN Asia announced that it had earned the right to produce the first localized production of The Amazing Race. AXN Asia, which airs the original American series, had received many written requests for an Asian production from local viewers.
The season visited two continents and eight countries in a race distance of more than 39,000 kilometres (24,000 mi), including the franchise's first time visit to Indonesia, in which the nation has not been visited in the original version at the time of air (the nation would later be visited in the 19th season, in 2011.)
In July 2006, Singaporean television personality Allan Wu was introduced as the host of The Amazing Race Asia. Ricky Ow, General Manager of SPE Networks Asia described Wu as "a big fan of The Amazing Race" and felt that "his good looks and natural charisma will offer a different appeal from the US version."
Over 1000 teams across Asia applied for the series, with registration accepted through 31 March 2006. Ultimately, ten teams were selected to participate in the race; the cast included expatriates in Thailand and Hong Kong and Indian models. Host Allan Wu commented that "the producers definitely took the time and did their homework to select the most diverse, entertaining, and controversial batch of contestants for our first season."
The cast consisted of a few local media representatives or their relatives. Zabrina is a Ntv7 and Channel V television producer, as well as the sister of Malaysian film director Joshua Fernandez and Hitz.FM DJ JJ Fernandez. Aubrey is a filipina actress who acted in local movies such as Prosti, Xerex, Sanib, A Beautiful Life and Gagamboy; she is also the co-host of noontime show Masayang Tanghali Bayan. Prashant is an Indian actor who starred in the Bollywood movie Aag; he was also the runner-up of Mr. India 2004. Melody is a Singaporean TV and movie actress, having starred in local movies such as Street Angels and The Teenage Textbook Movie; she also played a supporting character in long-running drama Love Blossoms and its sequel, Love Blossoms II.
This season consists of five non-Asians; Andy, Francesca, Howard and Laura are from the United Kingdom, having separate representatives in Asian countries (as Andy & Laura representing Thailand), and Sandy is from New Zealand, is representing Hong Kong.
Aubrey Miles later appeared in Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown, the Philippine version of Survivor. Melody Chen later appeared in The Amazing Race 25 as a Pit Stop greeter in Singapore's Leg 9.
Sahran recently appeared in episodes of the British cooking programme Come Dine With Me.
The first season of the show was supported by the following regional sponsors: Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd, AirAsia, Caltex, MSN, Nokia, and Bintan Lagoon Resort. Ford was a local sponsor, while the series was also supported by Tourism Malaysia. The sponsors played a major role in the series by providing prizes and integrating their products into various tasks. In addition, AirAsia was the sole airline used by racers, while Bintan Lagoon Resort was the sequestered location for eliminated teams.
To introduce the new series to an Asian audience, a promotional tour visited Seoul, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Delhi prior to the series premiere. An additional episode, subtitled Memories was an after-race interview special that aired one week after the season finale.
The following teams participated in the race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Placements are listed in finishing order:
|Team||Relationship||Position (by Leg)||Roadblocks performed|
|Zabrina & Joe Jer||Co-Workers||3rd||4th||5th||6th||3rd||3rd||6th||5th||4th||4th||3rd||2nd||1st||Zabrina 6, Joe Jer 6|
|Sandy & Francesca||Dating||10th||9th||2nd||3rd||5th||1st||4th||3rd||5th||1st>||1st||3rd||2nd||Sandy 6, Francesca 6|
|Andrew & Syeon||Dating||5th1||8th||8th||1st||2nd||4th||2nd||4th||2nd||3rd||2nd||1st||3rd||Andrew 6, Syeon 6|
|Mardy & Marsio||Brothers||1st||2nd||6th||4th||6th||5th||5th||1stƒ||3rd||2nd||4th||4th||Mardy 4, Marsio 6|
|Andy & Laura||Engaged||7th||7th||7th||7th4||1st||2nd7||1st||2nd||1st||5th<||Andy 5, Laura 4|
|Howard & Sahran||Best Friends||9th2||3rd||1st||8th5||4th||6th||3rd||6th||Howard 4, Sahran 3|
|Melody & Sharon||Best Friends||6th||5th||3rd||2nd||7th||7th||Melody 3, Sharon 2|
|Sahil & Prashant||Models||8th2||1stƒ||4th||5th||8th6||Sahil 2, Prashant 2|
|Aubrey & Jacqueline||Actress/Model||4th||6th||9th||Aubrey 1, Jacqueline 1|
|Ernie & Jeena||Married||2nd||10th||Ernie 1, Jeena 0|
- A red team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
- An underlined blue team placement indicates that the team was the last to arrive at a Pit Stop in a non-elimination Leg of the race. The teams were forced to relinquish all of their money and were not allotted money for the next Leg, nor were they allowed to acquire money until they started the next Leg.
- A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward clue.
- A yellow > indicates that the team chose to use the Yield; < indicates the team who received it; <> around the Leg number indicates that the Yield for that Leg was available but not used.
- Italicised results indicate the position of the team at the midpoint of a two-episode Leg.
- ^ Andrew & Syeon initially arrived 1st, but they did not follow the trail as instructed in their clue to the Pit Stop, and were asked to complete it before checking in. Four teams checked in while they went back, dropping Andrew & Syeon to 5th.
- ^a b For unknown reasons on the subsequent Leg, the starting placements of Howard & Sahran and Sahil & Prashant were switched, resulting in Howard & Sahran and Sahil & Prashant starting in 8th and 9th place, respectively.
- ^ Five of the nine teams arrived at the Pit Stop after applying 4-hour penalties for failing to complete the Roadblock (Joe Jer, Marsio, Andy, Syeon and Aubrey). The initial placements for all teams are as follows (The four boldfaced teams were not given the penalty):
- 1st: Zabrina & Joe Jer; 2nd: Howard & Sahran; 3rd: Sandy & Francesca; 4th: Mardy & Marsio; 5th: Andy & Laura; 6th: Andrew & Syeon; 7th: Melody & Sharon; 8th: Sahil & Prashant; 9th: Aubrey & Jacqueline. Aubrey & Jacqueline were eliminated without the 4-hour penalty being issued.
- ^ Laura suffered an injury to her left Leg on the way to Oceanworld. After the tests were done, she was allowed to continue the next Leg of the race.
- ^ Howard and Sahran were issued a 4-hour penalty because Howard failed to complete the Roadblock. They checked in the Pit Stop last, but were notified as a non-elimination Leg. The 4-hour penalty they took from the roadblock would be instead applied at the starting time at Leg 5.
- ^ Sahil & Prashant initially arrived 5th, but were issued a 1-hour penalty because they were driven around in a private vehicle in Devonport, breaking a Race rule prohibiting hitch-hiking. The last three teams trailing them (Sandy & Francesca, Mardy & Marsio and Melody & Sharon) checked-in during their penalty time, dropping Sahil & Prashant to last place and resulting in their elimination.
- ^ Andy & Laura were caught speeding at 146 km/h while the speed limit was 100 km/h. The penalty was 2 minutes times the number of km/h by which they had exceeded the speed limit. They were issued a 92-minute penalty to be assessed at the start of the following Leg, therefore departing at the pit-start last.
- ^ Leg 9 is a double-length leg. It featured a Virtual Pit Stop, and had two Detours and two Roadblocks shown over two episodes.
Episode title quotes
Episode titles are often taken from quotes made by the racers.
- I Don't Think I Can Do This – Sahran
- They're Speedy, They're Fast And They're First – Howard
- Give Me The Strength, Give Me The Strength – Howard
- Just Shut Up And Do It – Mardy
- It's Blowing Like Your Mum's Pants On A Windy Day – Howard
- What Have You Been Eating! – Zabrina
- Don't Stand There Doing Nothing! – Andy
- My Legs Are Shaking Like Jelly – Andrew
- This Is Totally, Totally Out Of This World! – Marsio
- War Has Begun! – Andy
- This Is Going To Be Embarrassing! – Zabrina
- Oh My Goodness, I Have To Eat A Brain! – Syeon
- 24 Days, 15 Cities, 39,000 Kilometres And It Comes Down To This – Allan Wu
Individual prizes were awarded to the first team to complete a leg.
- Leg 3 – Each member won a Sony High-Definition Handycam
- Leg 7 – A year's supply of an engine-cleaning fuel, Caltex.
- Leg 9 – A holiday to Langkawi, Malaysia, courtesy of AirAsia.
- Leg 11 – A holiday to Gold Coast, Australia, courtesy of Caltex.
- Leg 12 – US$100,000
|Destinations||Air travel Rail travel Water travel Bus travel|
|Route Markers||Detour Roadblock Fast Forward Yield Pit Stop|
Leg 1 (Malaysia)
Airdate: 9 November 2006
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Independence Square overlooking Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Royal Selangor Club) (Starting Line)
- Kuala Lumpur (Berjaya Times Square)
- Kuala Lumpur (Kompleks Kraf)
- Shah Alam (Shah Alam Stadium – City Carting Enterprise)
- Kuala Lumpur (Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve overlooking Kuala Lumpur Tower)
The first Detour of the Race was a choice between Paint or Pot, which describes two craft techniques. In Paint, members of each team would work together to make a batik painting based on the design shown to them. In Pot, one team member would make a pot from clay using a pottery wheel while the other member controlled the wheel's spin. In both cases, teams would receive the next clue if the person in charge of the Detour option selected was satisfied with the result.
- Additional tasks
- At Berjaya Times Square, teams had to rappel down from the 8-story level of the shopping mall until they would receive their next clue. It was mentioned that it was optional but teams would face a time penalty.
- At Shah Alam Stadium, team members must each complete four consecutive laps around the circuit in go-karts before receiving their next clue.
- On the way to the Pit Stop, teams were instructed to follow a certain trail in the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve to the top of the Kuala Lumpur Tower.
Leg 2 (Malaysia → Indonesia)
Airdate: 16 November 2006
- Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Low Cost Carrier Terminal) to Jakarta, Indonesia (Soekarno-Hatta International Airport)
- South Jakarta (Ragunan Zoo)
- South Jakarta (SMA Negeri 60 High School) (in Indonesian)
- East Jakarta (Taman Mini Indonesia Indah – West Sumatra Pavilion)
- South Jakarta (Kebayoran Baru – Panglima Polim Street)
- Central Jakarta (National Monument)
In the first Roadblock of the race, one team member had to retrieve a clue in a box located inside a snake pit containing dangerous species second to anaconda in size, within two minutes. The Fast Forward which teams must search among students at the courtyard inside SMA Negeri 60 High School where they would listen to a Sony Walkman MP3 player to play the "Fast Forward Award" message.
The Detour was a choice between Push or Sell. Both Detours were located at Panglima Polim Street. In Push, teams had to push their bakso carts 500 metres (0.31 mi) along a marked route, without spilling any soy sauce, while singing a traditional child song, "Abang Tukang Bakso." In Sell, teams had to sell (or eat) 15 bowls of bakso, each with a minimum selling price of Rp 2,000 each. Once they've successfully done in both Detours, they would receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, teams must perform a native Minangkabau plate dance called Tari Piring correctly before they received their next clue.
Leg 3 (Indonesia)
Airdate: 23 November 2006
- Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta International Airport) to Denpasar, Bali (Ngurah Rai International Airport)
- Kuta (Kuta Beach) (in Indonesian)
- Kuta (Internet Outpost Travellers Lounge)
- Ubud (Ubud Monkey Forest)
- Ubud (Bali Adventure Rafting or Elephant Safari Park)
- Badung (Uluwatu Caves)
- Tabanan (Tanah Lot Temple)
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to dig in a marked area of sand around Kuta Beach for a small wooden surfboard token hidden up to 40 centimetres (0.44 yd) beneath the sand. Once they have found the item, they would receive their next clue.
The Detour on this leg was a choice between Wet or Dry. In Wet, teams had to traverse down 500 steps to the Ayung River, ride through the white water rapids and complete a 2 miles (3,200 m) course on the water until they reach their clue at the end of the course. In Dry, teams had to ride on an elephant and go through a course after which they will be given the next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At the cybercafe, teams must access the MSN Search website at the internet cafe's computers and search for the words "Amazing Race Asia" to find their next clue, which they may print out or receive from an attendant.
Leg 4 (Indonesia → Australia)
Airdate: 30 November 2006
- Denpasar, Bali (Ngurah Rai International Airport) to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Sydney Airport)
- Sydney (Dawes Point – Pier 1)
- Sydney (Sydney Harbour Bridge or Pyrmont – Doyle's at the Quay)
- Sydney (Port Jackson – Mrs Macquarie's Chair)
- Sydney (City Centre – World Square (SonyCentral))
- Sydney (City Centre – Circular Quay ferry wharf) to (Manly – Manly wharf) via Sydney Ferries
- Sydney (Manly – Oceanworld Manly)
- Sydney (Manly – Manly wharf) to Sydney (Circular Quay Wharf)
- Sydney (The Tall Bounty)
In this Leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Elevation and Crustacean. In Elevation, teams climbed up a large number of steps to get to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge along with a guide for a guidance. Once they reached over the top, they would receive their next clue. In Crustacean, teams made their way on foot to Circular Quay, where they searched for the seafood restaurant Doyle's at the Quay. Once there, they shelled 14 kilograms (31 lb) of cold prawns. They had to ensure that the tail, the head and the back were properly removed. Once the restaurant chef/waiter gave his approval, they received their next clue, on a silver platter.
In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to dive into the aquarium in Oceanworld Manly, where they had to swim with sharks, stingrays, turtles, fishes, etc. Once inside, they had to look for their clue underwater and swim to it in order to retrieve it.
- Additional tasks
- At the SonyCentral store, teams had to take a Sony HD Camera and use it to record a video of someone singing a local bush ballad, titled "Click Go the Shears". Once they were done, they had to go back to SonyCentral and have the video be played on a television. If the person they filmed had sung the lyrics to the correct tune, the staff at SonyCentral would hand them their next clue. If not, they would have to re-do the task.
- After completing the Roadblock, teams must take a water taxi to the Pit Stop.
Leg 5 (Australia → New Zealand)
Airdate: 7 December 2006
- Sydney (Sydney Airport) to Auckland, New Zealand (Auckland Airport)
- Auckland (Auckland City – Auckland Ferry Terminal) to (Devonport – Devonport Ferry Terminal) and back
- Auckland (Victoria Park or Westhaven Marina)
- Auckland (Sky Tower)
- Auckland (Auckland Museum)
In this Leg's Detour, teams have to choose between rugby or rigging. In rugby, teams have to take a taxi to Victoria Park. Once there, they will have put on rugby jerseys and kick rugby balls to score 3 goals. The goals would only be counted if the rugby ball is kicked into the enclosed posts and is 22 metres and above. If they successfully score into a right goal, the coach would get their next clue. In Rigging, teams would have to travel to Westhaven Marina and find the yachts. Once there, the instructor will give the teams instructions on how to use ropes and knots to get the sail up. Once everything is done correctly and the instructor is happy, teams will receive their next clue.
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member have to jump 192 metres (630 ft) off the Sky Jump from the 53rd floor. While the non-participating team member is watching down below, they had to use a Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot camera to take a picture by doing this task. Once they reunite with their partner, they would receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- After alighting from the ferry from Auckland, teams had to search near the Devonport Terminal for a child on a swing. She would hand them their next clue.
- At the Sky Tower, teams had to put on orange jumpsuits and perform the Sky City Vertigo Climb. This task involved teams having to climb up a ladder to the top of the Sky Tower where they would have the nicest view of Downtown Auckland. Their next clue will be handed to them only after they have completed the climb. Teams then make their way to a platform on level 53.
Leg 6 (New Zealand)
Airdate: 14 December 2006
- Auckland (Auckland Airport) to Dunedin (Dunedin International Airport)
- Queenstown (Caltex Petrol Kiosk)
- Queenstown (Skyline Gondola – Bob's Peak)
- Arrowtown (Chinese Settlement)
- Queenstown (Offroad Adventures) (Overnight Rest)
- Nevis River (Nevis Highwire Platform)
- Gibbston Valley (Chard Farm Winery)
In this leg's Detour, teams can choose between Ledge or Luge. In Ledge, each team member will take turns performing the ledge swing, which hurls them 400 metres (0.25 mi) above Queenstown before receiving their next clue. In Luge, each team member must complete 830 metres (0.52 mi) into a circuit track on a luge 4 times. Once they make the track successfully, they would get their next clue.
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member have to bungee jump 134 metres (440 ft) over Nevis Valley, reputedly the world’s wildest bungee jump. They only have 2 minutes after they step on the platform to do so, or forfeit their turn. If they have successfully done with the jump, the bungee instructor would get their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- Teams had to go to a Caltex Petrol Kiosk and fill up their vehicles with fuel and pay for it using a Caltex Cash Card before receiving their next clue.
- At Offroad Adventures, teams had to drive an all-terrain vehicle around a tricky and muddy course 1 mile (1.6 km) in order to receive their next clue.
Leg 7 (New Zealand → Singapore → Thailand)
Airdate: 21 December 2006
- Queenstown (Queenstown Airport) to East Region, Singapore (Singapore Changi Airport)
- Central Region (MacPherson – Caltex Petrol Station)
- Central Region (Suntec City – Fountain of Wealth)
- East Region (Singapore Changi Airport) to Bangkok, Thailand (Don Mueang International Airport)
- Bang Pa-in (Wat Niwet Thammaprawat)
- Bangkok (Golden Mount)
- Bangkok (Larn Luang Road and Sahachat Memorial or Pak Khlong Talat)
- Bangkok (Wat Pho)
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member have to climb to the top of the temple and then search through 560 golden bells for 100 clue capsules containing silver slips of paper. Out of the 100 silver slips of paper, only 6 would contain the correct slip of paper. They would have to show it to a temple worker, who will give them the teams their next clue if it is indeed the correct clue.
The Detour of this leg was a choice between Bacon or Eggs. In Bacon, teams would have to find marked Tuk-tuks on Larn Luang Road and then direct their Tuk-tuk drivers to drive them to Sahachat Memorial, which is a Memorial for People Born in the Year of Pig (called Pig Monument by the racers) to get their next clue. Teams are allowed to seek directions from locals, but must not get assistance from the driver. In Eggs, teams would have to travel to Pak Khlong Talat and find an egg stall and using a trolley, deliver 26 trays of eggs to a nearby egg market at Asadang Road. Once all trays were delivered without getting broken, the store owner would receive their next clue. However, if any eggs are delivered broken, the store owner would instruct the teams to re-deliver that number of unbroken eggs.
- Additional tasks
- At the Caltex station, each team had to clean up an extremely dirty Ford Focus car until the Caltex employee in charge is satisfied. Once the car was completely cleaned up, the Caltex attendant would hand them their next clue.
- At Wat Niwet Thamaprawat, teams had to take a cable car over the river and then search the temple grounds for several clue boxes. Only one of these clue boxes would contain the right clue. Teams then had to figure out that their next destination is the Golden Mount, by finding out the monument depicted on the Thai 2 Baht coin enclosed in their clue envelope.
Leg 8 (Thailand)
Airdate: 28 December 2006
- Bangkok (Southern Bus Terminal) to Krabi (Krabi Bus Terminal)
- Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park (Pranang Bay)
- Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park (Koh Poda/Poda Island)
- Ao Phang Nga National Park (Railay)
- Than Bok Khorani National Park (Koh Hong Lagoon)
- Than Bok Khorani National Park (Koh Pak Bia)
The Fast Forward in this Leg involved teams having to find a kayak on Pranang Bay and then using it to look for a Fast Forward clue in one of the many hidden caves near the area.
The Detour on this leg was a choice between Smash or Grab. In Smash, teams would have to smash 75 coconuts with a hammer to find one with red ink inside it. Once they found on a right mark, they would receive their next clue. In Grab, teams would have to snorkel and swim around 100 buoys which contain 100 clues, only ten of which are the correct clue.
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member would have to climb up the face of Railay East 123 Wall in order to retrieve the next clue from the top.
- Additional note
- Starting at Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, teams will take a long-tail boat to their next destinations for the rest of the Leg.
Leg 9 (Thailand → India)
Airdate: 4 January 2007
- Krabi (Krabi Airport) to Kolkata, India (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport)
- Kolkata (Saint Teresa of Avila Church)
- Kolkata (Tollygunge Metro Train Station)
- Kolkata (Peerless Inn Hotel – Aaheli Restaurant)
- Kolkata (Kanishka's Sari Boutique)
- Kolkata (West Bengal Kabaddi Association or Maniktala Bazar)
- Kolkata (Kolay Market – Bepin Behari Ganguly Street (Indian Overseas Bank Rooftop))
In the first Roadblock on this leg, one team member to polish seven shoes from bystanders and charge at least ₹5 for their service. Once they are done, the professional would hand them their next clue.
The first Detour on the leg was a choice between Carry or Count. In Carry, teams would have to deliver 80 litres (21 US gal) of milk by carrying the jugs on their heads and pour them into a metal bucket a distance away. Once all the milk have been delivered, teams would receive their next clue. In Count, teams would have to go to a market and then count the number of betel nuts in a basket. Teams can only guess once per time they are seen counting the entire basket of nuts. Once they got the correct guess, teams would receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At St. Teresa of Avila Church, teams were given the option to also light a candle.
- At Aaheli Restaurant, teams had to eat a traditional Bengali Indian meal. Only when they have eaten it the waiter would hand them their next clue.
- Teams had to search for Kanishka's Sari Boutique for their next clue hidden among hundreds of saris and silks.
Airdate: 11 January 2007
- Kolkata (Sealdah Railway Station) to New Delhi (New Delhi Railway Station)
- Delhi (Red Fort – Lahori Gate)
- Old Delhi (Khari Baoli – Gadodia Market (Sunny International Spice Shop) or Chandni Chowk and Lahori Gate Crossing)
- Delhi (Tibetan Monastery Market – Garib Guashala)
- Delhi (Mehrauli – Jain Mandir Dada Bari)
The second Detour on the Leg was a choice between Deliver or Donkey. In Deliver, teams would have to carry sacks of spices and deliver them to a spice shop which they only have a picture for reference. Once the correct spices were found, they would exchange for their next clue. In Donkey, teams would have to transport onions using a donkey and walk it to the onion store before the vendor will hand teams their next clue.
In the second Roadblock on this leg, one team member from each team had to carry pails of cow manure and then use it to make dung cakes by adding water and sticking them onto the wall. If they drop, teams would have to re-do that one.
Leg 10 (India → United Arab Emirates)
Airdate: 18 January 2007
- Delhi (Indira Gandhi International Airport) to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Dubai International Airport)
- Dubai (Abra Station)
- Dubai (Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club)
- Dubai (Dubai International Marine Club – Leopard of Dubai)
- Dubai (Mall of the Emirates – Ski Dubai)
- Deira, Dubai (Gold Souk – Modern Jewellery Shop)
- Margham (Margham Desert Camp)
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to compete a 9-hole golf course don into a golfing attire, using only a putter and a club. Once they put on a ball into the green hole, they would receive their next clue. A lost ball or a broken club requires the player to return to the first tee for a replacement.
The Detour on this leg of the race was a choice between Hack or Hike. In Hack, teams had to chisel their way through a 150 kilograms (330 lb) block of ice to release their next clue, using only a chisel and a hammer. In Hike, teams had to climb the steepest slope in Ski Dubai while carrying 25 kilograms (55 lb) of skiing equipment. Their next clue would be collected at the top of the slope.
Leg 11 (United Arab Emirates)
Airdate: 25 January 2007
- Margham (Big Red Al Hamar – Desert Area 53)
- Sharjah (Gnat Al Qasba – Eye of the Emirates)
- Dubai (Raghdan Restaurant)
- Dubai (Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's house)
- Jumeirah, Dubai (Wild Wadi Water Park – Jumeirah Sceirah)
- Jumeirah, Dubai (Mina A'Salam Beach overlooking Burj Al Arab)
The Detour in the Arabian Desert was a choice between Ride or Seek. In Ride, both team members had to sit on a camel and guide it through a marked course and collect five flags while using only a camel stick. Once they've completely raced into a marked course, the race instructor would get their next clue. In Seek, teams must find a souvenir in a marked plot of sand, using a metal detector. Once they found a souvenir, they would exchange it for their next clue.
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to eat an Arabian specialty dish, which consisted of brains and bread. When the food was completely eaten, the restaurant owner would receive their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- At the Eye of the Emirates, teams had to choose one of the 42 cabins to look for a clue, with only five of the cabins containing their actual correct clue. The other cabins held clues that read "Sorry, Try Again" and teams had to complete one revolution of the ferris wheel before they could pick again.
- Upon arriving at the Wild Wadi Water Park, team members had to take turns to ride the Jumeirah Sceirah, the tallest and fastest free-fall water slide outside of North America.
Leg 12 (United Arab Emirates → Malaysia)
Airdate: 1 February 2007
- Dubai (Mina A' Salam Beach)
- Dubai (Dubai International Airport) to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur International Airport)
- Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur Tower)
- Sepang (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) to Kuching, Sarawak (Kuching International Airport)
- Kuching (Padungan Road – Cat Statue)
- Kuching (Old Courthouse)
- Kuching (Sarawak Cultural Village)
- Kuching (Permai Rainforest Resort)
- Kuching (Bako National Park)
The final Detour of the Race was a choice between Brain or Brawn. In Brain, teams had to assemble a bench using only a Sony Cybershot picture as reference. Once they've fully assembled the bench, they would receive their next clue. In Brawn, teams had to go to a wet market and use traditional methods to carry 30 kilograms (66 lb) of fruits a certain distance until they receive their next clue.
The final Roadblock of the Race that one team member had to compete a rope-based obstacle course overlooking the jungle until getting their next clue.
- Additional tasks
- Prior to departure from the Pit Stop at Min A' Salam Beach, teams had to complete a jigsaw puzzle to reveal the country of their next location to figure out was Malaysia.
- In Kuching, teams had to find a specific cat statue located in Padungan Road.
- Teams had to search the Sarawak Cultural Village for their next clue hidden inside one of the longhouses. Their next clue instructed each team member must hit three coloured pineapples each using darts and a blowpipe.
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