The BEST Episodes of The Amazing Race Asia
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2020
This Asian adaptation of the four time Emmy Award® winning –reality competition series, The Amazing Race, will see ten teams of two from Asia going head to head with mental, physical AND emotional obstacles all over the world. No one knows where they will be headed next or what challenges they have to face From models to lovers, brothers to best friends, expect an intense no holds barred scramble to the finishing tarmac, where a prize money of US$100,000 awaits the winning team. The Amazing Race Asia promises to be a highly entertaining program not to be missed!
#1 - 24 Days, 15 Cities, 39,000 Kilometers and it Comes Down to This
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 1, 2007
The pulse pounding race to the final pit stop and US$100,000 begins with the three final teams: Sandy & Francesca, Andrew & Syeon and Joe Jer & Zabrina. Starting from the Mina A' Salam Beach in Dubai, the teams quickly learn that they will return to where it all started to get to where it all ends: Malaysia. From Kuala Lumpur, its an exciting and suspensful ride through the final detour and road block to the final pit stop in Kuching, Malaysia. There Amazing Race history is made and the winners crowned!
#2 - Episode 5
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 11, 2008
As it stands, two teams have decided to bail out of the race by taking the four hour penalty for not completing a challenge. Can the other teams muster enough strength to continue with the race, or will more choose to take the easy way out? After the task at the Sony Style Store, teams received a Fast Forward option. The Fast Forward was to travel to a certain street, where there will find a clue box. The clue would then instruct them to get a permanent tattoo at Kevin's Tattoo. The Roadblock was to find a souvenir, which would later be revealed to be a small silver token that had the AXN logo on one side and The Amazing Race Asia logo on the other side in a cart of coal. In this leg's Detour the choice was between Pick or Pail. In Pick, teams had to drive themselves to a local mall and retrieve three soft toys from a game machine. In Pail, teams had to go to the Grand Tong Temple and must fill a bucket full of water and carry it to the top of the mountain where a monk will check to see if they had enough water. If they have enough they will receive their next clue.
#3 - This is Going to be Embarrassing!
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 18, 2007
There are only four Teams left, and they seem to be equally matched, judging from how closely spaced their timing is. As the Race beings its end, the teams depart for Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The instructions also include a significant warning: caution, yield ahead. A new destination presents a new set of challenges, and with some teams the cracks are beginning to show.
#4 - Its on now!
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 23, 2006
The next stop on The Amazing Race Asia was beautiful Bali, Indonesia. A routine Roadblock on Kuta Beach turned into a monumental task that made some of the teams quit ... and led to the elimination of the second team from the Philippines.
#5 - Leg 3
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 2010
In this leg's Detour, teams have to choose between Carry It or Count It. In both detours teams had to first travel to Pettah by public transport. In Carry It, teams had to carry 12 blocks of ice to a market vendor across the fish market. In Count It, teams had to count fish and give the correct amount of 1100 fish to receive their next clue. In this leg's Roadblock, teams traveled to Trendy Connection and one team member to sew a shirt to receive their next clue
#6 - Leg 2
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 20, 2016
#7 - New Destination
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 4, 2008
In this leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Shoot It or Shape It. In Shoot It, teams drive themselves to the Miniatures Museum of Taiwan and are told to use a Sony Cybershot camera to shoot a very miniature model of a yellow-race envelope hidden inside one of the dioramas. After the photo was printed, the next clue could be found behind their new photo. In Shape It, teams drive themselves to Raohe Street Night Market where they will have to solve four sets of figures using a large tangram set. In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to completely consume an entire bowl of a Taiwanese/Chinese delicacy: stinky tofu.
#8 - Leg 11
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 8, 2010
In this leg's Detour, teams must choose between Stay Up and Add Up. In Stay Up, teams must successfully ride a wave for an accumulated time of two minutes at the Wave House in Sentosa Island. In Add Up, teams must head to the Gmax Reverse Bungee and add up three numbers called out by the host and get the sum correctly to receive their next clue. In this leg's Roadblock, one team member must make a tightrope walk from tower 1 to tower 2 of the Marina Bay Sands Resort to get their clue. They must then make their way back to tower 1 to finish the task.
#9 - Best Moments
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 1, 2010
Recap of events leading up to the final leg of The Amazing Race Asia
#10 - Leg 10
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 25, 2010
In this leg's Detour, teams must drive to Hwarang Educational Institute and choose between Bow N' Arrow or Rock N' Roll. In Bow N' Arrow, they must choose another team's photograph as target and hit the target three times with a traditional arrow to receive their next clue. In Rock N' Roll, teams must build a ceremonial pagoda to a certain height using rocks to receive their next clue. In this leg's Roadblock, teams must drive to Daereungwon Tomb Complex and one team member must figure out the correct set of three gates to receive their next clue. If the team member incorrectly chooses a gate, s/he will be blocked by warriors. Each team member will be given three attempts to correctly decode the warrior's code or else they have to go back to the starting line.
#11 - This is Totally, Totally Out of This World!
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 4, 2007
The five teams left are off again, minus Howard & Sahran who were eliminated in the last round, to Kolkata, India. The Teams were in for even more challenges this time, as they shone shoes, lighted a candle for the dearly departed, and squeezed in a giant meal. As tension between Andy and Laura and the rest of the teams emerge, the racers are greeted by a surprise from Allan as they near the end of the leg.
#12 - Oh My Goodness, I Have to Eat a Brain!
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 25, 2007
Mardy & Marsio, having finished last in the previous non-elimination round found themselves stripped of their money. This time, the Teams were all business as they battled to make it into the top three. The Teams began from the Margham Desert Camp, after a rest period, and as usual, left in the order that they'd arrived the previous leg. Sandy & Francesca were the first to leave, having come in first place, but were very conscious that the gap between them and the next team was only a few minutes. No new destination this time – the game was going to be played in Dubai, with new challenges. The mix of challenges included camel-riding, treasure-hunting, and an eating challenge that pushed a couple of contestants to the limit. One team said goodbye, but which one? With only three teams left, who will win the Amazing Race Asia?
#13 - The Race Begins
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 22, 2007
The second group of Amazing Race contestants set out on a race around the world for one hundred thousand dollars. The ten teams left the Asian Civilisations Museum near the Singapore river where they faced gruelling challenges such as a high physical task in a Detour. Teams then made their way to Manila in the Philippines where teams were required to use GPS systems to guide their Taxi drivers to the next location. Later, at the Plaza Miranda, teams had to eat eight baluts from an egg-seller's store before receiving their next clue from the egg seller. Teams then made their way to the Pit Stop located at Fort Santiago. Two teams raced each other to reach the mat first as another team was too late to catch up and stepped onto the mat last. They were relieved to know that had not been eliminated but were instead given a penalty.
#14 - It's Blowing Like Your Mum's Pants on a Windy Day
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 7, 2006
From Sydney its a short hop to Auckland, New Zealand. A new city, with new challenges, and a simple task turns into a real complication for the teams. One team finds out how easilly winning can turn into losing as they unknowingly break the rules that could cost them the race.
#15 - Episode 11
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 22, 2008
After 10 weeks of washing buses and elephants, numerous vehicular problems, dealings with chickens and fish, getting tattoos, taxi drivers who did not know the way, Yields and U-turns executed by one team… it has boiled down to the three teams, of which one who will be crowned champion. In this leg's Roadblock, one team member must locate one of seven special keys out of seventy keys buried in the sand using the metal detector to unlock the clue box. In this leg's Detour, teams have to choose between Pull or Plunge. In Pull, teams must kayak to a nearby oyster farm and find the marked shell by pulling the oyster lines, then the teams must bring the marked shell back to the beach to exchange it with their next clue. In Plunge, teams must snorkel and search for a giant clam shell with a pearl inside; the pearl should be exchanged with their next clue.
#16 - Finish
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 14, 2008
The final race to the finish line.
#17 - Episode 10
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 15, 2008
Four teams remain in India and luckily for Singaporeans A.D. and Fuzzie, the previous leg was a non elimination round. This means there is still a chance to be in the final three teams in the last leg of The Amazing Race Asia. However, team Singapore must come in first in this leg, or face a 30 minute penalty. In this leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Carpet and Count It. In Carpet, team had to walk to the carpet shop and find two exact carpets, using the images in the Sony Cybershot as references. In Count It team had to walk to a shop and count the dry lime and will only receive their clue once they state the correct amount to the shop owner (correct numbers were 1601, 1595, 1598 and 1577). This leg's Roadblock, one team member must zip across the canyon to the other side to receive the next clue.
#18 - Leg 5
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2010
This Leg's Detour was a choice between Jig and Pig. In Jig, teams would do traditional costumes and dance to the satisfaction of two judges. In Pig, teams would compete in a game of catching an oiled pig. They would have to collect two pigs to receive their next clue. At this leg's Roadblock, one team member must kayak to the flagged fish farm and find one of the hundreds of clues as only ten hold the next clue (the one that says "Correct!").
#19 - Leg 9
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 18, 2010
In this leg's Detour, teams chose between Above or Beyond. In Above, teams travelled to Mandalika Market and had to carry a basket of vegetables above their heads without their hands touching the basket, for a distance of 50 meters. In Beyond, teams had to search Kuburan Cina (Chinese Cemetery) for the tomb of Fam Sam Moy. In this leg's Roadblock, teams rode an outrigger to Gili Trawangan, where one team member took scuba diving lessons at the Blue Marlin Dive Resort before diving into Halik Reef to retrieve a briefcase. They then returned to Gili Trawangan Island and rode a cidomo, a local horse carriage to the aforementioned resort. There, both team members had to count the money in the briefcase totaling (Rp 3,804,000) and use this as the combination to retrieve the next clue from their Sony VAIO laptop. If they did not enter the correct combination within three attempts, they had to wait for 10 minutes before they can enter another combination.
#20 - Leg 6
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2010
In this leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Plunge or Swing. Both detours are located at Nevis Highwire Platform in Nevis River. In Plunge, each team member must make a bungee jump from a height of 134 metres (440 ft) above the Nevis River to receive their next clue. In Swing, both team members will be seated side by side and swing from a platform 300 metres (980 ft) above the Nevis Canyon to receive their next clue. In this leg's Roadblock, teams travel to Coronet Peak and one team member to find a clue buried in the snow hill using their avalanche rescue transceiver.
#21 - Flying High
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 20, 2008
After an arduous first leg that saw teams indulge in some bugs and insects, wash a two storey bus and pound some rice, the remaining 9 teams are kicking off their second day. In the first Roadblock of this season, one team member had to cross the plantation and retrieve a clue from a hanging backpack. The catch was that along the way, snipers brandishing paintball guns would fire at the team member; once shot, the team member must return to the starting point and perform the task again until successful. In this leg's Detour, the choice was between Sampan and Some Walk. In Sampan, teams must transport fruits on a sampan and row across the river to a designated fruit stall along the river. In Some Walk, teams must gather twenty live chickens and bring them to a designated retailer in the nearby market.
#22 - Episode 6
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 18, 2008
It is the halfway point in the race, and only half of the original 10 teams remain to claim the prize of US$100,000. In this Detour, teams had to choose between Get Fishy or Get Lucky. In Get Fishy, teams had to find a seafood store in Graham Street to scale and gut 12 fishes to the satisfaction of a fishmonger, before they would receive their next clue. In Get Lucky, teams had to head to one of the designated tables at Mee Lun St. and bite into hundreds of fortune cookies in a marked jar and only when they find the one cookie which contains a fortune regarding their next clue can they proceed. In this Roadblock, one team member had to choose one of the provided handbags and search through the crowded market for the lady who is carrying the same handbag as the one the team member has chosen. This lady will hand them their final clue for the leg.
#23 - Leg 4
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2010
In the first Fast Forward of the race, a team had to proceed to the Galle Bus Station and have their heads shaved at a nearby street barber. Once completed, the team had to bring a Hilton Duck and proceed using a marked taxi to the pit stop. In this leg's Roadblock, one team member has to know the year when Sri Lanka became a sovereign state and changed its name from Ceylon to its present name. The team member had to use this year to unlock a treasure chest located along a beach outside the Galle Lighthouse. (The Answer needed to unlock the chest is 1-9-7-2.) In this leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Coconut Course and Language Course. In Coconut Course, teams had climb up a laddered coconut tree and traverse on a hanging rope between two coconut trees. Once done, they will each receive a coconut which they have to give to the chieftain to get their next clue. In Language Course, teams had to go to school and learn from a student ten Sinhalese words. Once they think they have mastered all ten words, they must recite it to a teacher. If they get all ten correct, the teacher will hand them their next clue.
#24 - Episode 9
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 8, 2008
This is the penultimate stretch – with four teams remaining, one has to go home as only three teams will take part in the final race towards being champions on The Amazing Race Asia. In this leg's roadblock, one team member had to find the correct pheta from 50 men who were walking around the castle. If that person found the pheta with the word "Correct" inside, they received the next clue. In this leg's detour, teams had to choose between Push and Crush. In Push, teams had to go to Datta Shinde Pottery Shop and push the cart with 75 pots one kilometer to Rajkumar Provision Stores in Mahatma Phule Market with 70 or more pots unbroken at the destination before receiving the next clue. In Crush teams had to go to the market, make 40 glasses of sugar cane juice and sell them to earn INR200 or more to receive the next clue.
#25 - Leg 7
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 3, 2008
In this Roadblock, one team member had to don a full suit of knight armour and then walk around to look for a "damsel in distress", who is standing on a balcony facing the Prince's Hotel. Once teams find her, they have to tie the key to a rope which the "damsel" would exchange for their next clue. In this Detour, located in Nižbor (Czech), teams had to choose between Bow or Blow. In Bow, each team member had to hit a coloured red-and-yellow target using a traditional crossbow. In Blow, teams had to travel to Rückl Crystal and use mechanical tools to cut a star-design on a number of glass bottoms