The WORST Episodes of The Amazing Race Asia
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2019
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 - Leg 9
Season 5 - Episode 9
#2 - Leg 6
Season 5 - Episode 6
#3 - Leg 5
Season 5 - Episode 5
#4 - They're Speedy, They're Fast and They're First
Season 1 - Episode 2
From Kuala Lumpur, the Teams headed off to Jakarta, Indonesia, where they faced giant snakes and pushcarts. Mardy & Marsio slipped to second place, while the Indian Team took first place after winning the Fast Forward. We also say goodbye to the first team eliminated from The Amazing Race Asia.
#5 - Leg 3
Season 5 - Episode 3
#6 - Leg 1
Season 5 - Episode 1
#7 - Leg 4
Season 2 - Episode 4
Eight teams leave Auckland and continued their adventures in New Zealand as they drove to Rotorua. At the Okere Falls Scenic Reserve, teams experienced white water sledging followed by riding on a Agrojet craft through Blue Lake. A Roadblock forced team members to search the hot mud baths of Hell's Gate for their next clue. For the Detour at a Maori village in Te Puia, teams must choose between Flax (weaving a traditional Maori headband) and Sticks (tossing training sticks to the beat of drum music). One team failed to recover after starting the leg nearly six hours behind and was eliminated.
#8 - Leg 4
Season 5 - Episode 4
#9 - Leg 6
Season 2 - Episode 6
In this Roadblock, one team member had to search under the lids of 1,500 soybean jars until they find one which contains their next clue. One of the jars will contain the clue plus a US$50 bonus from Standard Chartered, which Adrian and Collin won. In this Detour, teams had to choose between Too Ho and Too Heavy. In Too Ho, teams had to play a traditional Korean game where they have to throw three bamboo stickets into a cylinder 4.5 metres (15 ft) away. In Too Heavy, teams had to deliver 30 logs in a traditional carrying device and deliver it to a woman somewhere inside the village before receiving their next clue.
#10 - What The Fish?
Season 3 - Episode 7
From one of the world's leading financial capitals, team Hong Kong, buddies Sam and Vince have a lot to celebrate. Not only are they home, but they have also emerged top in the previous leg of the race. In this leg's Roadblock, the chosen team member must climb to the top of the Macau Tower, obtain their next clue there, and go down back to their partner before reading their next clue. However, due to the storm, not all the teams who were still performing the Roadblock at the time were allowed to climb to the top as a precaution. In this leg's Detour, the choice was between Dance or Chance. In Dance, the team members must correctly perform a lion dance routine to the satisfaction of the performance troupe. In Chance, teams must don formal attire and play a game of blackjack in the casino of Hotel Royal Macau; they must beat the dealer nine times (as denoted by the letters of the word COMPLETED) before receiving their next clue.
#11 - Leg 7
Season 2 - Episode 7
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
#12 - Leg 11
Season 2 - Episode 11
In this Roadblock, one team member must race eight laps around the Killarney racing circuit on a 450 horsepower (340 kW) open-wheel race car. After four laps, they must enter the pit area for a mandatory tune-up. If the team members entered it within seven minutes he/she could immediately exit and complete the task; otherwise, a five-minute time penalty would be incurred. In this Detour, teams had to choose between In One End or Out The Other. For In One End, teams must prepare 100 kg (220 lbs) of food and feed them to the elephants. Only after the elephants finish the entire meal could teams collect their next clue. In Out The Other, teams must clear the elephant stalls of dung onto a marked area, using only the tools provided.
#13 - Leg 12
Season 2 - Episode 12
In the final Detour, teams travelled to Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and had to choose between Search or Assemble (This option was presented as "Sound" in the teams' clue). In Search, teams had to go The Scratch Patch and search amongst thousands of semi-precious gemstones for the three race stones which were yellow in colour and marked with a red dot. They will trade these three stones for their next clue. In Assemble, teams had to go to Waterfront Craft Market and watch a demonstration on how to assemble a wire-frame radio. Once teams had successfully put together a working radio using the tools provided, they would receive their next clue. In this Roadblock, one team member had to grab flags from the ten different countries they visited on the Race and arrange them in the order that they visited them. Once teams got the correct order of correct flags, they may retrieve the final clue.
#14 - Thailand Kickstarts The Amazing Race Asia 3
Season 3 - Episode 1
Kicking off the race from a brand new location, 10 teams start off in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, gunning for the top prize of US$100,000. The first Detour of the race was a choice between Race or Rice. In Race, teams had to proceed to the Chiang Mai X-Centre and drive an off-road buggy over an 8 km track to receive their next clue. In Rice, teams must work together to pound rice into paste and make two rice balls using a traditional method, subjected to approval.
#15 - Leg 2
Season 4 - Episode 2
The Roadblock required one team member to guide a ring through an underwater rope maze whilst using diving equiptment. If the team member did not finish the puzzle in time (which is when the diver instructor told them the time is up), the team would incur a four-hour penalty for not completing the Roadblock (which would be assessed at the pit-stop). In this leg's Detour, teams chose between Rapid Water or Rapid Fire. In both detours, teams had to first drive themselves to Kiulu River White Water Rafting. In Rapid Water, teams had to sail a bamboo raft down river rapids and across the river to retrieve their next clue. In Rapid Fire, both teammates had to shoot Malaysian slingshots at two targets to receive their next clue.
#16 - The Race Begins
Season 4 - Episode 1
Teams begin the 4th season from Thean Hou Buddhist Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Roadblock required one team member to ascend the stairs at the Batu Caves complex while carrying an offering and counting the number of steps. Once at the top, they had to exchange their offering and the correct answer of 272 steps to receive their next clue. The Detour was Flags or Rags. In Flags, teams must search five flags around the ship using ship lingo. In Rags, one team member must lower themselves down to clean windows of the ship, while the other must search for and take a photo of their partner to receive their next clue.
#17 - Leg 5
Season 2 - Episode 5
In this leg's first Detour, teams had to choose between You Catch It or You Cart It. In You Catch It, teams had to participate in the traditional game of goldfish scooping, using paddles made of rice paper (which disintegrates very easily when immersed in water) to scoop up 40 goldfish with paddles. In You Cart It, teams had to locate a dry cleaner's store and collect a yukata which they had to deliver to a certain address. In the first Roadblock, one team member had to decipher an ice block puzzle. The answer would be the name of one of the biggest cities in Japan. Once the team member has figured out the answer, the personnel will hand them their next clue. In the leg's second Detour, teams had to choose between Slither or Deliver. In Slither, teams had to proceed to the Jagalchi Fish Market where they will have to find a marked fish tank filled with octopus. Each team member must retrieve one 100-year old Korean coin (token) from the bottom of the tank before receiving their next clue. In Deliver, teams had to deliver six meals to three different addresses, some of the deliveries in which might have an ambiguous location. In the second Roadblock, teams proceeded to Yongdusan Park and look for a gatekeeper. The team member must then use the key given to search and open one of the locks before the gatekeeper will hand them their next clue. Teams will have to start over if they break their key.
#18 - Don't Stand There Doing Nothing!
Season 1 - Episode 7
The six remaining Teams set out from Chard Farm Winery, the Pitstop from the previous leg of The Amazing Race Asia. The Teams left in the order that they arrived at the Pitstop, with the exception of Andy & Laura, who had to wait an extra 92 minutes as a penalty for Andy's speeding ticket in the last leg. Through Singapore and then to Bangkok, Thailand even Thailand residents Andy and Laura face language barriers on this leg.
#19 - Leg 3
Season 2 - Episode 3
The nine teams continued on to Hong Kong before heading directly to New Zealand where teams faced a Roadblock involving a bungee jump off the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Teams also experienced Rock climbing or a wet and wild task in a tiresome Detour. After a close foot race, one team was unable to catch up and were the last to arrive at the Pit Stop. This lead to their elimination.
#20 - Leg 8
Season 4 - Episode 8
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member must take a Subaru Impreza WRX and make a lap within one minute and forty-two seconds to get their next clue. If they did not made the lap after the correct time, they would do it again. In this Detour, teams must first participate in an Aborigine tradition of face-painting before doing one of the Detours, Bush Chucker and Bush Hunter. In Bush Chucker, teams must throw a boomerang and have it land within a marked circular area. In Bush Hunter, teams must throw a hunting spear to a hay bale. After doing their Detour, one team member must eat a live witchetty grub, an Aborigine delicacy, to receive their next clue.
#21 - Episode 8
Season 3 - Episode 8
Luck seems to be smiling on Malaysian mothers Ida and Tania. Despite coming in last in the last two legs, both have proven to be non-elimination rounds. However, this could be their last chance as they are now faced with a 30 minute penalty if they are not the first team to the pit stop in this leg. In this leg's Roadblock, the chosen team member must perform a bungee jump from the top of the Macau Tower to receive their next clue. The first team to complete the task will receive a helicopter ride from Macau to Hong Kong instead of the TurboJET ferry ride. In this leg's Detour, the choice was between Fish or Fill. In Fish, the team members must carry six large swordfish to a nearby restaurant before receiving their next clue. In Fill, teams must fill an intricate floor pattern using colored rice before receiving their next clue.
#22 - Episode 9
Season 3 - Episode 9
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.
#23 - Leg 7
Season 4 - Episode 7
In this leg's first Detour, teams had to choose between Pen or Pinot. In Pen, teams must separate three marked sheep from a flock to another pen to receive their next clue. In Pinot, teams must carry and fill a wine barrow with wine to receive their next clue. For the leg's first Roadblock, teams took a taxi to Circus Art School on Sydney Olympic Park, one team member must perform flying trapeze routine to receive their next clue. In this leg's second Roadblock, teams drive themselves to WRX Rally Experience Circuit race and one team member must take a Subaru Impreza WRX and make a lap within 1:42 (one minute and forty-two seconds) to get their next clue. If they did not made the lap after the correct time, they would do it again. In this leg's second Detour, teams must first participate in an Aborigine tradition of face-painting before doing one of the Detours, Bush Chucker and Bush Hunter. Both Detours located at a farm in Coombabah. In Bush Chucker, teams must throw a boomerang and have it land within a marked circular area. In Bush Hunter, teams must throw a hunting spear to a hay bale. After doing their Detour, one team member must eat a live witchetty grub, an Aborigine delicacy, to receive their next clue.
#24 - Leg 2
Season 2 - Episode 2
All of the ten remaining teams continued racing in the Philippines where they eventually encountered their first Roadblock. To complete the task, one member had to get down and dirty by leading a carabao around a muddy field through a marked course. Teams then made their way back to Manila where they had to complete an additional task of loading and delivering food. Later, teams faced a Detour in which teams were given the choices of "Heel" or "Wheel". "Heel" required careful matching while "Wheel" is more of a puzzle task of assembling a bicycle. Lastly, teams had to make their way to Paco Park and Cemetery, the Pit Stop for this leg of the race. The clue stated that this was an elimination round so teams tried to gain higher positions as much as they could. Ultimately, a true photo finish resulted in the elimination of one team.
#25 - What Have You Been Eating!
Season 1 - Episode 6
The seven remaining teams started the next leg at the Auckland Museum in the centre of Auckland, New Zealand. To the South Island they go, arriving in Queenstown the extreme sport capital of the world. Teams face heights and extreme challenges in this leg.