The Amazing Race Asia 3

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The Amazing Race Asia 3
The Amazing Race Asia 3
First Aired 11 September - 20 November, 2008
No. of Episodes 11
Winners Vince Chung &
Sam Wu
Continents Visited 1
Countries Visited 6
Cities Visited 11
Distance Traveled 13,400 miles (21,600 km)
No. of Legs 11
Season Chronology
Season 2 ◄ Season 3 ► Season 4
Legs
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11

The Amazing Race Asia 3 is the third installment of the reality television game show The Amazing Race Asia. The season premiered on 11 September 2008 and consists of 11 episodes, two episodes fewer than the first and second seasons. The season finale aired on 20 November 2008.

In 2009, the series was nominated for an International Emmy Award for Best Non-Scripted Entertainment, losing to the Dutch reality series The Phone.

Friends from Hong Kong Vince & Sam are the winners of the race, they are the first team with a non-Asian in the Asian Version to win the race.

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Production

The Amazing Race Asia 3 covered 21,600 kilometres in six countries. Route markers were coloured yellow and white in Vietnam to avoid confusion with the former flag of South Vietnam. This season introduced the U-Turn marker, while the Intersection was not included. This season, like the American version's Family Edition and Brazilian version, was the first to have had the entire Race take place in one continent, Asia (previous seasons covered at least two continents). Unlike past seasons, this was the first race to not have the first leg as a non-elimination leg. This season also had the number of episodes decreased from 13 to 11.

According to AXN, this season is dubbed as "the toughest race ever" compared to previous seasons as both contestants and crew personnel experienced high fatigue during the Race due to the faster pace and shorter break times. During filming, one production crew member was even hospitalized.

Countries visited

Leg(s) Country Previous Visits Pit Stops
1, 2, 11 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand 1 2
2, 3, 4 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam 0 2
4, 5, 6 Flag of Taiwan.svg Taiwan 0 2
6, 7, 8 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong 1 1
7, 8 Flag of Macau.svg Macau 0 1
8, 9, 10 Flag of India.svg India 1 2
10, 11 Flag of Oman.svg Oman 0 1

Cast

Applications for Season 3 due on 3 March 2008 (extended from the original deadline on 25 February 2008). Interviews for semi-finalists and finalists were held sometime around March or April 2008. Filming was expected to have taken place around the middle of 2008.

A.D. & Fuzzie
Geoff & Tisha
Henry & Bernie
Ida & Tania
Isaac & William
Mai & Oliver
Neena & Amit
Niroo & Kapil
Pailin & Natalie
Vince & Sam

Results

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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Vince & Sam Best Buddies 7th1 3rd 2nd 2nd 1stƒ 1st 2nd 4th 1st 3rd5 1st Vince 4, Sam 5
Flag of the Philippines.svg Geoff & Tisha Dating 2nd 5th 5th 6th 4th 3rd 1st> 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd Geoff 5, Tisha 5
Flag of Malaysia.svg Ida & Tania Actress & Heiress 5th 6th 3rd 1st 5th 5th 5th 3rd4 2nd 1st 3rd Ida 5, Tania 5
Flag of Singapore.svg A.D. & Fuzzie Friends 15 Years 8th 2nd 4th 5th 3rd 4th 3rd 2nd 4th 4th5 A.D. 4, Fuzzie 5
Flag of Malaysia.svg Henry & Bernie Brother & Sister 3rd 1st 1st 4th 2nd 2nd 4th< 5th Henry 3, Bernie 4
Flag of Thailand.svg Mai & Oliver Friends 1st 8th 6th 3rd 6th3 Mai 1, Oliver 2
Flag of India.svg Niroo & Kapil Father & Son 9th 4th 7th 7th2 Niroo 1, Kapil 23
Flag of Thailand.svg Pailin & Natalie Beauty Queens 4th 7th 8th2 Pailin 1, Natalie 12
Flag of South Korea.svg Isaac & William Brothers 6th 9th Isaac 0, William 1
Flag of India.svg Neena & Amit Cousins 10th Neena 0, Amit 0
  • A red team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
  • A blue team placement indicates that the team was the last to arrive at a Pit Stop in a non-elimination leg of the race:
    • An underlined blue placement indicates that the team was "Marked for Elimination"; if the team did not place 1st in the next leg, they would receive a 30 minute penalty.
    • An italicized blue placement indicates that the team had to relinquish all of their money and were not alloted money for the next leg.
  • A 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.
  • A brown ⊃ means the team chose to use a U-Turn; indicates the team who received it.
  1. Vince & Sam initially arrived 5th, but they did not pay the taxi driver. They were asked to pay the taxi first before they could be checked in. Ida & Tania and Isaac & William checked in during that time period, dropping them to 7th.
  2. Pailin & Natalie (Leg 3) and Niroo & Kapil (Leg 4) were incurred a 4-hour penalty at the respective elimination legs because Natalie and Kapil respectively failed to complete their respective Roadblocks. However, since the teams arrived in last on each leg, each team were eliminated without being assessed the 4-hour penalty.
  3. Mai & Oliver failed to complete the leg after having fallen too far behind the other teams during the leg's first task. Hours after all the teams had checked in, Mai & Oliver still had not completed neither the Roadblock nor the Detour. Allan came over to the area where they had spent the night and eliminated them.
  4. Ida & Tania arrived 2nd, but received a 30 minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving first. A.D & Fuzzie checked during their penalty time, dropping them to 3rd.
  5. Vince & Sam and A.D. & Fuzzie incurred a four-hour penalty because Sam and Fuzzie failed to complete the Roadblock respectively. A.D. & Fuzzie were further issued another 30 minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" because they did not check in first. As A.D. & Fuzzie had a longer penalty time, Vince & Sam were allowed to check in for a 3rd place finish and the penalty time would be assessed instead at the start of the next leg, and A.D. & Fuzzie were eliminated without being issued the penalty.

Episode title quotes

Episode titles are often taken from quotes made by the racers.

  1. "The Toughest Race Ever" – Season Tagline
  2. "I Wanna Be A Man" – Bernie
  3. "You Are Running Away, Nobody's Helping Me" – Niroo
  4. "Where's Our Car?" – Kapil
  5. "You See How They're Not Fighting All The Time" – Oliver
  6. "I Think I'm Cuter" – Sam
  7. "What The Fish?" – Tania
  8. "The Gloves Are Coming Off, The War Paint Is Coming On" – Vince
  9. "Are People Here Funny?" – A.D.
  10. "I'm Telling You Right Now There's No Giving Up" – Vince
  11. "The Moment You've Been Racing For And The Moment We've Been Waiting For" – Allan Wu

Prizes

Individual prizes were awarded to the first team to complete a leg.

  • Leg 1 – US$2,500 for each team member, courtesy of Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Leg 2 – Free fuel with techron for a year, courtesy of Caltex.
  • Leg 3 – A Sony Handycam for each team member.
  • Leg 4 – A Nokia N96 handphone for each team member.
  • Leg 5 – A three-day, two-night holiday in Ko Samui, Thailand, courtesy of Singha Beer.
  • Leg 6 – A three-day, two-night holiday in Ko Samui, Thailand, courtesy of Singha Beer.
  • Leg 7 – A Sony BRAVIA and Sony PlayStation 3 for each team member.
  • Leg 8 – A holiday in Hong Kong, courtesy of Caltex.
  • Leg 9 – A Nokia N96 handphone for each team member.
  • Leg 10 – US$2,500 for each team member, courtesy of Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Leg 11 – US$100,000

Race summary

The route of the 3rd Amazing Race Asia.

Leg 1 (Thailand)

Leg 2 (Thailand → Vietnam)

Leg 3 (Vietnam)

Leg 4 (Vietnam → Taiwan)

Leg 5 (Taiwan)

Leg 6 (Taiwan → Hong Kong)

Leg 7 (Hong Kong → Macau)

Leg 8 (Macau → Hong Kong → India)

Leg 9 (India)

Leg 10 (India → Oman)

Leg 11 (Oman → Thailand)

The Amazing Race Asia 3
Legs 1234567891011
Countries ThailandVietnamTaiwanHong KongMacauIndiaOman
Teams A.D. & FuzzieGeoff & TishaHenry & BernieIda & TaniaIsaac & WilliamMai & OliverNeena & AmitNiroo & KapilPailin & NatalieVince & Sam
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