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The Amazing Race Asia
(season 4)
The Amazing Race Asia 4 logo.jpg
The Amazing Race Asia logo
Season run 23 September – 9 December 2010
Filming dates 10 June – 30 June 2010
No. of episodes 11 (12 including recap)
Presenter Allan Wu
Winning team Richard Hardin &
Richard Herrera
Season statistics
Continents visited 2
Countries visited 8
Cities visited 25
No. of legs 11
Distance traveled 38,000 km (24,000 mi)
Season chronology
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Season 3
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Season 5

The Amazing Race Asia is a reality television game show based on the American series, The Amazing Race. The fourth installment of the show features several teams of two, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around Asia and the Pacific Rim.[1] Production for this installment was delayed in 2009. It is also the first Amazing Race series to be filmed and broadcast in high-definition.

Applications ended 31 March 2010, after a short extension due to popular demand. Semi-finalist and finalist interviews were held between March/April. Filming took place June to July 2010.[2]

The season premiered on 23 September 2010. The identities of the contestants were revealed on 2 September 2010.[3] The premiere episode also shown on AXN's website on 16 September 2010.

A special episode was aired on 2 December 2010, a week before the season finale.

Filipino friends Richard Hardin & Richard Herrera were the winners of the race.


Development and filming[edit]

The race's starting line was in Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The fourth season of The Amazing Race Asia is the first Amazing Race to be broadcast in high-definition television. Besides the switch to high-definition, updated on-screen graphics (similar in appearance to those introduced in season 14 of the US Amazing Race) and music, were introduced. The opening intro was also updated with a new title card and tuneup in the music. Of note, is the addition of the use of split-screens.

According to AXN, this season is dubbed as "Ride of a Lifetime". Allan noted that this season will travel to exotic locations and feature new challenges. This season features a first-time visit to Sri Lanka, as well as visits to far-flung areas including Invercargill, New Zealand, and Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines. Indonesia was also a previously visited country and was never visited in the original American edition, but later was visited in the nineteenth season, in 2011.

Leg 5 was said to be the most expensive production to date.[4] It features teams riding numerous forms of transportations: airplanes, bus, passenger jeep, carrier jeep, jet ski and an all-terrain vehicle.

Leg 7 once again featured a Virtual Pit Stop, returning from Season 2, creating a superleg with leg 8. Similar to previous superlegs, teams are ordered to continue racing from the Virtual Pit Stop until reaching a real Pit Stop in the next leg. Teams are not awarded a prize for coming first at the Virtual Pit Stop, however teams positions are reflected in the table below.

This is the first Amazing Race Asia season to start and end in two different countries, starting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and ending in Singapore, albeit having close proximity of the two locations. In some foreign editions, starting and ending locations are in different countries (such as Brazil, Israel and Latin America), but not in the original American edition, which starts and ends in the same country.

This also marks the first time wherein a contestant was absent at the final pitstop, specifically Lani Pillinger due to a broken collar bone.


Season 4's cast include the show's first father-daughter team, as well as martial arts experts, tattooists, social workers and musicians. Like in previous Asian editions, this season features a large number of media personalities or their relatives. Wendy was a finalist in Miss Hong Kong 2006, Nadine was Miss Indonesia Earth 2009, while Natasha was Miss South Jakarta 2007. Dimple is a Hindi soap actress who starred in the serial Aathvaan Vachan while her friend Sunaina is an Indian TV actress, who is currently starring in Dill Mill Gayye, as well as a movie actress who starred in Hindi movie Kyun! Ho Gaya Na.... Manas finished runner-up as a contestant on the Indian reality-dating show Rakhi Ka Swayamwar, similar in format to The Bachelorette of the American series. Jess and Lani as well as Richard Herrera have appeared in numerous media and print advertisements and commercials in the Philippines. Richard Hardin is a former pro-basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association. Claire is a prominent bar musician who plays at numerous gigs around Singapore while Michelle was a reality TV contestant on the Singaporean series S Factor. At the ages of 21 and 22 respectively, Claire and Michelle also form the youngest team in Amazing Race Asia history.

This season features two non-Asians, Ivan, who is from Hungary and races with his Malaysian wife Hilda; and Australian Jess (tattooist Jacinta James),[5] who races with fellow countrywoman Lani Pillinger (though Lani is of Filipino ethnicity); Richard (Hardin) & Richard (Herrera) were raised in Columbus, Ohio in the United States.[6] This was the first time that Thailand was not represented this season.


The fourth season of The Amazing Race Asia has three official sponsors, they are Axiata, Caltex and Sony. The official hotel partner is Hilton, while the series is supported by Tourism Malaysia and Mix FM.[7]

A week before the premiere of Racers Revealed, the show was released on its official website. The first episode premiered on the official website one week before the season debut as well.


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 21 3 4 5 6 7+87 9 10 11
Philippines Richard & Richard Best Friends/Sport Fans 2nd 2nd 6th 1stƒ 2nd^ 1st 2nd 2nd 4th 2nd 1st Richard 5, Richard 5
Singapore Claire & Michelle Rebel Pals 3rd 7th 4th< 7th 3rd+ 3rd 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd Claire 5, Michelle 6
Indonesia Hussein & Natasha Father & Daughter 9th 9th 2nd 5th 7th 2nd 6th6 5th 2nd 1st 3rd6 Hussein 6, Natasha 5
Philippines Jess & Lani Party Girls 8th 8th 7th 4th 5th~ 4th 1st 1st 1st 4th Jess 5, Lani 5
Malaysia Ethan & Khairie Friends 1st 5th 5th 3rd 1st+ 5th5 4th 3rd 5th Ethan 4, Khairie 5
India Dimple & Sunaina Glamour Girls/Actresses 4th 3rd 1st> 2nd 4th^ 6th 5th 6th8 Dimple 4, Sunaina 4
Malaysia Ivan & Hilda Married 6th 1st 3rd 6th 6th~ 7th Ivan 3, Hilda 3
India Sahil & Manas Cousins/Actors 7th 4th 8th3 8th 8th Sahil 2, Manas 3
Hong Kong Alan & Wendy Dating 5th 6th 9th 9th4 Alan 2, Wendy 2
Indonesia Yani & Nadine Best Friends 10th 10th2 Yani 1, Nadine 1
  • A red team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
  • An underlined blue team placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg of the race and was "Marked for Elimination"; if the team did not finish 1st on the next leg, they would receive a 30-minute penalty.
  • A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward clue.
  • Matching coloured symbols (pink +, teal ^, magenta –, and olive ~) indicate teams who worked together during part of the leg as a result of the Intersection route marker.
  • A yellow > indicates that the team who chose to use the Yield; < indicates the team who received it.
  • A brown ⊃ indicates that the team chose to use a U-Turn; indicates the team who received it.
  • Italicised results indicate the position of the team at the midpoint of a two-episode Leg.
  1. ^ Five of the 10 teams arrived at the Pit Stop after applying 4-hour penalties for failing to complete the Roadblock on time (Alan, Claire, Yani, Jess and Natasha). The initial placements for all teams are as follows (the five boldfaced teams were not given the penalty):
    1st: Alan & Wendy; 2nd: Ivan & Hilda; 3rd: Richard & Richard; 4th: Claire & Michelle; 5th: Dimple & Sunaina; 6th: Sahil & Manas; 7th: Yani & Nadine (see note 2); 8th: Jess & Lani; 9th: Hussein & Natasha; 10th: Ethan & Khairie
  2. ^ Yani & Nadine were further issued their 30-minute for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. Jess & Lani and Hussein & Natasha were moved up to 8th and 9th, respectively, while Yani & Nadine were dropped to last place, which resulted in their elimination.
  3. ^ Sahil & Manas initially arrived 7th, but did not pay their tuk-tuk fare correctly. They had to settle the fare before they were allowed to check-in. Jess & Lani, who checked-in ahead of Sahil & Manas as 8th, were moved up to 7th place, while Sahil & Manas were dropped to 8th.
  4. ^ Ethan & Khairie departed the Pit Stop last at the start of Leg 6, as they were flown by helicopter directly to Legazpi Airport as part of the prize won on the previous leg.
  5. ^a b In the Roadblocks of Legs 7 and 11, Hussein chose to forfeit the respective Roadblocks and he & Natasha took a 4-hour penalty at the locations of those tasks.
  6. ^ Leg 7 featured a Virtual Pit Stop, therefore creating a double-length leg and had two Detours and two Roadblocks shown over two episodes.
  7. ^ During Leg 8, Dimple & Sunaina had fallen so far behind that all the other teams had already checked into the Pit Stop right after they began the Detour task; they were later shown that Allan asked them to come to the pit-stop for their elimination. In a post-race interview, they've confirmed they have completed the Detour prior to being eliminated.


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

  • Leg 1 – A Sony PlayStation 3 and BRAVIA for each team member.
  • Leg 2 – A Sony VAIO for each team member.
  • Leg 3 – A vacation package worth US$3,000 to Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Leg 4 – US$2,000 each
  • Leg 5 – Trip for two to the Philippines and US$3,000, and a helicopter ride to Legazpi Airport to be given after all teams had departed in the next leg.
  • Leg 6 – A vacation package and a dinner for two at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, worth US$5,100
  • Leg 7 had a virtual pit stop with no prize given for the first team. A special prize of an upgrade at any Hilton hotel was awarded to Ethan & Khairie for being the fastest team to complete the Hilton bed-making challenge.
  • Leg 8 – A 4-day ski vacation at Niseko, Japan worth US$6,000 for the first place team.
  • Leg 9 – A year's supply of Caltex with Techron worth US$5,000
  • Leg 10 – A trip to Hilton in the Maldives worth US$6,000
  • Leg 11 – US$100,000

Episode title quotes[edit]

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

  1. "Amazing Grace" – Lyric to be recited during Additional Task
  2. "Allan Is Really Good With His Poker Face" – Khairie
  3. "I Can't Carry My Backpack" – Hilda
  4. "You Have So Many Good Students Here" – Natasha
  5. "I Think They're Spoiled And Not Hardworking" – Hussein
  6. "There's A Bigger Race And It's Called Life" – Ivan
  7. "I'm The Sheep Whisperer" – Ethan
  8. "I Was Not Allowed To Shoot The Gun Anymore" – Jess
  9. "I Can't Believe We Let Them Step In Front Of Us" – Richard
  10. "We Don't Hate Anyone" – Richard
  11. "I'm Still In Shock" – Richard

Race summary[edit]

Complete route map. Note: the green dot represents both the starting point and transfer point in Leg 3.
Destinations Legenda lotnisko.svg Air travel   Legenda kolej.svg Rail travel   Legenda prom.svg Water travel   Bus-logo.svg Bus travel
Route Markers Detour icon.svg Detour   Roadblock icon.svg Roadblock   Fast Forward icon.svg Fast Forward   Yield icon.svg Yield
Intersection icon.svg Intersection   U-Turn icon.svg U-Turn   Speed Bump icon.svg Speed Bump   TAR-pitstop-icon.png Pit Stop

Leg 1 (Malaysia)[edit]

Airdate: 23 September 2010

The first Roadblock of the 4th season of The Amazing Race Asia took place at Batu Caves

In the race's first Roadblock, 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 if they provide the correct answer to the number of steps (272), they could receive their next clue.

In the race's first Detour, teams had to choose between 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.

Additional tasks
  • After finishing the Roadblock, teams were instructed to find the location of "the Pit Stop of Episode 8 in the sixteenth season of the American version." This clue sent them to Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Once there, they had to find "Baldwin" which refers to a piano where their next clue was in the form of piano sheet music of the song "Amazing Grace".
  • At the Futsal Court, each team member had to take a specific number of turns defending the goal against young Futsal players. The team would receive a 2-minute time penalty for each goal scored against them.
  • After finishing the Detour, teams were instructed to go to the 12th deck of the cruise for their next Pit Stop.

Leg 2 (Malaysia)[edit]

Airdate: 30 September 2010

Teams ended this Sabah leg of the race in the floating village of Tanjung Aru

The Roadblock requires one team member to guide a ring through an underwater rope maze whilst using diving equipment. There is a time limit to complete the task; if teams were unable to complete within the time limit (the scuba diver prompts the team member), they would incur a 4-hour penalty.

The Detour was a choice between Rapid Water or Rapid Fire. 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.

Additional tasks
  • In the Murut Warrior's Village, teams must take part in a ceremony in the village which involved tribal dancing and touching a snake.
  • At the Night Market, teams must eat at least a hundred chicken balls to receive their next clue. The team that ate the most number of chicken balls would have a 20-minute advantage in the next task, the Roadblock.

Leg 3 (Malaysia → Sri Lanka)[edit]

Independence Square in Colombo was the third pit stop of the Race.

Airdate: 7 October 2010

The Detour was a choice between Carry It or Count It. 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 Roadblock, one team member had to use a professional sewing machine to properly sew a shirt using fabric cuttings to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Kuala Lumpur's Axiata Telecoms Controls Centre, teams must look at the television screen until they find a picture of a golden buddha, then answer Dialog Telekom on a touchscreen computer to receive their next clue. If a wrong answer is given, teams will have to wait for two minutes before they could answer again.
  • At Gangaramaya Temple, teams had to receive a blessing from the Buddhist monk to receive their next clue.
  • At the Peanut Vendor, each team member had to sell 20 bags of peanuts for Rs.15 a piece. They should give the earnings back to the vendor to receive their next clue.

Leg 4 (Sri Lanka)[edit]

Airdate: 14 October 2010

Upon arriving in the coastal town of Ambalangoda, teams must get a photo of mask and match it to a person wearing the same mask in order to get their next clue.

In the only 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 (1972) 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 as a combination (1972 → 1-9-7-2) to unlock a treasure chest located along a beach outside the Galle Lighthouse.

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.

Additional tasks
  • At the Dialog Service Centre, teams had to find a cellular phone with a message "Congratulations. Correct." from a pile of hundreds of cellular phones (the other phones displayed the message "Sorry, Try Again") to get their next clue.
  • At the Ambalangoda Train Station, teams must search for a Mask Stall Vendor, get a photo of a mask and match it with the person wearing the same mask amidst the crowd of dancing people. Once they match their photo with the correct person, they will receive a Hilton duck which they have to bring to the Pit Stop, along with their next clue.

Leg 5 (Sri Lanka → Philippines)[edit]

Airdate: 21 October 2010

While in the Philippines, teams visited the famous Cagsawa Ruins at Legazpi

The Detour was a choice between Jig and Pig. In Jig, teams would have to don costumes and perform a traditional Ibalong dance in front of a panel of two judges. Once their performance was to the judges' satisfaction, they would receive their next clue. 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.

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member must kayak to the flagged fish farm and find one of ten clues among the hundreds for the one that says "Correct!" and their next clue.

Additional notes
  • Six of the eight teams took a bus from Manila to Legazpi, while the other two teams (Natasha & Hussein and Manas & Sahil) took a flight from Manila to Legazpi instead.
  • This leg also featured numerous rides, ranging from the passenger jeep to the cruiser jeep, to jet ski and an all-terrain vehicle.
Additional tasks
  • Upon arrival at Legazpi, teams had to ride a jeepney to Ligñon Hill.
  • At Barangay Budiao, teams must ride an all-terrain vehicle along a marked course to the Cagsawa Ruins to receive their next clue.
  • At the Cagsawa Ruins carpark, teams must participate in a traditional Pukpok Palayok or piñata game. One team member would be blindfolded and must smash the clay pot where their next clue was contained. The other member must use a tambourine to help guide their blindfolded partner to the pot.
  • At the Misibis Bay Resort and Casino Eco Park, the Intersected teams must clear up all the trash in the selected areas using the trash bag provided by Caltex to receive the next clue. After finishing the task, they were no longer Intersected.
  • After the Roadblock, teams must first travel by jet ski to the Bahi Beach, then drive by jeep through the marked path to the next Pit Stop.

Leg 6 (Philippines → New Zealand)[edit]

Airdate: 28 October 2010

Teams ended this leg of the race in snowy Coronet Peak, New Zealand's first commercial skifield, near Queenstown

In this leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Plunge or Swing. Both detours are located at Nevis Highwire Platform in Nevis River. Plunge was a Switchback of a Roadblock in Season 1. 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 have to search for their next clue buried in the snow hill using their avalanche rescue transceiver.

Additional tasks
  • After arriving at Invercargill, teams must find a fisherman near Te Anau Lake to receive their next clue.
  • At Kingston, teams had to saw five slabs from a log together and one slab each individually to receive their next clue.
  • At Queenstown Events Centre, teams had to make a touchdown and score a goal against a team of three rugby players (some of them former national team players) to receive their next clue. Teams must score in 10 attempts or they must serve a 10-minute penalty.
  • After team members finish their roadblock, they were tasked to ride a 4x4 RV up at the top of Coronet Peak and race on foot to the pit stop.

Leg 7 (New Zealand → Australia)[edit]

Airdate: 4 November 2010

Teams ended the first leg of the race in Australia at the Archibald Fountain in Sydney's Hyde Park

In this leg's 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 barrel with wine to receive their next clue. For the leg's Roadblock, teams took a taxi to Circus Art School, one team member must perform flying trapeze routine to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon departure, teams must travel on foot up the Coronet Peak, where teams must complete a slalom skiing course.
  • At Arrowtown Post Office, they must mail the videos they made during the Pit Stop.
  • At the Circular Quay, teams must look for a man with an umbrella on his right hand and ask him "Got a clue about the weather, mate?" to receive their next clue.
  • At the Hilton Hotel, teams must make the designated beds within 3 minutes. After four failed attempts, teams have to serve a 10-minute penalty. The quickest team would win a special prize at the Pit Stop.
Additional note
  • This leg ends with a virtual pit stop and therefore creates a superleg with Leg 8 continued below.

Leg 8 (Australia)[edit]

Airdate: 11 November 2010

Teams ended this leg of the race at Kangaroo Point Park, overlooking the skyline of Downtown Brisbane

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member must take a Subaru Impreza WRX and make a lap within 102 seconds to get their next clue; otherwise, they have to do the task again. The Detour was a choice of Bush Chucker and Bush Hunter. For both Detours, teams must first participate in an Aborigine tradition of face-painting before doing one of the Detours. 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 either Detour, one team member must eat a live witchetty grub, an Aborigine delicacy, to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arrival at Brisbane Airport, teams must find a van with an Aboriginal art painting contain the word Wicked printed on it.
  • At the Southport Indoor Pistol Club, each team member must shoot a target using a .44 magnum pistol to receive their next clue.
  • At Dreamworld Fun Park, teams must ride 120 metres (390 ft) high The Giant Drop, the highest freefall ride in the world, and photograph a koala mascot waving the Race flag. If they weren't able to do so in the allotted time period, they must go on the ride repeatedly until they capture the needed photo.
  • At Kurrawa Beach, teams must search for a clue buried in a marked area along the beach.

Leg 9 (Australia → Indonesia)[edit]

Airdate: 18 November 2010

Half of this leg of the race focused on Indonesia's beautiful beach of Gili Trawangan on Gili Islands

The Detour was a choice of 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 metres (55 yd). In Beyond, teams had to search Kuburan Cina for the tomb of Fam Sam Moy where the next clue was located.

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.

Additional tasks
  • At the Ocean Star Boat Express, teams signed up departure times for one of two boats leaving for Lombok, with the first boat leaving at 7:00 AM containing two teams, and the second boat leaving at 7:30 AM containing three teams.
  • Upon arrival at Mataram, teams must search the fishing village for their next clue, which unknown to the teams, was hidden in a boat parked along the beach.
  • At Pura Lingsar, teams must participate in Perang Topat (in Indonesian), a rice war ritual where teams were showered with rice powder by locals, before receiving their clue.
  • After the Roadblock, 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.

Leg 10 (Indonesia → South Korea)[edit]

Airdate: 25 November 2010

Teams visited the Seokguram Grotto (left), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of South Korea's "National Treasures", to ring the temple's Reunification bell. (right)

In this leg's Detour, teams had to 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 how to get past a set of three gates. If the team member incorrectly chooses a gate, the team member 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 point and start again. Once they passed through the gates, they would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arrival at Pohang, teams had to ask for help for a translation of their clue, instructing them to go to the Hands of Harmony.
  • At Girimsa Temple, each team member had to separately answer five questions about the other teams of the Race. The questions were:
  • Which team makes you envy their relationship?
  • Which team do you dislike the most?
  • If the race was a foursome, which team would you pair up with?
  • Which team would be the first to stab you in the back?
  • Which team doesn’t deserve to be in the final?
The other team member then had to guess his or her teammate's answers, and they would receive their next clue if their answers match.
  • At Seokguram Grotto, teams must ring the Reunification bell three times to receive their next clue.

Leg 11 (South Korea → Singapore)[edit]

Airdate: 9 December 2010

Marina Bay Sands in Downtown Singapore served as the Final Roadblock and Finish Line of the Race.

The final Detour of the race was a choice 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 to receive their next clue. 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 the final Roadblock of the Race, 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.

Additional tasks
  • At the Cavenagh Bridge, teams must locate the lion dancers to receive their next clue.
  • At the Red House Seafood Restaurant, teams must extract 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) of Singapore's most popular dish, chilli crab, to receive their next clue.
  • Teams must search one of four Caltex stations and find a vintage car. If the vintage car is no longer in the Caltex Station, the team must proceed to a different Caltex station.
  • At the St. James Power Station, teams have two minutes to unlock their handcuffs and perform an escape illusion to receive their next clue.
  • At the Marina Bay Sands Resort, teams must ride a marked elevator to the Sky Park Swimming Pool where teams will be tested with their memory on the race. Once they've retrieved answered seven multiple-choice questions correctly using coloured rings, they will receive their final clue.
  • The final clue teams told to search the grounds of the Observation Deck of Sky Park for the Finish Line.


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