Amazing Race Asia - Season 1 Timelines

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Amazing Race Asia - Season 1 Timelines

Post  raceguy120390 on Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:14 am

DISCLAIMER: Unfortunately I no longer have copies of the episodes of TAR: Asia, and no other website I can find does summaries like this for the first season. Since the only place I can use to summarise this first season is the official website and it's always poorly written recaps (although, unlike CBS, the main language in their home country isn't English, so they have an excuse), this is as complete as possible, but could ALWAYS use some help. If you can assist with any information (in particular leg dates), please do.

THE AMAZING RACE ASIA
SEASON ONE, LEG NINE-B
TIMELINE:


SUMMARY: After last week's non-non-elimination non-elimination, we experience this race's Token Poor Country Train Ride, this time from Calcutta to Delhi. The teams are psychic and seem to know that a Yield (ugh) is ahead, and everybody wants to target Andy and Laura. Only Sandy and Francesca succeed. More Sony! product placement is involved in the Detour, but so are donkeys, which are always fun, so it almost cancels out. In keeping with an unwritten Race rule, the Indian RoadBlock involves animal crap in some form or another, and Andy just has to ruin what would have been a kickass leg by whining about another contestant's dung. You know, the usual. Luckily for Andy, the Yield doesn't kill him. But leaving his bag behind does.

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Money for this leg: No additional money given?

Leg Nine-B, Day 1

In a continuation from the previous episode, four teams are headed towards the Not-So-Amazing Bathmat in at the Kolay Market in Kolkata, whilst one team still finishes the Detour from the previous leg:

Last) Sandy/Francesca

The five teams arrive at the fake mat as follows:

1st) Andy/Laura
2nd) Andrew/Syeon
3rd) Mardy/Marsio
4th) Zabrina/Joe Jer
Last) Sandy/Francesca

The clue that they receive from former part-time Phil Keoghan impersonator Allan Wu directs them to walk to Sealdah train station (where, as you'll remember, TAR5's teams found a Detour), and then take a nineteen-hour train ride to Delhi, the capital city of India. All teams board the same train...

Leg Nine-B, Day Two

...which arrives the following morning. Teams leave the train station in taxis and head to the Red Fort, where they find two things, neither of which (unlike TAR1's visit) is a RoadBlock. Instead, they find both a:

YIELD
Which Sandy/Francesca use on Andy/Laura.

And a:

Deliver <--DETOUR--> Donkey

Which teams arrive at:
1st) Sandy/Francesca
2nd) Andrew/Syeon
3rd) Mardy/Marsio
4th) Zabrina/Joe Jer
Last) Andy/Laura

Teams selecting DELIVER must take a cycle rickshaw to a store shown in a photo stored on a Sony Cybershot camera they have been provided (Sunny International, which is located at Gadodia Market), then each pick up a sack of chillies and carry them to one of the oldest spice shops in Delhi. Completing this option are Andrew/Syeon and Mardy/Marsio.

Teams selcting DONKEY must walk to the Cycle Market in Chandni Chowk, which is actually a side street of the infamous Maliwara market district. There, they must find flagged donkeys, choose one, load a basket on its back with onions, and lead it through the streets of Delhi to an Onion Vendor at Lahori Gate Crossing. Competing this option are Sandy/Francesca, Zabrina/Joe Jer (who switched), and Andy/Laura.

They finish:
1st) Sandy/Francesca
2nd) Andy/Laura
3rd) Mardy/Marsio
4th) Andrew/Syeon
Last) Zabrina/Joe Jer

And get their next clue, which is a:

R(/)ADBL(/)CK
"Who's ready to get down and dirty on the farm?" [I think it's something like that, the clue isn't written anywhere I can find]

In this RoadBlock, the chosen team member must make 20 dungcakes (traditionally used as fuel in India, Land Of The Burning-Methane-Tolerant) by filling a bucket with cowdung, carrying in upstairs to a work area, then mixing it with water and sticking the dungcakes in a marked area on a wall. The task first requires teams to travel by auto-rickshaw to the Tibetan Monastery Market (Garib Gaushala).

Teams arrive at the cowshed (where the recap mentions it, the RoadBlock performer is listed in CAPS)

1st) ANDY/Laura (and I believe this was the first time a Yielded team got back into the lead in the same leg)
2nd) Mardy/Marsio
3rd) ANDREW/Syeon
4th) Zabrina/Joe Jer
Last) Sandy/Francesca

They finish:
1st) Andrew/Syeon
2nd) Sandy/Francesca
3rd) Andy/Laura
4th) Mardy/Marsio
Last) Zabrina/Joe Jer

The teams are directed to take a taxi to the Pit Stop at Jain Mandir Dada Bari, a temple in Delhi. When they arrive at the temple, they must remove their socks and shoes and walk across hot marble tiles to the mat. Teams check in:
1st) Sandy/Francesca, who win a holiday to Langkawi, Malaysia, courtesy of AirAsia, this shows slightly less annoying version of Travelo(sh)it(t)y.
2nd) Mardy/Marsio
3rd) Andrew/Syeon
4th) Zabrina/Joe Jer
Last) Andy/Laura, who are eliminated.

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