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The third installment of The Amazing Race Asia promised to be the toughest Race ever. In many ways they did deliver, as the season far surpassed its predecessors in terms of quality, with an interesting and entertaining cast, along with a very likable final five. Productions also fixed many of the length issues that plagued the first two seasons, shortening the show from 13 legs to 11, and tightening up the editing to rid the show of its most severe Leave the Camera Running moments. While the show delivered on its promise to deliver the toughest The Amazing Race Asia season yet, production ignored many of the changes the original series was enacting at the time, leaving it looking like a slower paced throwback when compared to U.S. Seasons 13 and 14. This was particularly evident in the finale, which contained a mid-leg flight and two luck tasks that caused the winner to be decided by a large amount of luck.

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Vincent "Vince" Chung & Samuel "Sam" Wu

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Friends from Hong Kong. They were a strong team, finishing consistently near the front of the pack, finishing outside the top 3 only twice. They managed this despite Sam frequently doubting himself and his abilities, culminating in him taking a four-hour penalty when he could not complete a rather straightforward high wire task, only being saved from elimination due to Fuzzie taking the same penalty. In the finale, despite starting the leg four hours behind the other teams, a mid-leg equalizing flight, combined with Geoff & Tisha's cab driver getting them lost right out of the airport, won them the Race.

  • Against My Religion: What Sam said about getting a tattoo for the Fast Forward, which he then did anyway.
  • Brains and Brawn: In the finale, Sam described himself as the brain and Vince as the brawn.
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  • Cluster F-Bomb: Vince dropped one of these while trying to control their cyclo in leg 3.
  • Disqualification-Induced Victory: They qualified for the Final 3 despite Sam taking a 4-hour penalty at the canyon traverse Roadblock right before the Pit Stop, because Fuzzie also took the penalty after already having seen Sam quit.
  • The Good Guys Always Win: When Ida & Tania were put out of contention in the finale thanks to a bad ticketing agent, they became the only team left to prevent a Geoff victory.
  • Failed a Spot Check:
    • They did not see the hours of operation sign at the Ben Thanh Market in leg two, causing them to show up an hour later than all the other teams.
    • They were one of four teams who did not see their clues sitting in the cyclos in leg 3, leading to them all wandering around the park looking for a clue box after seeing the cyclos themselves.
    • In leg 4, they ran right past the cluebox on Shenkeng Street.
    • They ran right by the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the beginning of leg 10, giving Ida & Tania a jump on the task.
  • Honor Before Reason: Upon completing the King's Ransom Roadblock in leg 3, Vince left his coins out in the correct order for anyone to see. Sam was upset when Vince told him this.
  • Informed Ability: Sam took the Paintball Roadblock in leg 2 because of his army training. He ended up being the last person to finish the task because he couldn't locate the clue.
  • Name's the Same: Invoked when they landed in Hong Kong in leg 6, when Vince picked up a card for one of the dogs that worked in customs. As the dog's name was Sam, he started joking about how he didn't know that Sam worked at the airport.
  • Jaw Drop: How Sam described his reaction to reading that the Fast Forward would require them both to get tattoos.
  • Mythology Gag: While receiving his tattoo for the Fast Forward, Sam said that he had been hoping it was going to be head shaving instead.note 
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Their plan was to come into the season and act as the bumbling silly guys who didn't know what they were doing.
  • Reality Show Genre Blindness: They dropped from 5th to 7th in the first leg after forgetting to pay their cab driver, and being forced to go back.
  • Sequence Breaking: On their way to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in leg 9, their and Geoff & Tisha's cab drivers took them by the Shaniwar Wada, which was the location of their following clue. The teams spotted the clue box and got out of their cabs, realizing that they had jumped a clue when they did not see any sort of stadium around them.
  • Troll: At the blackjack Detour, they switched the name tags on Bernie & Henry's formal wear hangers. Henry just laughed and grabbed the tuxedo anyway.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
    • Sam could not catch the chickens during the Detour in leg 2 because he has a fear of things flying around his face.
    • Heights for Vince, which was brought up when he had to climb Macau Tower.
  • With Catlike Tread: When Sam spotted the tiny clue during the Shoot It Detour in leg 4, he instinctively let out a yell about how stupid he was, letting all the other teams know where the clue was. The face he made immediately after the yell showed that he realized what a bad mistake he'd made.

Geoffrey "Geoff" Rodriguez & Tisha Silang
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Geoff: We don't owe them diddly really. We'll get 'em, we'll get 'em all. We'll knock 'em all down one at a time.

Dating couple from Philippines. Geoff quickly earned the other teams' ire thanks to his arrogant attitude and his rude behavior towards locals, the other contestants, and Tisha This caused them to become outcasts amongst the other teams, especially in the final five, where it appeared that the other four teams were allied against them. Despite this, they cruised into the Final 3 on the back of several strong finishes. In the finale, after getting on the first flight to Phuket, they got a bad cab driver out of the airport, who got them lost looking for the route marker at the ice factory, dropping them to a 2nd place finish.

  • Ascended Extra: Geoff initially appeared in Season 2 as Marc's video message from home in leg 7. He was labeled as "Sam" even though Marc called him Geoff.
  • Bittersweet Ending: They said it was an accomplishment just making the Final 3, and said they couldn't be happier for Vince & Sam, because the money couldn't have gone to better people.
  • Call-Back: Upon winning leg 7, Geoff did Marc & Rovilson's Signature Move of jumping in place while rotating and holding his hands above his head, only instead of yelling, "base!" like them, he yelled, "victory!" Tisha joined him when they won the next leg.
  • Driving Stick: Tisha celebrated in Taiwan when they received a car with an an automatic transmission.
  • Failed a Spot Check:
    • While heading to the Blu-ray task in leg 5, Geoff lost the clue, only to find it a few seconds later in their fanny pack.
    • They ran right by the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the beginning of leg 10, giving Ida & Tania a jump on the task.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Geoff had little patience with locals and the other teams.
  • Heel Realization: Geoff started leg 7 by saying that no one deserved the treatment that he had been giving Tisha so far.
  • Iconic Item: Geoff's whistle.
  • Jerkass: Geoff's behavior was frequently complained about by the other teams.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: How Geoff described the Detour in leg 10, the greater being counting a bag of 1,600 limes until they got the correct number, and the lesser being searching through an entire carpet shop for a specific design.
  • Masochism Tango: They fought a lot, and though Tisha defended his behavior at first, by the fifth leg she was saying that they were done after the show.
  • No Accounting for Taste: The third leg had the other teams saying how they felt sorry for Tisha due to Geoff's rude behavior, and when they confronted her about it at the Roadblock, she defended how he had acted towards the other teams, saying they didn't know him, and weren't used to him like she was.
  • No Sense of Direction:
    • They got lost several times in Taipei, keeping them near the rear of the pack.
    • They got lost looking for the camel farm in the finale, dropping them to 2nd place behind Ida & Tania, and nearly losing them their four hour lead on Vince & Sam.
  • Nothing Personal: Tisha's comment on their Yielding of Bernie & Henry.
  • Opposites Attract: Tisha was relatively nice and patient as opposed to Geoff's gruff and brashness.
  • Read the Freaking Clue: They called themselves on this in leg 10, when they repeatedly tried to enter Gandhi's birth year as being 1977, then kept going on to add numbers for the day and month despite the clue only asking for the year. They were the only team to fail the task because of this.
  • Reality Show Genre Blindness: They called themselves on this in leg 6 when they let their cab go at the rugby field where they got their first clue, despite the "task" of running across the field only taking a few seconds.
  • Rock–Paper–Scissors: In the first leg, they agreed to play Mai & Oliver a game of Rock–Paper–Scissors for 1st place after working together the entire leg. Mai beat Tisha, so they ended up 2nd.
  • Sequence Breaking: On their way to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in leg 9, their and Vince & Sam's cab drivers took them by the Shaniwar Wada, which was the location of their following clue. The teams spotted the clue box and got out of their cabs, realizing that they had jumped a clue when they did not see any sort of stadium around them.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Henry & Bernie.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: They bought their way to a five minute advantage in leg 7 by paying some locals to switch ferry tickets with them.
  • Surprise Difficulty: In-Universe. Geoff commented on this at the end of the third leg.
  • Taking the Bullet: Geoff volunteered to do the paintball Roadblock in the second leg because he didn't want, "his girlfriend to be shot at by guys."
  • Tempting Fate: Geoff repeatedly declared their impending victory during the final leg.
  • There Was a Door: In leg 2, after climbing into her jeep through the back, Tisha looked over and said, "Oh, there's a door."
  • This Is A Race: Their reason for Yielding Henry & Bernie in leg 7, that and they thought Henry & Bernie would have done the same to them.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: While looking for the chickens in the Detour in leg 2, Kapil gracefully stopped to tell Geoff where to go, only for Geoff to berate him when he wasn't descriptive enough in his directions.
  • Use Your Head: Geoff got frustrated rowing their sampan during the Detour in leg 2, so he broke a melon open with his head and started eating it.
  • What an Idiot!: In-Universe. Ida said she was "gobsmacked" that they kept trying to input Mahatma Gandhi's birth year as 1977, as it would put Gandhi in his 30's.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Heights for Tisha when she bungee jumped off Macau Tower.

Ida Nerina & Tania Khan
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Actress and Heiress from Malaysia. Despite spending a good portion of the game in the middle of the pack, they impressed the fans with their endless determination and positive attitudes. They stumbled in the middle of the season, coming in last twice in a row, but being saved by rare back-to-back non-elimination legs. However, they were able to regain their momentum, climbing back into the Race, and entering the finale in 1st place. In the last leg, they got out to a huge lead early, finishing the Roadblock before any other team had arrived, but a bad ticketing agent cost them seats on the first flight to Phuket, dooming them to 3rd place.

  • Amazing Freaking Grace: Sung while driving in leg 10.
  • Breakout Character: A team of a middle-aged actress and heiress wound up being an unexpected spot as the most popular team of the season.
  • Contrast Montage: Leg 4 started with all the teams leaving the Pit Start in Hue in the middle of the night, and finding out that the airport would not open for another six hours. While the other teams slept outside the airport, Ida & Tania went to a nearby hotel where they slept in the air conditioned lobby and got a free breakfast, which they were shown eating while being intercut with the other teams sleeping on the concrete and waking up, looking miserable. Much like Danny & Oswald's similar Shopping Montage, this scene was credited as a huge part of Ida & Tania's popularity.
  • Determinator: During the Stinky Tofu Roadblock, Ida plowed through the meal despite being in tears the entire time, in order to get them the leg win.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Despite having a large lead on Vince & Sam going into the Muscat airport in the finale, they got a ticketing agent who was so bad, they were the only team to miss the first flight, and ended up doomed to 3rd place.
  • Failed a Spot Check:
    • They did not see the hours of operation sign at the Ben Thanh Market in leg two, causing them to show up an hour later than all the other teams.
    • They were one of four teams who did not see their clues sitting in the cyclos in leg 3, leading to them all wandering around the park looking for a clue box after seeing the cyclos themselves.
  • Jaw Drop: Both of them when they found out the bus ride from Ho Chi Minh to Hue, Vietnam was 25 hours.
  • Mid-Battle Tea Break:
    • After completing the Blu-ray task in leg 5, taking four hours to do so, they stopped to buy food before moving on to the next clue.
    • They did this again in the finale, stopping to buy sandwiches after hitting the first route marker, but this was done mostly to keep Geoff & Tisha from following them all the way to the next clue.
  • Politeness Judo: In both the 4th and 5th legs they got the police the escort them to destinations by asking politely.

Adeline "A.D." Chan & Faeza "Fuzzie" Sirajudin
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Friends for 15 years from Singapore. They made it deep into the game, staying mostly in the middle of the pack, despite Fuzzie being horribly out of shape, and refusing to move at a pace faster than a slow walk. After receiving a Marked for Elimination penalty for finishing last in leg 9, they entered the penultimate leg needing to get a half hour buffer on at least one other team. Unfortunately, the combination of four equalizers to start the leg, with a large amount of self-navigation to remote locations in Oman, caused them to remain bunched closely with the other teams. Despite being the last team in line at the canyon traverse Roadblock, a door opened for them when Sam quit the task, receiving a four-hour penalty. However, they had chosen Fuzzie to do a task heavily relying on upper body strength, and she quit as well, eliminating them in 4th place.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Initially, they look like two guys, but in reality they're both female.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Many assumed they were lesbians, though it was never confirmed either way on the show. Though A.D. did laugh uncontrollably at the Roadblock clue, "Who has an eye for the ladies," in leg 6, and Fuzzie said that "of course they gave the Roadblock to her."
  • Failed a Spot Check: They were one of four teams who did not see their clues sitting in the cyclos in leg 3, leading to them all wandering around the park looking for a clue box after seeing the cyclos themselves.
  • Failing a Taxi: Repeatedly in Hong Kong, when they kept getting drivers who did not want to drive between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, and it cost them 3rd place in leg 6.
  • Forced into Their Sunday Best: The blackjack Detour in leg 7 was torture for them, as they both had to wear formal dresses. A.D. said she had not worn a dress since she was eight years old, and Fuzzie couldn't figure out how to put the dress on.
  • Fun T-Shirt: They both wore a variety of these, such as Fuzzie's, "I Reward Myself With Beer," shirt.
  • Hope Spot: When Sam quit the Roadblock in leg 10, it gave them three and a half hours for Fuzzie to complete the Roadblock. She didn't even make it to the clue before giving up.
  • Ironic Birthday: They were eliminated on Fuzzie's birthday leg
  • Kissing the Ground: A.D. kissed the Pit Stop mat in leg 2 when Allan told them they were 2nd.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Self-Described by Fuzzie.
  • Loophole Abuse: In leg 10, when they passed up the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on their way to the Standard Charter Bank, they completed the task by asking a local to look up Gandhi's year of birth for them.
  • The Load: Fuzzie struggled on many of her tasks and refused to run or even jog most of the time, her quitting the final task cost them the race despite Sam having essentially gift wrapped them a spot in the Final 3.
  • Neat Freak: A.D. admitted to being one, and freaked out when she would get dirty.
  • No Sense of Direction: Despite completing the Detour first in leg 4, they got lost and were the sixth team to arrive at the school for the blind.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Fuzzie quit the canyon traverse Roadblock after barely putting in any effort, and even knowing she had a four hour buffer after Sam already quit the task.
  • Sequence Breaking: At the beginning of leg 10, they got into a tuk-tuk to take them to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, but he ended up taking them straight to the second location in their clue, a Standard Charter Bank.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Heights for Fuzzie.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Fuzzie said this when the clue told them they would be washing an elephant in leg 8.

Bernadette "Bernie" Chan & Henry Chan
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Siblings from Malaysia. They became the early frontrunners after winning the second and third legs. Despite Henry being a little controlling at times, they got along well with each other and the other teams, and had competitive, nice, and funny attitudes. In the 8th leg, they and Vince & Sam missed their connecting flight to Cochin, India, causing them to miss the operating hours equalizer, and putting them both on the chopping block. Vince & Sam chose the faster, swordfish carrying Detour, while they dropped to last creating a colored rice powder design, and they were eliminated in 5th place

  • Brother–Sister Team
  • Chekhov's Hobby: Subverted in Leg 6. Henry's job as a chef caused him to choose the fish scaling Detour, and though he did well scaling fish, it was the longer task, and they dropped from 2nd to 4th.
  • Failed a Spot Check:
    • They were one of four teams who did not see their clues sitting in the cyclos in leg 3, leading to them all wandering around the park looking for a clue box after seeing the cyclos themselves.
    • Bernie accidentally stole the handbag from the leg 6 Roadblock when she was so excited to get the clue that she forgot she was carrying it.
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: Stated in their intro.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Henry was a bit bossy and big headed at times but when he wasn't he was a really nice guy who tried really hard to work as a team with his sister
  • Mustache Vandalism: They defaced Geoff & Tisha's "Courtesy Of" picture after being Yielded by them.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Geoff & Tisha.
  • This Means War!: Henry said that being Yielded by Geoff & Tisha in leg 7 was the excuse that he needed not to be pleasant anymore, followed by A.D. declaring "war."
  • Tomboyish Name: Bernie.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Heights for Bernie when she bungee jumped off Macau Tower.

Visa "Mai" Sarasas & Oliver Faivre
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Friends from Thailand. After winning the first leg, Mai left quite the impression on the fanbase when she begged Oliver to let her quit the race. Though they soldiered on for four more legs, their race came to an abrupt end after they spent seven hours searching through Blu-ray discs in Taiwan, taking so long that they were forced to take a penalty because the store was closing. As half of the teams had already checked in at this point, their race was pretty much over, and when the cab leading them broke down, they just decided to sleep in their car, which was where Allan found them the next morning when he came out to eliminate them in 6th place.

  • Born Unlucky: They spent nearly seven hours looking through Blu-ray discs. Oliver blamed this on Geoff messing with the system they had going to mark already checked discs, though their own disorganized system had worried the other teams to the point where they were watching Mai to make sure she didn't mess up their systems. Furthermore, the cab they were following to the coal mine broke down, and they just decided to sleep in their car for the night instead of navigating themselves.
  • Dartboard of Hate: While doing the Rice Detour in the first leg, Mai said she was thinking of all the guys she hated while pounding the rice.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: When Oliver was the first person to find the tiny clue envelope at the Shoot It Detour in leg 4, and decided to lie and say they were switching Detours instead of telling all the other teams where it was and creating a virtual tie heading to the next clue, Vince & Sam said it showed they had no integrity.
  • Follow That Car: At the beginning of the fifth leg, seeing that Henry and Fuzzie were in the process of hiring a cab to lead them to the Sony Store, they just waited and followed the cab as well.
  • Global Ignorance: Mai thought Ho Chi Minh City was in China, because she mixed up Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong.
  • Just Friends
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: Of the Mercy Kill variety. They did not complete a single task on the leg, and spent the night in their car before Allan came out to eliminate them in a rare Field Elimination.
  • Read the Freaking Clue: After completing the bus washing task in leg 1, they jumped into their cab instead of signing up for a charter bus, losing them their spot on the first bus to Natalie & Pailin.
  • Reality Show Genre Blindness:
    • After leaving the Pit Start in leg 2 first, they took their time finding the Flight of the Gibbon, assuming there was an overnight equalizer that would even up all the teams. So, while they were sleeping and having a bite to eat in some local's house, the other teams were all arriving at the Flight of the Gibbon and pulling the number for the Roadblock in the morning. By the time they showed up in the morning, they were in last place.
    • After spending all afternoon looking through Blu-rays, Oliver wanted to go for the Fast Forward, because, "Why wouldn't you?" Mai talked him out of it by telling him that someone else had probably already gone for it for that exact reason. Though at the same time, she was a little blind herself, as they were so far behind, the Fast Forward might have been their only route back into the game.
  • Rock–Paper–Scissors: In the first leg, they agreed to play Geoff & Tisha a game of Rock–Paper–Scissors for 1st place after working together the entire leg. Mai beat Tisha, so they won the leg.
  • Surprise Difficulty: In-Universe. They talked about this during their Elimination Statement.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork:
    • After winning the first leg, Mai suddenly decided she wanted to quit the Race, leading to them fighting over Oliver carrying her bag for the whole leg.
    • Their last leg was also full of this, with Oliver being the one saying he wanted to quit this time.
  • This Is A Race: Oliver said this after they left William & Isaac behind at the Some Walk Detour in leg 2.
  • Wrongfully Attributed: When told to fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Mai thought Ho Chi Minh was the "fat guy in charge," otherwise known as Mao Zedong.

Kapil Asrani & Niroo Asrani
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Father and son from India. They were clearly unprepared for the race, as they spent most of their time either fighting with each other, or complaining about the tasks they had to do. The spent most of the fourth leg fighting with the automatic car they were provided, something that most teams usually celebrate, dropping well into last place. Already all but eliminated, Kapil quit the Stinky Tofu Roadblock, and they ended up in 7th.

  • Driving Stick: Inverted. While they made it clear in leg 3 that they had no trouble getting old cars to work, both of them had trouble with their automatic transmission in leg 4. Niroo had trouble keeping it in gear, then neither could remove the key from the ignition.note 
  • Grumpy Bear: They did not appear to enjoy a single second on the Race, and spent most of their airtime complaining.
  • The Load: Instead of trying to work out the King's Ransom Roadblock on his own, Niroo just went around begging the other teams for help, then complained in a confessional about how no one had helped him.
  • Rage Quit: Niroo was ready to do this in their final leg when he could not get the key out of their car's ignition, going into a rant about it.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Kapil just took one look at the bowl of stinky tofu and gave up the task, saying he was in no condition physically or mentally to do it.
  • Tempting Fate: Heading into the Stinky Tofu Roadblock, Kapil said they were tired and needed food.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: At the insect eating task in leg 1, the camera got a shot of them simultaneously throwing up, including Kapil throwing up into his own hand to keep from doing it onto his father.

Pailin Rungratanasunthorn & Natalie Glebova
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Natalie: I don't wanna do this anymore.

Beauty queens from Thailand, Natalie was Miss Universe of 2005. Natalie was probably the worst case result of The Amazing Race Asia's tendency to Stunt Cast local media personalities, as she had never seen the show before, and therefore came in woefully unprepared for what the show would require from her. Starting with the second leg, she complained non-stop, shocked to actually have to rough it during a race around the world, and outright saying that she did not want to race anymore, much to the dejection of Pailin. In the third leg, Natalie could not figure out the order of the Vietnamese emperors in the King's Ransom Roadblock, and decided to take a four hour penalty. They came in last anyway, and were eliminated in 8th.

  • Darkest Hour: How Natalie described her experience sleeping in an airport.
  • The Drag-Along: Natalie had no desire to be racing around the world after realizing that she will not be sleeping in hotels all the time.
  • Fatal Flaw: Natalie's high-maintenance attitude. Since prior to the airport freakout, she was stable enough to eat scorpions.
  • The Load: Starting from the 2nd leg, Natalie constantly complained and rarely helped in challenges.
  • Neat Freak: Natalie said that being dirty was the lowest form of existence.
  • Reality Show Genre Blindness: Natalie made it quite clear that she did not know what she was getting into with the Race, going on a rant about how horrible it was to "sleep in her own filth," and not get to bathe.
  • Satellite Character: Pailin, due to Natalie.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Natalie just gave up during their last leg. During the car maintenance challenge, Pailin told her that she couldn't lift the tire on her own, and needed Natalie's help, and Natalie replied that then they would just have to die there. Then, after she gave up on the King's Ransom Roadblock and took the four hour penalty, she told Pailin that she just didn't care.
  • Spoiled Brat: Natalie absolutely lost it when she had to sleep in the airport in leg 2, calling it the worst thing that could have happened to them on the Race.

William Hong & Isaac Hong
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Brothers from South Korea. They got stuck on the worst flight into Vietnam leg 2, leaving Bangkok in the morning when all the other teams were arriving the night before, sticking them in a huge hole with two other teams. They then proceeded to struggle to catch their chickens at the Some Walk Detour, dropping them to last and eliminating them in 9th place.

  • Out of Focus: They did not get much airtime in the first leg, and the later flight in the second put them so far behind that they all but disappeared for the middle third of the episode.
  • Tempting Fate: At the beginning of the second leg, they said it was important that they had not been eliminated first, as it would have brought embarrassment to their family and country. They would be eliminated later that leg.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Insects for William, and he had to eat them as the first task of the Race.

Neena Rai & Amit Rai
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Cousins from India. In the first leg, they got off to a good start, remaining within the Top 4 for most of the first half, but things unraveled for them after they fell onto the last charter bus into Chiang Mai, Thailand. They ended up with a bad cab driver who got them lost twice, and despite leaving the Detour in 8th place, he took them to the wrong place, and they were both the first team eliminated, and the only team in The Amazing Race Asia to be eliminated after only running one leg.

  • Born Unlucky: Things really turned bad for them once they reached the Buddha statues task.
    • They were the 4th team to ind their clue in the field of statues, but because the first two buses had already left, they were forced to wait for everyone else to finish before they could move on, allowing the six teams behind them to catch up.
    • Their cab driver got lost on the way to the detour, dropping them a few spots.
    • They finished the Detour rather quickly, while A.D. & Fuzzie and Niroo & Kapil both chose to switch Detours, but their cab driver got lost both on the way to the Detour and the Pit Stop, getting them eliminated.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Their cab driver in Thailand was the sole reason for their elimination.
  • Motor Mouth: Neena.

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