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The Amazing Race Asia 3
TARlogo-Asia
Version: Asia
Continents Visited: 1
Countries Visited: 6
Cities Visited: 11
Distance Traveled: 21,600 kilometres (13,400 mi)
Starting Line: King Rama I Monument, Bangkok, Thailand
Finish Line: Rang Yai Coconut Plantation, Phuket, Thailand
Season Run September 13, 2008 - November 20, 2008
Number of Legs: 11
Number of Teams: 10
Winning Team: Vince & Sam
Runners-up: Geoff & Tisha
Ida & Tania
Cast
Opening Sequence
Series Chronology
Previous: The Amazing Race Asia 2
Next: The Amazing Race Asia 4
Greeters

The Amazing Race Asia 3 is the third installment of the reality television game show The Amazing Race Asia. The show features ten teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around Asia to win US$100,000.

The season premiered on September 13, 2008 and consists of 11 episodes, two episodes less than the first and second seasons.

Teams

ASS3 VinceSam
 1st place 
Vince & Sam
Best Buddies
Flag of Hong Kong
ASS3 GeoffTisha
 2nd place 
Geoff & Tisha
Dating
Flag of the Philippines
ASS3 IdaTania
 3rd place 
Ida & Tania
Actress & Heiress
Flag of Malaysia
ASS3 ADFuzzie
 4th place 
A.D. & Fuzzie
Friends 15 Years
Flag of Singapore
ASS3 HenryBernie
 5th place 
Henry & Bernie
Brother & Sister
Flag of Malaysia
ASS3 MaiOliver
 6th place 
Mai & Oliver
Friends
Flag of Thailand
ASS3 NirooKapil
 7th place 
Niroo & Kapil
Father & Son
Flag of India
ASS3 PailinNatalie
 8th place 
Pailin & Natalie
Beauty Queens
Flag of Thailand
ASS3 IsaacWilliam
 9th place 
Isaac & William
Brothers
Flag of South Korea
ASS3 NeenaAmit
 10th place 
Neena & Amit
Cousins
Flag of India

Episodes

Episode Air Date[1] Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
1 "The Toughest Race Ever" September 13, 2008 1 Thailand Mai & Oliver Neena & Amit 1st Eliminated
10th Place
2 "I Wanna Be a Man" September 20, 2008 2 Thailand → Vietnam Henry & Bernie Isaac & William 2nd Eliminated
9th Place
3 "You Are Running Away, Nobody's Helping Me" September 27, 2008 3 Vietnam Henry & Bernie Pailin & Natalie 3rd Eliminated
8th Place
4 "Where's Our Car?" October 4, 2008 4 Vietnam → Taiwan Ida & Tania Niroo & Kapil 4th Eliminated
7th Place
5 "You See How They're Not Fighting All the Time" October 11, 2008 5 Taiwan Vince & Sam Mai & Oliver 5th Eliminated
6th Place
6 "I Think I'm Cuter" October 18, 2008 6 Taiwan → Hong Kong Vince & Sam Ida & Tania Non-Elimination
Leg
7 "What the Fish?" October 25, 2008 7 Hong Kong → Macau Geoff & Tisha Ida & Tania Non-Elimination
Leg
8 "The Gloves Are Coming Off, the War Paint Is Coming On" November 1, 2008 8 Macau → Hong Kong → India Geoff & Tisha Henry & Bernie 6th Eliminated
5th Place
9 "Are People Here Funny?" November 8, 2008 9 India Vince & Sam A.D. & Fuzzie Non-Elimination
Leg
10 "I'm Telling You Right Now There's No Giving Up" November 15, 2008 10 India → Oman Ida & Tania A.D. & Fuzzie 7th Eliminated
4th Place
11 "The Moment You've Been Racing for and the Moment We've Been Waiting For" November 22, 2008 11 Oman → Thailand Vince & Sam Ida & Tania 3rd Place
Geoff & Tisha 2nd Place

Leaderboard

The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Placements are listed in finishing order:

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg 11 Average Icon-Roadblock
1 Vince & Sam 7 3 2 2 1 1 2 4 1 3 1 2.45 4-5
2 Geoff & Tisha 2 5 5 6 4 3 1> 1 3 2 2 3.09 5-5
3 Ida & Tania 5 6 3 1 5 5 5 3 2 1 3 3.55 5-5
4 A.D. & Fuzzie 8 2 4 5 3 4 3 2 4 4 3.90 4-5
5 Henry & Bernie 3 1 1 4 2 2 4< 5 2.75 3-4
6 Mai & Oliver 1 8 6 3 6 4.80 1-2
7 Niroo & Kapil 9 4 7 7 6.75 1-2
8 Pailin & Natalie 4 7 8 6.33 1-1
9 Isaac & William 6 9 7.50 0-1
10 Neena & Amit 10 10.00 0-0
Notes [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Notes:
1: Vince & Sam originally arrived 5th but they did not pay the taxi driver. They were asked to pay the taxi first before they could be checked in.
2: In Leg 3, Pailin & Natalie incurred a four-hour penalty because Natalie failed to complete the Roadblock. However, the penalty was not assessed because they were already the last team to arrive and were eliminated.
3: In Leg 4, Niroo & Kapil incurred a four-hour penalty because Kapil failed to complete the Roadblock. However, the penalty was not assessed because they were already the last team to arrive and were eliminated.
4: In Leg 5, 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 to inform them of their elimination.
5: Ida & Tania arrived 2nd, but received a 30 minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving first. Only A.D. & Fuzzie checked in before the penalty ended, thus Ida and Tania fell to 3rd.
6: Vince & Sam and A.D. & Fuzzie incurred a four-hour penalty because Sam and Fuzzie failed to complete the Roadblock respectively. Since neither team's placement was affected, it was not assessed on A.D. & Fuzzie and the four-hour penalty was assessed on Vince & Sam at the start of the final leg.

Trivia

Franchise

  • First season to have a team representing South Korea.
  • First season to have both the Yield and U-Turn available in the same season.

Asia

  • First season to visit Vietnam, Taiwan, Macau, and Oman
  • First season that did not travel outside the continent of Asia.
  • First season with eleven legs only.
  • First season to have only three non-elimination legs.
  • First season to have the U-Turn.
  • Second season to have back to back non-elimination legs.
  • First season that the first leg was an elimination leg.
  • Only season to not have a Virtual Pit Stop.

Reception

  • Ken Fang at fangsbites.com (09/09/2008): "Interview with The Amazing Race Asia Executive Producer Michael McKay"
  • Philippine Online Chronicle (09/18/2008): "Meet RP's new Amazing Racers"

Gallery

Video

External links