Teams are leaving Denpasar Bali to fly to Sydney Australia to get to Dawes Point in the the city for their next clue. Their times out of the pitstop are:
1231am Howard and Sahran
1255am Sandy and Franscesca
155am Sharon and Melody
206am Sahil and Prashant
430am Zabrina and JoeJer
511am Mardy and Marsio
553am Andy and Laura
555am Andrew and Syeon
It was interesting to see how much space there was among the first 4 teams and among the 4 penalty teams. In Bali,the elephant ride and white water rafting did not appear to separate them much. However, finding the clues in the Monkey Forest would have gotten increasing more difficult as there was going to be 10 clues out of 200 for the first team but only 2 clues out of 192 for the last team fo find it.
Teams were given the option of telephoning in airline reservations, doing them on the Internet, or going to a travel agent. All approaches were used, but it really didn't make any difference because as usual there was only one flight that made sense and all teams were able to get it. To get to Sydney, the long way around via Singapore was the quickest way, at 8000 km (almost twice what flying direct would be).
Once getting the clue at Dawes Point(which confused at least one taxi driver who took them elsewhere), there was a DETOUR to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge(ELEVATION) or clean 44kg of prawns (CRUSTACEAN). Anyone who chose prawns wish they hadn't as the first 4 teams were all those who did the bridge climb:
Andy and Laura
Sharon and Melody
Howard and Sahran
Zabrina and JoeJer
Andrew and Syeon
Sandy and Francesca
Mardy and Marsio(of course they chose the food item)
Sahil and Prashant
The next task was to go on foot to Mrs. McQuairies's Chair, a rock formation(although they didn't know that) to get their next clue. Next they had to go to the SONY Central HQ store and get a Handycam to film any individual singing the song "Click Go the Shears", a famous Australian sheep shearing ballad. The catch was the tune had to be correct; if not it had to be done over. Sharon and Melody had that problem and so did Sandy/Fransesca and Mardy/Marsio.
The next was to take a ferry to Manly Wharf Ocean World and walk with animals(it turned out to be a Shark Dive into a 4 million gallon tank with about 50 sharks) to ge the next clue. The first ferry going over turned out to be slow, so Howard/Sahran and Andy/Laura were behind others when they landed. Sandy/Francesca screwed up by having their taxi driver go over the Harbour Bridge and back before getting to the ferry, but they lucked out by getting the fast ferry and getting into first place. Laura apparently had a pre-existing tendency to injure her left leg, because while walking from the Manly ferry terminal to Ocean World she had a relapse. They managed to continue on at a slow pace, but her ability to continue will be assessed by a physician. In Ocean World, Howard freaked out due to the scuba apparatus and he took the 4 hour penalty. Nobody else had any real problems, although it was quite a visual feast for viewers.
Coming out of Ocean World, teams had to return across the harbor by ferry to get to the downtown side and find the pitstopTall Ship Bounty. Although Sandy/Francesca left first they were on a slow ferry so Andrew/Syeon and sharon/Melody finished as #1 and #2 and S/F #3. Mardy/Marsio were #4. Sahil/Pashant came from last into Ocean World to #5 at the pitstop by lucking out with the fast ferry. Zabrina/JoeJer and Andy/Laura were next. Howard/Sahran were last due to their penalty, but it was non-elimination so they were lucky to stay in the race but lost all their cash.