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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #825 on: September 27, 2008, 12:13:27 PM »
Thankfully, TAR 12 went to Taiwan last time and we have loads of pretty maps which I hope to bring over shortly.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13671.msg234313.html#msg234313

Note that Taipei 101 looks kinda like a pagoda as well....

Heee...let's kill two birds with one stone and look for a pagoda shaped Standard Chartered Bank!!
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #826 on: September 27, 2008, 12:18:34 PM »
This is lifted from the MAPS thread for TAR 12, but it may be useful here too?


TAIWAN              Air date: 1/13/08    Film Date:

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #827 on: September 27, 2008, 12:34:21 PM »
I :duno:  Neobie said tunnel on first look but it does look more like a bridge...

Can you do them all like that?? :luvu:

FWIW, information about bridge construction in Taipei   :angel:

Taipei Bridge   :angel:

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #828 on: September 27, 2008, 12:43:33 PM »
no passing, it might just be a roadway

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #829 on: September 27, 2008, 12:45:24 PM »
Okay, could that be on the way from the airport to wherever?

It is nighttime but apskip says this:

If Taipei is the place(which is most likely), then arrival there would be either mid-afternoon to late evening of May 26 at the earliest. Either way, we will see hours of operation and the Taipei area pitstop will not be possible to start until the evening of the 27th.
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #830 on: September 27, 2008, 01:58:41 PM »
I'd say it is a tunnel shot.



Although this one is not a match, it gives an idea of how the tunnels look.  (from Peach's link)



This one could be it:  Xueshan-tunnel (another Peach link)

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #831 on: September 27, 2008, 02:02:47 PM »
apskip said that the arrival times for Taipei were 1510, 1730, and 2100. It takes one hour approximately for the camera/sound team to clear customs and ready to be on their way. Sunset in Taipei for May 26 was 636pm, so dark would be about 730pm. apskip says that for the teams on the second flight arrival time it was dark when they reached somewhere distant from the airport where the tunnels are. On the third arrival it was dark long before their arrival. Only the arrivals at the first arrival time above had a chance at getting through that tunnel in daylight.

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #832 on: September 27, 2008, 02:09:13 PM »
I'd say it is a tunnel shot.

Although this one is not a match, it gives an idea of how the tunnels look.  (from Peach's link)

This one could be it:  Xueshan-tunnel

You and Neobie are smart, the tunnel looks good Chateau :)

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #833 on: September 27, 2008, 02:20:14 PM »
THank you Chateau! I couldn't choose. :lol:  I agree the sides, double white line all look good.

Okay, from the tunnel links upstream:

this one
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is the longest tunnel in Taiwan, located on the Taipei-Yilan Freeway (Taiwan National Highway No. 5). The western entrance is located at 24.9386 N 121.715 E. The eastern entrance is at 24.8478 N 121.791 E. It is through the Hsuehshan Mountain Range. The road connects the city of Taipei to the northeastern county of Yilan (Ilan), cutting down the journey time from two hours to just half an hour. One of the key aims of constructing the tunnel was to connect the western coast of Taiwan, where 95% of the population live, to the eastern coast of the island and in doing so tackle the unbalanced development on the island.


So any ideas why they would want to go there? (Ilan)

Thanks for the time info apskip!

Would they go thru this coming from the airport??  Or do we need to keep looking at all the tunnels? ???
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #834 on: September 27, 2008, 03:08:18 PM »
THank you Chateau! I couldn't choose. :lol:  I agree the sides, double white line all look good.

Okay, from the tunnel links upstream:

this one
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is the longest tunnel in Taiwan, located on the Taipei-Yilan Freeway (Taiwan National Highway No. 5). The western entrance is located at 24.9386 N 121.715 E. The eastern entrance is at 24.8478 N 121.791 E. It is through the Hsuehshan Mountain Range. The road connects the city of Taipei to the northeastern county of Yilan (Ilan), cutting down the journey time from two hours to just half an hour. One of the key aims of constructing the tunnel was to connect the western coast of Taiwan, where 95% of the population live, to the eastern coast of the island and in doing so tackle the unbalanced development on the island.


So any ideas why they would want to go there? (Ilan)

Thanks for the time info apskip!

Would they go thru this coming from the airport??  Or do we need to keep looking at all the tunnels? ???

Peach, your tunnel certainly is not between the airport and Taipei City.  When do they arrive in Taiwan?  is it at night?


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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #836 on: September 27, 2008, 03:15:56 PM »
I'm going to say they go in an underpass, not a tunnel. I have to ask my father, but I don't believe there are many tunnels in Taipei.
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #837 on: September 27, 2008, 03:17:44 PM »

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #839 on: September 27, 2008, 03:37:57 PM »
This caught my eye, reminds me of the elevator lacerda, lol



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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #840 on: September 27, 2008, 03:41:21 PM »
Thanks puddin!!

This link gives us 8 Taipei tunnels:
http://home.no.net/lotsberg/data/taiwan/list.html

Okay Boingo--where is this one? Taipei Minquan tunnel?
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Taipei_Minquan_Tunnel.JPG

or this one:
SYS freeway?
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:SYS_FREEWAY_Start.JPG

Suppose they don't do Taipei at all--but outlying areas?
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #841 on: September 27, 2008, 03:49:05 PM »
Is that Ida? If she and Tania are both doing it, it isn't the Roadblock.

And note the time on her watch --just about 3:10...

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #842 on: September 27, 2008, 03:52:33 PM »
Is that Ida? If she and Tania are both doing it, it isn't the Roadblock.

And note the time on her watch --just about 3:10...


I had the feeling she was watching peach's, not eating the tofu pate, lol.

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #843 on: September 27, 2008, 04:10:44 PM »
Who's watching who(m)?

Tania is about to barf (in sympathy?) and Ida looks as though she is determined to swallow...  So Ida is the eater?

Sam does look as though he is just hanging out...
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #844 on: September 27, 2008, 04:30:00 PM »
Ida is eating and Tania barfs when Ida barfs, thats my take.

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #845 on: September 27, 2008, 04:32:13 PM »
Ida is eating and Tania barfs when Ida barfs, thats my take.

Okay, sympathy barf, I can go with that!
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #846 on: September 27, 2008, 05:05:58 PM »
been there done that lol
so the place where they are eating looks off the beaten path, is that entrance from the street or other room? is that a curtain?

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #847 on: September 27, 2008, 05:14:07 PM »
Or is that a hanging wind chime thingy? In front of the canvas thingy?
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #848 on: September 27, 2008, 05:33:46 PM »
Yeah its a wind chime. So i was thinking that Islam food is big in Taiwan therefore the Mosque centerpiece, curry? Thai food? I dunno just surfing the net.

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #849 on: September 27, 2008, 05:54:59 PM »
^^ or did I just "Nathan" myself ? :D


 

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