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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #100 on: March 30, 2010, 09:25:27 AM »
This guy references 153 steps at some place in Penang. Can't quite figure out where it is though...
http://picasaweb.google.com/fafafung/20091125MomSHolyTrip#5416238171171948786
http://picasaweb.google.com/fafafung/20091125MomSHolyTrip#5416238213202884114

It looks like there are numbered steps to climb
From there to here, and here to there,
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #101 on: March 30, 2010, 09:36:56 AM »
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #102 on: March 30, 2010, 09:45:55 AM »
This guy references 153 steps at some place in Penang. Can't quite figure out where it is though...
http://picasaweb.google.com/fafafung/20091125MomSHolyTrip#5416238171171948786
http://picasaweb.google.com/fafafung/20091125MomSHolyTrip#5416238213202884114

It looks like there are numbered steps to climb

My friend in Penang thinks these photos were taken at Bukit Mertajam. I'll go run a few checks...

There is a very intense Buddhist ritual that requires pilgrims to bow every three steps and to prostrate every five. I wonder...
« Last Edit: March 30, 2010, 09:50:09 AM by Neobie »
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #103 on: March 30, 2010, 09:51:54 AM »
this is kek lok si temple, peach

try google out the picture

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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #104 on: March 30, 2010, 09:53:28 AM »
this is kek lok si temple, peach

The Ban Hood/Man Faat/Wan Fo (Ten Thousand Buddha) Pagoda is the focal point within the Kek Lok Si complex, so... one and the same thing.
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #105 on: March 30, 2010, 09:55:40 AM »
it's also known as the The Temple of Ultimate Bliss
this is kek lok si temple, peach

The Ban Hood/Man Faat/Wan Fo (Ten Thousand Buddha) Pagoda is the focal point within the Kek Lok Si complex, so... one and the same thing.
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #106 on: March 30, 2010, 10:01:46 AM »
this is kek lok si temple, peach



I know Evan, we have had this temple for months, thanks to noluckcurry.  :)
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #107 on: March 30, 2010, 10:03:51 AM »
This guy references 153 steps at some place in Penang. Can't quite figure out where it is though...
http://picasaweb.google.com/fafafung/20091125MomSHolyTrip#5416238171171948786
http://picasaweb.google.com/fafafung/20091125MomSHolyTrip#5416238213202884114

It looks like there are numbered steps to climb

My friend in Penang thinks these photos were taken at Bukit Mertajam. I'll go run a few checks...

There is a very intense Buddhist ritual that requires pilgrims to bow every three steps and to prostrate every five. I wonder...


i could see this as roadblock

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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #108 on: March 30, 2010, 10:04:35 AM »
It is a detour zach, read the release.
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #109 on: March 30, 2010, 10:07:53 AM »
That's cool, Peach.  When I looked at that article I thought the Ban Hood Pagoda was different from the Kek Lok Si temple.  Perhaps teams got directed there looking for 153 steps and it was the wrong location after all.


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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #110 on: March 30, 2010, 10:16:17 AM »
We need a map...I think the taxis may have taken them to the wrong side of the temple, not the side where the steps begin...



      
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #111 on: March 30, 2010, 12:18:36 PM »
There appear to be two gates (circled).  I'd be willing to bet the video shows them at the west side, and they need to go to the east side, where you can see steps leading up to the pagoda.

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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #112 on: March 30, 2010, 12:29:03 PM »
THAT's what we needed, I bet so too. Kevin who took the video said they were all pulling up and then leaving, like they were in the wrong place. :happy:

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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #113 on: March 30, 2010, 12:48:45 PM »
This post has been moved to ep. 9 and deleted here.
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #114 on: March 30, 2010, 01:04:54 PM »
So it may be hidden in all this confusing dialog...but is the flag task a Detour? :res:

You guys need to be a little more clear. Sometimes I don't know what you're talking about. :lol:
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #115 on: March 30, 2010, 01:12:13 PM »
Apskip, I'm not sure how you're reading the Thai timetable.  I see two daily trains and one weekend train leaving from Butterworth:

Daily Train 9 leaves Butterworth at 23:30 this train arrives KL at 06:40, then train 5 leaves KL at 08:25 (1 hr 45 min layover) and arrives Singapore at 15:00.  Total time = 15 hr 30 min.

Daily Train 1 leaves Butterworth at 07:45 and arrives Singapore 21:30.  Total time = 13 hr 45 min (no layover in KL).

Saturdays and Sundays, Train 3 leaves Butterworth 10:00 and arrives KL 17:30 then Train 11 (daily) leaves KL at 22:30 (a 5 hr layover!) and arrives Singapore 08:20.  Total time = 22 hr 20 min.

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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #116 on: March 30, 2010, 01:13:34 PM »
So it may be hidden in all this confusing dialog...but is the flag task a Detour? :res:

You guys need to be a little more clear. Sometimes I don't know what you're talking about. :lol:

According to published reports, the Detour is flag task (chingay) or climb 153 steps (probably at Kek Lok Si temple).

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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #117 on: March 30, 2010, 01:14:04 PM »
Why don't we take all this train discussion to the next episode, where it really belongs?? :please:
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #118 on: March 30, 2010, 01:15:26 PM »
For those having a little trouble reading the thread:   :groan:

Chingay is a Detour!!

You're Like Jason Bourne, Right?
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The teams must choose between a 153-step climb or a 35-foot high lesson in Chingay.

http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/the-amazing-race-16/EP01223508
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #119 on: March 30, 2010, 01:17:42 PM »
For those having a little trouble reading the thread:  :groan:

Chingay is a Detour!!

You're Like Jason Bourne, Right?
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The teams must choose between a 153-step climb or a 35-foot high lesson in Chingay.

http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/the-amazing-race-16/EP01223508

I did read the thread. Nobody ever said that Chingay was the name of the flag site. And a "35-foot high lesson" doesn't necessarily mean it involves flags. Just had to clarify. Sorry if that's so inconvenient.

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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #120 on: March 30, 2010, 01:37:40 PM »
There is a whole post devoted to explaining what chingay is right here:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21782.msg516867.html#msg516867

I thought it was clear, sorry if it was too obtuse. :duno:
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #121 on: March 30, 2010, 01:55:29 PM »
I know there has been discussion of chingay, but sorry Peach I don't think all the information needed is posted yet so I am attempting to fill in some gaps:

Hokkien "Chin Yi" or "Chin Gay" means real art or true art. This art or true art is skillfully displayed by using the flag pole (Bamboo pole) and the flag pole ranges from 25 ft to 32 ft, the length of the flag is around 25ft, made from silk. The total weight of these materials is about 60 pounds.

In a Chingay procession (typically part of a huge annual parade in Singapore) the Bamboo pole carried perpendicularly by a steward bearer or performers with half-a-dozen others taking turn. The steward bearer/performers will normally balance huge poles with enormous triangular flags on their forehands, chin, lower jaws and shoulders. A skilled chingay man must be very fit as chingay requires the mighty strength of brawny biceps, supple limbs, physical co-ordination and lightning reflexes.

A strip of transparent silk steaming from the top of the bamboo to the ground trails as far behind as 35 feet. A chingay  man besides performing stunts must not let this soft material drape itself around and entangle the other performers. If the flagpole appears to be falling at any time, those other team members will move in to prevent it from crashing on to the onlookers and spectators or objects which may be in its path.



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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #122 on: March 30, 2010, 02:57:12 PM »
I think that info comes from the same link I posted, but the more info the better. If  experienced posters are having trouble, then we need more info to clarify. It is easy to get lost sometimes, I do all the time and then Boingo comes and straightens me out :lol:

So summary as we know it:

Chingay is flag balancing and is a Detour choice.

The other Detour choice includes climbing 152 (or 3) steps, probably in the Kek Loc Si Temple,

Somewhere in here we should have something to do with incense as well, perhaps carrying some up the temple stairs??

Unless the incense is a RB instead...we still need the RB and speedbump.

Should have another promo out later today!! :hearts:
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #123 on: March 30, 2010, 04:02:31 PM »
Thanks for the info everyone, sorry for being so impatient.

Peach: I had missed that post. Thanks for the link! (And the summary of course!) :tup:
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Re: TAR16 - EP 8: You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? (Malaysia)
« Reply #124 on: March 30, 2010, 04:15:23 PM »
New promo.  So we go from hauling coconuts to smashing coconuts (looks like maybe the Road block)?



 

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