The broken ox claims another victim!
Am I the only one who thinks that this season is a tad reminiscent of the earlier seasons? The large amount of spoilers shown, the preview for that night's episode?
Let me list for leg 2 the duplicates from earlier Amazing Race Asia and Amazing Race seasons. I have already done so on another thread for leg 1.
Some may have missed the symbolism of this, but going to Ho Chi Minh City for the sole purpose of getting a clue to fly to Hue is absurd, very reminiscent of the ARA1 trip to Singapore for the sole purpose of a car wash and Caltex/Ford product placement.
Change the motor oil and tires on a jeep, same as in Hue in Amazing Race Asia 3, ep. 3. ARAus may have changed the garage (I don't know) but everything else was identical
Having a DETOUR of Carry Fowl in Hue was virtually identical to the same task in Amazing Race Asia 3, leg 2 in Cai Be
The Carabao was a direct copy of the infamous amazing Race 5, Philippines episodes with Colin when "my ox is broken". The same task was set up as a ROADBLOCK in Amazing Race Asia 2, leg 2 also in the Philippines.
The ROADBLOCK at Khai Dinh tomb and Minh Mang Tomb was exactly identical to the Hue episode of Amazing Race Asia 3, leg 3. The citadel was a common pit stop, but I am only counting instances of duplicative tasks.
It looks like a heavy load of duplicative tasks from previous seasons of Amazing Race Asia and the Amazing Race.