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Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« on: September 20, 2012, 09:12:09 AM »
I've had a couple of sightings lately, complete with pictures, that look very much like some version of TAR being run. I have no idea if they are real and if so, what version it is. I'll throw them out here in case one of you can figure it out.

The first one is from last Saturday, Sept. 15th, in New York City. The person tweeting is from Australia and visiting New York City.

Here's the conversation about it from Twitter:

15 Sep яє∂! ‏@bri_katexx
Hehehe found the amazing race sign :p pic.twitter.com/GmjSyPqO

15 Sep Jacqueline Jacqueline ‏@xDJacquii
@bri_katexx was anything in it?

15 Sep яє∂! яє∂! ‏@bri_katexx
@xDJacquii yep all the clues :)

15 Sep Jacqueline Jacqueline ‏@xDJacquii
@bri_katexx did you take one? haha :)

15 Sep яє∂! яє∂! ‏@bri_katexx
@xDJacquii no :p they were doing the race! But we Got photos with and shit :)

15 Sep Jacqueline Jacqueline ‏@xDJacquii
@bri_katexx oh okay, do you know when the next amazing race is starting?

15 Sep яє∂! яє∂! ‏@bri_katexx
@xDJacquii no clue! Thats the American one

15 Sep Jacqueline Jacqueline ‏@xDJacquii
@bri_katexx oh.. so you're in the US?


I'll post the picture below of a clue box. I suspect this was a local race, but if so, they did a great job of reproducing a clue box, though the red strip may be too wide. I suppose it's also possible that it was left over for TAR 21 filming a few months back, but it's hard to imagine someone not taking it for a souvenir before now.


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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 09:35:16 AM »
This next sighting is more interesting. I found it on Flickr.com and I can't grab the pictures because all rights are reserved. They were taken August 8th in La Paz, Bolivia. Two pictures show what appear to be a TAR production team working with people dressed in zebra costumes. Amazing Race clue envelopes are present but no cameras.  Two others show the people dressed as zebras in a city square type area. The caption on one says it is a traffic safety campaign in La Paz.

Here are where you can find the pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860200808/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860196288/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860194396/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860192298/in/photostream/

My first thought is that it was TAR Brazil, but everything I've heard said they didn't leave Brazil. I'm not sure they were filming on August 8th either. It certainly looks like a Latin or South American production team.

While we're on the subject of TAR Brazil, last spring I saw a van with the TAR Brazil/ Space logo on it taken in Acapulco, Mexico. At the time, I thought they were scouting locations, so I was really surprised when they stayed only in Brazil. I can't find the picture right now or I would post it here. I'll take a more thorough look later on and see if I can find it.

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 09:55:24 AM »
This next sighting is more interesting. I found it on Flickr.com and I can't grab the pictures because all rights are reserved. They were taken August 8th in La Paz, Bolivia. Two pictures show what appear to be a TAR production team working with people dressed in zebra costumes. Amazing Race clue envelopes are present but no cameras.  Two others show the people dressed as zebras in a city square type area. The caption on one says it is a traffic safety campaign in La Paz.

Here are where you can find the pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860200808/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860196288/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860194396/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860192298/in/photostream/

My first thought is that it was TAR Brazil, but everything I've heard said they didn't leave Brazil. I'm not sure they were filming on August 8th either. It certainly looks like a Latin or South American production team.

While we're on the subject of TAR Brazil, last spring I saw a van with the TAR Brazil/ Space logo on it taken in Acapulco, Mexico. At the time, I thought they were scouting locations, so I was really surprised when they stayed only in Brazil. I can't find the picture right now or I would post it here. I'll take a more thorough look later on and see if I can find it.

The Amazing Race Brazil probably visited La Paz, Bolivia according to the first preview. The filming finished on August 16, so this could be our race.

Also, one of the teams  in the last pic. looks like Caină & Fernanda.
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 07:23:28 PM »
ukraine?

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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 11:29:57 PM »
Hmmm... maybe. Do we know if TARU has started filming yet?
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2012, 04:43:35 AM »
Here's another sighting in the US. Apparently an amazing race crew was spotted in LA on Sep. 18th. Looks to be outside the Majestic Halls, downtown LA.

Sean Martin ‏@theeseanmartin
Filming of The Amazing Race outside my building this morning. #vscocam #dtla http://instagr.am/p/Pug42igAQ-/

EDIT: While the tweet says this is for TAR, a film permit suggests otherwise.. might possibly be an upcoming show called "Race To The Scene"??
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2012, 10:54:36 AM »
Hmmm... maybe. Do we know if TARU has started filming yet?

I don't know. I did check back last week on the web site where I found the TAR Ukraine information on originally (sort of a Russian version of Facebook) and the account had been closed. If I get a chance I'll do some looking around for an update.

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2012, 12:35:35 PM »
This next sighting is more interesting. I found it on Flickr.com and I can't grab the pictures because all rights are reserved. They were taken August 8th in La Paz, Bolivia. Two pictures show what appear to be a TAR production team working with people dressed in zebra costumes. Amazing Race clue envelopes are present but no cameras.  Two others show the people dressed as zebras in a city square type area. The caption on one says it is a traffic safety campaign in La Paz.

Here are where you can find the pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860200808/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860196288/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860194396/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860192298/in/photostream/

My first thought is that it was TAR Brazil, but everything I've heard said they didn't leave Brazil. I'm not sure they were filming on August 8th either. It certainly looks like a Latin or South American production team.

While we're on the subject of TAR Brazil, last spring I saw a van with the TAR Brazil/ Space logo on it taken in Acapulco, Mexico. At the time, I thought they were scouting locations, so I was really surprised when they stayed only in Brazil. I can't find the picture right now or I would post it here. I'll take a more thorough look later on and see if I can find it.

The Amazing Race Brazil probably visited La Paz, Bolivia according to the first preview. The filming finished on August 16, so this could be our race.

Also, one of the teams  in the last pic. looks like Caină & Fernanda.

I'm glad you were able to figure that one out. It certainly looked like a real Amazing Race filming. Now that we know that TAR Brazil went to Bolivia, it becomes clear what was happening in those pictures.

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2013, 12:01:24 PM »
Here's another TAR mystery sighting from the Singapore area from Wednesday in the western USA, though I think it was Thursday morning in Singapore.

✟Malcolm UhUhSiol™ ☻ ‏@MalcolmUhUhSiol
Omg! A channel 8 acttress asked me and @HongjunXiaopang for clues for a amazing race! Wee~ we're on tv ^^
8:03 PM Pacific Standard Time- 16 Jan 13

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Mediacorp crew with actress vivian lai interviewed me & @hongjunxiaopang hahas! We're on tv! @ Wisma Atria http://instagr.am/p/Ukid9iMSKE/
8:09 PM Pacific Standard Time - 16 Jan 13

I can't copy the instagram picture, so hopefully someone will be able to post it here. The instagram link shows a film crew filming a team at a pit stop, though the mat doesn't appear to be an Amazing race mat. It doesn't appear to be TAR Israel since everyone in the picture looks Asian. The picture doesn't show the faces of the team because the cameraman is blocking them. One of the teammates may have a backpack on. It's hard to tell. I'm not sure the host is in the picture. The guy in the host position looks like he is in his mid 20s, so it may be a producer setting things up.

From what it's worth, ‏@MalcolmUhUhSiol's twitter page says he is from Singapore and appears to have run into the filming while near or at his work location in Johore, Malaysia, just north of Singapore. Given the lack of any known races being filmed in Singapore, I'm guessing this is a local race, but the use of a two man filming crew and a celebrity greeter seems pretty elaborate for a local race. Anybody have any ideas about this? Joab, I believe you're in Singapore. Do you have any thoughts?

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2013, 12:29:44 PM »
That's Vivian Lai, a local celebrity. They are probably filming a variety show and I'm pretty sure it's a local amazing race format filmed for a show on our local channel, Channel 8. She's a host, you see. So she's probably just following the "teams" and joining them on their games.

Not TAR for sure. :)
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2013, 06:57:26 PM »
Thanks, Joab! I figured it was a local race and not a real TAR pitstop, but wanted to check it out with the rest of you.

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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2013, 04:36:26 AM »
No problem! These days as long as celebrities are running on the streets with contestants, they call it The Amazing Race. :res: :lol3:
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2013, 09:15:52 AM »
This is probably nothing, but I thought I'd post this possible sighting in Melbourne yesterday. It's not TAR Israel because they were in Las Vegas yesterday and I'm not aware of any other TAR versions filming now.

Ryan Egan ‏@rynobi
Some kind of Amazing Race style tv program being shot in Swanston St. Maybe even an ad? 4 backpackers being followed by about 3 cameras.
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2013, 09:21:47 AM »
This is probably nothing, but I thought I'd post this possible sighting in Melbourne yesterday. It's not TAR Israel because they were in Las Vegas yesterday and I'm not aware of any other TAR versions filming now.

Ryan Egan ‏@rynobi
Some kind of Amazing Race style tv program being shot in Swanston St. Maybe even an ad? 4 backpackers being followed by about 3 cameras.
17 hours ago


Interesting...could it be Peking Express or whatever that lower budget version of the race is? Maybe it's just a travel show? Either way we should keep everything open for any updates about a 3rd season in the coming weeks!

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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2013, 10:21:59 AM »
Is TAR Ukraine still filming??
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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2013, 04:29:44 AM »
AusMole is filming right now, isn't it?
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2013, 04:51:37 AM »
^Yeah, they've been filming for a week or two now. Wouldn't be surprised if it did turn out to be that.
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2013, 01:24:31 PM »
Hmm...what about TAR Norway 2?
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2013, 06:02:02 PM »
Hmm...what about TAR Norway 2?
That should have finished by now.

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2013, 12:20:20 AM »
Here's another odd sighting, this time in Brisbane, Australia:

Simone ‏@simone_au
Amazing race contestants running around outside our office atm, film crews in tow
2 hrs ago


I'm guessing it's a local race or local TV show of some sort, but I thought I'd throw it in here in case anybody has any ideas about this one.

This one has me puzzled as well:

7Production & Events ‏@7ProdEvents
7, in collaboration with TwoFour54, filmed the episode of The Amazing Race taking place in Dubai. #theamazingrace #Dubai #7memories
17 hours ago


If some version of TAR is filming right now, I suppose it's possible that they could have been in Dubai a couple of days ago and Australia today. I checked out the website for 7 production and their Facebook page and both are brand new with no additional information about any TAR filming.
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2013, 02:11:05 AM »
TAR Ukraine? Israel 3? France 2? US23? Au3? Pékin express?
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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2013, 02:16:37 AM »
I'm pretty sure Pekin Express filmed in America this year, and TARU and TARI have finished filming. TARF2 I don't think will be filming anytime soon due to the disappointing ratings of last season :( and TARAus I think will be filming later this year. And it isn't the right time for TAR23 would be filming, due to it normally filming over the US' summer.
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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2013, 02:41:58 AM »
Another sighting, this time from Cebu City in the Philippines.

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just saw 4 persons with amazing race gear and a camera man following them near IT Park. Either this is real or the biggest trolls ever
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I have a feeling it's a local race, but have no real evidence one way or the other.

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« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2013, 08:23:15 PM »
Another sighting, this time from Cebu City in the Philippines.

Andy Go ‏@andygoyap
just saw 4 persons with amazing race gear and a camera man following them near IT Park. Either this is real or the biggest trolls ever
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I have a feeling it's a local race, but have no real evidence one way or the other.
I don't know whether it is already filming TARAUS 3 or it was on TARP 1st season and it was already been done. :umn:

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2013, 09:44:02 PM »
is there gonna be a tarp 2?
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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2013, 09:44:59 PM »
I hope so. *crosses fingers*
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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2013, 11:45:36 PM »
is there gonna be a tarp 2?
There's a fairly large number of people from the Philippines that visit TAR forums, so I think we'd hear more from them if/when it films.

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« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2013, 11:33:58 AM »
Catie ‏@VodkaTitties 10m #amazingrace film crew in Bethesda right now. Might be on tv. Cool. I'll wave
 
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Catie ‏@VodkaTitties 4m @xxx just saw camera men and I'm on Bethesda avenue in #bethesda Maryland
 
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« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2013, 02:32:18 PM »
NOT us Joey. But not sure what it was? ???
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« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2013, 08:02:12 PM »
I found a conversation on Twitter about an Amazing Race sighting in The Philippines. It's in Filipino (Tagalog?) and I've tried to use a Google translation, but it's not very good. Hopefully someone around here can do a better translation:


Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 10h
Ok, I refuse even andun Andrew Wolfe! I though she makakainuman, I refuse wooh! # VivaMe

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
met some racers and chat with them and even with the bouncers #AmazingRace @ Gumaca

Gi Cabuena ‏@NocheCabuena 9h
@celesteenaaa Amazing Race USA?

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
@NocheCabuena Hindi e. Sa Yamaha daw yun sa June pa ipapalabas, si Andrew ang host.

Gi Cabuena ‏@NocheCabuena 9h
@celesteenaaa Sinong Andrew?

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
@NocheCabuena Si Andrew Wolff yun Mr Phil at 1st r.up sa Mr World 2012 haha pogi

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
@NocheCabuena di pala sya amazing race as in, yamaha chuchu haha para lang a.r. kasi ikot sa phil mga challenges


Google translates the above as

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 10h
Ok, I refuse even andun Andrew Wolfe! I though she makakainuman, I refuse wooh! # VivaMe

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
met some racers and chat with them and even with the bouncers # AmazingRace @ Gumaca

Gi Cabuena @ NocheCabuena 9h
@ celesteenaaa Amazing Race USA?

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
@ NocheCabuena No e. Yamaha daw yun been issued in June, Andrew host.

Gi Cabuena @ NocheCabuena 9h
@ celesteenaaa Who is Andrew?

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
@ NocheCabuena Wolff Andrew Yun 1st r.up Mr Phil and Mr World 2012 haha handsome

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
@ NocheCabuena in amazing race as she turned in, haha chuchu Yamaha simply ar phil round because of the challenges


It could be a local race. My first thought was Final Adventure, the TAR South Korean version, but I have my doubts that Andrew Wolff would be a part of that. Some research showed that Andrew Wolff was the winner of the Mr. Philippines 2012 pageant and 1st runner up in the Mr. World 2012 contest. He also is a member of the 2013 Philippines Volcanoes World Cup Sevens Rugby team. Still, the Philippines is a likely place for Final Adventure to visit since they are staying fairly close to South Korea.

The tweets mention Gumaca, which is Quezon province. Gumaca was founded in 1582 and has a lot of Spanish Colonial buildings. It does seem like the sort of place an Amazing Race version would visit. The question is which one?

I thought Chuchu Yamaha could be a name, but a search didn't bring up any minor celebrities with that name.

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2013, 04:54:38 AM »
I found a conversation on Twitter about an Amazing Race sighting in The Philippines. It's in Filipino (Tagalog?) and I've tried to use a Google translation, but it's not very good. Hopefully someone around here can do a better translation:


Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 10h
Ok, I refuse even andun Andrew Wolfe! I though she makakainuman, I refuse wooh! # VivaMe

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
met some racers and chat with them and even with the bouncers #AmazingRace @ Gumaca

Gi Cabuena ‏@NocheCabuena 9h
@celesteenaaa Amazing Race USA?

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
@NocheCabuena Hindi e. Sa Yamaha daw yun sa June pa ipapalabas, si Andrew ang host.

Gi Cabuena ‏@NocheCabuena 9h
@celesteenaaa Sinong Andrew?

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
@NocheCabuena Si Andrew Wolff yun Mr Phil at 1st r.up sa Mr World 2012 haha pogi

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
@NocheCabuena di pala sya amazing race as in, yamaha chuchu haha para lang a.r. kasi ikot sa phil mga challenges


Google translates the above as

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 10h
Ok, I refuse even andun Andrew Wolfe! I though she makakainuman, I refuse wooh! # VivaMe

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
met some racers and chat with them and even with the bouncers # AmazingRace @ Gumaca

Gi Cabuena @ NocheCabuena 9h
@ celesteenaaa Amazing Race USA?

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
@ NocheCabuena No e. Yamaha daw yun been issued in June, Andrew host.

Gi Cabuena @ NocheCabuena 9h
@ celesteenaaa Who is Andrew?

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
@ NocheCabuena Wolff Andrew Yun 1st r.up Mr Phil and Mr World 2012 haha handsome

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
@ NocheCabuena in amazing race as she turned in, haha chuchu Yamaha simply ar phil round because of the challenges


It could be a local race. My first thought was Final Adventure, the TAR South Korean version, but I have my doubts that Andrew Wolff would be a part of that. Some research showed that Andrew Wolff was the winner of the Mr. Philippines 2012 pageant and 1st runner up in the Mr. World 2012 contest. He also is a member of the 2013 Philippines Volcanoes World Cup Sevens Rugby team. Still, the Philippines is a likely place for Final Adventure to visit since they are staying fairly close to South Korea.

The tweets mention Gumaca, which is Quezon province. Gumaca was founded in 1582 and has a lot of Spanish Colonial buildings. It does seem like the sort of place an Amazing Race version would visit. The question is which one?

I thought Chuchu Yamaha could be a name, but a search didn't bring up any minor celebrities with that name.

It's not TAR   :'(

It's a Yamaha-funded race challenge and Andrew Wolff is hosting it. I think it's the Yamaha SZ-16 Adventure Challenge. 'Yamaha' is a motor company. Chuchu is not a name :)
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2013, 08:04:55 AM »
Thank you!! :hearts:
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2013, 10:56:10 AM »
Thanks Karpov617! I figured it was probably something like that, but couldn't understand it well enough to be sure.

I did think Chuchu Yamaha would be a strange name, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to take a moment and check it out.  Just another example of me overthinking the problem.  :umn:

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2013, 12:08:54 AM »
 :-[  You're welcome guys! :)
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2014, 09:22:19 AM »
OK, it's been a while, but I have another sighting I can't figure out. It was from Kuala Lumpur and the person having the sighting insists it is TAR US. When it was taken isn't clear. I don't recognize the two racers. Maybe it's TAR Israel? Hopefully someone will recognize the racers or the cameraman.

I've asked her when she took the picture. Hopefully she will reply.

Here's the Twitter conversation:

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
That moment when you saw the whole production and filming process for The Amazing Race! 😍😍 pic.twitter.com/LfvoX3ttU2


New Jo-Kym ‏@kayewhyam Jun 25
@ZeeShing Omg, at KL Sentral? :OOO

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
@kayewhyam YEAHHHH.Their next task is to get to some places. So they were waiting for the train to Seremban. SO EXCITING TO SEE THEM RUNNING

New Jo-Kym ‏@kayewhyam Jun 25
@ZeeShing SO COOOL I WANNA JOINNNN. Let's go dei. A train ride to nowhere and back 😁

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
@kayewhyam HAHAHA we wanted like follow them actually but then, we have class tomorrow so we can't. LET'S GO! ;)

John ‏@johnelmmo 9h
@ZeeShing is this the amazing race US or Canada? And which city is this?

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing 9h
@johnelmmo It's the US one. They were in Malaysia for their tasks. :)


Here's the picture:

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2014, 06:54:53 AM »
I've had a reply from Shing Zee.


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@ZeeShing Cool picture. When did you take it? They just finished filming season 25 and I've heard they didn't go to Malaysia. Just curious.


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@Plaidmoon Thank you? That was taken like a week ago. I don't really know actually, we saw the Amazing Race's envelopes with clues. 😂


So, it appears that she had her TAR sighting around June 25th when she tweeted it. So I doubt it's TAR Israel since they appear to have finished filming a couple of weeks before that. I'm just not sure what it could be. You don't usually see all the equipment for a local race.

However, the woman racer in the picture looks like either Amy or Maya from TAR 25. But what would they have been doing in Kuala Lumpur? Any thoughts?

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I have a sighting I can't figure out. I posted it yesterday in the International TAR section, but I thought I'd repost it here where more people will likely see it. The sighting was from Kuala Lumpur and the person having the sighting thinks it is TAR US.  She says it was taken about a week ago and she tweeted it on June 25th. My first thought is that maybe it's TAR Israel, however they finished up a couple of weeks before that. My next thought is that the woman racer looks an awful lot like Maya (or is it Amy?). The same pants and very thin legs. The hair looks similar. The shoes are yellow in other pictures I've seen and aren't yellow here, but maybe they are dirty by this late in the race. The backpack doesn't quite look like a match to me. Also the woman in the picture looks shorter than in the other pictures we have of Amy and Maya.

It might be possible to pass through Kuala Lumpur and Seremban on the way to Singapore, but I rather doubt they did. So if it is one half of Amy and Maya, what were they doing in the train station in Kuala Lumpur? It would also suppose that the memory of the woman tweeting is off by a week or so on the date.

Here's the Twitter conversation:

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
That moment when you saw the whole production and filming process for The Amazing Race! 😍😍 pic.twitter.com/LfvoX3ttU2

New Jo-Kym ‏@kayewhyam Jun 25
@ZeeShing Omg, at KL Sentral? :OOO

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
@kayewhyam YEAHHHH.Their next task is to get to some places. So they were waiting for the train to Seremban. SO EXCITING TO SEE THEM RUNNING

New Jo-Kym ‏@kayewhyam Jun 25
@ZeeShing SO COOOL I WANNA JOINNNN. Let's go dei. A train ride to nowhere and back 😁

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
@kayewhyam HAHAHA we wanted like follow them actually but then, we have class tomorrow so we can't. LET'S GO! ;)

John ‏@johnelmmo 9h
@ZeeShing is this the amazing race US or Canada? And which city is this?

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing 9h
@johnelmmo It's the US one. They were in Malaysia for their tasks. :)

Plaid Moon ‏@Plaidmoon
@ZeeShing Cool picture. When did you take it? They just finished filming season 25 and I've heard they didn't go to Malaysia. Just curious.

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing 19h
@Plaidmoon Thank you? That was taken like a week ago. I don't really know actually, we saw the Amazing Race's envelopes with clues. 😂


Here's the picture:



Any one have any ideas about this? I'm stumped.

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Doubt it is the US edition, 25th June seems 6 days off the last filming i/we spotted (19th June).

It could be the Philippines edition or the Ukraine's version
I have a sighting I can't figure out. I posted it yesterday in the International TAR section, but I thought I'd repost it here where more people will likely see it. The sighting was from Kuala Lumpur and the person having the sighting thinks it is TAR US.  She says it was taken about a week ago and she tweeted it on June 25th. My first thought is that maybe it's TAR Israel, however they finished up a couple of weeks before that. My next thought is that the woman racer looks an awful lot like Maya (or is it Amy?). The same pants and very thin legs. The hair looks similar. The shoes are yellow in other pictures I've seen and aren't yellow here, but maybe they are dirty by this late in the race. The backpack doesn't quite look like a match to me. Also the woman in the picture looks shorter than in the other pictures we have of Amy and Maya.

It might be possible to pass through Kuala Lumpur and Seremban on the way to Singapore, but I rather doubt they did. So if it is one half of Amy and Maya, what were they doing in the train station in Kuala Lumpur? It would also suppose that the memory of the woman tweeting is off by a week or so on the date.

Here's the Twitter conversation:

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
That moment when you saw the whole production and filming process for The Amazing Race! 😍😍 pic.twitter.com/LfvoX3ttU2

New Jo-Kym ‏@kayewhyam Jun 25
@ZeeShing Omg, at KL Sentral? :OOO

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
@kayewhyam YEAHHHH.Their next task is to get to some places. So they were waiting for the train to Seremban. SO EXCITING TO SEE THEM RUNNING

New Jo-Kym ‏@kayewhyam Jun 25
@ZeeShing SO COOOL I WANNA JOINNNN. Let's go dei. A train ride to nowhere and back 😁

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
@kayewhyam HAHAHA we wanted like follow them actually but then, we have class tomorrow so we can't. LET'S GO! ;)

John ‏@johnelmmo 9h
@ZeeShing is this the amazing race US or Canada? And which city is this?

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing 9h
@johnelmmo It's the US one. They were in Malaysia for their tasks. :)

Plaid Moon ‏@Plaidmoon
@ZeeShing Cool picture. When did you take it? They just finished filming season 25 and I've heard they didn't go to Malaysia. Just curious.

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing 19h
@Plaidmoon Thank you? That was taken like a week ago. I don't really know actually, we saw the Amazing Race's envelopes with clues. 😂


Here's the picture:



Any one have any ideas about this? I'm stumped.
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2014, 09:31:44 AM »
Sequesterville??
I've had a reply from Shing Zee.


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@ZeeShing Cool picture. When did you take it? They just finished filming season 25 and I've heard they didn't go to Malaysia. Just curious.


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@Plaidmoon Thank you? That was taken like a week ago. I don't really know actually, we saw the Amazing Race's envelopes with clues. 😂


So, it appears that she had her TAR sighting around June 25th when she tweeted it. So I doubt it's TAR Israel since they appear to have finished filming a couple of weeks before that. I'm just not sure what it could be. You don't usually see all the equipment for a local race.

However, the woman racer in the picture looks like either Amy or Maya from TAR 25. But what would they have been doing in Kuala Lumpur? Any thoughts?
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TAR Philippines were holding auditions as of a few days ago, so I don't think it was them. I haven't been paying much attention to TAR Ukraine recently, but with the political situation there, I doubt they would be filming. I can't think of any version that's filming since TAR 25 ended.

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2014, 09:46:35 AM »
Sequesterville??
I've had a reply from Shing Zee.


Plaid Moon ‏@Plaidmoon
@ZeeShing Cool picture. When did you take it? They just finished filming season 25 and I've heard they didn't go to Malaysia. Just curious.


Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing 19h
@Plaidmoon Thank you? That was taken like a week ago. I don't really know actually, we saw the Amazing Race's envelopes with clues. 😂


So, it appears that she had her TAR sighting around June 25th when she tweeted it. So I doubt it's TAR Israel since they appear to have finished filming a couple of weeks before that. I'm just not sure what it could be. You don't usually see all the equipment for a local race.

However, the woman racer in the picture looks like either Amy or Maya from TAR 25. But what would they have been doing in Kuala Lumpur? Any thoughts?

Good thought and one that hadn't occurred to me. However, I don't think they would be sending a cameraman with them to Sequesterville. Or if they are sequestering the cameraman too, I think the camera would be packed away in a case.

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2014, 02:19:38 PM »
Crazy. Can't be US , sequesterville travel would NOT be in Malaysia or Indonesia this season, really too late for 25. Weird.
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It was about June 18, not June 25 because she said she took it 1 week earlier before posing.
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No she said it was a week ago, from when I am assuming she posted the tweet, so it would be around June 25, the original day she posted the picture.

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unless it could be Malta to Malaysia to Singapore (all in 1 leg)
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That would mean she saw this on or after our finale date. :groan:
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I agree, the only way it makes possible sense is if she took it a week before she posted it to Twitter, or around June 18th. But that's not what she said, so the sighting doesn't fit.

Of course, it doesn't seem likely that they would fly from Valetta to Kuala Lumpur, catch a train to Seremban, do something there and then get to Singapore by the afternoon. I checked and the Kommuter train from Kuala Lumpur to Seremban takes about an hour and runs several times a day. There is also a train that runs from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore 3 times a day and it stops in Seremban. One train leaves Kuala Lumpur at 815 AM, arrives at Seremban at 920 AM and at Singapore at 3 PM. The problem is that if you get off the train in Seremban, the next train doesn't arrive in Singapore until 9:40 PM. But we have witnesses and photographs that saw them around 4 PM. So that doesn't work. If they got cars or took a taxi from Seremban, it's a 3 hour drive, so that could work.

However, the overall big 500 kilo reason why this sighting doesn't work is that we have other witnesses that flew with them on the plane from Rome to Singapore. This feels like a jigsaw piece from a different puzzle. Maybe some other race is filming that we aren't aware of or maybe it was taken in Singapore, not Kuala Lumpur? However, I did some looking at pictures of train and light rail stations in Singapore and at the KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur and the escalator in the picture looks like KL Sentral to me. I found nothing conclusive though.

Maybe something will be found to clear this up, but I think it's likely to remain a mystery.

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Anyway, I don't think this is TAR US because the racer in that photo does not fit anyone, even Amy. This season we know all the teams from the start so it cannot be a missing team so...
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Agreed. I will move all this back over to the mystery sighting thread later, but for now...not us.
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #50 on: October 15, 2014, 09:24:18 AM »
I think I found the answer for the last sighting in July in Kuala Lumpur. It apparently was the Italian version of Pekin Express called Pechino Express. Pechino is Italian for Beijing. I started a topic for Pechino Express and there's more info there. However, so far, I haven't found the people in the sighting in the numerous pictures of Pechino Express that are out there. I haven't looked very carefully yet though.

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« Reply #51 on: October 15, 2014, 09:08:20 PM »
Great job, Plaid!!
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« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2014, 04:36:10 AM »
Any INTernational eps filmed in Korea recently??
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2014, 05:04:19 AM »
Any INTernational eps filmed in Korea recently??

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« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2014, 05:09:36 AM »
Link please zac?
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