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Title: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on April 26, 2008, 01:23:39 AM
Beijing evidence   May 18th or 19th
 here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15374.msg302059.html#msg302059)
*blogger mentions passing teams in Beijing

Bangkok Thailand evidence  Confirmed May 20th
here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302095.html#msg302095) & here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302220.html#msg302220)
*blogger Andrew mentions the Amazing race being filmed, people eating bugs and throwing them up in the middle of the street.....
*blogger Andrew provides photo evidence





Chiang Mai, Thailand evidence   Confirmed May 22nd
Here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302284.html#msg302284) , here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302546.html#msg302546) & here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302615.html#msg302615)
*Blogger witness's 3 sets of teams at the airport in Chiang Mai
*Blogger offers more details:
**so the details that I have:
-There were three couples.  one was two shorter women.  they had black backpacks
on and on the packs were yellow stickers that had an army slogan (i.e. "you can
do it").  I remember them as wearing all black as well.  They were rather short
5'5"or less and while I don't want to sound prejudicial my two friends that I
was traveling with (who are both gay) totally thought these two women were too. 
i actually never saw their faces.  i will fwd to my friends and see if they have
any info.  the second couple i think was two younger (20s/30s)guys...will have
to double check.  the third was definitely a guy and a girl (prob. dating). 
they were both white.  she had longer brown/black hair and was really skinny and
wearing a little tank top.  he had a british accent b/c he's the one that said
"" i don't know what you're talking about"  THey looked to be in their early
30s. 
* peach follows up with more info:
**Amazing Race Asia did pass through Chiang Mai recently, it's yet to be aired and no one locally knew about it at the time except the owner of the X-Centre where part of it took place

 Saigon, Vietnam evidence   May 21st
Here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302225.html#msg302225)
* Blogger witness's teams being filmed near the Q bar

Hue, Vietnam evidence   May 25th  Now confirmed (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg303564.html#msg303564)
Here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302485.html#msg302485)
* Blogger witness's Allan Wu being filmed at Imperial City

Hong Kong evidence May 29th
Here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302335.html#msg302335) & here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302339.html#msg302339)
*Poster Ragbear witness's 2 beautiful girls with clue in hand at Mong Kok (district)
*Blogger witness's Alan Wu being filmed at a pier

Macau (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg304978.html#msg304978) - May 31st

Cochin, India   (via Singapore) (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg303925.html#msg303925) June 1st
 
 
 
credits to Mrs Shrek, peach and kaad to name a few as well as a few Andrews, lol
Title: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 3)
Post by: cabioTAR on April 26, 2008, 11:34:31 AM
Hi! guy ...

We had movement on TAR13 ... so I think same to TARA 3 ...

From the Exec Producer ... they r finalising the casting now ...

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/about/producer

 10 days ago, Michael-McKay says:   
 
 
 Hi folks, thanks for all the great feedback. I never cease to be impressed by the knowledge TARA fans have of the series, as well as the passion. Thank you.

TARA3 will air later in 2008 (sorry it takes so long to prepare,cast, shoot and produce).

I'd love to tell everybody who hasn't made it through that they can get on with their lives but the truth is we are still finalising the cast. Having said that, if we haven't contacted you by now I would say your chances are slim at this point.

Once again, thanks to everyone for contributing their thoughts. Regards Michael 



>> I believed TARA3's filming is going to start as same timing as TARA2 - end of June ... by that time TAR13 might be overred the filming ...

As we know that Betram have put some shares on ActiveTV (TARA production) ... there is possiblity they are going to share some crews and make TARA3 more bigger ... I'm waiting for this ...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: nikita on April 26, 2008, 06:54:44 PM
I just read and heard former Miss Universe Natalie Glebova and a friend of hers, a model (uhh) wil be representing Thailand on TAR Asia 3. Yikes. More local celebrities.  :'(  Miss Glebova a Russian born Canadian moved to Bangkok after her reign was over. She is married to ex-tennis player Paradorn Srichipan. Many Thai fans who have applied for season 3 are not amused and felt cheated at a chance for the race. Thank for delivering a casting coup Mr. McKay.  :pull
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: cabioTAR on April 26, 2008, 09:27:43 PM
hi! nikita,

Really? Where have u read that? any link ...

Well .... her friend is girl or boy? Thainesse?

If Paradorn in the show ... still OK ... model again ...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: cabioTAR on April 26, 2008, 09:40:49 PM
found

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Glebova

"In April 2008 Natalie Glebova was hand picked by AXN-ASIA, along with a friend from the modeling industry, to represent Thailand in season 3 of the Amazing Race Asia cable TV series."


Anyway, it's Wiki ....

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: nikita on April 27, 2008, 12:12:42 PM
found

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Glebova

"In April 2008 Natalie Glebova was hand picked by AXN-ASIA, along with a friend from the modeling industry, to represent Thailand in season 3 of the Amazing Race Asia cable TV series."


Anyway, it's Wiki ....




I would not be surprised if it was true Wiki or not. Considering Michael McKay's penchant for casting local celebrities to jack up ratings it may be true. Izad of Sucks did mention for TAR2 the casting dept were interviewing celeb types and half of the racers were one way or another involved in show biz or related to or connected to a well known personality.


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on April 27, 2008, 02:53:33 PM
Nikita, you mean TARA2, TAR 2 was in 2002 not 2007/8.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: nikita on April 27, 2008, 06:30:16 PM
Sorry askip. I was editing my comment when the battery went dead.  :groan: Yes, it was TARA2.

This news was posted by a Thai blogger on the AXN forum. Sounds like it is true.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: TARAsia Fan on April 27, 2008, 07:23:48 PM
The casting of Miss Universe makes me fear more Mactors in this edition.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: ur coolness on April 29, 2008, 03:52:51 AM
The casting of Miss Universe makes me fear more Mactors in this edition.

Aside from product placement, this is what amazing race asia does best...mactor factor for casting department to the highest level.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: chealsea on May 16, 2008, 02:02:29 AM
i'm really sad. my friend and i sent applications for TARA3. we didn't get a cal..  :'(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on May 16, 2008, 07:52:59 AM
I understand your sadness, cookie23. I didn't get a call last summer from Who Wants to be a Millionaire? after initially qualifying. In both cases there were only many tens of thousands of other applicants!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 23, 2008, 05:51:11 PM
Moving these from TAR13 for speculation thanks to Mrs Shrek .....

Mrs Shrek sent me this ........
Then I was searching Flickr and saw this ......(Taken on May 20, 2008 at 12.49pm PDT)
The Flickr picture (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ponyboy101/2513805298/) and blog dates are a match but gosh it can't be us!
So a fwiw ...


I don't know where to put this. It can't be "our race" because the dates are wrong, and Bangkok was just a transit point. Could TAR Asia have started filming yet?
"I saw the Amazing race being filmed, people eating bugs and throwing them up in the middle of the street"
travelblog (http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/Thailand/South/Ko-Samui/blog-278911.html)

"Amazing Race roadblock on Khao San - Bangkok"
 (http://i25.[banned image hosting site].com/nfps29.jpg)




Strange indeed...dates cannot be TAR 13 but I suppose any local crews hired could have similar equiptment.

Is it possible that TARA 3 has started already? I wasn't thinking til June but oh my...


Just found another TAR reference in a blog that is so vague I probably wouldn't have bothered posting it except for the recent sighting in Bangkok...fwiw


Quote
Friday, May 23, 2008 We finally arrived in UB(Ulaan Bator) after passing the amazing race in Beijing.
Link (http://lotusfansg.blogspot.com/2008/05/finally-arrived-ulaan-bator.html)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on May 23, 2008, 06:24:07 PM
I can see the first leg of AmazingRaceAsia (ARA) 3 being in Bangkok May 21, although it may have been preceded by other places if there are prior legs. Beijing being next is quite logical. There are 4 nonstop flights BKK PEK:

TG614 1040 1620
MS960 1300 1830
TG674 0035 0615
AC980 0120 0645
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: nikita on May 24, 2008, 08:01:30 AM
I can see the first leg of AmazingRaceAsia (ARA) 3 being in Bangkok May 21, although it may have been preceded by other places if there are prio legs. Beijing being next is quite logical. Ther are 4 nonstop flights BKK PEK:

TG614 1040 1620
MS960 1300 1830
TG674 0035 0615
AC980 0120 0645




But is it official TARA3 has started filming?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 24, 2008, 10:39:38 AM
I can see the first leg of AmazingRaceAsia (ARA) 3 being in Bangkok May 21, although it may have been preceded by other places if there are prio legs. Beijing being next is quite logical. Ther are 4 nonstop flights BKK PEK:

TG614 1040 1620
MS960 1300 1830
TG674 0035 0615
AC980 0120 0645




But is it official TARA3 has started filming?
Thats the problem, we don't know lol.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: cabioTAR on May 25, 2008, 06:14:50 AM
I can see the first leg of AmazingRaceAsia (ARA) 3 being in Bangkok May 21, although it may have been preceded by other places if there are prio legs. Beijing being next is quite logical. Ther are 4 nonstop flights BKK PEK:

TG614 1040 1620
MS960 1300 1830
TG674 0035 0615
AC980 0120 0645




But is it official TARA3 has started filming?
Thats the problem, we don't know lol.


Let me check...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: cabioTAR on May 26, 2008, 04:55:52 AM
I have confirmed they are filming TARA3 now ....

Have started someday last week ....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 26, 2008, 05:49:45 AM
Major CONGRATS :congrats: to Mrs Shrek for having the first two sightings of the TARA 3 race in action!  :hearts:  :yourock:

Let's all keep our eyes open --how fun to have another race to follow so soon!  :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 26, 2008, 10:14:22 AM
 fantastic news! More for us to spoil!! :sucks

To add ..from this album (http://picasaweb.google.com/firuzjalal/SiemReapPhnomPenhAndBangkok1320May2008/photo#5204353006820803394)



The Amazing Race was preparing as we were leaving Khao San Road.

(click click for full size)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/DSC01204.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: north09 on May 26, 2008, 04:44:18 PM
I was searching in blogs for TAR13 stuff yesterday, and I found this woman instead who says she participated as one of those locals used in tasks. Since TAR13 has no plans of going to any asian countries except for Cambodia, I assume that this must have been for TAR Asia.

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p204/Saracen7/IMGP5398.jpg)
The Amazing Race! I've been working my ass off for the Amazing Race for a couple weeks and I'm glad it turned out well! Phew~Teachers loved it and I'm relived that it's over! Haha xD This is one of the tasks.. Cik Aishah and Ann Teh doing the Umbrella dance! hahaha
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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 26, 2008, 05:02:29 PM
The problem north is that there are so many local versions of the Amazing Race that searching blogs you really have to sort out what is the real race what is the local race.
Over the past week there have been more so than usual...I wouldn't even know where to begin, lol

Singapore for example  (http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&client=news&ie=UTF-8&q=amazing+race+singapore&as_drrb=q&as_qdr=w)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on May 26, 2008, 05:49:55 PM
puddin, I agree with your assessment that it is difficult to sort out the local Amazing Races from the real ARA3. I did go through each entry in your very recent Singapore blogs list. I concluded that there was some local Amazing Race, possibly as short as 2 hours in Singapore on or about May 25(yesterday) and there also was one at a camp in Malacca. However, both were over in no more than 3 days so we are not talking about ARA3. Singapore has been overused in both ARA1 and ARA2, so the chances of it being a pitstop for ARA3 were remote to start with.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: Mrs Shrek on May 26, 2008, 11:28:07 PM
The problem north is that there are so many local versions of the Amazing Race that searching blogs you really have to sort out what is the real race what is the local race.
Over the past week there have been more so than usual...I wouldn't even know where to begin, lol

And then there are all the mini school versions as well... u kan yously tel dem frm da spellin tho :pull
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 26, 2008, 11:43:08 PM
North, I think that one was a high school student doing something for IU day, whatever that was?

That cracks me up Mrs Shrek!! So true!! :lol: :funny: :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 27, 2008, 12:14:38 AM
Just heard from Mrs Shrek's blogger who was kind enough to tell us this: :hearts:

Quote
I managed to get a couple pictures until they told me not to.  I cant remember the exact day but around the 20th or 21st I'd say. I saw them eating scorpions and some other sort of bug and puking them up. There were 2 asian teams I think. Also one girl threw up and another contestant said "Miss India Everyone!" I heard them reading a clue and it was in English. There was a father and son I believe who looked east indian. Everyone I heard talk sounded like they had American accents.

ask me anymore questions i'll try to help. expect the pictures in a few days

What else would we like to know? ???
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: Mrs Shrek on May 27, 2008, 12:50:50 AM
Just heard from Mrs Shrek's blogger who was kind enough to tell us this: :hearts:

What else would we like to know? ???


Approximate time of day?

Hmmmm, I'll keep thinking
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 27, 2008, 01:37:15 AM
Good job peach! Can't wait to see the photos  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 27, 2008, 08:24:49 AM
Here is a list of the last Miss India's:
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3MissIndias.jpg)

and a pic of 2007 Sarah Jane--But is she the right one?? :lol:  

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3SarahJaneDiasMissIndia2007.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 27, 2008, 08:27:28 AM
Thanks to Andrew who will hopefully be joining us here soon himself!! :hearts:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3BangkokbugeatingbyAndrew.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 27, 2008, 10:42:29 AM
How exciting  :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 27, 2008, 11:07:00 AM
adding this a fwiw I'm just not sure?~

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Happy shopping day (http://jiejiezhang.blogspot.com/2008/05/happy-shopping-day.html)
 
I have a day free in HK before I fly off to Vietnam tomorrow, and what's a girl got to do when in HK? Shop shop shop till she drops of course!




 
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Saigon surprise  (http://jiejiezhang.blogspot.com/2008/05/saigon-surprise.html)
I'm finally back from an exhausting week in Vietnam. I've never had so little sleep over an entire week and when I came back yesterday, I slept for 12 hours straight, and that wasn't enough.... I'm still tired!

But it wasn't exhausting entirely because of work ;), in between work we found time to hang loose and relax a little over alcohol and a few laughs. The alcoholic demon in me showed its horns and I managed to have late night drinks almost every other day at Q bar (the 2nd night we were there, we saw Amazing Race being filmed! I had to be restrained from running infront of the camera...)

The day the event ended, we managed to get more people to join us for drinks at Q bar and it was one C-R-A-Z-Y night! It just took a couple rounds of shots to get everyone silly, and surprise surprise, I was one of the last one standing - I put it down to my weak bladder and need to pee every few minutes, the alcohol just goes right thru me - and ended up having to drag one of the girls from the Thai team back to her hotel room because she couldn't even stand on her feet.

All in, it was a great trip. I got to work on a major regional event and got to know really fun people from the HK and Thai teams. But by the last day in Vietnam, it was 9 days away from home for me, I was missing Michael and was actually happy - a first for me - to be going back to Beijing my "favourite" place in the whole world !!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 27, 2008, 11:32:19 AM
Okay...She saw TARA filming...

But her OWN regional event she worked on also involved HK and Thai teams? This is confusing... :lol:

Or is her regional event actually TARA?  :iok

But a nice find either way. puddin!  :sucks
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 27, 2008, 11:36:17 AM
Okay...She saw TARA filming...

But her OWN regional event she worked on also involved HK and Thai teams? This is confusing... :lol:

Or is her regional event actually TARA?  :iok

But a nice find either way. puddin!  :sucks

Thats why I am unsure of what shes talking about, lol
It's the filming part that was interesting.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 27, 2008, 11:44:00 AM
Close ups of Andrew's wonderful picture! :jumpy: :ty3:  :jumpy:

I think we have three teams here:

Team 1:
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3team1.jpg)

Team 2:
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3team2.jpg)

Team 3:
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3team3.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3team--ornot.jpg)

So--teams 1 and 2 are clear. Team 3 seems to be green head band girl but who is she with? Is the intense guy on the left? (He does appear to have a backpack on...) Or could it be orange shirt guy? Hmmmm........
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 27, 2008, 02:15:39 PM
How about the girls in red? then another team maybe with one sitting on the table but hard to see
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 27, 2008, 02:25:57 PM
I liked the girls in red too! It is just that the others seemed to have on backpacks and they don't seem to so I couldn't be sure...

I love the sitting on the table team!  Great eye!

But wow, a lot there at the same time making for a tight race.

Hopefully Andrew will be able to come here soon and help us out! :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on May 27, 2008, 09:25:55 PM
I will offer my interpretation of what was observed in Saigon at the Q Bar:

1. This woman went to Vietnam on May 19.
2. The second night she was there in Saigon was May 20, where she spotted ARA3 filming.
3. It is quite possible that ARA3 started in Saigon on May 20 before getting an extended pitstop and arriving Bangkok on the 22nd or 23rd.
4. This woman was later involved in some team competition which may or may not have been a local Amazing Race.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 27, 2008, 10:15:48 PM
I'm reading it a little differently:

--we KNOW that the eating task was being prepared on Khao San Road, Bangkok on MAY 20 by 2 separate photos dated
--Andrew tells us that his photo of the task in progress was May 20 or 21st, so let's assume May 20 (goes w/ task being set up then)
--woman arrives in Vietnam on May 19
--managed to get to the Q-bar every other night she was there
--the 2nd night she was there, she saw the race
--suppose 1st night she went was May 20, then 2nd night she was there could be May 22
--clearly these dates are subject to error and could be May 21 or May 23 equally as likely ...
--her event involved teams of some sort, but not necessarily a local TAR event

So I think Bangkok for sure on May 20, and then Saigon, Vietnam  May 21-23 ish

So are these our first 2 legs? Or did we miss one? ???

Because we also have the blog report for "crossing the Amazing race" in Beijing... and the only 2 days that poster was stuck in the Beijing airport were May 19 and 20th.

So I am wondering if we have

Beijing airport sighting May 19 or 20>> heading to Bangkok
Bangkok May 20-21
Saigon May 21-23 ish

Was Beijing the site of the first leg? Nice Olympic tie-in perhaps...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/MAPTARA3firstlegs.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: cabioTAR on May 28, 2008, 05:16:58 AM
Thanks to Andrew who will hopefully be joining us here soon himself!! :hearts:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3BangkokbugeatingbyAndrew.jpg)

I think we have 6 teams here ...

2 - FF Teams ( 2 red shirt gilrs, 2 girl (1 sit on the table and behind 1 MM team looked like M'sia/Japan Team)
2 - MM Teams (India Team and Msia/SG/Japan team)
1 - MF Team
1 - F? Team ( Specky girl with Grean headband) ...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on May 28, 2008, 08:27:21 AM
I'm reading it a little differently:

--we KNOW that the eating task was being prepared on Khao San Road, Bangkok on MAY 20 by 2 separate photos dated
--Andrew tells us that his photo of the task in progress was May 20 or 21st, so let's assume May 20 (goes w/ task being set up then)
--woman arrives in Vietnam on May 19
--managed to get to the Q-bar every other night she was there
--the 2nd night she was there, she saw the race
--suppose 1st night she went was May 20, then 2nd night she was there could be May 22
--clearly these dates are subject to error and could be May 21 or May 23 equally as likely ...
--her event involved teams of some sort, but not necessarily a local TAR event

So I think Bangkok for sure on May 20, and then Saigon, Vietnam  May 21-23 ish

So are these our first 2 legs? Or did we miss one? ???

Because we also have the blog report for "crossing the Amazing race" in Beijing... and the only 2 days that poster was stuck in the Beijing airport were May 19 and 20th.

So I am wondering if we have

Beijing airport sighting May 19 or 20>> heading to Bangkok
Bangkok May 20-21
Saigon May 21-23 ish

Was Beijing the site of the first leg? Nice Olympic tie-in perhaps...


Peach, I have gone back to doublecheck what I read. Several points emerge from this:

1. I buy your assessment that ARA3 was in Bangkok around May 21.
2. The teams clealy must turn up in Saigon later that week, not knowing exactly when but possibly as late at May 25.
3. Re-reading the blog listed as a link in puddin's post#11 on May 23, I have brought some of it below:

"Friday, May 23, 2008
Finally Arrived Ulaan Bator
 
We finally arrived in UB after passing the amazing race in Beijing.

Posted by Our New Journey at 12:17 AM  
1 comments:
Jon said...
I envy you for seeing an actual shooting of an Amazing Race in Beijing. We are actually tracking them down since they started filming it last May 20.

Finally Arrived Ulaan Bator
Stucked in Beijing - 20 May @ 9:35am"

This makes it fairly clear that if this was ARA3 and not a local race ARA3 may have started May 20 in Beijing.

4. Given the laws of physics and tranportation, teams cannot be in both Beijing and Bangkok at Khao San Road on the same afternoon of May 20. Which do you want to believe?

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 28, 2008, 09:11:38 AM
Quote
4. Given the laws of physics and tranportation, teams cannot be in both Beijing and Bangkok at Phrao San Road on the same afternoon of May 20. Which do you want to believe?

Here is how I interpreted that blog:

--they were on their way to Mongolia on MAY 19,
Quote
(Yes, we are still leaving to Mongolia on 19th May, 0110hrs)
but were not able to catch their flight. They spent the night at an airport hotel in prep for an 8AM flight (which was delayed till 7PM). If they were there 2 hours beforehand, their sighting could have been from 6AM onwards.
--so in my mind they were in the airport BOTH May 19 and 20 and could have seen the race either day.
--BUT I'm thinking the teams were leaving Beijing for Bangkok and prob arriving the day we see them doing the bug eating, which appears to be May 20.
--So say they departed Beijing AM of May 20>>> what kind of flights are available to get them to Bangkok by early-mid afternoon? Would that be possible?
--If not, then what about the evening of 5/19?

and in ref to the comment:
We are actually tracking them down since they started filming it last May 20.

This is a poster from a forum which has been getting almost all of their info directly from our pages.  ;)  So they know no more than we do right now...
which is that the race started "one day last week" which would be in the week beginning Sunday 5/18...   So I'm guessing that the race started either the 18th or 19th (leaning towards the 19th) in Beijing, and prob NOT the 20th...



Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 28, 2008, 12:20:43 PM
Another blog

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Thailand  (http://mbaivier.blogspot.com/2008/05/thailand.html)
Tomorrow we fly from Koh Samui up to Chang Mai via Bangkok.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The Land of Smiles  (http://mbaivier.blogspot.com/2008/05/land-of-smiles.html)

Northern Thailand has been one adventure after another and is certainly the highlight of my time in Asia.
The adventures started at the airport in Chiang Mai when three sets of couples ran past us, each trailed by a camera guy and an audio guy. We are pretty sure that they were part of the show The Amazing Race but when we asked them all one guy could say was "I don't know what you're talking about." Yeah, right.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 28, 2008, 03:45:29 PM
So now we have something like this? :lol:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/MapTARA3legversion2signed.jpg)

Mini Timeline: Blue =confirmed date, others are still speculative

May 18-20 (?19) Beijing--Starting Line?   (spotted in Beijing airport May 19 or 20)
          source: BLOG (http://lotusfansg.blogspot.com/2008/05/finally-arrived-ulaan-bator.html)   Thanks to Mrs Shrek!

May 20 Bangkok: Khao San Rd  (photo evidence and Blog mention)
          sources: Task prep: FLICKR (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ponyboy101/2513805298/)   Thanks to puddin!
                      Task in progress:  BLOG  (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3BangkokbugeatingbyAndrew.jpg)    Blog find thanks to Mrs Shrek! and photo courtesy of Andrew!

May 22 Chaing Mai, Thailand (spotted in airport)
           source: BLOG (http://mbaivier.blogspot.com/2008/05/land-of-smiles.html)   Thanks to puddin!

May 20+ to 26 Saigon, Vietnam (blog mention)
           source: BLOG (http://jiejiezhang.blogspot.com/2008/05/saigon-surprise.html)  Thanks to puddin!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 28, 2008, 05:06:35 PM
I concur the Saigon blog was most likely nothing but blah blah blah as in something else, lol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 29, 2008, 01:24:22 AM
Speculation just thinking out loud ~

posted by wakwakwak @sucks  (http://survivorsucks.yuku.com/reply/2873435/t/TAR-Asia-3-casting-news-Spoiler-.html#reply-2873435)

Quote
I read somewhere that Marc's [Marc & Rovilson] co-host in a sports show, Diane, auditioned with her sister Jackie [All 3 in the pic above]. Well, Diane and Jackie are entertaining to me. Jackie is like bipolar and funny especially when she tries extreme sports. Okay. That's all. I'm not really sure. 
(http://i31.[banned image hosting site].com/2l8eph2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: cabioTAR on May 29, 2008, 02:46:13 AM
So now we have something like this? :lol:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/MapTARA3legversion2signed.jpg)

Mini Timeline: Blue =confirmed date, others are still speculative

May 18-20 (?19) Beijing--Starting Line?   (spotted in Beijing airport May 19 or 20)
          source: BLOG (http://lotusfansg.blogspot.com/2008/05/finally-arrived-ulaan-bator.html)   Thanks to Mrs Shrek!

May 20 Bangkok: Khao San Rd  (photo evidence and Blog mention)
          sources: Task prep: FLICKR (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ponyboy101/2513805298/)   Thanks to puddin!
                      Task in progress:  BLOG  (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3BangkokbugeatingbyAndrew.jpg)    Blog find thanks to Mrs Shrek! and photo courtesy of Andrew!

May 22 Chaing Mai, Thailand (spotted in airport)
           source: BLOG (http://mbaivier.blogspot.com/2008/05/land-of-smiles.html)   Thanks to puddin!

May 20+ to 26 Saigon, Vietnam (blog mention)
           source: BLOG (http://jiejiezhang.blogspot.com/2008/05/saigon-surprise.html)  Thanks to puddin!

If Beijing's speculated as Starting Line - Bird Nest Stadium is the greatest start location (like TAR4 - LA Stadium)

Like TARA1 and 2 , startline and finishline was same country/city .... I speculate Finish line will be in New Olympic Park - this also great place (man made Park) ....

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on May 29, 2008, 06:50:28 AM
puddin, I do not think that the Saigon sighting was either a figment of someone's imagination or a local race.

On the subject of how a team might get from the morning of May 20 in Beijing to any street in Bangkok in early afternoon, there is a way:

TG675 PEK BKK 0830 1215. This would give teams an hour from the airport to downtown.

On the subject on a Saigon stop being real, I have indicated that my interpretation of a Saigon visit from that blog is that teams could have been seen there as late as May 25. If they went to Chiang Mai(and another blog does imply that) on May 22, then they would be leaving there around May 24. What is a logical next stop? Saigon is as logical as anywhere else in Southeast Asia and teams were spotted there. Here are 2 flight combinations they could have used on May 24 or 25:

TG103 CNX BKK 0945 1055 connecting in Bangkok with AF163 BKK SGN 1315 1450
TG111 CNX BKK 0440 1550 connecting in Bangkok with TG686 BKK SGN 1815 1945

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on May 29, 2008, 07:05:18 AM
I have a new hypothesis caused by CHATEAU and puddin making statements that caused me to go back looking for something. I haven't found what I was looking for yet, but I did find this from password:

Re: The Amazing Race 13 *Spoilers Only!* (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #371 on: May 18, 2008, 08:10:41 PM » Quote 

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I am sri Lankan so i hear news from my home country and they said "The Amazing Race" was being flimed there.
It could be the amazing race asia or a local version of the show.

How about the possibilty that ARA3 really started in Colombo Sri Lanka on May 18 or slightly earlier and then went to Beijing?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 29, 2008, 10:31:12 AM
Nothing against password but I would discount any  blahblah that he had to say (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15374.msg301748.html#msg301748).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: kaad on May 29, 2008, 11:49:27 AM
HEY~ :jumpy: This is my first post,I'm Kayne from Hong Kong.
I just saw a post in a China forum - Ragbear and it maybe a spoiler of TARA3
http://ragbear.com/read.php?tid=22007

The poster said he saw two beautiful girls(or women) on the street and finding taxi today(29-5-08 HKT),he also saw a flag of amazing race(which is in yellow & red), at first,he saw them opening a clue,then jumping up to the taxi, TAR13 have already finished shooting,so it's probably TARA3!!!

Additional information (District) - Mong Kok (One of the most popular downtown area in HK), i don't think that it is only taking a clue then go to another country(just like season2), so i felt really excited :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on May 29, 2008, 01:17:10 PM
Here is what the macro view of ARA3 looks like:

before May 19 unknown if it exists at all; might possibly be Colombo Sri Lanka
May19/20 Peking
May 20/21 Bangkok
May 22/23 Chiang Mai
May 25/26 could be Saigon(I think so)
May 27/28 ToBeDetermined
May 29 Hong Kong

Let's assume May 25 is Saigon. The next logical stop could be:

Macau(used in AR11)
Guangzhou
Wuzhou(a beautiful place if memory serves me) or even the famous Yangshuo or Guilin
Nanning
Hanoi
Ha Long Bay(another extremely beautiful place used in AR10)
Hainan (the famous Chinese island of decadence and luxury)

After Hong Kong, I see Taiwan quite close, but I think Luzon island of the Philippines (capital Manila is on it) is more logical. After all, there is a fantical fan base for Amazing Race Asia in the Philippines.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 29, 2008, 01:31:44 PM
Hong Kong is looking good heres another blog (http://ting-solace.blogspot.com/2008/05/stanley-market.html)~

Thursday, May 29, 2008
Its 107am,Hong Kong,,I just finished uploading the fotos..Gonna write a short post and go and sleep.So that I can go Disneyland and perhaps to the famous Jumbo restaurant later.I went to Stanley Market yesterday,took a train to Central station and a public bus to the market.I need my dosage from addiction soon..I am running out of it.1 more day before I can see him and I cant wait to fly back soon...I will think of the happie moments coz I dont wanna waste a single moment missing out those happie and sweet times together...


(its goes onto say)

The pier where I saw Allan Wu.He's filming Amazing Race Asia there.. :)


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/IMG_0478.jpg)


edited to fix the link
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 29, 2008, 09:06:56 PM
HEY~ :jumpy: This is my first post,I'm Kayne from Hong Kong.
I just saw a post in a China forum - Ragbear and it maybe a spoiler of TARA3
http://ragbear.com/read.php?tid=22007


:welcome2: to RFF kayne from Hong Kong and thanks for sharing! Please keep us posted! :waves:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 29, 2008, 09:11:01 PM
Apskip, with cabio reminding us that the first and last city are the same in TARA, I think that Beijing could very well be that city. Since it is an Olympic year it would make great sense that they might try to use one of the Olympic stadiums for the publicity maybe.

And plus--word on the street is that the 19th is very possible.. ;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on May 29, 2008, 09:14:50 PM
I want to note that the above blog was also noted by jonlover @ entermyworld.heavenforum  (http://entermyworld.heavenforum.com/spoilers-corner-f1/tara-3-spoilers-they-started-filming-t368.htm#59006) as well, who had it first doesn't really matter since we all use the same detective skills to search blogs, lol.

Anyway entermyworld.heavenforum has other blogs as well  :jam:

An interesting blog on the Chiang Mai sighting (http://entermyworld.heavenforum.com/spoilers-corner-f1/tara-3-spoilers-they-started-filming-t368.htm#59250), hmm

And a sighting in of all places Hanoi!! (http://entermyworld.heavenforum.com/spoilers-corner-f1/tara-3-spoilers-they-started-filming-t368.htm#59278)

posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008
To change the topic, I hope you are all watching Amazing Race! They're in Vietnam and are visiting some of the places that we have a great affection for, namely the City of Hanoi and Halong Bay. Nice to see it all again - very special places and memories.

Now how can we coax jonlover to join us here  :hearts: ?


ETA: I think now that the Hanoi blogger in Africa is watching season10= Hanoi (http://entertainment.iafrica.com/television/reality/amazingrace/447433.htm)
ETA: I meant season 10 (watching Lost here so I'll blame that, lol)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: kaad on May 30, 2008, 12:20:15 AM
that person said he have took a photo...but it's not digital format
he will got the photo in a few days...

so..we'll see!~~
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 30, 2008, 07:11:35 AM
 :yess: Thank you kaad! We'll keep hoping!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 01, 2008, 10:37:41 AM
blog~ (http://thehappywanderer.wordpress.com/2008/06/01/update/)

(This entry was posted on June 1, 2008 at 9:47 am)

Haven’t been updating because there’s no internet where I am staying. But have been enjoying myself a lot staying with Aunty Beeyong!


Hue to Hanoi

So I spent very little time in Hue. After the first day on the tour with Café on Thu Wheel, I decided I wanted to get to Hanoi quickly. I don’t know why, but like I told Ian, I got bad vibes in Hue. It feels unsafe, I can’t seem to get around with much ease.

I had wanted to take the first train the next morning to get to Hanoi, and the lovely receptionist and possibly boss rode to the train station to see if he could get a ticket for me at 2000h in the evening. Alas, the train is only mine to dream of. There was no ticket left for any of the trains the next day, so I settled for a bus ticket.

I went to the Citadel that afternoon since I have time. Went into the Imperial City. It was so-so, perhaps because I have no guide, perhaps I should have studied harder when we were studying Chinese influence in Vietnam then, anyhow, I saw Allan Wu. Then I realized that they were filming a leg of the Amazing Race Asia there. Haha. I walked past him nonchalantly. He’s no Takeshi Kaneshiro.
A team asked me for direction. I told them a very general direction. I hope they didn’t get lost, otherwise I would always be that cursed Asian tourist. Haha.

I went back to the hotel for lunch. The hotel has lovely lovely staff. I reckon they are family/friends. I ate a lot, because I know I would get motion sickness if I didn’t. I brought my half-eaten Oreo onboard too.

Since the journey to Hanoi should be twelve hours, I was rather worried that I would reach Hanoi early in the morn. What a nuisance/annoyance that would be if I were to knock at Uncle Mike and Aunty B’s house at 6am in the morn. So I devised my breakfast plans in order not to reach too early.

The bus has to be the worse I have taken throughout my entire journey. They switched off the a/c during the trip. It became really hot and stuffy. The Caucasian couple in the seats in front of me opened the window. What a relief. However, even when the a/c was switched on again, they didn’t close the window. There were parts of the journey where it stank quite badly.

This time the sleeper bus was quite different from the previous one I took. This one doesn’t have individual ‘bed’, but the beds were like normal seats extended. Though I had plenty of legroom this time round, I hate the fact that someone was sleeping so close to me by my side. Despite the heat, I slept in my sleeping bag to avoid being touched or touching people. I had prayed so hard that it would either be a good-looking guy or a lady who’s next to me, but it was the back-up bus driver instead.

The bus stopped a lot, either for pee-break or for people to alight or to board. There were times where the bus moved at a snail’s pace because of the heavy traffic before dawn. What a surprise!

By 9am we weren’t in Hanoi yet. And when we finally reached, they dropped us at the outskirts. I didn’t want to enter just any cars, so I asked this German gentleman and his Indonesian companion if I could hop into the same car and head for the same destination as they were. The German gentleman is a very pleasant man, knowing that I was traveling alone, he came by to check on me once in a while. The lady, less friendly, studied German linguistics and is now lecturing in that subject in a university in Germany.

Reached the Old Quarters, well, it’s familiar territory since the first hostel I stayed was in that area, I heaved a sigh of relief. Bid farewell, went to get stuff for Uncle Mike and Aunty B since I didn’t want to go to their house empty handed. Enquired about my destination with the tourist office, and they called a taxi for me. The muffins were expensive, $2.50 each, and I don’t think they were that tasty. Uncle Mike said they tasted like cookies.

Reached their place but they weren’t around. Their helpers led me to the place I was going to stay. I was to stay at their friend’s house while she’s not around. The house’s lovely, and guess what, their friend is unaware that someone is staying. Quite cool right? You leave your house keys with your neighbour and you allow them to host their friends there. I suppose they are really good friends.

Seeing Uncle Mike, Aunty B, Peace and Daniel was great! While it signified the end of my traveling, it felt like going home.

Talking to Aunty B is inspiring.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 01, 2008, 10:50:27 AM
So sometime (http://thehappywanderer.wordpress.com/2008/05/) between May 24, 2008 & June 1st the blogger saw Alan Wue in Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) ?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 01, 2008, 10:51:34 AM
Another great find puddin!

Hue Citadel

http://www.vietscape.com/travel/hue/citadel.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 01, 2008, 10:58:25 AM
Maybe the Saigon blogger did see something? I dunno the dates are confusing the hell out of me, lol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 01, 2008, 11:54:35 AM
Here is what the macro view of ARA3 looks like:

before May 19 unknown if it exists at all; might possibly be Colombo Sri Lanka
May19/20 Peking
May 20/21 Bangkok
May 22/23 Chiang Mai
May 25/26 could be Saigon(I think so)
May 27/28 ToBeDetermined
May 29 Hong Kong

Let's assume May 25 is Saigon. The next logical stop could be:

Macau(used in AR11)
Guangzhou
Wuzhou(a beautiful place if memory serves me) or even the famous Yangshuo or Guilin
Nanning
Hanoi
Ha Long Bay(another extremely beautiful place used in AR10)
Hainan (the famous Chinese island of decadence and luxury)

After Hong Kong, I see Taiwan quite close, but I think Luzon island of the Philippines (capital Manila is on it) is more logical. After all, there is a fantical fan base for Amazing Race Asia in the Philippines.



The sighting could fit into apskip's timeline "May 27/28 ToBeDetermined" ..I wonder if they will ever leave Asia or when?

 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: Kogs on June 01, 2008, 02:55:50 PM
Here is what the macro view of ARA3 looks like:

before May 19 unknown if it exists at all; might possibly be Colombo Sri Lanka
May19/20 Peking
May 20/21 Bangkok
May 22/23 Chiang Mai
May 25/26 could be Saigon(I think so)
May 27/28 ToBeDetermined
May 29 Hong Kong

Let's assume May 25 is Saigon. The next logical stop could be:

Macau(used in AR11)
Guangzhou
Wuzhou(a beautiful place if memory serves me) or even the famous Yangshuo or Guilin
Nanning
Hanoi
Ha Long Bay(another extremely beautiful place used in AR10)
Hainan (the famous Chinese island of decadence and luxury)

After Hong Kong, I see Taiwan quite close, but I think Luzon island of the Philippines (capital Manila is on it) is more logical. After all, there is a fantical fan base for Amazing Race Asia in the Philippines.



The sighting could fit into apskip's timeline "May 27/28 ToBeDetermined" ..I wonder if they will ever leave Asia or when?

 

its a 24 hour train ride from saigon to hue per the amazing race 3. Hue to Hanoi is 17 iirc
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 01, 2008, 03:06:36 PM
If I'm reading the Hue bloggers dates right she may have seen the teams on the 25th? as she had some time to kill before her bus departed.

On the 24th says shes going to try to get a ticket to her Auntsin Hanoi tomorrow (the 25th)

On June 1st she writes that she is at the Aunts

then After the first day on the tour with Café on Thu Wheel, I decided I wanted to get to Hanoi
quickly. 24th and 25th


I had wanted to take the first train the next morning to get to Hanoi 25th

There was no ticket left for any of the trains the next day, so I settled for a bus ticket 25th?

I went to the Citadel that afternoon since I have time. Went into the Imperial City 25th?

It was so-so, perhaps because I have no guide, perhaps I should have studied harder when we were studying Chinese influence in Vietnam then, anyhow, I saw Allan Wu. Then I realized that they were filming a leg of the Amazing Race Asia there. Haha. I walked past him nonchalantly.  . 25th?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: Mrs Shrek on June 01, 2008, 03:43:43 PM
Now I'm even more confused.... :pull

Did the race start filming earlier that thought and is now finished? Did he just meet up with his family in transit on his way somewhere else? Could it be mistaken identity?

posted Sunday, June 01, 2008, 11:40 AM, (assumed to be referring to Saturday May 30)
Quote
Wondering why I put a question mark after studying? Oh well, I went studying with my classmates at the airport yesterday and we did not really study at all did we? At first they set the time to meet at 11.30am but later changed it to 2.00pm then to 2.30pm, lastly I reached there at 3.30pm. Then we studied in the T2 mac, the table was really very small and amanda was cursing the group behind us, they were taking one big table to play cards when the table could be useful to us. But we got another table so it was still ok, I was so tempted with the food and went to eat instead. Phoebe had a cough but was very tempted for mcspicy, I told her just eat because no one could withstand the greatness of mcspicy, but the typical mother devien was nagging all the way to tell phoebe not to eat and say that I am a bad influence to phoebe. In the end, phoebe went to get mcspicy meal with a mcflury.

We wanted to study after that but all of them just take out their laptops and starting surfing the net. It was like 6pm already and we did not do anything. Later, the manager came to chase us off because there was not enough seats for the customers. So we went to the viewing mall to study instead. When we reached there we saw celebrities!!! We saw allan wu and his wife and childen. Phoebe was admiring them and called them the perfect family. Quite true, the father was playing with the kids while the mother was sitting down laughing at them.

link (http://rayslights.blogspot.com/2008/06/studying-at-airport.html)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on June 01, 2008, 03:53:30 PM
Mrs. Shrek has asked some questions. I as is frequently the case have judgments and comments on them:

Did the race start filming earlier that thought and is now finished? It is very possible that the race started well be fore May 20. The end of AR13 would have been very good cover for ARA3 to start quietly.

Did he(Allan Wu) just meet up with his family in transit on his way somewhere else? Phil took  many hours in New Zealand and you have to believe he went to visit his wife and children.

Could it be mistaken identity? Sure, but it's not likely. Allan is a well-known TV star in Asia.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on June 01, 2008, 03:58:46 PM
Kogs, I would like to know more about how you know that it was a 17 hour train ride to Hue.

Hue is an ancient provincial capital that was the site of some of the bloodiest battles in the Vietnam War during the Tet Offensive in 1968.  During the Battle of Hue, the city suffered considerable damage not only to its physical features, but its reputation as well, most of it from American firepower and bombings on the historical buildings as well as the now infamous massacre at Huế committed by the Communist forces.

Hue is 55% of the northbound distance between Ho Chi Minh City(aka Saigon) and Hanoi. it has a population of 340,000 people.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 01, 2008, 04:00:35 PM
I thought I read TAR3 started on May 18th? but where I read it I have no idea, lol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: Mrs Shrek on June 01, 2008, 04:15:01 PM
I thought I read TAR3 started on May 18th? but where I read it I have no idea, lol

There have been a few pics posted on the net of 'Allan look alikes', but the wife and kids being there makes a mixup perhaps less likely...
I was pretty sure it had been rumoured that filming started around 18-20th too, and if that was true it couldn't be possible to be completed with filming yet....just speculation but a last goodbye with his family at the airport before the 'out of Asia' segment starts seems more likely atm than the other possibilities.... can anyone identify the airport they are at?

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 01, 2008, 04:20:51 PM
I thought I read TAR3 started on May 18th? but where I read it I have no idea, lol

There have been a few pics posted on the net of 'Allan look alikes', but the wife and kids being there makes a mixup perhaps less likely...
I was pretty sure it had been rumoured that filming started around 18-20th too, and if that was true it couldn't be possible to be completed with filming yet....just speculation but a last goodbye with his family at the airport before the 'out of Asia' segment starts seems more likely atm than the other possibilities.... can anyone identify the airport they are at?



Heres a T3?
T3 - Singapore's Changi airport’s latest ‘green’ venture
http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/t3-singapores-changi-airports-latest-green-venture/

and here
http://sg.ksdb.com/1192411.page

eta:Candy Empire mentioned here
http://www.trend-news.com/default.asp?newsid=3675
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on June 01, 2008, 04:34:56 PM
There is only one international aiport for Ho Chi Minh City. It's Tan Son Nhat. Here is info about it:

Tan Son Nhat Airport was first constructed in the 1930s by the French Colonial government as small unpaved airport. By mid-1956 United States of America foreign aid built a 7,200-foot (2,190 m) runway and terminal facilities to became South Vietnam's international airport. During the Vietnam War, Tan Son Nhut Air Base was used by both the United States and the South Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF).

Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport, a joint civilian and military airport, is located 4 miles (6 km) north of the center (District 1) of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Airport Code

Tan Son Nhat International Airport IATA airport code is SGN and ICAO code is VVTS

Location

Located at 10°49?08?N, 106°39?07?E, 33 feet (10 meters) above sea level, Ho Chi Minh City International Airport is located 4 miles (6 km) north of Ho Chi Minh City center.

Capacity

15-17 million passengers per year

Two runways

Runway 07L/25R - 3,048 meters - 10,000 feet long - Concrete

Runway 07R/25L - 3,800 meters - 12,468 feet long - Concrete

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: Kogs on June 01, 2008, 04:53:27 PM
Kogs, I would like to know more about how you know that it was a 17 hour train ride to Hue.

Hue is an ancient provincial capital that was the site of some of the bloodiest battles in the Vietnam War during the Tet Offensive in 1968.  During the Battle of Hue, the city suffered considerable damage not only to its physical features, but its reputation as well, most of it from American firepower and bombings on the historical buildings as well as the now infamous massacre at Huế committed by the Communist forces.

Hue is 55% of the northbound distance between Ho Chi Minh City(aka Saigon) and Hanoi. it has a population of 340,000 people.

thought i remeber flo saying something About it.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 01, 2008, 05:14:05 PM
It was Ronald @ Changi Airport

( what cuties! )
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on June 02, 2008, 07:26:27 AM
I thought I read TAR3 started on May 18th? but where I read it I have no idea, lol

puddin, it was on jonlover's blog that you provided a link to up above. I have to say that I consider it speculation on his part that the race began May 18 in Bangkok. How would he know that? It may be true and it may not.

Jonlover also said "I am dropping the Chiang Mai blogger. What she could have seen seen was this one, the Chiang Mai Amazing Race." It should not surprise you that I have a different interpretation of the following:

Quote
The adventures started at the airport in Chiang Mai when three sets of couples ran past us, each trailed by a camera guy and an audio guy. We are pretty sure that they were part of the show The Amazing Race but when we asked them all one guy could say was "I don't know what you're talking about." Yeah, right.
That is classic Amazing Race crew behavior. Why would a local race be evasive?



Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: JonLover on June 02, 2008, 08:07:22 AM
Hi apskip, I am interpreting TARA3 started filming on 18 May 2008 based on the blog of Andrew. (Sorry, I am still familiarizing with the features here. I still don't know how to put a link.LOL)

He posted the picture of the racer eating bugs in an entry dated 19 May 2008. But he gave an account on what he saw in a blog written on the 22nd. When Georgiapeach and I e-mailed him, he told us that the date he saw them was either on the 20th or 21st. He mentioned that "he can't exactly tell  the date". He is really confused!

Why did I say 18th of May? Well, what I understood from reading his blog written on the 19th, he was in Bangkok on the 18th at noon. Then, he went to Khao San Road in the afternoon where he saw the filming.

Take a look at this statement "So since today (19th) is a holiday that means no alcohol being served, so we're going to have to find something else to do... we heard from a girl that they sell scorpions to eat on the street at night, so maybe I'll have to see if I can find some of those, we might go see some Thai boxing we heard about also. "

Note: Alcohol is not served on the evening of 19th.

But on these first lines of his blog, "Got here around noon yesterday, the flight was long but could have been worse. We got in a taxi to Khao San Road, it's where pretty much all the tourists stay, and it is crazy. Thousands of people walking around, everyone trying to sell you something, but everyone is friendly about it. We took it easy yesterday during the day, bought a few things and got to know the area. I had my first massage too... it was alright, alot of elbows just digging into your back though... I dont think they knew exactly what they were doing. Then we decided to grab a bucket from a cart on the side of the street. A bucket is Red Bull, Coke and some sort of Thai alcohol poured into a bucket, and it is gooood. We sat there for a few hours talking with the locals and joking around with the kids that sell things on the street. Then we got the kids to point us out a real live ladyboy across the street, with a guy sitting there with his arm around her acting cool... little did he know... "

So I am seeing that he went and saw the filming at Khao San Road on the 18th and had alcohol on that evening.

We'll Slowhatch can see the exact time the photo was taken. Maybe he could tell us.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on June 02, 2008, 08:19:09 AM
Based on what I know and identifying speculation as such, here is what I have for the update ARA3 Timeline:

before May 19 unknown if it exists at all; might possibly be Colombo Sri Lanka
May19/20 Bangkok

choice of 4 flights Bangkok to Beijing:
TG614 1040 1620
MS960 1300 1830
TG674 0035 0615
AC980 0120 0645

May 20/21 Beijing (note - the sighting in the PEK airport was before 935am on May 20)

PEK BKK TG675 0830 1215  connecting in Bangkok to TG116 BKK CNX 1715 1825

May 22/23 Chiang Mai - differences of opinion on whether this was really ARA3

CNX BKK TG103 0945 1055 connecting Bangkok to AF164 1325 1450

May 24/25 Saigon(Ho Chi Minh City)

trains leave Saigon 1900, 2300, 1305 and 1545 and arriving Hue 1551, 1636, 0808 and 1520

May 26/27/28 Hue/Hanoi

Vietnam Airlines 240 HUI HAN 0800 0910
Vietnam Airlines 244               1210 1320
Vietnam Airlines 246               2135 2245

Vietnam Airways 790 HAN HKG 1105 1355
Vietnam Airways 792 HAN HKG 1910 2000

May 29/30 Hong Kong

HAN HKG Vietnam Airways 790 1105 1355

May 31/June1 Singapore airport(does not mean stopping in Singapore, although that may have happened)

either Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific HKG SIN at 0855, 1050, 1120, 1330, 1415, 1600, 1615, 1830, 2000, 2015

Between Saigon and Hue, I have left a blank until I cen find the schedule for the train. Teams could have flown that leg, but reports were that they did not. Vietnam Airlines has 100 minute nonstops between SGN HUI at 0730, 1130 and 1630.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: JonLover on June 02, 2008, 08:41:54 AM
I am having connection problem here.

Anyways, I have to agree with apskip that the Beijing sighting was probably on the 20th or 19th based on my interpretation of the blog.

I just would like to add this. This is maybe just an speculation but who knows this might help us.

I visited Allan Wu's blog at  http://www.alivenotdead.com/allanwu#return-xspace-entry159157 and the last entry he made was on the 17th of May. He stopped writing from that time on.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 02, 2008, 09:38:29 AM
Thats good info JonLover as well as good detective work, thank you.
Your linking is fine, if you need help navigating the forum feel free to private message me or email me puddin.pies@gmail.com  << don't laugh! its's all I could come up with at the time  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2008, 10:29:45 AM
Okay, I am going to jump in here too.

The race starting on either May 18 or 19 is nearly 100% certain based on private info from someone in contact with production.  :angel:
It definitely did not start sooner, and I have no idea where Sri Lanka came from.  :res:

The race almost certainly started in Beijing and we see them leaving there on the 20th.

We have photo evidence from 2 separate photos dated 5/20 in Khao San Road Bangkok already so there are no doubts about that date at all for the eating task.

I agree w/ apskip that I am also not willing to discount the Chiang Mai sighting yet. That race is a 6-8 hour adventure challenge more along the lines of an IronMan race. There would be no reason for them to be in the airport at all, and I can find no evidence that they are filmed. I have written the race organizers for confirmation on that and have sent a message to the blogger asking for further info as well, so perhaps we will find out?

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 02, 2008, 11:09:17 AM
It definitely did not start sooner, and I have no idea where Sri Lanka came from.  :res:
 
From password  :lol:, you know the member who thought Georgia was a leg of TAR13 because of seeing "georgiapeach" in the timeline thread :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: JonLover on June 02, 2008, 11:19:27 AM
Okay, so are we saying that TARA teams were in Beijing Airport on the 20th en route to Bangkok (Bangkok pictures say it was taken on the 20th as per georgiapeach) and Chiang Mai on the 22nd?

What if the Beijing sighting is not correct??? I just found this out to confuse us more! I posted it here (http://entermyworld.heavenforum.com/spoilers-corner-f1/tara-3-speculations-t7.htm)

 Maybe, you can also read the time it was taken.


(http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/12/20/59/73/jonlov60.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=263&u=12205973)

This is the host of the Chinese version of the Amazing Race. We talked to them, did an intro. for the show, and found out the contestants were coming in about a half hour. We had to leave but we hoped we would run in to the contestants at the bottom of the mountain.

Besides, it just popped up in my mind that last year we were talking here about a sighting of the Amazing Race in Bangkok, Thailand. I can't find the thread but we all thought that the final city of TARA 2 was Bangkok.

That was a blog of someone named Jon (namesake! but definitely not me! LOL). Apparently he saw from his hotel lobby some sorts of Amazing Race contestants taking cab with cameramen and audiomen following them.

How many Amazing Race are there in Thailand and in China? :js:

PS: Thanks Puddin, I noted down your  e-mail address. LOL
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 02, 2008, 11:57:07 AM
I know that picture JonLover, it is at Picasa, its Blaze mountain I think? brb
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 02, 2008, 12:00:12 PM
Actually "Flame" Mountain  :lol: , the pictures are in this album~

Oct 16, 2006
http://picasaweb.google.com/dan.dzo/FlamingMountains
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2008, 12:00:42 PM
JonLover--if you wouldn't mind sharing  the link to the blog we might be able to find out more? And we need the original blog photo to figure out the dates...

I find the "did an interview" part strange ...have never heard of an interview in mid race...and IS that Allen Wu??
Very intriguing!

But stand by for incoming from Chiang Mai! :hearts:
Back in a minute!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: JonLover on June 02, 2008, 12:01:23 PM
For sure, Puddin, you know that.  :yess:

What I am saying here is what if that Beijing sighting is a local Chinese version and the Chiang Mai sighting is another local Thai version?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2008, 12:14:13 PM
 :jumpy: :hearts: :jumpy:

And our Chiang Mai blogger has sent a quick and wonderfully detailed response!
Quote
Re: Chiang Mai Amazing Race

Hey Peach,
Well I'm definitely a little surprised that you some how found my one reference
to the amazing race in my blog.  I'd love to know how you found it?

so the details that I have:
-There were three couples.  one was two shorter women.  they had black backpacks
on and on the packs were yellow stickers that had an army slogan (i.e. "you can
do it").  I remember them as wearing all black as well.  They were rather short
5'5"or less and while I don't want to sound prejudicial my two friends that I
was traveling with (who are both gay) totally thought these two women were too. 
i actually never saw their faces.  i will fwd to my friends and see if they have
any info.  the second couple i think was two younger (20s/30s)guys...will have
to double check.  the third was definitely a guy and a girl (prob. dating). 
they were both white.  she had longer brown/black hair and was really skinny and
wearing a little tank top.  he had a british accent b/c he's the one that said
"" i don't know what you're talking about"  THey looked to be in their early
30s. 

-We were at the Chiang Mai airport on May 22.  Our flight was scheduled to land
around 2pm so I think that's roughly the time.
  Our bags were the first off the
carousel. 

-We were the only flight in baggage claim at the time and I really really don't
think they were on our plane (it wasn't very full and I hope I would have
noticed them).  They ran past us as we were waiting for our taxi to pull up at
the curb outside of baggage claim (they were running from right to left as you
have your back to the terminal...woah that's a lot of detail).  Oddly the third
couple (guy/girl) were pushing their gear on a trolley and she was definitely
looking for something whereas the other two couples were just running by.  I
also distinctly remember that they came from further down the curbside and not
from in the terminal...may help with the coming vs going issue.  All three ran
past us to the end of the terminal.  I was actually confused about whether they
were coming or going.  i think I would eliminate coming but whether they were
going or passing through i can't tell you.  the trolley thing threw me off. 

I'll pass along anything else as it comes to me.  Sorry no pics. 

happy tracking!


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ChiangMaiAirport.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/MAPchiangmaiairport1.jpg)

Chiang Mai airport Photo Gallery (http://www.chiangmaiairportonline.com/node/6)

 Another Airport terminal Map (http://www2.airportthai.co.th/airportnew/chiangmai/map.asp?lang=en#)

Airport location:
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/MAPchiangmaiairport.jpg)

And of course, I have already asked some more questions but please do let me know what else we want to know.

I think it is safe to say now that Chiang Mai was NOT a local race !  :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: JonLover on June 02, 2008, 12:16:27 PM
Wow, georgiapeach. You rock! Nice one. That's great  :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 02, 2008, 01:11:59 PM
An army sticker? No mention of camera crews following them and no Asians? I dunno it doesn't sound very TARA to me.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on June 02, 2008, 01:25:08 PM
Here is the Vietnam train schedule. There are 4 major trains each day, leaving Saigon at 1900, 2300, 1305 and 1545 and arriving Hue 1551, 1636, 0808 and 1520 after 21, 18, 19 and 24 hour trips:

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) ► Danang ► Hué ► Hanoi
 
Saigon depart: 19:00 day 1 23:00 day 1 13:05 day 1 15:45 10:05 19:40 21:30 06:15
Nha Trang 03:01 day 2 05:40 day 2 20:11 day 1 00:57 19:03 05:12 08:32 13:33
Dieu Tri (for Qui Nhon) 06:42 day 2 09:06 day 2 00:06 day 2 05:23 00:56 10:04 12:38 -
Quang Ngai 09:58 day 2 | | 08:38 04:03 13:40 16:47 -
Da Nang (for Hoi An) 13:00 day 2 14:12 day 2 05:38 day 2 11:52 07:50 17:40 20:09 -
Hué 15:51 day 2 16:36 day 2 08:08 day 2 15:20 11:39 20:32 23:03 -
Dong Hoi 19:12 day 2 19:27 day 2 11:16 day 2 18:55 15:19 00:34 03:17 -
Vinh 23:52 day 2 23:05 day 2 14:57 day 2 01:17 20:32 05:42 08:06 -
Thanh Hoa 02:29 day 3 | 17:26 day 2 04:24 23:30 08:20 10:32 -
Ninh Binh | | 18:35 day 2 05:42 00:59 09:35 | -
Hanoi arrive: 05:38 day 3 04:30 day 3 20:45 day 2 08:15 03:25 12:05 14:30 -
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2008, 01:47:39 PM
An army sticker? No mention of camera crews following them and no Asians? I dunno it doesn't sound very TARA to me.

Whoa! :lol:  This place is getting confusing!

 Here is her original blog! from your own post here:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302284.html#msg302284


Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The Land of Smiles

Quote
Northern Thailand has been one adventure after another and is certainly the highlight of my time in Asia.
The adventures started at the airport in Chiang Mai when three sets of couples ran past us, each trailed by a camera guy and an audio guy. We are pretty sure that they were part of the show The Amazing Race but when we asked them all one guy could say was "I don't know what you're talking about." Yeah, right.

 BLOG (http://mbaivier.blogspot.com/2008/05/land-of-smiles.html)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 02, 2008, 03:03:24 PM
So the 2 shorter woman in all black with Army stickers were apparently in the army at some time?  Would they be allowed these stickers?

Quote
one was two shorter women.  they had black backpacks
on and on the packs were yellow stickers that had an army slogan (i.e. "you can
do it").  I remember them as wearing all black as well.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2008, 03:34:30 PM
Which army? :lol:

Maybe they are on active duty and their army let them do it for publicity? Or maybe they just like the army? or maybe they have family in the army?

Maybe some of the AXN folks can comment on the TARA rules about this kind of thing...

Did Ron the ex-POW in TAR ever wear any military gear/logos? ???
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 02, 2008, 04:14:09 PM
I thought "you can do it" was a USA thing but what do I know?

eta: actually isn't our saying "be all that you can be" ?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 02, 2008, 05:01:33 PM
What is I can do it - You can do it?
The Goal: To improve the health of the six million American children who have disabilities by encouraging increased physical activity and healthy nutritional behaviors-a major priority of Secretary Thompson, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).


:elvis:



You Can Do It!: The Merit Badge Handbook for Grown-Up Girls
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on June 02, 2008, 09:12:41 PM
I thought it would be interesting to identifly all the places in Asia(not including thailand or China) and Oceania that one can fly to from Singapore Changi Airport:

Adelaide
Auckland
Balikpapan
Bandar Seri Begawan
Bangalore
Brisbane
Cairns
Chennai
Colombo
Darwin
Delhi Denpasar
Dhaka
Fukuoka
Haikou
Hyderabad
Istanbul
Jakarta
Jeddah
Kaohsiung
Kathmandu
Kota Kinabalu
Kuching
Lahore
Langsaw
Male
Manalo
Manila
Maturan
Medan
Melbourne
Mumbai
Nagoya
Osaka
Palanbang
Pekanbaru
Penang
Perth
Port Moresby
Riyadh
Surabaya
Taipei
Tokyo
Trivandum
Yangon
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2008, 11:09:22 PM
 :jumpy: :hearts: :jumpy:

Chiang Mai is for sure and one challenge was at an X-centre!

I wrote to the reporter who wrote the excellent summary of the Chiang Mai Adventure Challenge that we read about  HERE (http://exploringsoutheastasia.com/articles/709-chiang-mai-adventure-race-a-success). I wanted to sort out the question of whether or not that race had any filming done. Just received a response from him (thank you Andrew!!) :


Quote
Regarding the Chiang Mai Adventure race featured in our news:  no the competitors were not filmed, other than from a local camera crew who used footage from the start and interviews with competitors for a 10 minute new documentary for Capital TV, but it wasn't an 'on the fly' thing like the Amazing Race, since most the time they were in the jungle. It was a proper 'multi-discipline' triathlon type event, organised by Active Asia .

As a matter of interest the Amazing Race Asia did pass through Chiang Mai recently, it's yet to be aired and no one locally knew about it at the time except the owner of the X-Centre where part of it took place.


Hope this helps

Andrew

I'm of course hoping for more information... :angel:
 




But aside from that race being on 5/18 and our racers being spotted on 5/22, if the first race wasn't filmed then it rules that out as a case of mistaken identity anyway...

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 02, 2008, 11:52:53 PM
Okay now I believe peachs, good job!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: Slowhatch on June 02, 2008, 11:57:04 PM
Thanks Peach!  :yess:
The X-Centre (http://www.chiangmai-xcentre.com/chiangmai_map.htm). Lots of activities, but bungy or off-road seems a safe bet.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 03, 2008, 12:07:56 AM
Thanks Slowhatch for finding that!

oh my...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/The%20MOLE/TARA3chiangmaibungee.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: Mrs Shrek on June 03, 2008, 12:57:34 AM
w2g peach :hearts:

good detecting :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 03, 2008, 01:50:41 AM
Andrew (author/reporter Andrew, not blogger Andrew :lol:) has an excellent website on Chiang Mai: http://www.1stopchiangmai.com/

with all sorts of yummy pics and links and things to do.

And  a wonderful  Chiang Mai zoomable Map! (http://www.1stopchiangmai.com/map/)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 03, 2008, 04:33:02 AM
Thanks Slowhatch for finding that!

oh my...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/The%20MOLE/TARA3chiangmaibungee.jpg)

Wait they have 2 do that!!! wow...  :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 03, 2008, 07:37:47 AM
It is a bungy, kiwi, and we don't know yet, but it looks way cool, doesn't it? Loads more pics on that X-centre's site...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: nikita on June 03, 2008, 09:57:31 AM
Thanks Slowhatch for finding that!

oh my...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/The%20MOLE/TARA3chiangmaibungee.jpg)

Wait they have 2 do that!!! wow...  :duno:


They also have one in Phuket. I think it's 200ft.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 03, 2008, 10:57:47 AM
Okay more from Meg! re the Chiang Mai airport sighting:

I sent her the airport external view and terminal map that I posted here:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302546.html#msg302546

and also the Bangkok contestant pic to see if anyone looked familiar,
and also asked where they could have been coming from and if she was sure about couple 3 and what flight she was on, and this is her reply:


Quote
alright the pic of the airport is definitely where we were...we were under that part that juts out (the covered drive way).
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ChiangMaiAirport.jpg)

we were on a domestic flight from bangkok. Thai Airways Flight 110. I'm 99% sure they weren't on it though,

Looking at the airport diagram i'd say that yeah they definitely could have come from the international arrival area. that would make the most sense actually. we didn't notice the first two couples until they were basically right next to us but the third definitely came from further down the drive through area (beyond (i.e. further into the pic) the covered walkway in the airport pic).

i have to say that i really don't think that picture of the people in bangkok contains any of the three couples we saw. the two guys and the guy/girl were very white i.e. not asian at all. also the two girls in that pic were not the two we saw for certain.

couple 3 was definitely with the race. one camera guy an one guy with a microphone. otherwise we wldn't have thought twice about them.

happy to help
meg

When she said that the couples were coming from the right, this terminal map made me think that perhaps they had just arrived via an International flight since the arrival areas are different...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/MAPchiangmaiairport1.jpg)


Apskip, any way to see what might have arrived there Int at about the same time as her domestic flight did (roughly 2PM on 5/22)? Might pinpoint where they came from if we are missing a 5/21-22 leg somewhere. If they were coming from Bangkok, they should have been on Meg's flight...

I need to recheck the mini-Timeline for sightings too...

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 03, 2008, 11:20:03 AM
To add to our contestant list then we have:

#1:one was two shorter women.  they had black backpacks on and on the packs were yellow stickers that had an army slogan (i.e. "you can do it").  I remember them as wearing all black as well.  They were rather short
5'5"or less and while I don't want to sound prejudicial my two friends that I was traveling with (who are both gay) totally thought these two women were too.  i actually never saw their faces.  i will fwd to my friends and see if they have any info. >>update: "i didn't see the faces of the two girls (couple #1) but my friend thinks one might have been a black woman.

#2:  two younger (20s/30s)guys...will have to double check. >>update neither the second nor third couples were asian."

#3: the third was definitely a guy and a girl (prob. dating).  they were both white.  she had longer brown/black hair and was really skinny and wearing a little tank top.  he had a british accent b/c he's the one that said "" i don't know what you're talking about"  THey looked to be in their early 30s. 

And none of these couples seem to be in the Bangkok eating bugs photo here from what she can see:
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3contestantsinBangkok.jpg)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on June 03, 2008, 02:46:31 PM
Part One of my flight research requested by Peach is the nonstop domestic flights from BKK to CNX.

The flight the observers took was TG110 BKK CNX 1240 1350.

The most likely flight that ARA3 teams were on is TG616 1220 1330, landing 20 minutes before the other. I understand that this comes in at the domestic terminal and that is not a good fit with the information. However, my research on flights from Beijing to Chiang Mai showed that all such flights are connections in Bankgkok, so they would arrive at domestic also.

Other flights BKK CNX were:
TG102 0745 0855
TG104 1030 1140
TG126 1715 1925
TG125 1900 2010
BangkokAir215 0800 0915
BangkokAir219 1700 1815

From Bejing the logical flights are TG675 0830 1215 connecting in BKK with TG116 above OR
TG615 1735 2120 connecting after overnight in BKK airport with TG102 above.

I am next going to look at international flights directly in Chiang Mai, but I consider it an unlikely exercise as none of them will be from Bangkok or Beijing, the two places we know they might have originated from this day.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on June 03, 2008, 03:01:32 PM
International flights come into Chiang Mai originating  from Kunming, Singapore, Hong Kong, Yangon and Kuala Lumpur. The only direct flight is from Kunming TG617 KMG CNX 1815 1850. All originations from Singapore, Hong Kong, Yangon and Kuala Lumpur connect through Bangkok. That international terminal at Chiang Mai must have very little traffic.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 03, 2008, 03:21:03 PM
I don't think we want flights from EITHER Beijing or Bangkok, but from an inbetween Bangkok and Chiang Mai location.

I still think 19-20 Beijing, 20 travel to Bangkok, 20-21 Bangkok, and now we could have a leg 21-22 somewhere else before they arrive Chiang Mai 5/22..

Or Bangkok could be an extended pitstop which also fits...

And always supposing that the Chiang Mai leg isn't 21-22 and what we see is them leaving the airport, which I think is doubtful.

Apskip and I don't agree on my Timeline though, so take it with a grain of salt! :lol:

Maybe flights that start in another country, but pause in Bangkok, still land in the International terminal? That happens here...

Thanks for the flight info though! Off to see where Yangon is  :-[ >> well heck, it is Rangoon! I knew that! :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 03, 2008, 08:43:21 PM
Can someone update the timeline? I'm still confused :crazy

something like this?

May 18/19 Beijing
May 20/21 Bangkok
May 22/23 Chiang Mai
May 25/26 Saigon & Hue ?
May 27/28/29? Hong Kong
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 03, 2008, 09:27:17 PM
working on it but may not be ready tonight  :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: puddin on June 03, 2008, 09:54:31 PM
working on it but may not be ready tonight  :duno:

Basically thats it, right? I'm trying to put something together so that we don't have to sort thru all the pages. Check out page 1, 1st post, I'm working on linking the sightings so its where I stuck it for now, lol.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on June 03, 2008, 10:03:13 PM

Based on what I know and identifying speculation as such, here is what I have for the update ARA3 Timeline:

before May 19 unknown if it exists at all; might possibly be Colombo Sri Lanka

May19/20 Bangkok(although come believe that this should be Beijing)

choice of 4 flights Bangkok to Beijing:
TG614 1040 1620
MS960 1300 1830
TG674 0035 0615
AC980 0120 0645

May 20/21 Beijing (note - the sighting in the PEK airport was before 935am on May 20 s best I can decipher it, but some believe that Beijing comes before Bangkok)

PEK BKK TG675 0830 1215  connecting in Bangkok to TG116 BKK CNX 1715 1825

May 22/23 Chiang Mai - differences of opinion on whether this was really ARA3

CNX BKK TG103 0945 1055 connecting Bangkok to AF164 1325 1450

May 24/25 Saigon(Ho Chi Minh City)

trains leave Saigon 1900, 2300, 1305 and 1545 and arriving Hue 1551, 1636, 0808 and 1520

May 26/27/28 Hue/Hanoi

Vietnam Airlines 240 HUI HAN 0800 0910
Vietnam Airlines 244               1210 1320
Vietnam Airlines 246               2135 2245

Vietnam Airways 790 HAN HKG 1105 1355
Vietnam Airways 792 HAN HKG 1910 2000

May 29/30 Hong Kong

HAN HKG Vietnam Airways 790 1105 1355

May 31/June1 Singapore airport(does not mean stopping in Singapore, although that may have happened)

either Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific HKG SIN at 0855, 1050, 1120, 1330, 1415, 1600, 1615, 1830, 2000, 2015

Teams could have flown the Saigon to Hue leg, but reports were that they did not. Vietnam Airlines has 100 minute nonstops between SGN HUI at 0730, 1130 and 1630.



puddin, as you can see the timeline is quite up-to-date, except that my view of which came first is Bangkok then Beijing while you want to see it Beiijing then Bangkok. I had added a clarifying note as a result.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: Neobie on June 03, 2008, 10:18:48 PM
It would make much more sense planning wise if Bangkok and Chiang Mai came together, right? We all know how AXN loves to do double-leg country runs...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on June 03, 2008, 10:36:47 PM
Working on finding out something here--back to y'all soon!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 3)
Post by: puddin on June 03, 2008, 10:43:17 PM
Working on finding out something here--back to y'all soon!
Knowing peach "back soon" means, ummm an hour?  :neener:

It would make much more sense planning wise if Bangkok and Chiang Mai came together, right? We all know how AXN loves to do double-leg country runs...
Makes the most sense to me Neobie  :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2008, 12:59:36 AM
Back soon means not at all tonight guys. Sorry... :nitenite:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation
Post by: apskip on June 04, 2008, 07:19:37 AM
It would make much more sense planning wise if Bangkok and Chiang Mai came together, right? We all know how AXN loves to do double-leg country runs...

Neobie, of course you are right and I have already pointed that out in a prior post. The argument for efficiency is one that Amazing Race Asia planners have to consider. Regardless of which comes first (the Beijing or the Bangkok), there will be at least uses of Bangkok airport on different days and if Bangkok comes first then there will 4 uses of Bagkok airport(one of which is on the same day in transit from Beijing to Chiang Mai).

Peach, this is a good place to answer your statement about International flights going through Bangkok. None do, with all passengers to Chiang Mai having to change to Thai Airways domestic flights to reach Chiang Mai. The only international flight that I have discovered into Chiang Mai is from Kunming and the timing is wrong with that one and the probability of ARA3 using that miniscule.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on June 04, 2008, 10:09:11 AM
Whoa!! Finally, I opened this site.

Hi peeps. We have found out the names of some of the racers for TARA 3. This a Philippine team in particular. I just would like to credit my buddies at the the other site who helped me uncovered their identities. Thanks to Benjbuddy and Eragon of entermyworld.heavenforum.com (This is plugging, huh!!! )

(http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/12/20/59/73/jonlov64.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=289&u=12205973)

The guy is Geoff Rodriguez and the lady is his girlfriend, Tisha Silang. Both of them are celebrities in the Philippines. They are dating models and friends of Marc and Rovilson.

I'll come back to report more.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on June 04, 2008, 10:58:19 AM
JonLover,
RFF operates on the principle that people who discover or contribute new information get "credit" for it. If they happen to be from another site, we take that positively because every bit of information is sometimes needed to solve the many puzzles that challenge us in any Amazing Race, U.S. or Asia.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2008, 11:23:03 AM
Thanks for sharing that JonLover! How nice to finally put a name to our racers' faces!

Does look like TARA 3 is continuing the Mactor trend that we saw in TARA 2 too though...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 04, 2008, 03:16:04 PM
Far out so many mactors  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 04, 2008, 03:22:16 PM
I was at your site this morning JonLover and was hoping you would bring the info here so as always thank you :yourock: :<3 :gj:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: neoknows on June 04, 2008, 10:25:28 PM

I love this site, lots of great ideas guys.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on June 05, 2008, 12:39:09 AM
Apskips, I gonna remember that. Puddin, oh yeah, it's my time to share what I have. lol

I just would like to add these about Geoff and Tisha.

Geoff Rodriguez is a Filipino-Australian model, TV host and actor. Tisha Silang, a Filipino-Canadian, is a former Miss Philippines-Universe but dethroned, TV host and model.

Rovilson Fernandez, TARA2 runner up, admitted in an interview that Geoff auditioned for TARA3.

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"When asked who else he would race with if he could do it all again, it doesn't take long for him to answer. "I'd probably go with Ernie Lopez (The Amazing Race Asia Season 1 contestant), because I've raced with him before and I had the best time racing with Ernie. We've done adventure races together. I just have so much fun with him. We have the same mentality. And also probably Geoff Rodriguez, he's another one of my best mates. He auditioned for Season 3. He's just like us: he's a carbon copy of Marc basically, well as far as the humor is concerned.

Lastly, it would basically be a Malaysian girl, only because, if you look at the history, the Malaysian teams in season 1, they won and here in season 2 they took 2nd and 4th place. Malaysian women are tough. They're fantastic and they're nice to look at," he says with a wink."
Source: http://beta.abs-cbn.com/tabid/104/Article/9635/Default.aspx



Tisha Silang also expressed in an interview about her desire to be a part of the Amazing Race.



Quote
"We also hear you're quite the reality TV show junkie.  

Yes! Thursday nights are bad coz there's American Idol, Outback Jack, Growing Up Gottie, and so I'm switching channels the whole way! I've also watched The Bachelor, even Fame! The Amazing Race is also one of my favorites. I actually did research on the show because I have a friend, and we would have been a perfect match for the show. But then it's only open to American citizens, so, aww. "

"You think if you joined The Amazing Race, the camera's gonna get a shot of a bitchy streak?

Definitely, I'm such a competitive person, if I say I wanna do one and my partner doesn't agree, we'd end up on each other's throat! Plus I don't know how I'd be, having to get up that early and lug all my stuff around on my back! I mea, as it is, I tend to miss a lot of fights already, ha ha! I would be entertaining for people to watch that way! "
Source: http://www.koleksyon.com/showbiz/features/artist/tisha_silang.asp



We are still working on another team. Hopefully, we can break the codes soon.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 05, 2008, 01:22:58 AM
Good stuff JonLover, thank you again for sharing  :hearts:

 .......and welcome aboard neoknows :hithere:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on June 05, 2008, 01:23:51 AM
Good morning, peeps.  

I got a mail (sounds like a Hollywood movie) from our Saigon blogger.


Thanks Cami for your kindness.

Here it is:
Quote
Hi,

Saw your message on my blog. Don't know how much I can tell you though because all we saw were a couple of teams running in and out of the bar we were yet and in and out of the hotel across the street......Apparently someone asked the film crew what they were shooting for and they replied that it was for a bollywood movie! Maybe they were just kidding because we saw the red and yellow flag/sticker on one of the team's backpacks.
Cheers.

What could be the task?? Transport something from the bar to the hotel??

I hope to hear more from Cami.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 05, 2008, 01:34:37 AM
Great she noted the yellowflag/ sticker, thanks again JonLover.

Maybe they were lost and looking for directions? I dunno?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on June 05, 2008, 01:40:13 AM
Oh, yes, Puddin.

I actually made follow up questions. Hope she'll answer

If you have other things to ask, you can send it to my PM or my e-mail and try to get an answer from her. She's nice.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 05, 2008, 03:41:30 AM
wow well done!!  :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 05, 2008, 10:41:32 AM
Oh, yes, Puddin.

I actually made follow up questions. Hope she'll answer

If you have other things to ask, you can send it to my PM or my e-mail and try to get an answer from her. She's nice.
Did you ask the date of the sighting JonLover?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 05, 2008, 02:21:26 PM
 :jumpy:

  Taken on May 29th found at flickr  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaikaiwong/2554248060/) , Hong Kong I assume.
eta: its not a team but a cameraman?

tagged: "Doubtful " The Amazing Race" Enroute point"
(http://i32.[banned image hosting site].com/2ronsdh.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 05, 2008, 03:19:03 PM
Will be interesting to see if this matches up with the location kaad gave us! He is recontacting that poster to follow up on the potential picture as of yesterday... ;)

Quote
The poster said he saw two beautiful girls(or women) on the street and finding taxi today(29-5-08 HKT),he also saw a flag of amazing race(which is in yellow & red), at first,he saw them opening a clue,then jumping up to the taxi, TAR13 have already finished shooting,so it's probably TARA3!!!

Additional information (District) - Mong Kok (One of the most popular downtown area in HK),


Nice find, puddin!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on June 05, 2008, 05:43:56 PM
Oh it's Mong Kok alright, and there's a row of "Pedestrian Area" signs on the left! (Camera's facing the reverse side of the signs.)

(http://www.gohk.gov.hk/gb/images/tours/ytm/photo_07.jpg)

Only the below streets on Mong Kok have the signs. Eliminate intersections with Argyle St (it has four lanes), and what are we left with?

Hmm... Ladies' Market? (It's on Tung Choi St.)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: kaad on June 06, 2008, 11:55:30 AM
yeah..that's Mong Kok.
I think there were so many people noticed the contestants

I have contacted the poster yesterday night,he said he would probably print the photo today.(he's a professional photographer)

if i have any news,i will post it. :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 06, 2008, 09:23:13 PM
Thank you for checking again kaad! :waves:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on June 07, 2008, 04:01:44 PM
Due to computer problems, I have not been here in so long! And now, we have a new version of TARA to keep track of. I can't wait to see this. If the mactor trend continues (as it appears to have), I'm very sad to see this happen.

But great detective work as usual. Thanks to the TAR Detectives for keeping us up to date.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: schwarzmoor on June 07, 2008, 09:40:38 PM
I found this photo when I do the search for TAR13 in Picasa!
 :tup:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/searchbrowse?psc=G&filter=1&q=amazing%20race%2013#2 (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/searchbrowse?psc=G&filter=1&q=amazing%20race%2013#2)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 07, 2008, 10:58:28 PM
Wow! Schwartzmoor! You are on a roll!

Thanks to that, I think I can finally localize where on Khao San Rd the task took place!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3KhaoSanRdlocation.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 07, 2008, 11:06:45 PM
It's already been posted here   (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302183.html#msg302183)schwarzmoor but thats okay, you made my day today :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 07, 2008, 11:26:26 PM
oops, sorry puddin, I forgot about that one too!   :-[

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on June 10, 2008, 08:02:00 AM
I think they are done filming ARA3 since I saw McKay answering messages from fans in his corner just today.

Check it here:  http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/about/producer/

Though this is not a concrete basis, I have a feeling they're really done. Mckay loves to answer posts from  fans for the last two months almost thrice a week. He stopped doing it around 12 May but resurfaced again today.

(http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/12/20/59/73/jon37.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=316&u=12205973)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 10, 2008, 08:46:09 AM
I like this part! :jumpy:

Quote
Hope you are enjoying TARA2 on AXN and of course keep an eye out for The Amazing Race (USA), it promises to be another great series (the production team on the USA show are really excited about the new series).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 10, 2008, 10:21:53 AM
Great find JonLover! I was wondering why TARA3 sightings dropped off the face of the earth ???
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: cabioTAR on June 11, 2008, 06:20:34 AM
I have confirmed TARA3 film is finished .... last week ...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 11, 2008, 07:49:54 AM
Thank you cabio!  :waves:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 11, 2008, 10:07:14 AM
Thanks cabio :waves:. So it started sooner than we had thought? I'm confused :D
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on June 11, 2008, 11:41:02 AM
It is theoretically possible for ARA3 to have begun May 8 in Dubai. However, that means that episodes on average would commence May 10, 12, 14 and 16 before hooking into the known schedule of Bangkok/Beijing, Baijing/Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Saigon, Hue, Hanoi. That could mean the race finished in Hanoi after 11 episodes, which does not square with more recent information.

Starting ARA3 while AR13 was still filming would have been an excellent way to avoid scrutiny, as we were focused on figuring out the ending of AR13. However, I don't think that started that early but that is just a personal assessment.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 11, 2008, 12:18:43 PM
Well I'd hate to think that TA3 is following in the footsteps of USA TAR. IF the race started on May 17th/18th and the race ended last week (last known sighting on teams May 29th HK) .........could it be they are following our/USA format of 11 episodes instead of the usual 13 and running 20 plus somedays instead of the 28 -30plus days?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on June 11, 2008, 01:17:55 PM
puddin, I have gone back to the ARA Commentary thread, post #178, for this:

July 6 - Manila

July 7 Hong Kong; Auckland

July 8 Auckland

July 9 drive to Rotorua

July 10 - Rotorua

July 11 - fly Rotorua to Tokyo; train to Fukuoka; TBC

July 12 - hydrofoil Fukuoka to Busan,Korea

July 13 - drive Busan, Korea to Seoul

July 14 - fly Seoul to Frankfurt

       15 Frankfurt; Frankfurt to Prague by train

July 17 - Prague

July 18 - Prague to Budapest by train
              Budapest  

July 20 - fly Budapest to CapeTown
       21 CapeTown area

July 22 - CapeTown area;
       23  fly to Singapore
       24 Tanjong Beach, Sentosa Island Singapore for Flag ROADBLOCK; FINISH LINE at nearby Chinese Gardens

TOTAL DURATION of AMAZING RACE ASIA 2 - 20 Days

Michael McKay was taking lessons from Bertram van Munster's AR12 length, which was 11 episodes in 21 days. Races that are compact on time have become the standard, replacing the old 2 days per episode.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 11, 2008, 01:38:40 PM
Well crap apskips that sucks for them  :lol:, thanks  :waves:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 11, 2008, 06:18:39 PM
That does help, thank you apskip.

I was puzzling on this this morning too...

IF the race began on the 19th in Beijing and finished on Sun the 8th...that is 21 days exactly.

Too short guys! :'(

And do they leave Asia at all? If so, it pretty much has to be after our HK sighting--guess they can still do 4 legs somewhere outside Asia.

If the race actually ended before 6/8, then we would have to be wrong on the start date in Beijing.

Would be nice to get some reassurance on this... :angel:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: cabioTAR on June 11, 2008, 08:53:05 PM
Thanks cabio :waves:. So it started sooner than we had thought? I'm confused :D

No, I don't think so. From my source, they raced faster in 3 weeks compare to TARA2 - 1 month.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 11, 2008, 08:57:44 PM
Thanks cabio :waves:. So it started sooner than we had thought? I'm confused :D

No, I don't think so. From my source, they raced faster in 3 weeks compare to TARA2 - 1 month.
Thanks cabio  :hearts: .. I only hope they went to more exciting places than we have so far, like peach said  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 15, 2008, 11:47:54 PM
Far out finished so soon!!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: cabioTAR on June 16, 2008, 01:19:40 AM
puddin, I have gone back to the ARA Commentary thread, post #178, for this:

July 6 - Manila

July 7 Hong Kong; Auckland

July 8 Auckland

July 9 drive to Rotorua

July 10 - Rotorua

July 11 - fly Rotorua to Tokyo; train to Fukuoka; TBC

July 12 - hydrofoil Fukuoka to Busan,Korea

July 13 - drive Busan, Korea to Seoul

July 14 - fly Seoul to Frankfurt

       15 Frankfurt; Frankfurt to Prague by train

July 17 - Prague

July 18 - Prague to Budapest by train
              Budapest  

July 20 - fly Budapest to CapeTown
       21 CapeTown area

July 22 - CapeTown area;
       23  fly to Singapore
       24 Tanjong Beach, Sentosa Island Singapore for Flag ROADBLOCK; FINISH LINE at nearby Chinese Gardens

TOTAL DURATION of AMAZING RACE ASIA 2 - 20 Days

Michael McKay was taking lessons from Bertram van Munster's AR12 length, which was 11 episodes in 21 days. Races that are compact on time have become the standard, replacing the old 2 days per episode.



There were 3 rest days, if not mistaken shown in TARA2 memories Episode.

1) In NZ - celebrate Henry's Birthday
2) In South Korea
3) In Europe (Top 5)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on June 16, 2008, 09:37:31 AM
cabiotar:

We know by blog evidence that teams did tasks in Rotorua on July 10. Photos confirm that they arrivedv in Frankfurt on July 15. That leaves no days for rest stops in either New Zealand or South Korea, so I have to question your information. The schedule leaves time for a REST DAY in Prague on July 16, so your European one looks good to me. I don't remember right now whether there could have been one in CapeTown or Singapore, but the Finale is typically run straight from the plane to the tasks.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on June 16, 2008, 10:34:31 AM
I am posting here exactly what I have posted at www.entermyworld.heavenforum.com

Hold on guys. I got a present from our wonderful Hue blogger, Shirley. She's sweet.

Shirley, if you are reading this, you just don't know how happy I am for the gift you have given us. Merci.

Here is the e-mail from Shirley.

Quote
Bonjour!

I am still clueless about TARA even after reading some webpages.

It was 25 May. It was about late 2pm to 3pm. I remember I was starving then.

I saw Allan Wu and his crew in the imperial palace. After I left the imperial palace, right outside the gate, I saw a Caucasian pair, (they are quite big) running towards the imperial palace.

Following behind them were two ladies, they are quite big, carrying their backpacks. I was carrying a bottle of water, and she asked if that was hers.

The third team I saw (I think, I can't remember with the time lapse) was cycling/riding a cyclo (a traditional mode of transportation in Vietnam). They had to ride the cyclo to the destination I think. I saw them hold a TARA slip, possibly the clue. These teams were quite close to each other.

Then as I was walking across the Perfume River, I saw another team. I was quite tickled so I stopped to take a picture. That's the only picture I took. It was actually the guy cycling/riding the cyclo, but he stopped where I was to change with the girl. That's the team who asked me for direction. I pointed them to the flag of the Citadel (which was the general direction they were headed for). There was a cyclo driver/rider behind them. He looked at me and we laughed together, tickled by the fact that 'tourists' were riding the cyclo. This team is quite a distance from the rest. Say, about 1km or so.

It's quite easy to spot the teams. There's always a slow-moving jeep/4WD following and filming behind them.
As I was walking away from their destination, I saw another jeep/4WD. But I didn't see any participants with them.

I've attached the photo I took. Hope it's of some interest.

Shirley

Wait for the picture. I'll post it soon.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on June 16, 2008, 10:59:21 AM
As promised, here is the picture taken by Shirley. Thanks Shirley.

(http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/12/20/59/73/jonlov70.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=339&u=12205973)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 16, 2008, 11:28:42 AM
Yippee JonLover  :jumpy:, thank you for sharing  :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on June 16, 2008, 04:10:21 PM
jonlover, a sighting of some ARA3 teams in Hue on May 25 is possible, but my Timeline would have to be moved up one day so it could happen. That places the Bangkok-or-Beijing location beginning of the race there(but not necessarily the beginning of ARA3) on April 18. I will fix the timeline the next time I have something else for it.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 16, 2008, 06:13:36 PM
 :yess:

If I'm reading the Hue bloggers dates right she may have seen the teams on the 25th? as she had some time to kill before her bus departed.

On the 24th says shes going to try to get a ticket to her Auntsin Hanoi tomorrow (the 25th)

On June 1st she writes that she is at the Aunts

then After the first day on the tour with Café on Thu Wheel, I decided I wanted to get to Hanoi
quickly. 24th and 25th


I had wanted to take the first train the next morning to get to Hanoi 25th

There was no ticket left for any of the trains the next day, so I settled for a bus ticket 25th?

I went to the Citadel that afternoon since I have time. Went into the Imperial City 25th?

It was so-so, perhaps because I have no guide, perhaps I should have studied harder when we were studying Chinese influence in Vietnam then, anyhow, I saw Allan Wu. Then I realized that they were filming a leg of the Amazing Race Asia there. Haha. I walked past him nonchalantly.  . 25th?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 16, 2008, 07:53:25 PM
Thanks JonLover for sharing!

Shirley also sent me an  email, but JonLover has covered the bases so far.  I have asked a few more questions, so we'll see!

Good job on date matching, puddin! :hugs:

Do y'all think that this could be this team that we saw in Bangkok: ???

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3team3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 16, 2008, 08:33:00 PM
ummm No peach :D , the guy maybe a little but not the girl imo.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on June 17, 2008, 04:06:35 AM
okay, apskip.

Peach, i don't think so. :hearts:

My buddy from the other site experimented on the picture. I don't know if this helps us.

(http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/12/20/59/73/lover11.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=341&u=12205973)

OMG! What have we done?

Just observed, they used a route marker in yellow and white.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2008, 06:32:16 AM
Okay...I don't think so either any more! :lol3:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: PeeT_Pm52 on June 17, 2008, 07:17:31 AM
(http://www.uppic.net/io/8emai.jpg)

Name : Wisa Saansaat
Nickname : Mai
Filmography :
Khon hew hua (2007) .... Hong
Khoht-rak-eng-loei (2006) .... Daeng
... aka Loveaholic (Thailand: English title)
From : Thailand

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2322798/
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on June 17, 2008, 07:28:50 AM
Wow!! Thanks PeeT_Pm52.  :hello2: and  :bigwelcome to RFF. Finally, I am welcoming forummers here. lol.

Thanks for the info.

Is this a Celebrity edition? :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2008, 07:34:24 AM
:welcome2: to RFF PeeT!!  :hithere:

And thank you so much for sharing this!  :hearts: What a great find!

Any idea who her partner might be? ???
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on June 17, 2008, 08:17:15 AM
Jonlover asks
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Is this a Celebrity edition?

No, it's not. Unfortunately, Micheal McKay has demonstrated a preference for using celebrities and mactors whenever possible. Witness Marc and Rovilson in ARA2. Witness the Russian-Thai beauty queen, I believe Natalie Glebova, who raced in ARA3. Until McKay decides to cast real people exclusively, Amazing Race Asia will remain less that the success it could be.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2008, 11:21:09 AM
Shirley, our delightful blogger from Hue, has responded to JonLover's and my questions in a joint email  :lol:--we both seem to have asked her lots of questions about the teams she saw...so hope it's okay if I share this reply!

From JonLover's previous post:
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It was 25 May. It was about late 2pm to 3pm. I remember I was starving then.

I saw Allan Wu and his crew in the imperial palace. After I left the imperial palace, right outside the gate, I saw a Caucasian pair, (they are quite big) running towards the imperial palace.

Following behind them were two ladies, they are quite big, carrying their backpacks. I was carrying a bottle of water, and she asked if that was hers.

The third team I saw (I think, I can't remember with the time lapse) was cycling/riding a cyclo (a traditional mode of transportation in Vietnam). They had to ride the cyclo to the destination I think. I saw them hold a TARA slip, possibly the clue. These teams were quite close to each other.

Then as I was walking across the Perfume River, I saw another team. I was quite tickled so I stopped to take a picture. That's the only picture I took. It was actually the guy cycling/riding the cyclo, but he stopped where I was to change with the girl. That's the team who asked me for direction. I pointed them to the flag of the Citadel (which was the general direction they were headed for). There was a cyclo driver/rider behind them. He looked at me and we laughed together, tickled by the fact that 'tourists' were riding the cyclo. This team is quite a distance from the rest. Say, about 1km or so.

It's quite easy to spot the teams. There's always a slow-moving jeep/4WD following and filming behind them.
As I was walking away from their destination, I saw another jeep/4WD. But I didn't see any participants with them.

Shirley
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I tried to put a number for reference to the teams she saw--and this is what she replied about each team:

Team 1: "I saw a Caucasian pair, (they are quite big) running towards the imperial palace."
     
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The first pair I saw, I vaguely remember a bald/clean-shaven Caucasian man. I can't remember his companion.
     
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Though I can't remember much of the first team,

Team 2: "two ladies, they are quite big, carrying their backpacks"
     
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The second pair I saw was 2 ladies. One of them has curly short hair
   
Team 3: "The third team I saw (I think, I can't remember with the time lapse) was cycling/riding a cyclo" "had a slip"
     
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The slip, if I don't remember wrongly is yellow.
     
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the third team or rather the team I saw with the slip and riding the cyclo was made up of two women. I don't remember seeing many Asians that day, possibly the 2nd team of 2 women carrying their backpacks, had an Asian. I remember the lady asking me for water is quite big-sized, I am not quite sure of her companion right now.


Team 4: The ones in the photo that she gave directions to...

And more answers about where the teams were and re Allen Wu and where/what he was doing:

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The first three teams I saw was rather close to each other. The first and second teams were on foot already when I saw them, possibly about 200-300m away only. The one that I saw third on the cyclo was further away. Possibly 500m away from the second.

The team that asked me for direction, the lady in the team asked, "do you know where is the imperial palace?" The imperial palace is just across a small road from the citadel where there is a Vietnam flag. So I pointed to the flag and told them to head that way.

Allan Wu was talking to some of his crew while others were setting up the equipment. They had lotsa packed food there. And they travelled in pretty nice vehicles for a country like Vietnam. Can't remember the make of the cars but they looked pretty big.

There was no mat there when I was there. It could be because they were still setting up. But I didn't see anything that looked like it's a mat.
And:
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No, I didn't see any pit stop mat, or any mats on the floor for that matter.


I sent her this photo (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3contestantsinBangkok.jpg)
and  a few others but none of mine looked familiar to her  :'(

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I am sorry I can't quite recognize any of the people in the picture.


But she did say:
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The one in the yellow box could be the 2nd team I saw. I cannot confirm, so sorry about that.


Perhaps JonLover knows which photo this might be?? :duno:


Many thanks to Shirley for her time and generosity in sharing!  :thankyou:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 17, 2008, 08:17:11 PM
Thank you Shirley, JonLover, & peach.
Welcome to the forum PeeT_Pm52, nice to meet you :hithere:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: cabioTAR on June 17, 2008, 09:42:11 PM
okay, apskip.

Peach, i don't think so. :hearts:

My buddy from the other site experimented on the picture. I don't know if this helps us.

(http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/12/20/59/73/lover11.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=341&u=12205973)

OMG! What have we done?


Like TAR3's task ...

As usual, In Vietnam the routemaker is Yellow-White.......

Just observed, they used a route marker in yellow and white.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on June 18, 2008, 01:50:47 AM

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I am sorry I can't quite recognize any of the people in the picture.


But she did say:
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The one in the yellow box could be the 2nd team I saw. I cannot confirm, so sorry about that.


Perhaps JonLover knows which photo this might be?? :duno:

Peach, this is the picture I sent to Shirley. She's referring to the girl in green scarf or bandana.

(http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/12/20/59/73/jon125.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=352&u=12205973)

I also sent her pictures of rumoured racers like Natalie Glebova and Miss India Sindhura Gadde; and the lady in a flickr picture taken in Hong Kong (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.125.html) but she could not recognize them as well.

Going back to the lady in green bandana, my friends from the other world  :lol: found a Korean soap actress who looks like her.

(http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/12/20/59/73/jonlov74.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=353&u=12205973)

Her name is Lee Hee Jung. Are they the same person?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 18, 2008, 02:12:28 AM
Heee... GMTA! She must think we are nuts!  :funny:

Well, we are pretty sure green bandana is not who she saw, I like your "mia" actress find from this morning much better.

The pic of Lee hee Jung is a remarkable resemblance, but are we to have no "real" people at all?? ???

But great work!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 18, 2008, 10:28:06 AM
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Her name is Lee Hee Jung. Are they the same person?

I'd say yes JonLover  :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on June 19, 2008, 02:27:16 AM
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Her name is Lee Hee Jung. Are they the same person?

I'd say yes JonLover  :tup:

Yes, puddin, my friends and I think that they are the same. We saw 6 teams of mactors at TARA 2. Probably, Mckay picked another six this time. Since the formula is still working, he's not ready to cast more ordinary people. It will happen but not this season. :lala
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on June 19, 2008, 03:54:19 PM
For those interested in learning more about Hanoi (a place that probably few of us have ever visited), here is some information on it from today's Travel Unraveled Newsletter of Newsday.com:

Hanoi Info (http://www.newsday.com/travel/features/travelnews/sns-trvmain1-wk3,0,4082147.story)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on June 23, 2008, 03:21:36 PM
I couldn't tell if the blogger was writing about a past event, and therefore could be TARA3, or whether it is some copycat event running atm.

FWIW from here (http://ranganablog.blogspot.com/2008/06/amazing-race.html)
(bolded text is mine)

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An exciting start to an eventful vacation.

On our way to Chennai, my brother and I bumped into a team from the next season of the Amazing Race at the Singapore airport.

Possible spoilers from the next Amazing Race Season ahead.

(Hereafter, "we" refers to me and my elder brother.)

We first noticed them after boarding the same Hong Kong - Singapore flight. Seeing their backpacks and the two cameramen behind, our immediate guess was that they were part of the Amazing Race. However, I didn't get a good look at them when they zipped past my seat and also, I was pretty tired then, so I spent all the time aboard sleeping rather than trying to find out if the guess was right. My brother usually acts as if such things are no big deal, so he didn't snoop around either.

After getting off at the Singapore airport, we were still discussing the possibility while standing in line for our next boarding pass at the Air India counter when they came and stood behind us. We immediately asked them THE question (if they were part of the Amazing Race) and lady said "We don't know what you are talking about."

It wasn't rocket science to figure out the instructions they had - that is to not say anything about the show. We spent few minutes with them and gathered quite a bit of information. The two contestants were representing Philippines, their next destination was Cochin, India (we even got a peek at the blue note with the globe symbol). Since no other team was around, and I think they mentioned a 2 hour lead over another (with some Simon?), my guess is that they were among the final few contestants.

Below is the picture I took with the team in the background (they couldn't pose - they aren't allowed to!). Notice the yellow-red flag and the backpacks with the number 9.

photo to follow in a minute :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on June 23, 2008, 03:26:05 PM
here is the photo of the contestants

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k84/MrsShrek/TAR/08_mod.jpg) (http://bp3.blogger.com/_CLvAB5DrI-Q/SF_l-yUblvI/AAAAAAAABaY/7fZLCniyxqs/s200/08+06+India+Trip+-+Singapore+-+Amazing+Race+Team+9.JPG)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on June 23, 2008, 04:11:36 PM
My program tells me the date the photo was taken was 08/05/31 so I think this does fit with the time line already known? :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:


So we might have a photo of the Phillipines team, the potential first name of another contestant (Simon) and suggested evidence that the teams went to Cochin, India after Hong Kong (via Singapore)

 :sucks :wohoo: :sucks
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 23, 2008, 05:10:31 PM
Very nice find Mrs Shrek  :yess: :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on June 23, 2008, 05:21:55 PM
Is this the same team do you think?
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3team2.jpg)

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k84/MrsShrek/TAR/08_mod.jpg) (http://bp3.blogger.com/_CLvAB5DrI-Q/SF_l-yUblvI/AAAAAAAABaY/7fZLCniyxqs/s200/08+06+India+Trip+-+Singapore+-+Amazing+Race+Team+9.JPG)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 23, 2008, 05:25:58 PM
For sure Mrs Shrek! they are the Mactors, Geoff Rodriguez and Tisha Silang.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 23, 2008, 05:26:52 PM
Wonderful Mrs Shrek!!! :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:

And they look the same to me! :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on June 23, 2008, 06:20:04 PM
I'm not really a cynic (honest :angel: ) but I typed the following keywords into google Simon "asia" celebrity
and came up with a bunch of hits for a Hong Kong actor by the name of Simon Yam Tat-Wah
I discounted him at first because of his age, but he looks a lot younger in his photo.
(http://img.epochtimes.com/i6/5090741101487.jpg)
(more photos can be found of him here (http://wuxiasociety.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1777&sid=a2ac1310b1271a56818d60d935cafd3b))
The only slightly possible match that I could find from our current photo spoilers is the guy in the cap from the "black rectangle" pair from Jonlover's photo (at the bottom of page 7) of the bug eating task, but I'm pretty hopeless with face comparisons, so someone else might be able to spot something that definately rules him out as a match. :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on June 23, 2008, 06:26:00 PM
Mrs. Shrek, the simple answer is yes, May 31 could fit the timeline. ARA3 started on or before May 18 and was over no earlier than June 7)20 days).

EDiTOR's Note - Corrected from original version.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on June 23, 2008, 06:28:35 PM
Mrs. Shrek, the simple answer is no, that photo does not fit the timeline. ARA3 started on or before April 18 and was over by no later than May 15 and probably seversal days earlier.

I thought TARA started filming mid may, about the same time TAR13 finished filming :duno: Am I confused?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 23, 2008, 07:01:42 PM
You are correct Mrs Shrek...TAR3 began filming on probably May 18 or 19 (cannot be 100% on this but inside info suggests these dates are correct  ;)) and we think may have finished about June 8....

08/05/31 translates as May 31 2008 for us westerners! :lol:

I love it!  :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on June 23, 2008, 10:32:36 PM
Mrs. Shrek, the simple answer is no, that photo does not fit the timeline. ARA3 started on or before April 18 and was over by no later than May 15 and probably seversal days earlier.

I thought TARA started filming mid may, about the same time TAR13 finished filming :duno: Am I confused?

Peach: I stand corrected(and have done that to the original version of my post). I had this in my head wrong, but the timeline is quite clear on which month it started.
Thank you for getting it right.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 23, 2008, 10:36:42 PM
It's okay apskips, sometimes I'm a puddin head too   :angel:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on June 24, 2008, 12:19:28 AM
here is the photo of the contestants

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k84/MrsShrek/TAR/08_mod.jpg) (http://bp3.blogger.com/_CLvAB5DrI-Q/SF_l-yUblvI/AAAAAAAABaY/7fZLCniyxqs/s200/08+06+India+Trip+-+Singapore+-+Amazing+Race+Team+9.JPG)

Puddin says: For sure Mrs Shrek! they are the Mactors, Geoff Rodriguez and Tisha Silang.

Yes, there is no doubt that the lady in the picture is Tisha Silang and the man is her boyfriend, Geoff. This is confirmed by some people who know the models.

Great find Mrs. Shrek.

So, after Hong Kong, they went to Cochin, India via Singapore.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on June 24, 2008, 10:04:22 AM
The prior post states that ARA3 teams go from HongKong to Cochin India via Singapore. There are more direct ways of getting to Cochin(now known as Kochi after the non-British naming convention was restored in India). Those include HKG BLR and BLR COK connecting in Bangalore and HKG BOM and BOM COK connecting in Mumbai. However, in spite of being a longer route the shorter layover makes this connection through Singapore the preferred one:

SQ863 HKG SIN 1330 1710 connecting with SQ5368 2020 2210

That would have given Allan Wu less than 3 hours in Singapore airport with his family.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 28, 2008, 09:57:41 PM
What do you all think of this?

MidwayHaven at Sucks posted this:

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they came to John Hay, here in Baguio City (eta: Philippines) ...and I was just around the corner.


Here is some more info:

Camp John Hay (CJH) is Baguio's most popular destination. A beautiful resort in the mountains it features a golf course, hotels, shopping & a convention center, among other attractions.
This former rest and recreation facility of the U.S. Armed Forces is older than the city itself. For almost the whole of the 20th century it is what made Baguio City in the Philippines "Little America."



In 1903 Camp John Hay was designed as the rest & recreational facility for the US Military and Department of Defense in the Far East.



The facility, which was named after U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt's Secretary of State, was used by the Japanese as a concentration camp for American and British soldiers during WWII. It was also used as their military head-quarters when General Yamashita moved up north from Manila towards the end of the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines.

This 690-hectare property was finally turned over to the Philippines 1991 upon the expiration of the R.P.-U.S. Bases Agreement. From 1991 to 1997 Filipinos ran the former U.S. Air Force recreational facility for the first time as a resort, operating all the popular and familiar spots as close to the originals as possible: 19th Tee, Halfway House, Mile-Hi, Lone Star, Main Club.

Since 1997 it has been in the hands of a private developer on a long term lease. It boasts of private vacation houses, hotels and lodging facilities, including the most popular Baguio hotel, Camp John Hay Manor, a shopping center called Mile-Hi Center with numerous restaurants and stores, and a newly-built  convention center. Jack Niclaus redesigned what is literally the coolest golf course in the Philippines into a competition golf course that continues to host the annual Fil-Am Golf Tournament.

The Philippine government has retained a portion of the property and maintains the Historical Core featuring a museum at the Commander's Cottage, Bell Ampitheater, a Butterfly Sanctuary. And the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) runs Igorot Lodge.

Recreational activities include an EcoTrail, Picnic Grounds, Mini Golf, Pony Rentals, Paintball & Wall Climbing.

LINK (http://www.gobaguio.com/camp-john-hay.html)

Map:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3MapCampJohnHay.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 28, 2008, 10:15:43 PM
I'm liking this! :jumpy:

A great hotel:
http://www.cjhhotels.com/index.html

A funky cemetary:  :lol: (sounds great for a task!!)
"Tucked in one of the quiet corners of CJH, is a quaint cemetery where the "greatest negativisms of all times" were buried. In the early 1980s, base commander John Hightower enjoined all camp employees to think of the negative thoughts and attitudes that impeded their productivity at work, and symbolically buried them all there. A mock funeral was even held to complete the act.
 
 Today, the Lost Cemetery (others refer to it as pet cemetery because of funny animal characters that rest atop each gravestone, although not a single animal was ever buried there) serves as one of the tourist attractions inside John Hay. Years after it was built, the epitaphs on markers still continue to elicit smiles with their decidedly American wit. "
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3tombstonecampjohnhay.jpg)
 
And even a McArthur Totem Pole!
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3totemCampJohnHays.jpg)

What more could we ask?? :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on June 28, 2008, 10:19:56 PM
What do you all think of this?

MidwayHaven at Sucks posted this:

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they came to John Hay, here in Baguio City (eta: Philippines) ...and I was just around the corner.



I read it and ignored it, thats what I think until he posts some proof or date or something.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on June 28, 2008, 11:51:13 PM
They posted that originally back on page 2 of the Sucks TARA spoiler thread (post 24). It was posted on 05/09/08 and they said "Last month TARA3 was sighted in and around my place.... which made me discount the sighting simple because TARA3 hadn't started filming then... :res:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 29, 2008, 12:16:41 AM
Well shoot! That purely...sucks! :lol:

Darn...I liked the look of that place!  But thanks Mrs Shrek!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on July 01, 2008, 10:27:27 AM
 :js: Hong Kong on 5/29

Date and Time (Original): 2008:05:29 17:58:47
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 01, 2008, 11:23:15 AM
That's the Blake Stanley Pier in Stanley...right next to Murray House which was used in TAR 2 and 9!!

 :jumpy: :hearts: :jumpy:

A popular market town on the sunny south side of Hong Kong Island, Stanley's relaxed ambience, crisp sea environs and bargain buys have made it world famous.

Seven days a week the open market around Stanley New Street and Stanley Market Road throbs with the passing parade of life as bargain-hunters from all over the world join in the fun of haggling with shopkeepers and stallholders after swooping on brand-name clothing and accessories, or simply irresistible souvenirs, ornaments and other Oriental knick-knacks. The market is open from 10:30am to 6:30pm.

Stanley is a great place to get a drink or a bite to eat. It features a wide variety of funky bars and great restaurants to enjoy.

Stanley also has great beaches and is very popular with windsurfers. Murray House situated at the Stanley seaside is a restored three-storey colonial building that was dismantled in 1982 from its original site in Central and then rebuilt in Stanley. It re-opened in 1999 and now house the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and a number of restaurants.

Stanley Waterfront Improvement Project
Blake Pier at Stanley

Situated beside Murray House is the Blake Pier at Stanley. The Blake Pier originally located in Central was demolished in 1965 and its roof was relocated to Morse Park in 1966 to form the roof of the Morse Park pavilion. The Blake Pier at Stanley, with adaptive re-use of the Old Blake Pier roof to complement the colonial architectural style of the adjacent Murray House and highlights the unique ambience of Stanley, will provide berthing for leisure and tour service vessels and help link up Stanley with other tourist attractions via the sea route.

     
   1. Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Central (Exchange Square) Bus Terminus.
2. MTR Causeway Bay Station Exit B, walk to Tang Lung Street then take green minibus 40.
3. Bus 973 from Tsim Sha Tsui East Bus Terminus or Canton Road outside Silvercord Centre.
 
 


http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/attraction/at_most_stly.jhtml


This looks like Allen Wu+ greeter in an early evening Pitstop to me! :yess:

Is that a contestant with the backpack??
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 01, 2008, 11:34:25 AM
Lots of pics of the Pier, Murray House, and Stanley here:

http://www.asiacard.co.uk/category4_6.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on July 01, 2008, 12:07:15 PM
remember? lol
HEY~ :jumpy: This is my first post,I'm Kayne from Hong Kong.
I just saw a post in a China forum - Ragbear and it maybe a spoiler of TARA3
http://ragbear.com/read.php?tid=22007

The poster said he saw two beautiful girls(or women) on the street and finding taxi today(29-5-08 HKT),he also saw a flag of amazing race(which is in yellow & red), at first,he saw them opening a clue,then jumping up to the taxi, TAR13 have already finished shooting,so it's probably TARA3!!!

Additional information (District) - Mong Kok (One of the most popular downtown area in HK), i don't think that it is only taking a clue then go to another country(just like season2), so i felt really excited :yess:
Hong Kong is looking good heres another blog (http://ting-solace.blogspot.com/2008/05/stanley-market.html)~

Thursday, May 29, 2008
Its 107am,Hong Kong,,I just finished uploading the fotos..Gonna write a short post and go and sleep.So that I can go Disneyland and perhaps to the famous Jumbo restaurant later.I went to Stanley Market yesterday,took a train to Central station and a public bus to the market.I need my dosage from addiction soon..I am running out of it.1 more day before I can see him and I cant wait to fly back soon...I will think of the happie moments coz I dont wanna waste a single moment missing out those happie and sweet times together...


(its goes onto say)

The pier where I saw Allan Wu.He's filming Amazing Race Asia there.. :)


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/IMG_0478.jpg)



Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 01, 2008, 12:17:29 PM
I think it is very possible that we are seeing the same filming in this shot too! :hearts:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3HKStanleyBlakePier4.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3HKStanleyBlakePiercloseup.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on July 04, 2008, 05:35:48 PM
I haven't quite worked out where they are flying from *(ETA my best guess is Singapore to HK from the purple headrests, but Beijing Airport has a T3 with Burger King also) but it's around the time TARA supposedly started, and I thought the flight/airport gurus might be able to do something with the flight times given and/or airport photos

Quote
long long post ahead..my hk and bkk trip which was like 1.5 months ago..

Hongkong day 1 (18 May)

< blahblah >
anyway..we were supposed to meet kc and kw in the airport like 5.30am when our flight is lik 7.45am. the two bobos wanted to jalan in terminal 3. in the end..me and the bf ate at terminal 3’s burger king cuz we were too hungry. bf refused to take photo with me again and again and again. look at the subsequent pictures and you can see either his closed eyes face or his monster face.

we were on the same plane as Allan Wu! gosh..he’s handsome and muscular..

< blahblah >

 
Link (http://glitterylife.wordpress.com/2008/07/04/33/) to rest of blog and photos
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on July 04, 2008, 08:46:18 PM
I think your right on with the blogger leaving via Singapore from what I've read skinning thru her blogs Mrs Shrek  :tup:.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on July 04, 2008, 09:56:48 PM
Sorry I got called away before I could post again, but I'm fairly confident that I have matched the ceiling and colour scheme on the glass doors in the bloggers pics to some photos of the Changi T3 on this site. here (http://apieceoflin.blogspot.com/2008/01/changi-airport-terminal-3.html)

Going in to speculation mode, if Allan was seen flying from Singapore to Hong Kong on the 18th, and our first spoiler sighting in Beijing was on the 18th or 19th, then either Hong Kong is a transit point for him on his way to the start line in Beijing, or the start line could be in Hong Kong, with the first clue being a "fly to Beijing" type clue.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 04, 2008, 10:11:36 PM
Mrs. Shrek, I apparently am not reading the same information that you are. Hong Kong was a leg around May 28/29 in TARA3, not 10 days earlier. The sighting of Allan Wu at Singapore Airport was after that.

I quote from my June 24 post, referencing the information you provided in "the prior post":

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The prior post states that ARA3 teams go from HongKong to Cochin India via Singapore. There are more direct ways of getting to Cochin(now known as Kochi after the non-British naming convention was restored in India). Those include HKG BLR and BLR COK connecting in Bangalore and HKG BOM and BOM COK connecting in Mumbai. However, in spite of being a longer route the shorter layover makes this connection through Singapore the preferred one:

SQ863 HKG SIN 1330 1710 connecting with SQ5368 2020 2210

That would have given Allan Wu less than 3 hours in Singapore airport with his family.

I am sticking with that until there is better information to indicate something different is more appropriate.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on July 04, 2008, 11:00:58 PM

I'm inclined to thing that if the blogger said she saw Allan Wu on May 18th on a flight then I believe her but then again I wasn't there.
One would think that someone would know what day they flew to where ever.
My edits are in red.


Hongkok & Bkk trip
July 4, 2008, 3:12 am
Filed under: flyyyyy
long long post ahead..my hk and bkk trip which was like 1.5 months ago..


Hongkong day 1 (18 May)


the bf stayed over my house on that saturday (May 17). this is the first time he stayed over at my house. i’m not someone who like to stay over at the bf house and vice versa. so yeap..his first time staying at my house and he didn’t even manage to catch a wink. my collegue commented it’s kindda weird that the we nv stay over at each other house before..but to me..i dun see the need of staying over..kindda weird to be in a house filled with guys

anyway..we were supposed to meet kc and kw in the airport like 5.30am (May 18th) when our flight is lik 7.45am. the two bobos wanted to jalan in terminal 3. in the end..me and the bf ate at terminal 3’s burger king cuz we were too hungry. bf refused to take photo with me again and again and again. look at the subsequent pictures and you can see either his closed eyes face or his monster face.

we were on the same plane as Allan Wu! gosh..he’s handsome and muscular..

Day 2 (19 May)


 had breakfast at the char chan ting near our hotel. it was drizzling but we still continued to go disneyland. i love the train to disneyland cuz it’s filled with mickey face and other disney character’s figurine. preettttyyyy…
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 04, 2008, 11:01:49 PM
Excellent detecting Mrs Shrek!

So now we have a NEW SIGHTING (different from the "we're not sure about it anyway" sighting of Allen Wu on  5/30) of Allen Wu flying from Singapore to HK on a 7:45 AM flight on 5/18.

This could fit quite well with our projected 5/19 start of the race in Beijing ...We can assume they'd like him there at least the day before, right? :lol:

So ...what flight options to we have to get him on to Beijing that day?

I do think it is more likely that he was on the way to the race start in Beijing than having a second leg of any sort in HK.

But speaking of HK....we need to take a look at Macao, don't you think??  :angel:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on July 04, 2008, 11:29:07 PM
Mrs. Shrek, I apparently am not reading the same information that you are. Hong Kong was a leg around May 28/29 in TARA3, not 10 days earlier. The sighting of Allan Wu at Singapore Airport was after that.

I'm not sure if we are getting our wires crossed or not? From the timeline that is known so far, the race began around May 18 or 19, and there was a spotting of teams in Beijing on or around May 19/20.

The most recent blogger went on holiday to Hong Kong on May 18 departing from what I believe to be Singapore airport and had Allan Wu on her airplane at 7:45 in the morning. This suggests to me that the sighting was probably Allan travelling to the start line. I know he would be required in prior days leading up to the start for pre race preparation, but it is quite possible that the schedule allowed him the opportunity to fly home for an overnight visit to say goodbye to his family. The sighting in Hong Kong 10 days later on May 28/29 was while the race was definately under way, as well as the subsequent unconfirmed sighting of Allan with his family in Singapore airport. The sighting of both Allan and teams in Hong Kong later in the race does strongly suggest that the race wouldn't have started in Hong Kong as I suggested as a possibility in my last post, and was more likely just a connecting point for his onward flight to the start line.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on July 04, 2008, 11:35:12 PM
I do think it is more likely that he was on the way to the race start in Beijing than having a second leg of any sort in HK.
I agree after reviewing the data again
But speaking of HK....we need to take a look at Macao, don't you think??
I have looked at Macao and come up with a big fat blank so far, but will keep hunting :spy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on July 05, 2008, 11:57:24 PM
Hello~    :jumpy:  This is my first post I come from Hong Kong.
I just saw a post in a Hong Kong  forum - Hkdiscuss and it maybe a spoiler of TARA3 :hearts:

http://www11.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=5454755&extra=page%3D1&page=45

hk34wong said he/she saw 3 teams in Macau Tower (30-5-08 HKT)
hk34wong said the team were in the lift with him/her
hk34wong asked them are they playing a game called The Amazing Race Asia
The team said I DON'T KNOW WHAT ARE YOU SAY!
hk34wong also saw the crew He/She said He/She took some photo but he/she have not upload yet
I knew that TAR3 visied HK at 29-5-08 So it is fit with the timeline  :yess:
I hope  we can find more information of TAR3 in Macau
(Sorry for my bad English) :groan:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 06, 2008, 12:08:18 AM
:welcome3: Anthonyctf!  :ty4posting  and your English is great!

Oh this is wonderful news! I had been told Macao was likely but have not been able to find one bit of evidence so this is exciting!

I think TAR AllStars went to the Macao Tower--that's where you can do that walk around right?  And they took a ferry... (need to go look)

Oh and please watch that forum and let us know if there is a picture--that would be great! :jumpy:

But the date is 5-30? any idea of the times?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on July 06, 2008, 12:14:52 AM
Welcome to the forum Anthonyctf and thank you for bringing us the sighting  :hearts:. Good job!!

btw, your English is just fine, no need to apologize  :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 06, 2008, 12:23:56 AM
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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on July 06, 2008, 12:39:41 AM
I Have asked hk34wong to post some photo
However he/she haven't reply yet  :duno:
I will keep in touch will HkDiscuss
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 06, 2008, 12:44:19 AM
 :thankyou: :yourock:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 06, 2008, 02:13:53 AM
Okay...speculating now and just tossing this out there...

The one gap we have so far in our Timeline (see page 1) so far is May 26-27--after Hue and before HK.

Based on a little hint I was given  :angel: and based on geographical proximity, puddin and I  have been talking about TAIWAN for the missing location.

Apskip---can we make it fit with flights? Vietnam to Taiwan to HK?

Puddin and I think it might fit in well here...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on July 06, 2008, 05:08:19 AM
Where did  I read that the sighting of Geoff and Tisha at Singapore Airport enroute to India was on 01 June 2008?

We have a picture suggesting teams checked in the evening of 29 May 2008 at Blake Pier.
Then, on the following day, they were in Macau?

And the Indian blogger who saw Tisha and Geoff told us that they were in Singapore Airport from Hong Kong on 01 June 2008.
____________
Regarding, Peach's post about Baguio as a possible starting point, it's not true as per my friends who are living there. I asked my friends to ask people working at Manor Hotel if there was really a shooting of TAR there. They denied it.

hey, i studied there for 2 years so I can say the place is wonderful. Peach you would really love it.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on July 06, 2008, 08:40:42 AM
Do you still remember our dear friend Chami in this blog http://jiejiezhang.blogspot.com/2008/05/saigon-surprise.html (http://jiejiezhang.blogspot.com/2008/05/saigon-surprise.html)? She answered my e-mail back and provided me more informations about the filming of TARA 3 in Saigon.

Thanks Chami for sharing us your time. I know you're busy.
________________________________________


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Hi Jon,
 
Sorry have been busy at work and havent checked my gmail.... let me try and answer as much as I can ... pls see replies below.... i'm sorry i couldnt have been more of a help....



1. We are confused on the time and date you saw them in Vietnam. Can you tell us when was it?
 
We saw them on Wed, 21 May. Cant remember exact time but should have been around 10 - 11 pm


 
2. What is the name of the bar again where you were positioned that night? What is the name of the hotel you saw them coming in and out?
 
We were at Q bar which is across the road from Caravelle Hotel. Not sure whats the name of the street, but its near the Opera house i think. In fact, Q bar is at the Opera house, if im not wrong.


 
3. Do you think they were doing a task or a challenge? Are they carrying or transporting something?
 
I think they were looking for a checkpoint/clue? No, they didnt seem to be carrying anything... they were just rounding around as if they were looking for something...


 
4. How many couple you've seen? I know I am asking too much but can you describe each couple including what they were wearing that time?


 I think we saw abt 3 - 4 couples... cant remember exact number....
 
 


*****Chami reconfirmed that she saw cameramen and audio men running with the racers
 





5. Can you please try to identify if you have seen some of these couples?? (I attached a picture by Andrew. That picture they were seen eating bugs)
 
Im sorry... it was really quite dark and we didnt get a good look at the couples.... but i think one couple was dark-skinned... looked like Indians ... but we could have been wrong. But i remember someone saying that they overheard someone else asking them what they were filming and the crew said it was some bollywood thing ... but they could have been lying to throw everyone off course ... not very sure....



*******Chami, took some pictures but all turned out black. Unfortunately, she deleted it in her digicam.



______________________



Thanks Chami. All the best.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on July 06, 2008, 08:45:05 AM
The dates are getting confusing.  :'(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on July 06, 2008, 09:50:43 AM
Where did  I read that the sighting of Geoff and Tisha at Singapore Airport enroute to India was on 01 June 2008?

We have a picture suggesting teams checked in the evening of 29 May 2008 at Blake Pier.
Then, on the following day, they were in Macau?

And the Indian blogger who saw Tisha and Geoff told us that they were in Singapore Airport from Hong Kong on 01 June 2008.
____________
Regarding, Peach's post about Baguio as a possible starting point, it's not true as per my friends who are living there. I asked my friends to ask people working at Manor Hotel if there was really a shooting of TAR there. They denied it.

hey, i studied there for 2 years so I can say the place is wonderful. Peach you would really love it.

I think the teams could in Macau at 30-5-08 :wohoo:
The teams are checked in in the evening of 29 May 2008 at Blake Pier. When the 12 hours rest time past .
They were start the new leg at around 30-5-08 in the morning(4:00~7:00)at Blake Pier
From Blake Pier to the Turbo Jet Pier is around 1hour so the teams will on the Turbo Jet at 5:00~8:00(Turbo Jet is 24 hours open)
Turbo Jet from HK to Macau takes about 1 hour 15minutes
If the first stop at Macau is The Macau Tower
From Macau Pier to Macau Tower takes around 15~30minutes(After 5:30 the teams can be in Macau Tower)
hk34wong haven't talk about the time he/she meeted the teams
Macau Tower open at 11:00 (TAR11 have told it)
So I thinkthe teams are allowed in Macau Tower at 30-5-08


About the Indian blogger who saw Tisha and Geoff told us that they were in Singapore Airport from Hong Kong on 01 June 2008.
The teams finished Macau leg at 30-5-08/31-5-08
The next leg start at 31-5-08/1-6-08
And the teams knew that their next destination is Singapore
Macau airport is so little planes so the teams need to go to the HK airport to fly to Singapore
(Just like TAR11 The four teams need to go to Guam The teams were go to HK airport)
So it is fit of the Indian blogger :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 06, 2008, 10:50:11 AM
Thanks Anthony! I think you are absolutely right and I see no problem whatsoever with Macau and our timeline--I think it fits perfectly!

Here's what puddin and I had previously speculated re the Timeline:

Leg 1: starts in Beijing on May 19 with teams spotted leaving Beijing at the airport on May 20; on their way to:

Leg 2: teams arrive in Bangkok on May 20 and are seen eating bugs in Khao San Road, pitstop night of 5/20 to departure 5/21 (cannot rule out an extended pitstop here until 5/22)

Leg 3?: unknown location 5/21-5/22 vs extended pitstop in Bangkok until 5/22

Leg ?:  Chiang Mai 5/22-5/23 tasks to include something extreme

Leg?: Saigon 5/23 to 5/24 (possible +1 due to travel or extended pitstop)

Leg ?: Hue 5/24 to 5/25 or 5/25 to 5/26

Leg?: unknown 5/26-27

Leg?: Hong Kong 5/28 to 5/29 with departure 5/29 to ??

So we can confirm HK 5/28 to PitStop 5/29 and departure 5/30 for Macau.

I too just rechecked all our TAR 11 Macau info and the TurboJets schedule shows HK to Macau in 55 minutes, with an easy return directly to the HK airport if needed.

So I agree w/ Anthony that a morning trip to Macau on the 30th is totally possible.

However, I have no info on a June 1 departure to India that I can find? Did I miss something? All of our data pinpointed that Singapore to India sighting to have been on May 31, as far as I know.

But this too should be easy to fit in...

Tasks Macau 5/30, Pitstop, early AM departure via HK to Singapore on 5/31.

I'm sure apskip can show us the available flights, but I would expect that there are plenty.

It makes that supposed sighting of Allen Wu w/ his family in Singapore on 5/30 perhaps more unlikely however... although perhaps he could have left after the Pitstop and gone on.  :duno:

And thanks JonLover! I had already given up on Baguio--but very regretfully as it looked like a great place to have a leg!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 06, 2008, 11:09:38 AM
Now moving on back to Saigon:

The dates are getting confusing.  :'(

I agree!

Here's where we will have to a little changing around in our speculated times, but it is very nice to get confirmation of the dates!

I must admit though that I don't understand why they would do a leg in Saigon and then go to Chiang Mai and then return to Hue? That seems a little funny routing to me. I wonder if Saigon will actually turn out to be our race after all? But in any case, here's how I see that possibly working....


Leg 1: starts in Beijing on May 19 with teams spotted leaving Beijing at the airport on May 20; on their way to:

Leg 2: teams arrive in Bangkok on May 20 and are seen eating bugs in Khao San Road, pitstop night of 5/20 to departure 5/21 (cannot rule out an extended pitstop here until 5/22)

Leg 3?: unknown location becomes Saigon 5/21-5/22 vs extended pitstop in Bangkok until 5/22

Leg ?:  Chiang Mai 5/22-5/23 tasks to include something extreme add a possible extended Pitstop here?

Leg?: Saigon 5/23 to 5/24 (possible +1 due to travel or extended pitstop)

Leg ?: Hue 5/24 to 5/25 or 5/25 to 5/26

Leg?: unknown 5/26-27  (possibly Taiwan here??)

Leg?: Hong Kong 5/28 to 5/29 (Pitstop 5/29 PM) with departure 5/30 to Macau.

Leg?: Macau 5/30 to AM 5/31

Leg?: departure Macau to Cochin, India via Singapore AM 5/31

So I do think on paper this can work but others will need to say if the airline routing is possible to confirm this. I just find the routing to be strange. :lol:




Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 06, 2008, 11:55:14 AM
ARA3 Timeline

I was surprised to discover that the full timeline has not been updated since June 2 even though legs of it have been updated. There are a number of assumptions to get me from that one to the updated version below:

1. I switched the order of Beijing and Bangkok to conform to what others have believed and due to the interplay of a May 18 Allan Wu Singapore airport sighting with the Chiang Mai leg. There isn't time to fit Bangkok - Beijing -  Chiang Mai via Bangkok into the schedule.
2. The Macau leg is very logical. Indeed, I speculated that it was one of about 10 highest probability places to follow Hong Kong.
3. The Singapore airport sighting of Allan Wu on June 1 does not appear to me to involve a leg there. I am sticking with it as a transit point between Hong Kong airport(following Macau leg) and Cochin.
4. I do not agree with sending teams off to Taiwan although the jury is not out on that yet. I have kept Hanoi as the next leg after Hue in this timeline.

May 19 Beijing - start of ARA3; pitstop

May 20 leg 2 begins; teams spotted in Beijing airport before 935am and then mid afternoon at Khao San Road in Bangkok

PEK BKK TG675 0830 1215  connecting in Bangkok to TG116 BKK CNX 1715 1825

May 21 Bankgkok tasks and pitstop

May 22 leg 3 begins; logical flights BKK CNX are:

TG102 0755 0855
TG104 1030 1140
TG616 1220 1330
TG110 1240 1350

tasks in Chiang Mai region; pitstop

May 23 leg 4 begins; CNX BKK TG103 0945 1055 connecting Bangkok to Bkk SGN AF164 1325 1450
tasks in Saigon(Ho Chi Minh City)

May 24 tasks; Saigon area extended pitstop begins

May 25 pitstop continued until before 11pm;leg 5 begins; train leaves Saigon 2300 arrives Hue 1616+1 or plane flies next morning (26th) Vietnam Airlines250  0700 0820 SGN HUI

May 26 train arrives Hue 1616 (mid afternoon) or plane in morning;
tasks in Hue area including Imperial City completed before midnight; pitstop starts

May 27 begin leg 6 Hue to Hanoi;
Vietnam Airlines 244               1210 1320
tasks; begin pitstop

May 28 begin leg 7 Hanoi to Hong Kong
Vietnam Airways 790 HAN HKG 1105 1355
Vietnam Airways 792 HAN HKG 1910 2000
tasks in Hong Kong

May 29 complete tasks in Hong Kong with TBC; begin leg 8 in Macau after taking hydrofoil in under 1 hour

May 30 Macau tasks; pitstop

May 31 begin leg 9; return to Hong Kong Airport by hydrooil; fly through Singapore airport to Cochin
most probable flights are CX735 1415 1800 or CX711 1615 2000
SilkAir468   SIN COK 2155 2350
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 06, 2008, 12:00:07 PM
apskip...our sighting in Singapore of the team on the way to Cochin is on May 31st, I believe...

and the Allen Wu sighting was on 5/30...

and you might want to comment on the NEW evidence for Saigon to switch to between Bangkok and Chiang Mai now? (which I find strange...)

update is here:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg305005.html#msg305005
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 06, 2008, 05:38:59 PM
Peach, this was delayed 6 hours by my having thought I had posted it without actually totally completing that post.

Hue to Hanoi to Taipei
HUI HAN Vietnam Airlines VN244 1210 1320
HAN TPE VN924 1700 2100

There are many earlier departures from Hue to Hanoi, but with the earliest arrival TPE possible only with a 4 hour layover it makes no sense to show flights that just cause a longer layover.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 07, 2008, 07:11:23 AM
Peach:

I discovered a one day error in the timing of departure from Macao. With a normal pitstop (which I intended), flights to Singapore would be on May 31. If there was another extended pitstop, then on June 1. I have corrected my Timeline to show May 31 as I believe that a normal pitstop is more logical.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 07, 2008, 08:08:14 AM
apskip, we know Geoff and Trish were spotted in Singapore on the way to Cochin on May 31, so you are correct! Thanks!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 18, 2008, 09:22:06 AM
More info about our Singapore sighting of Geoff and Trish on the way to Cochin:

Mrs Shrek brought us the info about the original blog post HERE (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg303925.html#msg303925).

The EXIF data from the photo suggested that the date was 5/31.

I wrote to Aravind about his blog shortly after that, and he has just returned from vacation and has very kindly has answered all of my (and others) questions about time and date and flight info in a new BLOG UPDATE (http://ranganablog.blogspot.com/2008/07/amazing-race-asia-3.html).

In summary, Aravind says that they saw the teams on June 1, not 5/31 as we suspected.

The flight was Cathay Pacific # CX739 which departed HK approx 11:20 AM on June 1.

In Singapore, our racers booked the next Air India flight from Singapore to Cochin, which was scheduled to depart in approx 3 hours from either Terminal 2 or 3.

Many many thanks to Aravind for taking the time to help us out!  :yourock: :thankyou:

I am double checking the dates just to be sure.... :angel:  (see below)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 18, 2008, 10:06:57 AM
Checking airline data:

Cathay Pacific's flight 739 is listed as having an arrival time of 15:05 into Singapore.

When I do a search for Sunday flights (ie June 1) I get this info which does NOT correspond with "leaving 3 hours later"...

Air India Singapore--Cochin is
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3flightsAirIndiaSingapore-Cochi.jpg)

But checking Sat flights (ie May 31) I found this which does correlate:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3flightsAirIndiaSaturdaysSingap.jpg)

Note the arrival time of one day later in Cochin, as well.

Based on the EXIF data saying 5/31, and Aravind's info of the teams leaving 3 hours later with no flights showing for me with the later times on Sundays (note that I am doing a future search and not a search of the actual date since Airwise is down), I believe that the date may well have been May 31 and not June 1, so will attempt to confirm that w/ Aravind.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 18, 2008, 11:47:43 AM
Okay, we are back to JUNE 1 as being correct!

Aravind replied:

Quote
The current info I posted was obtained from my boarding ticket which said Jun 1. So it is highly likely that it is correct. May be I heard wrong and it wasn’t 3 hours at all (although I am pretty sure it was).

 

I don’t have my itinerary with me anymore so I cannot confirm for sure. So it is possible that it was indeed the 31st of May! But again Air India could be showing some wrong data.

 

Btw, I think the camera timings are a bit off (they get the date correct though – I think). In fact, I am not even sure if the time is accurate for any timezone. So I wouldn’t give that too much weightage.

 

Shall let you know if I get anything more.

 

Best,

--Aravind.

Since I can't dispute the boarding ticket info, I double checked with Air India. The flight listed as AI 7408 is actually a code share w/ Singapore Airlines and upon checking there that flight was available on June 1 (went to 6 days a week on June 22  :lol:).

But I have no idea on getting them onward to Cochin if they go via Delhi first so will need apskip's help. Or maybe there is another way entirely?

But anyway, June 1 it is, which means that Macau must be an extended pitstop.

It also means that maybe Allen Wu could have possibly had time to fit in that family visit where he was seen with his family on 5/30.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 18, 2008, 02:10:56 PM
Hmmm...apskip has also pointed out to me that a leg in Singapore is possible here, not just an extended pitstop in Macau.

If they dep early AM  from Macau on the 31st then guess they could have time to arr Singapore, do tasks there, pitstop there night of May 31 and leave there June 1 for India.

So guess either is possible!

Thanks apskip!


oopsie--forgot they were on the HK to Singapore flight too!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 18, 2008, 02:49:19 PM
Referring back to my post  on July 6, the last date on this Timeline specified SilkAir468 (Singapore Air codeshares it) from Singapore to Cochin. It had a later departure and arrival there, but the one currently showing is SIN COK 2020 2215. That could fit with the eyewitness information only if SilkAir did not open its ticket counter until about 1730 (which is logical since the first flight I can find in a late afternoon time frame was at 1900), then the remaining ARA3 teams could have gone to the Air India ticket counter and purchased a SilkAir or Singapore Air ticket there.

Now, with an expected May 31 morning departure from Macau (much more probable to me than another extended pitstop soon after one I have projected in Vietnam), the obvious solution to the time gap is an actual leg in Singapore. There is time between a noonish arrival and the following day evening departure to Cochin for such a leg. I have heard the objection that it would be difficult to have a leg without the ARA fans in Singapore hearing about it, but there are occasions when the producers of ARA3 achieve secrecy (although it appears that it is not often).

The fact is that there needs to be 11 to 13 legs in ARA3. We have only identified 10 through Cochin if Singapore is the 9th leg. If Singapore is not the 9th leg, then what could the two to four legs after Cochin be and why haven't we heard any tidbits about them?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on July 18, 2008, 05:40:50 PM
Yay Peach! Thanks for following that up for me :hearts:


I wrote to Aravind about his blog shortly after that, and he has just returned from vacation and has very kindly has answered all of my (and others) questions about time and date and flight info in a new BLOG UPDATE (http://ranganablog.blogspot.com/2008/07/amazing-race-asia-3.html).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on July 18, 2008, 05:54:14 PM
Still trying to straighten this out in my head, but if contestants were seen flying from HK to Singapore, and then flying straight on to India about 3 hours later, then they couldn't have had time to fit in a leg in Singapore. :duno:
Although Allen Wu could still have done his pit stop duties in HK/Macau, and then flown home for the suspected brief visit with his family, before continuing on to India.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 18, 2008, 06:56:43 PM
You are so right Mrs Shrek! I totally forgot they were on the HK-Singapore flight with them first!  :groan:

Okay ..back to an extended pitstop in Macau then?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on July 18, 2008, 08:26:09 PM
Maybe. But with both TAR and TARA squashing the same number of legs into a much tighter time frame of around 3 weeks filming, as opposed to 4, I guess that extended pit stops might be reduced in number.

Askip: Could you point me in the direction where I could find your latest timeline please?
Is it possible that an extra (unknown) leg could be squeezed instead of one of the speculated extended pitstops, or is it just too tight?

The more I look at puddin's summary on page 1, the more I question the Saigon sighting as part of TARA3. It just seems too tight, and too back and forth between Thailand and Vietnam. It would mean consecutively travelling to a different country every single day between the 19th and 22nd, which seems just a bit ott, even for TAR.

Beijing  May 18th or 19th
Bangkok Thailand May 20th
Saigon, Vietnam May 21st
Chiang Mai, Thailand May 22nd
Hue, Vietnam May 25th
Hong Kong evidence  May 29th
Macau - May 31st
Cochin, India   (via Singapore) June 1st

But if we drop Saigon, then we need to squeeze in another leg somewhere else along the way. If the Racers spotted in Chiang Mai were on their way out of the country on the 22nd, I guess there is really only room for one leg before Hue (assuming 2 days per leg), and then another one before HK - [speculation - maybe Taiwan???]

When was filming believed to be completed? If there are only a couple legs after India, then the likely hood of them having headed too far out of Asia is low.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 18, 2008, 08:46:09 PM
I agree totally about Saigon but was able to (on paper) make it work here:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg305005.html#msg305005

Now moving on back to Saigon:

The dates are getting confusing.  :'(

I agree!

Here's where we will have to a little changing around in our speculated times, but it is very nice to get confirmation of the dates!

I must admit though that I don't understand why they would do a leg in Saigon and then go to Chiang Mai and then return to Hue? That seems a little funny routing to me. I wonder if Saigon will actually turn out to be our race after all? But in any case, here's how I see that possibly working....


Leg 1: starts in Beijing on May 19 with teams spotted leaving Beijing at the airport on May 20; on their way to:

Leg 2: teams arrive in Bangkok on May 20 and are seen eating bugs in Khao San Road, pitstop night of 5/20 to departure 5/21 (cannot rule out an extended pitstop here until 5/22)

Leg 3?: unknown location becomes Saigon 5/21-5/22 vs extended pitstop in Bangkok until 5/22

Leg ?:  Chiang Mai 5/22-5/23 tasks to include something extreme add a possible extended Pitstop here?

Leg?: Saigon 5/23 to 5/24 (possible +1 due to travel or extended pitstop)

Leg ?: Hue 5/24 to 5/25 or 5/25 to 5/26

Leg?: unknown 5/26-27  (possibly Taiwan here??)

Leg?: Hong Kong 5/28 to 5/29 (Pitstop 5/29 PM) with departure 5/30 to Macau.

Leg?: Macau 5/30 to AM 5/31 ? extended pitstop

Leg?: departure Macau to Cochin, India via Singapore AM 5/31 change to 6/1

So I do think on paper this can work but others will need to say if the airline routing is possible to confirm this. I just find the routing to be strange. :lol:













Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 19, 2008, 11:00:40 AM
Mrs. Shrek, as you can see with puddin showing one version, Peach another, and me a third that there is not the usual concensus on the ARA3 timeline. I have seen nothing serious enough to change my own timeline, so I am reproducing my July 7 version here with very minor changes:

There are a number of assumptions to get me from that one to the updated version below:

1. I switched the order of Beijing and Bangkok to conform to what others have believed and due to the interplay of a May 18 Allan Wu Singapore airport sighting with the Chiang Mai leg. There isn't time to fit Bangkok - Beijing -  Chiang Mai via Bangkok into the schedule.
2. The Macau leg is very logical. Indeed, I speculated that it was one of about 10 highest probability places to follow Hong Kong.
3. I do not agree with sending teams off to Taiwan although the jury is not out on that yet. I have kept Hanoi as the next leg after Hue in this timeline.

May 19 Beijing - start of ARA3; pitstop

May 20 leg 2 begins; teams spotted in Beijing airport before 935am and then mid afternoon at Khao San Road in Bangkok

PEK BKK TG675 0830 1215  connecting in Bangkok to TG116 BKK CNX 1715 1825

May 21 Bankgkok tasks and pitstop

May 22 leg 3 begins; logical flights BKK CNX are:

TG102 0755 0855
TG104 1030 1140
TG616 1220 1330
TG110 1240 1350

tasks in Chiang Mai region; pitstop

May 23 leg 4 begins; CNX BKK TG103 0945 1055 connecting Bangkok to Bkk SGN AF164 1325 1450
tasks in Saigon(Ho Chi Minh City)

May 24 tasks; Saigon area extended pitstop begins

May 25 pitstop continued until before 11pm;leg 5 begins; train leaves Saigon 2300 arrives Hue 1616+1 or plane flies next morning (26th) Vietnam Airlines250  0700 0820 SGN HUI

May 26 train arrives Hue 1616 (mid afternoon) or plane in morning;
tasks in Hue area including Imperial City completed before midnight; pitstop starts

May 27 begin leg 6 Hue to Hanoi;
Vietnam Airlines 244               1210 1320
tasks; begin pitstop

May 28 begin leg 7 Hanoi to Hong Kong
Vietnam Airways 790 HAN HKG 1105 1355
Vietnam Airways 792 HAN HKG 1910 2000
tasks in Hong Kong

May 29 complete tasks in Hong Kong with TBC; begin leg 8 in Macau after taking hydrofoil in under 1 hour

May 30 Macau tasks; pitstop

May 31 begin leg 9; return to Hong Kong Airport by hydrofoil; fly to Singapore. most probable flights are CX717 0855 1230 or SQ857 1030 1410 or CX739 1120 1505
tasks in Singapore area, then start pitstop

June 1 begin leg 10
SilkAir468   SIN COK 0820 2015

You should believe whichever version you find to have the best thought process behind it.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 19, 2008, 03:06:57 PM
Apskip, we had an update for the Saigon sighting back here:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg305001.html#msg305001

which changed the Saigon date to Wed the 21st not the 24th anymore.

We have no other evidence placing them in Saigon on any other different day and several of us question this being our race at all. But my post above is trying to see how we could maybe change the dates to make Saigon work at all considering the date change.

Also HUE team sightings were confirmed for May 25, not starting on the 26.

And as far as I know, we have nothing concrete for Hanoi at all, do we? I think that is speculation as well.

It is getting hard to keep up with all the date changes!

And Taiwan IS speculation, but I was given a hint so it bears looking at closely, I think.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on July 19, 2008, 09:15:56 PM
Thanks Askip for giving me your version of the timeline :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 19, 2008, 10:40:07 PM
Peach, if JonLover's evidence is believed, then you are correct that the race must finish Bangkok on May 21 and arrive Saigon before 9pm. With the way pitstops are done, that means that teams would have from the afternoon through that evening before a 12 hour pitstop begins. If the pitstop begins in the morning of the 21st, then teams will not reach Saigon in time to be sighted at the Q Bar. That is a serious compression of tasks in Bangkok, which to  me makes it improbable. There are many flight Bangkok to Saigon. The first is at 0900 and the last is TG686 1815 1945.

If Saigon is completed the evening and a pitstop starts on the 22nd, then teams will not reach Chiang Mai until the late afternoon of May 23. Again, the same issue of compressed tasks arises, as you would ideally want teams to be leaving Chiang Mai on the morning of the 24th. I have to say that the pitstop would not happen until the late afternoon or evening or the 24th.  That means departure from Chiang Mai on the 25th.

From Chiang Mai on either the 24th or 25th we have TG125 0700 0800 CNX BKK connecting to VietAir850 1410 1540 BKK SGN which connects to  VietAir256  1800 1950 SGN HUI if going to Hue first. If my speculation on Hanoi is correct and if Hanoi was before Hue, then the direct flight BKK HAN VietAir830 1220 1410 would replace the previous 2 flights. Given the earlier arrival time, Hanoi would make more sense as teams could start tasks that afternoon.

On May 26( or 27) from Hue to Hanoi it is VietAir240 0800 0910. For Hanoi to Hue it's either VietAir241 0600 0710 or VietAir 245 1010 1120.

The flight options from both Hue and from Hanoi to Hong Kong are worth a look. From Hanoi it's VietAir790 1105 1355. From Hue, it's VietAir240 0800 0910 HUI HAN, then a connection from Hanoi to the prior flight VietAir790 1105 1355.

The amount of backtracking involved is incredible and makes no sense. You have backtracking through Bankok to Chiang Mai and then through Bangkok again (3rd time) to get to Saigon. Anything to Hue last will backtrack throgh Hanoi to get to HongKong.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 20, 2008, 06:53:01 AM
With further thinking about what might have happened on the ARA3 route, I come to the conclusion that Chiang Mai not being a leg would make the route a whole lot more logical. It is the bactrack to Chiang Mai that is the primary factor in an illogical route. What if the reports from Chiang Mai were just a local race as has been speculated?

Then the route would go Beijing Bangkok Saigon Hue Hanoi maybe-somewhere-else-including-Taiwan Hong Kong Macau Singapore Cochin.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 20, 2008, 07:58:09 AM
I have spoken w/ the original blogger and every detail seems consistent w/ our race.

I confirmed that the local race on at about the same time was not filmed and did not involve airports.

I was told by someone very reliable on site that the race did come thru Chiang Mai and where one of the tasks was to be.

IMO, this is one of the best confirmed legs we have. It is definitely NOT a local race.

We also know that the teams were seen in the Chiang Mai airport on MAY 22, not the 23rd or 24th.

On the other hand, I am not yet convinced of Saigon... the only thing that is puzzling are the reports of a camera crew with the people seen. But this could still be something else, I think--we just don't have enough to be really sure.

Hanoi certainly fits geographically but we need some other confirmation--a sighting or something before we can be sure.

Singapore can only be transit since the teams flew HK to Singapore with our blogger.

We  need some new clues!  :wall:

Speculation:

If we dump Saigon and {insert somewhere else of your choice}, does the route get any better?  ???
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 20, 2008, 11:35:41 AM
Peach asked
Quote
If we dump Saigon and {insert somewhere else of your choice}, does the route get any better?

My answer is that it does not get better. The backtracking to Chiang Mai is not addressed, nor is the potential backtracking between Hue and Hanoi. I would summarize by saying that dropping Saigon is neutral unless there is a time crunch, which in my judgement there is not. I see no reason to drop Saigon but plenty to drop Chiang Mai, which is the one decision which would significantly imrove the route.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 20, 2008, 11:51:01 AM
Too bad then that we can't drop Chiang Mai! :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 20, 2008, 12:30:41 PM
Peach:

I understand that the individual who saw the teams flew with them. Why does that mean that no leg in Singapore is possible? What do teams do for over 24 hours after arrival in Singapore morning of May 31 until departure for Cochin evening of June 1?

If I accept your information as absolutely correct, then the only rational solution is flying somewhere from Singapore on May 31 and flying back on June 1 on the way to Cochin. There are many such places and I intend to develop that list using the criteria of flights under 2 hours as the limit.

I'll be back!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 20, 2008, 01:40:14 PM
we first thought they flew HK --Singapore on the 31st but Aravind (blogger) said no it was on the 1st.

They did not have 24 hours in Singapore

They left HK on the 1st and arr Singapore on the first. The SAME DAY!  We even have the Cathay Pacific flight # that they flew...double check that update okay?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 20, 2008, 02:18:24 PM
As I neared completion of the work below, the prior post from Peach indicates that the whole notion of arrival on May 31 is wrong. That makes the information below valuable only for reference purposes as it is moot for ARA3.

Below is the list of places you can fly from Singapore to on Saturday May 31 and return on Sunday June 1 prior to the sighting in Singapore airport that afternoon. I developed it by looking at the main airlines serving Singapore and trying to figure out which ones have flights of under 2 hours from Singapore (and presumably back to Singapore) for those days of the week. I analyzed the route map of Singapore Airlines to come up with Kuala Lumpur and Penang:

SIN KUL 3 one hour flights departing 0710 to 0950
KUL SIN many flights 0805 to 1200

SIN PEN SQ182 0805 or SQ5652 1105 1230
PEN SIN SQ191 1025 1150 or SQ5653 1315 1435

Silk Air adds Phnom Penh, Phuket, Langkawi, and Medan:

SIN PNH MI602 0800 0855
PNH SIN MI841 0950 1250

SIN HKT MI642 0805 0955 or  SIN HKT MI754 1115 1305
HKT SIN MI753 1455 1740

SIN LGK MI362 0840 1005
LGK SIN MI9337 1530 1700

SIN MES MI292 0730 0755
MES SIN MI233 0840 1105

When you add in Malysian Airlines you get a lot less than expected. Malaysian's route system centers on its hub in Kuala Lumpur, so going anywhere else except Penang cannot be done in under 2 hours. Malaysian Air does have several morning flights to add to the Singapore Penang route and about 4 each way between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

I also went to Jet Airways but did not come up with much as their international routes are primarily designed to bring people to India. I know there are many more international airlines that fly to Singapore, but my criteria makes it impossible for places not in Malaysia or Indonesia to qualify (except for southern Thailand and southern Cambodian places like Phuket and Phnom Penh).

So, what does all this mean? The places above represent the resonable universe of cities that ARA3 could have flown to from Singapore on May 31 and arrived back from to Sinapore Changi Airport in time June 1 for an afternoon sighting before ticketing for Cochin.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 20, 2008, 02:23:41 PM
Peach,

The only Cathay Pacific flights departing HKG for SIN on Sunday mornings are CX717 0850 1230 and CX739 1120 1505. There are several Singapore Airlines flights.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 20, 2008, 02:34:08 PM
thanks apskip!

The flight that Trish and Geoff  were on was  Cathay Pacific # CX739 which departed HK approx 11:20 AM on June 1, according to Aravind.

What flights the trailing teams would have to take is what we could use now.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 20, 2008, 04:45:40 PM
Those flight possiblities for th afternoon departures that arrive before 800pm are:

CX711 415pm
CX735 215pm
SQ863 130pm

All take about 3 hours 40 minutes.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 20, 2008, 04:51:51 PM
Perfect, thanks! :waves:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on July 22, 2008, 11:49:44 AM
Just when you think there are no more spoilers  :sucks
May 25, 2008 (data:DateTime : 2008:05:25 15:53:22 )

The Amazing Race being shot at the imperial city. That chick took herself mad seriously.


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 22, 2008, 05:42:50 PM
That is one day ahead of what my Timeline indicates for Hue. That means that my assumption of an extended pitstop in Saigon is incorrect. Instead, leg 4 will end with a regular pitstop to be finished the morning of May 25 and leg 5 will begin with a flight SGN HUE Vietnam Airlines250  0700 0820  or Vietnam Airlines252 1130 1250.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 22, 2008, 05:49:29 PM
UPDATED ARA3 TIMELINE (and then modified July 23 and 24)

Note that there should be an extended pitstop in Vietnam. It can't be in Saigon due to the latest findings about teh Imperial City being visited May 25, so it should be in Hue(where I place it below) or in Hanoi (an alternative not shown but obvious if there is not one in Hue).

May 19 Beijing - start of ARA3; pitstop

May 20 leg 2 begins; teams spotted in Beijing airport before 935am and then mid afternoon at Khao San Road in Bangkok

PEK BKK TG675 0830 1215  connecting in Bangkok to TG116 BKK CNX 1715 1825

May 21 Bankgkok tasks and pitstop

May 22 leg 3 begins; logical flights BKK CNX are:

TG102 0755 0855
TG104 1030 1140
TG616 1220 1330
TG110 1240 1350

tasks in Chiang Mai region; pitstop

May 23 leg 4 begins; CNX BKK TG103 0945 1055 connecting Bangkok to Bkk SGN AF164 1325 1450
tasks in Saigon(Ho Chi Minh City); NOTE that this is a speculative leg since we do not know where leg 4 is yet. However, Saigon is the only really logical spot on the air routes between Chiang Mai and Hue(Hanoi is another but north of Hue and likely to be aftter it in the ARA3 leg order). 

May 24 tasks; Saigon area pitstop begins

May 25 leg 5 begins;  VN250  0700 0820 SGN HUI or VN252 1130 1250;
sighting at Imperial City;
there could be an extended pitstop in the evening

May 26 pitstop continues

May 27 begin leg 6 Hue to Hanoi; NOTE that Hanoi is speculation on my part. it makes eminent sense based on the geography and timing, but there are other possiblities of much lower probability that could have been the desintation of leg 6(an example being Guangzhou, China)
VN244 HUE HAN   1210 1320
tasks; begin pitstop

May 28 begin leg 7 Hanoi to Hong Kong
VN790 HAN HKG 1105 1355 or
VN792 HAN HKG 1910 2000
tasks in Hong Kong

May 29 complete tasks in Hong Kong with TBC; begin leg 8 in Macau after taking hydrofoil in under 1 hour

May 30 Macau tasks; pitstop

May 31 begin leg 9; return to Hong Kong Airport by hydrofoil; fly to Singapore. most probable flights are CX717 0855 1230 or SQ857 1030 1410 or CX739 1120 1505
tasks in Singapore area, then start pitstop

June 1 begin leg 10
SilkAir468   SIN COK 2020 2215

You should believe whichever version you find to have the best thought process behind it.
 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 22, 2008, 10:33:54 PM
Apskip, again, please remember that our "sighting" in Saigon is for MAY 21, not the 24-35. There is no evidence for Saigon at any other time, and the sighting on May 21 may or may not be our race. Perhaps you could reconsider those dates?

If there is an extended pitstop in Chiang Mai, then the dates in Hue fit perfectly without Saigon on the 24-25.

And also again, there is no evidence for Hanoi other than geographic proximity--no sightings, no photos, no clues, no blogs...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on July 22, 2008, 10:45:16 PM
Where does the blogger live? If it's the U.S. or Europe, would a trip to Hue create a large time-spread between camera-clock time and actual time? (Assuming: 1, the camera clock was set correctly when she left; 2, she didn't reset)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 22, 2008, 11:16:34 PM
She lives in Singapore, Slowhatch.  :waves:

Wait, the original blogger lives in Singapore....this blogger has been teaching in Viet NAm for some time...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 23, 2008, 01:18:20 PM
Apskip, again, please remember that our "sighting" in Saigon is for MAY 21, not the 24-35. There is no evidence for Saigon at any other time, and the sighting on May 21 may or may not be our race. Perhaps you could reconsider those dates?

If there is an extended pitstop in Chiang Mai, then the dates in Hue fit perfectly without Saigon on the 24-25.

And also again, there is no evidence for Hanoi other than geographic proximity--no sightings, no photos, no clues, no blogs...

Peach, I interpret the information from the Q bar sighting totally differently from you and I have stated so in this thread previously.
To me the Saigon sighting in the time frame of May 23 or 24 is what was indicated, so I have no problem sticking with Saigon in my timeline until there is adequate information to change that. There is no adequate information that I have heard, so we will just have to diagree on that.

Amazing Race Asia3 hasn't got 4 days to take between arrival in Chiang Mai and arrival in Hue for only one pitstop/leg.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 23, 2008, 03:30:46 PM
Apskip, again, please remember that our "sighting" in Saigon is for MAY 21, not the 24-35. There is no evidence for Saigon at any other time, and the sighting on May 21 may or may not be our race. Perhaps you could reconsider those dates?

If there is an extended pitstop in Chiang Mai, then the dates in Hue fit perfectly without Saigon on the 24-25.

And also again, there is no evidence for Hanoi other than geographic proximity--no sightings, no photos, no clues, no blogs...

Peach, I interpret the information from the Q bar sighting totally differently from you and I have stated so in this thread previously.
To me the Saigon sighting in the time frame of May 23 or 24 is what was indicated, so I have no problem sticking with Saigon in my timeline until there is adequate information to change that. There is no adequate information that I have heard, so we will just have to diagree on that.

Amazing Race Asia3 hasn't got 4 days to take between arrival in Chiang Mai and arrival in Hue for only one pitstop/leg.

Apskip, remember when we first got that blog we couldn't tell when the sighting was? So we speculated that it could have been any time between May 21 and June 1--and we thought then that the 23-24 looked good??

But since then the blogger herself said she saw teams at the Q-bar on May 21 between 10-11 PM  NOT May 24-25!! That's pretty adequate info to me....   (if this is indeed our race which is possible but not photo confirmed).


 MAY 21 info HERE (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg305001.html#msg305001)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 23, 2008, 04:27:51 PM
Peach, if the Saigon sighting was May 21 then what prevents the Chiang Mai sighting on that date from being less reliable than the Saigon sighting?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 23, 2008, 04:46:24 PM
I don't know anything about a May 21 Chiang Mai sighting?

It is for May 22:

May 22 Chiang Mai, Thailand (Blog mention of 3 teams spotted in airport)
           source: BLOG (http://mbaivier.blogspot.com/2008/05/land-of-smiles.html)  Posted HERE (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302284.html#msg302284)   Thanks to puddin!
           blogger confirmation HERE (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302546.html#msg302546)


puddin's links are broken on page 1 but she has all the dates correct. I'll repost my list sometime in the next couple of days w/ the updated links (as soon as work allows)....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on July 23, 2008, 04:51:19 PM
I don't know anything about a May 21 Chiang Mai sighting?

It is for May 22:

May 22 Chiang Mai, Thailand (Blog mention of 3 teams spotted in airport)
           source: BLOG (http://mbaivier.blogspot.com/2008/05/land-of-smiles.html)  Posted HERE (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302284.html#msg302284)   Thanks to puddin!
           blogger confirmation HERE (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302546.html#msg302546)


puddin's links are broken on page 1 but she has all the dates correct. I'll repost my list sometime in the next couple of days w/ the updated links (as soon as work allows)....
My links are not broken as far as I can tell. Gosh I now wish we had started a timeline speculation thread for TARA3. :carryon:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 23, 2008, 05:05:52 PM
??? weird...you are right puddin they are working fine now.

I'm not sure when I turned into the timeline police here? But I am not having fun. Whatever happened to "we all have a responsibility to read the thread"?  :groan:

I'll repost my updated Timeline as soon as possible with the links and all and then y'all are on your own.  I'm done.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on July 23, 2008, 05:15:43 PM
Yeah the time line needs updating peach so when you have time I'd appreciate it :)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on July 23, 2008, 09:32:44 PM
I'm not sure when I turned into the timeline police here? But I am not having fun. Whatever happened to "we all have a responsibility to read the thread"?  :groan:

I'll repost my updated Timeline as soon as possible with the links and all and then y'all are on your own.  I'm done.

 :kuss: Thanks peach. I definately appreciate all the time consuming "behind the scenes" work that in particular you and puddin do for TAR :thankyou:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 23, 2008, 09:59:04 PM
I don't know anything about a May 21 Chiang Mai sighting?

It is for May 22:

May 22 Chiang Mai, Thailand (Blog mention of 3 teams spotted in airport)
           source: BLOG (http://mbaivier.blogspot.com/2008/05/land-of-smiles.html)  Posted HERE (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302284.html#msg302284)   Thanks to puddin!
           blogger confirmation HERE (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302546.html#msg302546)


puddin's links are broken on page 1 but she has all the dates correct. I'll repost my list sometime in the next couple of days w/ the updated links (as soon as work allows)....

Peach and puddin, you still have not addressed the question of why the Chiang Mai sightings are more reliable than the Saigon ones that you are so anxious to discard. Feel free to address this question.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on July 23, 2008, 10:15:39 PM



:jumpy: :hearts: :jumpy:

Chiang Mai is for sure and one challenge was at an X-centre!

I wrote to the reporter who wrote the excellent summary of the Chiang Mai Adventure Challenge that we read about  HERE (http://exploringsoutheastasia.com/articles/709-chiang-mai-adventure-race-a-success). I wanted to sort out the question of whether or not that race had any filming done. Just received a response from him (thank you Andrew!!) :


Quote
Regarding the Chiang Mai Adventure race featured in our news:  no the competitors were not filmed, other than from a local camera crew who used footage from the start and interviews with competitors for a 10 minute new documentary for Capital TV, but it wasn't an 'on the fly' thing like the Amazing Race, since most the time they were in the jungle. It was a proper 'multi-discipline' triathlon type event, organised by Active Asia .

As a matter of interest the Amazing Race Asia did pass through Chiang Mai recently, it's yet to be aired and no one locally knew about it at the time except the owner of the X-Centre where part of it took place.


Hope this helps

Andrew

I'm of course hoping for more information... :angel:
 




But aside from that race being on 5/18 and our racers being spotted on 5/22, if the first race wasn't filmed then it rules that out as a case of mistaken identity anyway...


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on July 23, 2008, 10:29:23 PM
That question was addressed here.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg310538.html#msg310538

We have two independent confirmations for that leg.

It isn't so much that we are anxious to discard Saigon --We are just trying to make you understand that the dates of May 24-25 are no longer valid. Show us how we can make it work for 5/21 as I tried to do  here  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg305005.html#msg305005) and you'll have a much more sympathetic audience.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on July 24, 2008, 07:12:53 AM
Peach:
I see your evidnece for Chiang Mai, but how does that address the question of relative credibility of the sources? Also, who is to say that ARA3 did not visit Saigon on May 23 to 25 as indicated in my Timeline? If Saigon was not visited starting May 21, there is nothing that prevents it from hosting the Amazing Race Asia3 May 23 to 25. This may be speculation on my part, but give me a more logical hypothesis (and no, extended pitstops in both Chiang Mai and Hue does not qualify as logical). There are several other places that could be leg 4 of ARA3, but all pale in comparison to the proabilty of it being Saigon.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on August 04, 2008, 11:39:09 AM
soooooooooo thanks to neobie article  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,16313.0.html)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3team3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: PeeT_Pm52 on August 05, 2008, 09:40:44 AM
(http://www.uppic.net/io/8emai.jpg)

Name : Wisa Saansaat
Nickname : Mai
Filmography :
Khon hew hua (2007) .... Hong
Khoht-rak-eng-loei (2006) .... Daeng
... aka Loveaholic (Thailand: English title)
From : Thailand

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2322798/

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mai & Oliver

(http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/content/season3/teams/team-mai-oliver.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2008, 09:50:22 AM
Good job PeeT!! :)

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,16346.0.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2008, 11:33:01 AM
I found this interesting too:

Ricky Ow, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of SPE Networks – Asia, the parent network of the AXN channel, claimed, “It will be the toughest race ever as there will be many challenges that the contestants will not expect or be mentally prepared for. The teams will have shorter resting time, the journey will be harder, and the speed of the race will be faster and more intense. This, combined with the new cast, you can expect many dramatic moments, tears, twists and turns, and an overall thrilling ride for viewers.”

Fewer extended pitstops??



source (http://www.exchange4media.com/e4m/news/newfullstory.asp?section_id=6&news_id=32026&pict=12&tag=26939)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on August 05, 2008, 12:17:33 PM
Quote
Re: Chiang Mai Amazing Race


so the details that I have:
-There were three couples.  one was two shorter women.  they had black backpacks
on and on the packs were yellow stickers that had an army slogan (i.e. "you can
do it").  I remember them as wearing all black as well.  They were rather short
5'5"or less and while I don't want to sound prejudicial my two friends that I
was traveling with (who are both gay) totally thought these two women were too. 
i actually never saw their faces.  i will fwd to my friends and see if they have
any info.  the second couple i think was two younger (20s/30s)guys...will have
to double check.  the third was definitely a guy and a girl (prob. dating). 
they were both white.  she had longer brown/black hair and was really skinny and
wearing a little tank top.  he had a british accent b/c he's the one that said
"" i don't know what you're talking about"  THey looked to be in their early
30s. 

-We were at the Chiang Mai airport on May 22.  Our flight was scheduled to land
around 2pm so I think that's roughly the time.
  Our bags were the first off the
carousel. 

-We were the only flight in baggage claim at the time and I really really don't
think they were on our plane (it wasn't very full and I hope I would have
noticed them).  They ran past us as we were waiting for our taxi to pull up at
the curb outside of baggage claim (they were running from right to left as you
have your back to the terminal...woah that's a lot of detail).  Oddly the third
couple (guy/girl) were pushing their gear on a trolley and she was definitely
looking for something whereas the other two couples were just running by.  I
also distinctly remember that they came from further down the curbside and not
from in the terminal...may help with the coming vs going issue.  All three ran
past us to the end of the terminal.  I was actually confused about whether they
were coming or going.  i think I would eliminate coming but whether they were
going or passing through i can't tell you.  the trolley thing threw me off. 

I'll pass along anything else as it comes to me.  Sorry no pics. 

happy tracking!


I could see the girls in black being Ida & Tania but where does the white pair fit in ?  :duno:

so the details that I have:
-There were three couples. 
one was two shorter women.  they had black backpacks
on and on the packs were yellow stickers that had an army slogan (i.e. "you can
do it").  I remember them as wearing all black as well
They were rather short
5'5"or less and while I don't want to sound prejudicial my two friends that I
was traveling with (who are both gay) totally thought these two women were too. 
i actually never saw their faces.
 

the second couple i think was two younger (20s/30s)guys...will have
to double check.
 

the third was definitely a guy and a girl (prob. dating). 
they were both white.  she had longer brown/black hair and was really skinny and
wearing a little tank top.  he had a british accent b/c he's the one that said
"" i don't know what you're talking about"  THey looked to be in their early
30s. 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on August 05, 2008, 04:46:32 PM
any guess's who the chick is? I'll go with Ida

Just when you think there are no more spoilers  :sucks
May 25, 2008 (data:DateTime : 2008:05:25 15:53:22 )

 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on August 07, 2008, 04:02:17 AM
From Allan Wu's blog...

The world (wide web) is waiting... Go!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on August 11, 2008, 07:52:56 AM
YAY :jumpy: Is me again
TARA3 Will air at 11-9-08 but I still have a spoilers in HK Leg
First Scottott in HKDiscuss said that
His/Her brother saw TARA3 race in Lamma Island
However Scottott did not say about the time and the date
But Lamma Island has a boat to Aberdeen and it is near Stanley(Blake Pier)
So maybe this Spoilers is true  :lol:
Next 302618816 in HKDiscuss said that
His/Her Friends saw some people
wear a T-shirt/Jacket which have written The Amazing Race in front of the clothes in Central
302618816 also did not say about the time and the date
So I think this Spoilers maybe worng
because wear a clothes with The Amazing Race does not mean they are playing TARA= =
So this maybe not a Spoilers :duno:



And about the Macau Leg
hk34wong said that he saw the teams in Macau Tower in 5/30
He/She said he saw 3 Teams in Macau Tower
and he /she have said HELLO with the camera
hk34wong said he/she has took some photo
But he/she still haven't give me the photo yet (:;)

If you want to know more information
Please go to
http://www30.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=7711161&extra=page%3D2 (http://www30.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=7711161&extra=page%3D2)

So my Spoilers End Bye :waves:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 12, 2008, 05:03:51 PM
Thank you Anthony!  :gj:

Lamma Island sounds quite possible--perhaps you could ask scottott what day and time his brother saw them and also for a description of what the team looked like?

And of course we would love to see a Macau picture if that person wants to share?

And I agree that the clothing is not a spoiler...

We appreciate your keeping an eye out for us!  :ty4posting
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 14, 2008, 08:00:51 AM
Some new team updates:

I sent our Chiang Mai blogger who saw the teams at the airport there all of the new cast photos.

She previously had given us this description:

Quote
The adventures started at the airport in Chiang Mai when three sets of couples ran past us, each trailed by a camera guy and an audio guy. We are pretty sure that they were part of the show The Amazing Race but when we asked them all one guy could say was "I don't know what you're talking about." Yeah, right.

and
Quote
-There were three couples. one was two shorter women. they had black backpacks on and on the packs were yellow stickers that had an army slogan (i.e. "you can do it"). I remember them as wearing all black as well. They were rather short 5'5"or less and while I don't want to sound prejudicial my two friends that I was traveling with (who are both gay) totally thought these two women were too. i actually never saw their faces. i will fwd to my friends and see if they have any info. the second couple i think was two younger (20s/30s)guys...will have to double check. the third was definitely a guy and a girl (prob. dating). they were both white. she had longer brown/black hair and was really skinny and wearing a little tank top. he had a british accent b/c he's the one that said "" i don't know what you're talking about" THey looked to be in their early 30s.

After seeing the photos she had  this to say:

Quote
I am nearly positive that the teams we saw were the Geoff and Tisha (the "i don't know what you're talking about" guy) & A.D. and Fuzzie (the black backpacks...see above). The two guys don't immediately fit any of the couples in these pics. I really thought one of them was caucasian. Maybe Niroo and Kapil??

I'm hoping she will be able to ask her friends as well.

I also sent Shirley, our Hue blogger the same photos.

She previously had said:

 
Quote
The first pair I saw, I vaguely remember a bald/clean-shaven Caucasian man. I can't remember his companion.
   She was not able to confirm Geoff or any of the other males as the bald Caucasian due to distance...

re The team that asked you for water:
Quote
The second pair I saw was 2 ladies. One of them has curly short hair. 
And:  possibly the 2nd team of 2 women carrying their backpacks, had an Asian. I remember the lady asking me for water is quite big-sized, I am not quite sure of her companion right now. The one in the yellow box could be the 2nd team I saw.
Yellow box photo was AD, and she now confirms AD/Fuzzie as this team! :hearts:

Quote
the third team or rather the team I saw with the slip and riding the cyclo was made up of two women

I sent her pics of both female teams but she was unable to confirm either as the team she saw, again due to distance.

And of course, thanks to JonLover's team, we already knew that the 4th team that she saw w/ photo evidence was Oliver and Mai.


I'm loving knowing that AD/Fuzzy have at least made it this far! :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: JonLover on August 15, 2008, 03:11:54 AM
A little push up/spoiler from the producer:

 
 
  5 hours ago, Michael_McKay says:     (http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/about/producer/)
 
 
 It's getting closer to the start of the Race now so what can fans expect?

Well, as the Network has already said, it's going to be a tough Race. The toughest Asian Race, sure, but as tough as any US Race too I'd say.

The first few legs in particular are punishing and we've thrown in a few surprises for the viewers. Take nothing for granted ;)

How tough will it be? Right from the very first challenge. And the second is a biggie. As soon as you see it you'll know what I mean.

And don't worry, the second episode is no push over. I've never seen so many bruises in a Race let alone a single leg.

One of the big factors in this series is the heat and humidity. It's there all the time. Sometimes it's hard for that to come across on TV but believe me, it gets to the teams when there is no let up.

The way the route is set up for this series I would best describe as "relentless". We wanted the teams to be always on the go, to be always challenged.

And I thank all of the viewers who have given me their feedback over the past two seasons on what type of challenges you like. I'm not sure the Racers will thank you for it but I have included much of that feedback in developing the third series. Enjoy!
 
 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on August 23, 2008, 05:05:21 AM
Looking at the videos (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,16185.msg334370/boardseen.html#new) from Jonnal...

They're showing quite an awful lot of Bangkok...

Now let's find this! (Beijing isn't crazy about palms from what I know...)

ETA: The Conrad?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on August 23, 2008, 03:28:52 PM
 :lol:  Looks like Team Philippines promos confirms that they are on Khao San Road, Bangkok.   :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 23, 2008, 08:27:14 PM
Thank you Neobie! :kuss:

 And Boingo's in the house!!  :jumpy: :jumpy: :hearts: :jumpy: :jumpy:

Okay guys, thanks to puddin's lovely screencaps I thonk we have a chance of finding some of these!

We have been postulating first leg is Beijing>> Bangkok. Khao San Rd for the Bangkok portion is well documented.

So what we really need to know is where that sequester hotel is. (The picture that Neobie has above looks promising with that tower.

I agree that if we can show the hotel to be in Bangkok, it is highly unlikely that they would take teams to Beijing and then run them right back to Bangkok. So finding out whether that hotel is Bangkok or Beijing will be huge!!

I still think our Beijing airport and Allen Wu sightings give us hope,  though are not conclusive of course...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on August 23, 2008, 09:09:45 PM
When did sequester hotels start being in the same city as actual race legs? In my experience with the U.S. Amazing Race they are never anywhere near where the Race has been or is headed. They are secluded places as far off the beaten trakc as possible. I must admit to not knowing where any Amazing Race Asia sequester hotels have been, but I would guess that the same prinicples apply.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 23, 2008, 09:15:52 PM
Sorry...not the real "sequester" house as in for eliminated racers.

What we are talking here is looking for the hotel where these media shots were done--as in the "just before the race starts" hotel where the racers would have been ...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: jack_bauer_fan on August 24, 2008, 12:01:45 PM
hello peach and everyone:D

So, can we say that Bangkok is the starting line of TARA3? based on those promo vids? :angel:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on August 24, 2008, 12:10:56 PM
So glad that you joined ronn_franco, I am a huge fan of yours  :jumpy: :welcome: :hithere:  :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 24, 2008, 02:09:15 PM
ronn_franco is here!! Yippee!! :jumpy: :jumpy:  Thanks SO much for joining in! :waves:

I am not sure ronn---We have always known that Bangkok was part of the first leg.

Based on the other info we have on Beijing, I still think that the starting line could be Beijing with teams moving on to Bangkok for the first pitstop.

BUT--I still don't know where that hotel is that we see in the background for the media picks yet--I'm hoping the detectives can find it. IF that hotel is in Bangkok, and NOT in Beijing--then I would say yes , it is certainly possible that the start line may have been in Bangkok as well, and not in Beijing after all.

So we sure need that hotel found! Do you know anyone in Bangkok who might recognize it?? The one in Neobies pics with the tower and the red roof is what I am looking for....

:bigwelcome:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 26, 2008, 02:59:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/-PpdExQW2fw&hl=en&fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PpdExQW2fw

Hi, long time no see.  :jam:
Did anyone post this yet?
This video has the starting line + Allan Wu.  :jumpy: :hearts: :wohoo:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 26, 2008, 03:14:00 PM
Welcome back, banzai!! Great to see you!  :waves:

 :wohoo:

We have been looking for that location...any ideas??

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: jack_bauer_fan on August 26, 2008, 04:37:33 PM
somewhere in Beijing?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 26, 2008, 04:43:33 PM
Let's talk about the video over here:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,16845.0.html

We have some screencaps going on!  :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 26, 2008, 04:51:20 PM
  Thank you puddin for the caps!  :hearts:

Here is a bigger starting line pic....so we have a plaza/birds/ and that partial view of a wall...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3startlinelarge.jpg)

And does that starting line lead to this street with the diamond pattern? ???  Or is that a different time?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3promowherediamondroad.jpg)

Because with the tower in the background there, and also seen in the prerace interviews, then we have to assume that the race interviews are in the start line city...which ever that may be. Racers are apparently wearing the same clothes that they later turn up in Bangkok in (Bug eating) so Bangkok may well be more likely than Beijing.
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: puddin on August 26, 2008, 04:57:35 PM
well pigeons are common but those globy things look thailandish
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: puddin on August 26, 2008, 05:23:06 PM
churchish?
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: puddin on August 26, 2008, 06:05:00 PM
A college/University complex courtyard ?? , damn it! lol
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: Neobie on August 26, 2008, 06:39:41 PM
I'd say definitely Thailand (as opposed to anywhere China) for the starting line too!

Victory Monument, Bangkok?
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: puddin on August 26, 2008, 07:21:26 PM
I've got it!!!!!!! hang on
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: puddin on August 26, 2008, 07:26:15 PM
 :wohoo:
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 26, 2008, 07:36:34 PM
Oh my!! Looks good!  :hearts: :jumpy: :hearts:


let's look for a wider view....
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: puddin on August 26, 2008, 08:00:44 PM
Saphan Phut
http://www.at-bangkok.com/detail_page.php?sub_id=104

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/5085999

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1622803
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 26, 2008, 08:01:39 PM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3startmemorial.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3startmaptomonument.jpg)
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: Boingo on August 26, 2008, 08:20:36 PM
Here it is (GE view)
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: banzai on August 26, 2008, 08:26:50 PM
The Amazing Race Asia season 3, episode 1
September 11, 2008, only on AXN channel
It's leg #1A, the first part of leg number 1.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_01.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/01.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_05.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/05.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_15.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/15.jpg)

The starting line is at Saphan Phut, in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 20th.
Counting from the left are:

Mai & Oliver (Thailand),
A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore),
Sam & Vince (Hong Kong),
Ida & Tania (Malaysia),
Bernie & Henry (Malaysia),

Kapil & Niroo (India),
Natalie & Pailin (Thailand),
William & Isaac (South Korea),
Neena & Amit (India),
Geoff & Tisha (Philippines).
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Take taxi to route marker #1
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_10.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/10.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_314.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/314.jpg) Neena & Amit (India)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_404.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/404.jpg) Bernie & Henry (Malaysia)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_510.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/510.jpg) Ida & Tania (Malaysia)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_716.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/716.jpg) A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_808.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/808.jpg) William & Isaac (South Korea)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_902.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/902.jpg) Mai & Oliver (Thailand)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_952.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/952.jpg) Natalie & Pailin (Thailand)
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(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_606.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/606.jpg)
Route Marker #1: find the Detour
Route Marker #2: find the Roadblock
Route Marker #3: go to Khao San Road and do the extra task
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Extra Task: both racers have to eat a bowl of bugs on Khao San Road
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_22.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/22.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_24.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/24.jpg)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_312.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/312.jpg) Neena & Amit (India)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_518.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/518.jpg) Ida & Tania (Malaysia), William & Isaac (South Korea)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_26.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/26.jpg)
Kapil & Niroo (India), A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore), Geoff & Tisha (Philippines), Ida & Tania (Malaysia), Sam & Vince (Hong Kong) are in this shot.
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(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_408.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/408.jpg) Bernie & Henry (Malaysia)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_604.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/604.jpg) Geoff & Tisha (Philippines)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_806.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/806.jpg) William & Isaac (South Korea)
Clue says go to the 4th route marker.
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(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_301.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/301.jpg)
They go to this clue box and grab a yellow bag.
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_303.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/303.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_702.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/702.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_802.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/802.jpg)
Clues say search for a bus ticket in the dark. Most teams change their clothes before this point.
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_91.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/91.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_412.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/412.jpg)
OK, where's it?
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_414.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/414.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_501.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/501.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_318.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/318.jpg)
Now take a bus to Chiang Mai. It's about 8-9 hours by bus from Bangkok.
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TBC. To be continued next week. Everyone is safe in this episode.

Thanks to RFF, puddin, GeorgiaPeach, Neobie, CabioTAR, Jonlover, SlowHatch, Boingo, and all TAR detectives.
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: Boingo on August 26, 2008, 08:53:20 PM
Places racers have been....
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: banzai on August 26, 2008, 09:28:10 PM
The Amazing Race Asia season 3, episode 2
September 18, 2008, only on AXN channel
It's leg #1B, the 2nd part of leg number 1.

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In Chiang Mai, get off the bus at the Chiang Mai Provincial Juvenile Court and grab a clue.
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_106.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/106.jpg) Sam & Vince (Hong Kong). Kapil & Niroo (India) are in the background
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_712.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/712.jpg) A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore) catch up to Sam & Vince (Hong Kong)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_206.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/206.jpg) Natalie & Pailin (Thailand) are right behind Kapil & Niroo (India).
Clue says go to task #1
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(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_118.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/118.jpg) Sam & Vince (Hong Kong)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_202.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/202.jpg) Kapil & Niroo (India)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_814.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/814.jpg) William & Isaac (South Korea)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_954.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/954.jpg) Natalie & Pailin (Thailand)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_406.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/406.jpg) Bernie & Henry (Malaysia)
Take taxi to task #1
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_812.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/812.jpg)  William & Isaac (South Korea) get off the taxi.
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Task #1: Both racers have to mow the lawn
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_112.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/112.jpg) Sam & Vince (Hong Kong)
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_710.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/710.jpg) A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore)

Walk to task #1

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_906.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/906.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_910.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/910.jpg) Mai & Oliver (Thailand)
Both racers put on some gloves

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_512.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/512.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_507.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/507.jpg) Ida & Tania (Malaysia)
Mow the lawn
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(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_503.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/503.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_956.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/956.jpg)
Now find task #2
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Task #2: Off road buggies in the jungle trails of Mae Rim.
http://www.chiangmai-xcentre.com/chiangmai_offroad.htm
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_42.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/42.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_93.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/93.jpg)
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Pitstop: Royal Flora Garden, Chiang Mai, Thailand. One team has to go home.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_114.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/114.jpg) near the One Tree Hill
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_305.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/305.jpg)

Who are safe?
Ida & Tania (Malaysia), Mai & Oliver (Singapore), Geoff and Trisha (Philippines), A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore), Kapil & Niroo (India), Sam & Vince (Hong Kong) were spotted in another country.

Thanks to RFF, puddin, GeorgiaPeach, Neobie, CabioTAR, Jonlover, SlowHatch, Boingo, and all TAR detectives.
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 26, 2008, 09:32:51 PM
Major kudoes to puddin, who found the start location of TARA 3!!  :hearts:  :bow:  :bow:  :congrats:

And thank you to banzai for sharing your lovely screencaps with us !!  :ty3:

And as always, to Boingo for the great GE locations!  :gj:

So given that the start line is right by a river...could teams arrive by boat?

I am a bit puzzled by the quad bike cap...since we have known for nearly three months  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302620.html#msg302620) that one of the possible tasks in the next leg in Chiang Mai includes opportunities for bungee and/or off road racing.  Seems strange to have similar opportunities back to back. Could those caps actually be from the Chiang Mai leg? ???

And  the start line is not the same as this place, is it?


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3promowhere5.jpg)

So we still need to find that....
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: banzai on August 26, 2008, 09:40:26 PM
And  the start line is not the same as this place, is it?
So we still need to find that....

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_301.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/301.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_303.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/303.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_305.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/305.jpg)

These shots are in the second leg because that's what they wear in the second day.
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(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_10.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/10.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_312.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/312.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_314.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/314.jpg)
That's what they wore in the first leg. Neena & Amit (India)
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 26, 2008, 09:40:46 PM
:lol: Banzai, you are way ahead of me!  

I will add that the pitstop in Chiang Mai is the night of the 21st, as we have an eye witness who saw the teams at the airport on the 22nd, presumably on their way to the next stop.

Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: Slowhatch on August 26, 2008, 09:48:14 PM
Do you mean the cap below? It seems to match the X-Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13940782@N05/2078039174/sizes/o/) buggies (see also here (http://www.chiangmai-xcentre.com/chiangmai_offroad.htm)).
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: banzai on August 26, 2008, 09:54:08 PM
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_93.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/93.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_95.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/95.jpg)
The buggies should be in the second leg. It's jungle out there. lol
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers maybe*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 26, 2008, 09:55:20 PM
That makes sense to me....

We see the teams giving what seem now to be Pitstop interviews in that location, and then perhaps leaving from there the next morning. Sure would like to find that next!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2013/TARA3promowhere4.jpg)

I love your idea about mowing the grass!

Yes Slowhatch I agree that the off road racing takes place in the Chiang Mai leg.... I was just confused by the inclusion of that cap in leg 1...

We can also add that safe in leg two are:
AD and Fuzzie and Mai and Oliver are seen in HUE, and Geoff and Trisha are spotted later on the way to India.
I do agree that Leg 1 ends, as has become traditional, with a NEL.
Sadly, based on their total invisibility later on, it seems that Natalie and Pailin may be the ones eliminated here in Chiang Mai.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 26, 2008, 10:25:30 PM
:jumpy: :hearts: :jumpy:

And our Chiang Mai blogger has sent a quick and wonderfully detailed response!
Quote
Re: Chiang Mai Amazing Race

Hey Peach,
Well I'm definitely a little surprised that you some how found my one reference
to the amazing race in my blog.  I'd love to know how you found it?

so the details that I have:
-There were three couples.  one was two shorter women.  they had black backpacks
on and on the packs were yellow stickers that had an army slogan (i.e. "you can
do it").  I remember them as wearing all black as well.  They were rather short
5'5"or less and while I don't want to sound prejudicial my two friends that I
was traveling with (who are both gay) totally thought these two women were too. 
i actually never saw their faces.  i will fwd to my friends and see if they have
any info.  the second couple i think was two younger (20s/30s)guys...will have
to double check.  the third was definitely a guy and a girl (prob. dating). 
they were both white.  she had longer brown/black hair and was really skinny and
wearing a little tank top.  he had a british accent b/c he's the one that said
"" i don't know what you're talking about"  THey looked to be in their early
30s. 

Quote
one was two shorter women.  they had black backpacks
on and on the packs were yellow stickers that had an army slogan (i.e. "you can
do it").  I remember them as wearing all black as well. 
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_702.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/702.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_704.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/704.jpg)
That's A.D. and Fuzzie

Quote
the third was definitely a guy and a girl (prob. dating). 
they were both white.  she had longer brown/black hair and was really skinny and
wearing a little tank top.  he had a british accent b/c he's the one that said
"" i don't know what you're talking about"  THey looked to be in their early
30s. 
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_602.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/602.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_612.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/612.jpg)

Geoff & Tisha (Philippines)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 26, 2008, 11:03:26 PM
:jumpy:

  Taken on May 29th found at flickr  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaikaiwong/2554248060/) , Hong Kong I assume.
eta: its not a team but a cameraman?

tagged: "Doubtful " The Amazing Race" Enroute point"
(http://i32.[banned image hosting site].com/2ronsdh.jpg)

That's Tania. She wears a black bracelet and a watch + white shoes.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_503.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/503.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_505.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/505.jpg)  (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_507.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/507.jpg) Ida & Tania (Malaysia)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 27, 2008, 12:39:55 AM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3BangkokbugeatingbyAndrew.jpg)
A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore), Geoff & Tisha (Philippines), Ida & Tania (Malaysia), Sam & Vince (Hong Kong) are in this shot.

from Jonlover:
Quote
I just want to add that Niroo and Kapil are also in this photo. Niroo is the one with the red bandana (not Fuzzie as speculated by most). Fuzzie is actually hidden. She's at the side of Niroo. You can only see her orange shirt with black prints. The one wearing the orange showing his back to us is Kapil, the father of Niroo.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 01:05:11 AM
ummmm...we know banzai :lol:

Andrew sent us that pic first back in May,
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302220.html#msg302220

and believe me, we know every single inch of it.

From his first email to me:

Quote
I managed to get a couple pictures until they told me not to. I cant remember the exact day but around the 20th or 21st I'd say. I saw them eating scorpions and some other sort of bug and puking them up. There were 2 asian teams I think. Also one girl threw up and another contestant said "Miss India Everyone!" I heard them reading a clue and it was in English. There was a father and son I believe who looked east indian. Everyone I heard talk sounded like they had American accents.

Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: puddin on August 27, 2008, 01:17:55 AM
2 legs in Chiang Mai? that makes sense fo HCMC as the 3rd leg now, thanks banzai
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: banzai on August 27, 2008, 01:21:19 AM
Hi puddin. Long time no see. Yeah, two legs in Thailand. So the Beijing spoiler is out.
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: puddin on August 27, 2008, 01:25:32 AM
Hi banzai  :hearts: , always good to see you. Yeah, that Beijing thing I have to go refresh my memory what that was all about.
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: puddin on August 27, 2008, 01:33:17 AM
2 legs in Chiang Mai? that makes sense fo HCMC as the 3rd leg now, thanks banzai
I take that back, peach will explain, 1 leg in Thailand ..I'll let her tell what she knows :)
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 01:46:43 AM
 Y'all are confusing me here :lol:  Here is the way I see it...

 I think we may have to call this one extended leg--I am not sure we have time for two pitstops in Thailand?

Teams in Bangkok 5/20--photo evidence of bug table and bug eating.  

seen in the dark examining a clue. still racing.

Seen on a nice bus, presumably on the way to Chiang Mai.

Continue racing to Chiang Mai with tasks there 5/21. Pitstop that night. Some teams seen in the same clothes at the pitstop as in Bangkok.

Documented evidence of teams in Chiang Mai airport 5/22 assumed to be leaving for the next stop. (This date is confirmed by e-ticket info)

What am I not seeing?
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: banzai on August 27, 2008, 01:48:41 AM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3promowhere5.jpg)

Jonlover said it's Royal Flora Ratchaphruek.
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 01:51:16 AM
Yes, I believe that is the one Thailand/Chiang Mai pitstop.
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: puddin on August 27, 2008, 01:55:16 AM
:ya3:
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on August 27, 2008, 01:57:45 AM
Which makes it the Royal Agricultural Research Center in Chiang Mai!

(http://thailand.prd.go.th/ebook_bak/img/07141143120p.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/puddin3/23Aug0063.jpg)
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: banzai on August 27, 2008, 02:05:43 AM
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/4601/thailandiq3.jpg)

Jonlover said that the bus ride is about 8 hours from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: Slowhatch on August 27, 2008, 02:39:25 AM
I've attached a kmz for the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek; at the time the images were taken, the site still looks under construction. If you enable Panoramio, you can see some paving that looks similar, but no diamonds.
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on August 27, 2008, 02:43:20 AM
Would anyone be able to dig up photos of the Chiang Mai Provincial Juvenile Court or the Chiang Mai District Court?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/puddin3/23Aug0058.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/2542054979_e6473f2d41.jpg?v=0)

The extended shelter looks like a bus bay to me, and the round roofing at the corner fits that of the Chiang Mai Arcade bus station. If only we can confirm those orange-roofed buildings behind... (They're under construction in Google Maps.)

Is it possible that teams only get their clue where to head in Chiang Mai only on arrival from Bangkok - and that's why we see multiple teams ripping clues here together? (Vince/Sam with AD/Faeza, Niroo/Kapil with Natalie/Pailin... Wait, are the darkness shots the same place?)

ETA: (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/puddin3/23Aug0090.jpg) equals (http://www.visit-chiangmai.com/images/Transportation/arcade-bustand.jpg) ?
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 03:18:12 AM
Thanks Neobie!! Those buildings have been driving me nuts!

I believe teams travel by bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, so a find a XXXX once there and collect your clue certainly works!!

Off to look for some more pics but I think you have it.

Then we know for sure they go to the X-center from the personal communication we had from the local reporter.

Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: Slowhatch on August 27, 2008, 03:26:05 AM
Quote
If only we can confirm those orange-roofed buildings behind...
This (http://www.flickr.com/photos/80179083@N00/2542054967/) should do.   :wine:
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 03:38:00 AM
Damn you two are good!!  :hearts:  I'm buying the next bottle!  :wine:   :jumpy:

Okay then...anybody find the bus schedules??  Can we group the teams into arrival/bus groups?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2013/TARA3bustoChiangMai.jpg)
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 03:46:00 AM
Got it!

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There is stiff competition among bus companies for the Bangkok to Chiang Mai bus route and buses leave hourly. Buses from Chiang Mai to Bangkok leave hourly from the Arcade Bus terminal, east of the city, between 6:30 and 21:00.

Buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai depart at least every hour between 05:30 and 22:00 from Mo Chit Station and take roughly 10 hours. We recommend VIP buses (fare 400 - 600 baht), offered by either the government or private companies. These can also be arranged from travel agents on Khao San Road, with a pick up there, and at other points

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2013/TARA3busscheduletoChiangMai.jpg)



Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: Boingo on August 27, 2008, 07:00:54 AM
 :res: No diamonds, but the color scheme is the same.   :lol:

Royal Flora Ratchaphruek map (http://www.tripandtrek.com/map/photo/20060217151411734734.jpg)
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: banzai on August 27, 2008, 09:28:43 AM
Y'all are confusing me here :lol:  Here is the way I see it...

 I think we may have to call this one extended leg--I am not sure we have time for two pitstops in Thailand?



OK, I'll go with the extended leg theory. It makes more sense.  :jumpy:

The editors thought that since it's only one leg, it's OK to give out a lot of clips for the 2nd day.
I doubt if they'll give us anything for the 2nd leg so early at this stage.
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 09:48:46 AM
Oh good. I think it terms of filming, it will turn out to be one leg with one Pitstop. I expect that for the racers, it was presented as a TBC though, and it is quite possible we could see this aired over two weeks.

That would sort of live up to the TARA "tradition" of having no elimination right at first, without really having an actual NEL episode. It would also let AXN give viewers some extra time to get to know all the racers before one team is eliminated in this leg. And it fits with the press on the "toughest" race ever.

I do know that the next leg starts with only 9 racers and is also an elimination leg.
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: JonLover on August 27, 2008, 10:31:17 AM
Would anyone be able to dig up photos of the Chiang Mai Provincial Juvenile Court or the Chiang Mai District Court?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/puddin3/23Aug0058.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/2542054979_e6473f2d41.jpg?v=0)

The extended shelter looks like a bus bay to me, and the round roofing at the corner fits that of the Chiang Mai Arcade bus station. If only we can confirm those orange-roofed buildings behind... (They're under construction in Google Maps.)

Yes, I asked a Thai friend and she said the building looks like the Juvenile Court.

She said these are the buses from Mor-chit station in Bangkok to Chiang Mai:  Sa-ha Charn Tour, Charn Tour, Nakorn Chai Air, Piriya Tour, Sombat Tour, Siam First Tour, Indra Tour, Thun-chit Tour, Porn Piriya Tour
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 10:35:18 AM
Here is a nice Webshot's photo album from 2007 on the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek--I see our diamonds! :lol:




Thailand: Chiang Mai: Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2007
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 11:12:46 AM
From this album:
http://travel.webshots.com/slideshow/555359381jQGSMw

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3pitstop1hill.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3pitstop1hillracer2.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3pitstop1diamonds.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3promowherediamondroad.jpg)
Title: Re: TARA3 premiere promo videos *spoilers*
Post by: banzai on August 27, 2008, 12:13:04 PM
Can we group the teams into arrival/bus groups?


(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_702.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/702.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_212.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/212.jpg)
In this shot, we can see Niroo (India) stands next to A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore). Niroo is wearing a yellow tank.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_106.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/106.jpg) Sam & Vince (Hong Kong). Kapil & Niroo (India) are in the background at a bus stop in Chiang Mai.
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_712.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/712.jpg) A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore) catch up to Sam & Vince (Hong Kong)

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_206.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/206.jpg)
Now Natalie & Pailin (Thailand) are right behind Kapil & Niroo (India) at the same bus stop.

Therefore, Kapil & Niroo (India), Natalie & Pailin (Thailand), A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore), Sam & Vince (Hong Kong) are on the same bus.
I guess this is the last bus.
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_26.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/26.jpg)
Earlier we saw Kapil & Niroo (India), A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore), Geoff & Tisha (Philippines), Ida & Tania (Malaysia), Sam & Vince (Hong Kong) at the bug eating task.
So maybe Geoff & Tisha (Philippines), Ida & Tania (Malaysia) are on the last bus too.

A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore), Geoff & Tisha (Philippines), and Sam & Vince (Hong Kong) are the only team that didn't get a chance to change their clothes. Therefore they should be on the last bus.

Since Ida & Tania (Malaysia), Geoff and Trisha (Philippines), A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore) were spotted in another country.

It's a battle between
Kapil & Niroo (India), Natalie & Pailin (Thailand), Sam & Vince (Hong Kong).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 01:53:24 PM
Nice banzai!!

I am going to change my mind about the grass mowing task though...  :lol:

I wonder if it might not be a rice picking task instead? ???

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 27, 2008, 02:18:18 PM
According to wiki,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Ploughing_Ceremony
May 10th is the official Royal Ploughing Ceremony in Thailand. The start of rice growing season.

Where are the broken oxen?

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_507.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/507.jpg)

But those machines look like lawn mowers. lol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on August 27, 2008, 02:25:27 PM
I'm on the buggy wagon and good job everyone  :yess:

http://www.chiangmai-xcentre.com/GoKarts_Album/slides/PIC0261.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on August 27, 2008, 02:30:05 PM
According to this map (http://dna.kps.ku.ac.th/rice/news/download/royal_map.pdf) (2 mb file), the diamond place is Ratchaphruek square. Haven't found one-tree-hill yet. Also fwiw, the map (http://www.mapguidethailand.com/home/map.php?l=en) that Peach found works well with all of Thailand.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 27, 2008, 02:47:02 PM
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/th_hongkong.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/hongkong.jpg) This clue box doesn't have any yellow plastic bag

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_301.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/301.jpg) But this clue box has some yellow plastic bags

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_91.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/91.jpg)
William or Isaac (South Korea) is holding a plastic bag and is looking for something. It's not a yellow envelope.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 02:48:24 PM
Heee....you mean I might actually have to grow it before I can pick/thresh/whatever it?? City girl here...

But I think puddin is on it!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3EP2maybegocarts.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 02:55:51 PM
Thanks Slowhatch! One-tree-hill (:lol:) should be right inside the main entrance. When the exhibition was on, there was a whirly gig type metal decorative umbrella there...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 02:59:54 PM
banzai...for all that looks like a hole in the crematorium wall to me...  :lol:  I wonder if they might be looking for a pull a number thingy to see who gets on the first bus here? They have certainly done that in TAR before...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 27, 2008, 03:19:31 PM
So something like this.  :wohoo:

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_312.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/312.jpg)
After the bug eating task, Neena & Amit (India) change their clothes.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_301.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/301.jpg)
They go to this clue box and grab a bag.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_91.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/91.jpg)
Search for something like a bus ticket.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_318.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/318.jpg)
And then get on the bus to Chiang Mai.

Voila. OK, I'll go with that.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on August 27, 2008, 03:29:35 PM
Quote
should be right inside the main entrance
Nice catch! "Ratchaphruek hill" is right at the main entrance (gallery on this page (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=223845&page=13)).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 03:31:56 PM
 :hfive: Banzai! The team is on a roll here!

Maybe Boingo will do us a Chiang Mai "where they go" GE map...so far we know the bus station, the Royal Floral Garden and the X-centre, right?

And for what it is worth, I was led to believe that this leg definitely has an "extreme" task, so hopefully gokarts and off road racing isn't the whole story??



Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 03:36:24 PM
Quote
should be right inside the main entrance
Nice catch! "Ratchaphruek hill" is right at the main entrance (gallery on this page (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=223845&page=13)).

Love those skyscraper guys! But would never in a million years thought to look there for this.  :groan:  Thanks slowhatch!

So the little tree is a "Golden Shower" tree?  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 27, 2008, 06:13:34 PM
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_26.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/26.jpg)
Kapil & Niroo (India), A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore), Geoff & Tisha (Philippines), Ida & Tania (Malaysia), Sam & Vince (Hong Kong) are in this shot.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/962.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_962.jpg)
Natalie & Pailin (Thailand) are also in this shot.
Pailin is sitting on the table.
Only racers can sit on the table.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_958.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/958.jpg)
She is wearing a black shorts and a white tank.

So all of those racers should be on the last bus.

Ida & Tania (Malaysia), Mai & Oliver (Thailand), Geoff and Trisha (Philippines), A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore), Kapil & Niroo (India), Sam & Vince (Hong Kong) were spotted in another country.

So it's a battle between

Bernie & Henry (Malaysia),
Natalie & Pailin (Thailand),
William & Isaac (South Korea),
Neena & Amit (India)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 07:23:32 PM
Spoilers for the second elimination leg. (AXN Leg 2 or 3??)   May 22-23


Since it looks like we have a very good handle on Leg 1/2  (whether it ends up being labelled 1/2 or just 1), I thought perhaps it is time to move onto Leg 3?

Some time ago, a new friend (who has requested to remain anonymous) shared some in-depth information about this leg with me. That person has been exceedingly generous with information and time, and I want to say a personal BIG :thankyou: for all the help! :yourock:

Okay then... This leg begins with 9 racers, and sadly neither Natalie or Pailin were seen during this leg, according to the source.

(Note:  teams were previously spotted in the Chiang Mai airport on May 22, presumably on the way to Saigon.)

**The racers arrive in HCMC (Saigon) late in the evening. They are first looking for a clue in a flower shop, which does not open until 6AM. At least 2 teams return to wait at the shop by 4AM, but some teams apparently do not arrive until afternoon.

    This actually works very well with our first Saigon spoiler brought to us by puddin, HERE  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302225.html#msg302225). JonLover was able to reach the blogger and she shared some further info with us  HERE  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg305001.html#msg305001).  She saw the teams at the Q-BAR  (http://www.qbarsaigon.com/)near the Caravelle Hotel, near Opera House sometime between 10-12PM.
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3Q-barlocation.jpg)
Unfortunately, she reported a mistaken date (May 21) for the sighting to us which caused much teeth gnashing,  :pull , and  :wall:, and  :argue: as we struggled to make the dates fit in an already tight schedule. But even though the date was clearly incorrect, I still believe that the sighting has validity.


** Once teams have their clue, they procede to the Ben Thanh market  where they catch a bus to the "southwest" of VietNam. (The flower shop may be quite near or across the street from the market. ) The trip is reported to take "some hours".

         From Slowhatch: If you have GE this download (http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/download?mid=7e78e6f88aca9073a5eda987f048984a&rtyp=k2&fn=cho+ben+thanh&ctyp=other) will put a 3D model of Ben Thanh market on the map. You can see the buses lined up at the station across the square.

** Once teams reach their location, they have a choice between two Detours.
The first is to deliver some goods by boat on a river (assumption of a floating market here) OR chasing and catching some chickens.


Anyone remember this leg in TAR3?    Day 23 (9/3): Flights via Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Min City, taxis to statue of Bac Ho in Rex Square. Then taxis proceed to floating market in Cai Be (Mekong Delta) for Easy Buy/Hard Sell Detour. Then back to Ho Chi Minh City to 2A Ton Duc Thang, District 1. Cyclo/ferry Roadblock to Café Thu Thiem pit stop [Derek/Drew eliminated].

Day 24 (9/4): Leg 12: Early departures, booking train to Hue. 24-hour train ride begins.

Day 25 (9/5): Taxis to Imperial Palace, then to Nam O Da Nang for Basket Boats/Bikes Detour. To boat quay in Hoi An (fishing platform Roadblock), then to China Beach pit stop [non-elimination].

Day 26 (9/6): Leg 13: Early departures to route marker at Guang Minh Temple in Da Nang, which directs them to arrange flights to Honolulu at a local travel agency before traveling via train to Hanoi.


That has brought up the possibility of Cai Be as the floating market teams may have visited, since we know TARA likes to re-use former TAR locations.
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Cai Be, one of the many well-known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam was formed in the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. The Cai Be Floating Market is always busy, bearing all the characteristics of the locals’ life in the western region.

All the goods are transported to the market by rafts and boats. The floating market lies in the Tien River, adjacent to three provinces of Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Ben Tre.

The market is divided into two parts: buying and selling places. Rafts and boats are anchored along the two sides of the river for kilometres. From the floating market, goods are shifted for selling at inland markets or small boats take them for delivery along canals in the Plain of Reeds.

From three 3am in the early morning, rafts and boats are crowded because Cai Be is one of the biggest wholesale markets in the region. Traders live on the river and some link their lives with boats like their mobile house for generations. Cai Be seems to be an inseparable part of their daily lives.

On each boat, goods are hung on poles that are called dialectically “cay beo”. Hundreds of such poles point the sky wards. Boats also operate like “taxis,” very convenient for tourists around the region.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep2-3caibe.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep2-3caibe2.jpg)

**Following the detours, teams again take a bus back to HCMC, and proceed to the Saigon Zoo  (http://www.saigonzoo.net/idx.php?mods=contact) which is also the site of the Pitstop.

One team is eliminated. It seems a little early to me to reveal who this is, but I will say for now that it is a M/M team.

So missing is a Roadblock (unless it is at the zoo?)...but I think this gives us a broad outline of what looks to be a very exciting leg.  :hearts:


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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 07:24:44 PM
Given the above Saigon leg, I wanted to do a little Timeline/transportation speculation here.

Confirmed dates:

Teams leave Chiang Mai for Saigon May 22.

Teams are spotted (with photo evidence) in Hue at Imperial City on May 25.

I think that gives us two possibilities here. Apskip actually brought up the possibility of trains from HCMC to Hue first, I believe, way back....

Either

April 21 to Chiang Mai >>tasks>> Pitstop
April 22 dep Chiang Mai to Saigon, by plane,  late arrival
April 23 Saigon to Mekong, back to Saigon >>Pitstop  
April 24  dep Saigon>>16++  hour train to Hue
April 25 Hue Imperial palace>> pitstop

OR

April 21 to Chiang Mai >>tasks>> Pitstop
April 22 dep Chiang Mai to Saigon, by plane,  late arrival
April 23 Saigon to Mekong, back to Saigon >>Pitstop  
April 24  extended Pitstop
April 25 fly Saigon to Hue >>Imperial palace>> pitstop

Given the relentless run-a-racer-ragged pace so far, I would think a train sounds perfect here.



Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 07:25:20 PM
A few bits and pieces!

Here is a great Interactive map (also nice photos) of the Cai Be area:

http://realtravel.com/cai_be-tien_giang-destmap-d3221970-50.html

Train info and schedules Saigon to Hue:

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In case you were wondering, 'Ho Chi Minh City' is the name of the whole conurbation - 'Saigon' is still the name of the city itself, and it is 'Saigon' which appears in the railway timetables and on the station name boards...

Train S3 from Hanoi to Saigon passes through the lush green hills between Hue and Danang. This is the most scenic section of line, running along the coast past bays and islands and through the hills. The train travels at low speed up the fierce gradients, with an assisting locomotive at the rear and people sitting on the roof..!

The best and fastest train in Vietnam is train E1 (Southbound) / E2 (Northbound) introduced in 2002. This train uses the most modern rolling stock, with large picture windows unobstructed by the wire mesh that protects most other trains' windows from stones. Choose this train if you can, but it's proving very popular, and it's often difficult to get berths on unless you book well in advance.

The second best train in Vietnam is train S1 (Southbound) / S2 (Northbound), pictured below left. The S1/S2 coaches are all refurbished and painted red whereas most other Vietnamese trains are green. The next best train is the S3 / S4. Each of these trains has a full range of classes of accommodation. Other trains generally use rolling stock that is much older.
http://www.bienngoccruise.com/Train.asp

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3trainSaigontoHue.jpg)

http://www.vietnamopentour.com.vn/vietnam-tour/mini-breaks/saigon-hanoi-train.html

Map of Saigon Zoo:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/SaigonZoo.jpg)

From Slowhatch:  :thankyou:

This Panoramio shot (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7089330) will help spot the zoo, and Diadem (http://hochiminh.diadiem.com/#) is the best street-mapping site I've found for Vietnam.









Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 27, 2008, 10:08:53 PM
:jumpy: :hearts: :jumpy:

And our Chiang Mai blogger has sent a quick and wonderfully detailed response!
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Re: Chiang Mai Amazing Race

Hey Peach,
Well I'm definitely a little surprised that you some how found my one reference
to the amazing race in my blog.  I'd love to know how you found it?

so the details that I have:
-There were three couples.  one was two shorter women.  they had black backpacks
on and on the packs were yellow stickers that had an army slogan (i.e. "you can
do it"
). 


(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6691/714dt3.jpg)

We can see the army slogan now. "You can do it".
That's A.D. & Fuzzie (Singapore).

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 27, 2008, 10:55:19 PM
(http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/9881/ricecc3.th.jpg) (http://img83.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ricecc3.jpg)

Found it on Google Earth. Something like that.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 27, 2008, 11:29:58 PM
Cool banzai!  :lol:

Yes, Meg our Chiang Mai blogger confirmed the ones in black as AD and Fuzzie--she was pretty sure... :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on August 28, 2008, 08:43:12 AM
UPDATED ARA3 TIMELINE (modified Aug. 28)

Note that I show an extended pitstop in Saigon and another in Hanoi. They are going to be somewhere and those are the most logical times to have them. Some are likely to take issue with my timing of the Bangkok leg (very short to accommodate a pitstop and day bus to Chiang Mai). Others will not agree with my belief that taking the train from Saigon to Hue is not possible due to that extended pitstop. However, I call them as I see them. My most significant assumption is the Hanoi leg, which I consider to be necessary given geography and timing. I show 9 legs in what will be 15 days when the Cochin pitstop is reached, while we know there are likely to be at least 2 more somewhere.

May 19 Beijing - start of ARA3; pitstop

May 20 leg 2 begins; teams spotted in Beijing airport before 935am and then mid afternoon at Khao San Road in Bangkok

PEK BKK TG675 0830 1215  connecting in Bangkok to TG116 BKK CNX 1715 1825

then brief tasks in Bangkok and pitstop

May 21 leg 3 begins
 teams take 10 hour bus to Chiang Mai leaving Bangkok at 0900 arriving Chiang Mai 1700
tasks in Chiang Mai, with pitstop around midnight

May 22  leg 4 begins with release from pitstop around noon
fly to Saigon via Bangkok - TG111 CNX BKK 1440 1550 connecting with TG686 BKK SGN 1815 1945
tasks in Saigon

May 23 more tasks in Saigon(Ho Chi Minh City); extended pitstop begins  

May 24 pitstop continues

May 25 leg 5 begins; train not possible due to the extended pitstop(but would be if one day earlier without extended pitstop);
 VN250  0700 0820 SGN HUI or VN252 1130 1250;
sighting at Imperial City;
pitstop

May 26 begin leg 6 Hue to Hanoi; NOTE that Hanoi is speculation on my part. it makes eminent sense based on the geography and timing, but there are other possiblities of much lower probability that could have been the desintation of leg 6(an example being Guangzhou, China)
VN244 HUE HAN   1210 1320
Hanoi tasks

May 27 Hanoi more tasks; pitstop

May 28 begin leg 7 Hanoi to Hong Kong
VN790 HAN HKG 1105 1355 or
VN792 HAN HKG 1910 2000
tasks in Hong Kong

May 29 complete tasks in Hong Kong; pitstop

May 30  begin leg 8 and travel to Macau after taking hydrofoil in under 1 hour
tasks;  pitstop

May 31 pitstop continues

June 1 begin leg 9; return to Hong Kong Airport by hydrofoil; fly to Singapore;
most probable flights are CX717 0855 1230 or SQ857 1030 1410 or CX739 1120 1505
then connect on to Cochin SilkAir468   SIN COK 2020 2215


  
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 28, 2008, 09:56:12 AM
In the spoilers apskip we have documented the start line completely iin Bangkok, so Beijing seems to be out and the race starts on 5/20.

Why do you need an extended pitstop in Saigon? I see that it fits and agree w/ that, but why the need? We just lost a couple of days on the race...5/20 to about 6/8 doesn't leave us much time and I wonder if they will have any at all this time...

And I would love it if you could show us some of the later flight options for getting them in to Saigon late evening....maybe after 8PM??

Thank you!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 28, 2008, 10:00:46 AM
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7561/episode2map1es1.jpg)

From the bus stop to X-Centre is about 11 miles. 
From X-centre to the Royal Flora Garden is about 12 miles.

There are a lot of rice paddies between the bus stop and X-Centre.  :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 28, 2008, 10:04:41 AM
Quote
6 hours ago, Jaa2008 says:         

The taxi which the racers caught to task #1 called "Rod Daeng"
"Rod" means car/taxi
"Daeng" means red color
So, "Rod Daeng" is mean Red taxi.
They have only in Chiang Mai... :)

(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/6315/rotdaengchiangmai3id9.th.jpg) (http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/6315/rotdaengchiangmai3id9.jpg)
(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/9118/rotdaengindowntownchainik9.th.jpg) (http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/9118/rotdaengindowntownchainik9.jpg)


from AXN. Jonlover's friend.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on August 28, 2008, 11:06:27 AM
So the first task might be downtown? There's a color scheme for the songthaew here (http://www.chiangmai-traveltips.com/songthaew.htm) and here (http://wikitravel.org/en/Chiang_Mai#Get_around); the red ones mostly stick to Old Town. If they wanted to transfer, Warorot market (go here (http://www.mapjack.com/), choose Chiang Mai from the dropdown box and click on #11 Warorot) is the nexus. As I wrote to Peach, a tuktuk would be cheaper and faster, but there wouldn't be much room left for the crew.   :js:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 28, 2008, 11:10:50 AM
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6 hours ago, Jaa2008 says:         
In Chiang Mai, they don't have a "Tuk-Tuk".
They have only red taxi(s) and buses in the town. :)
They have buses less than red taxi(s)...
So, red taxi(s) are full running on the road.

The guy said there's no tuktuk in Chiang Mai. He was borned in Chiang Mai.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 28, 2008, 11:21:32 AM
from the "official" guide to Chiang Mai it says tuk-tuks are plentiful...   :duno:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ChiangMaitransport.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on August 28, 2008, 01:50:23 PM
In the spoilers apskip we have documented the start line completely iin Bangkok, so Beijing seems to be out and the race starts on 5/20.

Why do you need an extended pitstop in Saigon? I see that it fits and agree w/ that, but why the need? We just lost a couple of days on the race...5/20 to about 6/8 doesn't leave us much time and I wonder if they will have any at all this time...

And I would love it if you could show us some of the later flight options for getting them in to Saigon late evening....maybe after 8PM??

Thank you!!


Peach:
I will do my best to answer your concerns:

1. What happened to Allan Wu on the plane to Beijing on May 18?  I am not going to abandon Beijing where we have a documented airport sighting just becuase new evidence appears to show the start line in Bangkok.

2. The logic on why an extended pitstop is simple. It starts with your edict that teams must arrive in Saigon on the evening of May 22. Also, the sighting at the Imperial City in Hue is May 25. That leaves about 2.5 days to spend in Saigon and getting to Hue. Getting to Hue takes only a few hours on the plane. If you wanted to eliminate the extended pitstop, then there would be time to do the train from Saigon to Hue. I don't want to eliminate it because with the time starting the late evening May 22 to do tasks in Saigon through maybe 5pm on May 23 teams will be busy and also after release from the pitstop the morning of My 25 to fly SGN HUI. What is the only thing that can bridge that gap? Why, an extended pitstop. Look at the timeline after Hue and you find that teams do not need to get to Hue any sooner than the morning of May 25.

3. I have already answered you by PM on the why can't flights be found for arrival between 8pm and 10pm. My answer is because they don't exist or require lengthy multiple connecting routes that make them useless. I challenge you to tell me how 1945 is not essentially 8pm in the greater scheme of things.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 28, 2008, 02:05:28 PM
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_1000.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/1000.jpg)

According to my calculation, they start out around 1PM-2PM.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/1002.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_1002.jpg)

That's what the shadow looks like at 8AM.
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(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/1004.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_1004.jpg)

Now, that's what it looks like if the afternoon.
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(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/1006.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_1006.jpg)

I think I line up the North pole right.
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(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_01.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/01.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_05.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/05.jpg)

If that is the case, then it's something like this:

2PM: Start TARA3
2:15PM: eat bug for about 1-2 hours
3-4PM: do a Detour for about 1-2 hours
6-8PM: do a Roadblock for about 1-2 hours
7:49PM: sunset in Bangkok
8PM:
(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_301.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/301.jpg)
They go to this clue box and grab a yellow bag.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 28, 2008, 02:27:16 PM


Peach:
I will do my best to answer your concerns:

1. What happened to Allan Wu on the plane to Beijing on May 18?  I am not going to abandon Beijing where we have a documented airport sighting just becuase new evidence appears to show the start line in Bangkok.

We never had Allan Wu in Beijing. We had him on a Singapore to HK flight on 5/18 and we assumed it would work to place him in Beijing to match our never confirmed "we passed the Amazing Race in Beijing sighting" by the Mongolian missionaries.  I know, it grieves me too to lose Beijing...unless it turns up later on?

And the start doesn't appear to be in Bangkok, it IS in Bangkok. 
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3promostartingline1.jpg)

2. The logic on why an extended pitstop is simple. It starts with your edict that teams must arrive in Saigon on the evening of May 22. Also, the sighting at the Imperial City in Hue is May 25. That leaves about 2.5 days to spend in Saigon and getting to Hue. Getting to Hue takes only a few hours on the plane. If you wanted to eliminate the extended pitstop, then there would be time to do the train from Saigon to Hue. I don't want to eliminate it because with the time starting the late evening May 22 to do tasks in Saigon through maybe 5pm on May 23 teams will be busy and also after release from the pitstop the morning of My 25 to fly SGN HUI. What is the only thing that can bridge that gap? Why, an extended pitstop. Look at the timeline after Hue and you find that teams do not need to get to Hue any sooner than the morning of May 25. 

Okay, I totally agree that an extended pitstop could absolutely fit here. I just read this as we NEED to have one. I am getting more convinced by the day and by McKay's comments that they are going to push the racers hard. Look at the first legs. One night sleeping on a bus, one pitstop, one night cruising Saigon--not sure extended pitstops will be a part of this race. But it certainly could fit here timewise and would be a good place if they want to have one.
3. I have already answered you by PM on the why can't flights be found for arrival between 8pm and 10pm. My answer is because they don't exist or require lengthy multiple connecting routes that make them useless. I challenge you to tell me how 1945 is not essentially 8pm in the greater scheme of things.

  I did not understand that there were not later flights, thanks for clearing that up. Okay, then if we see some teams in the airport around 2, maybe these are the LAST teams if this is the last flight? Maybe what we need are a couple of flights earlier in the day for the earlier racers? Although sort of surprising to me that Geoff and Trisha are in w/ AD/Fuzie in the last group...  But thanks! That helps a lot!

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 28, 2008, 02:51:53 PM
Nice job banzai!! We know Andrew (who took the pidture) was there sometime after 12...and I think Chateau did times on the before the racers arrived bug table somewhere too...

This all helps because I keep thinking we need MORE in Bangkok? Something else to perhaps make a Detour/Roadblock. And to live up to the "when you see it you will know it" comments. I hope they meant more than bugs! :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 28, 2008, 03:12:51 PM
My speculation for TARA3 episodes:
1: TBC
2: U-Turn + elimination
3: NEL
4: Speed Bump + elimination
5: elimination
6: U-Turn + elimination
7: FF + NEL
8: Speed Bump + elimination
9: NEL
10: Speed Bump + elimination
11: FF + NEL
12: Speed Bump + elimination
13: finale

Hehe, so many Speed Bumps. 2 U-Turns, 2 Fast Forward (FF), 4 NELs, and 4 Speed Bumps.
Good luck, racers.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 28, 2008, 03:24:38 PM
I'd love that banzai! But I don't think we are going to have 13 episodes....  :'(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 28, 2008, 03:38:15 PM
Oh yeah. I forgot. They said something about shorter time and shorter resting periods. So we are down to 11 episodes?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 28, 2008, 04:27:56 PM
Bringing this over from Media because it might answer you better, banzai?

I think that we can use my friend probability and not the automatic "if it's the first leg in Amazing Race Asia, then it must be a NEL" that I believe no longer applies. There are 10 teams and let us assume 11 legs(although we have no clue right now how many there were). That says there are 3 NELs/TBCs and 7 elimination points and 1 race to the Finish Line. That gives us a 7/10 = 70% probability of a pitstop leg and a 30% probability of a NEL/TBC each leg up to the last one. As you actually experience pitstops and NEL/TBC legs, those probablities will change until the 10th leg becomes 100% of either a pitstop leg or a NEL/TBC leg.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on August 29, 2008, 12:09:25 AM
This shot was taken between 6:03 and 6:13 pm (assumes May 20th).  see correction below

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3startlinelarge.jpg)

Apologies to Banzai, your azimuth is right but the solar altitude is really low.  See how the tree  on the west (not shown) shades the tree on the east.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 29, 2008, 12:52:46 AM
Thanks Chateau!  :yess:

But boy does that complicate stuff....I thought we had a time for bug eating of around 2 from somewhere?? Andrew I think?  And if sunset was around 630 then that explains the in the dark shots but not the teams on Khao San Rd in the light.

I'll need to recheck all our communications about time I guess.... :groan:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on August 29, 2008, 01:05:25 AM
This shot was taken between 11:30 and 11:47 am (assumes May 21st).

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/106.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on August 29, 2008, 07:07:07 AM
Chateau, we have a serious conflict on timing if you are correct on the start line. Teams were sighted on Khao San Road in Bangkok around 2pm on May 20. If the race hasn't started yet, how is that possible? The only explanation I can offer is that the race may have started after 6pm on May 19, as I trust your time range estimates.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on August 29, 2008, 10:00:06 AM
May 20?
May19?

My shadow analysis would never be able to distinguish them.  But that start was def at the end of the day.  See  the long shadows.  The host is standing in a wide open area yet he is in shade.  Is  TARA so unlike TAR?  Do they start and do tasks in the same city?  Would they have them start and then have them bed down for night?

I'll have to see those Khao San Road shots and see if I can get a time from them.  Anybody have a link?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on August 29, 2008, 11:22:20 AM
 :waves: right here (http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/Thailand/Central/Bangkok/blog-277711.html)

Just heard from Mrs Shrek's blogger who was kind enough to tell us this: :hearts:

Quote
I managed to get a couple pictures until they told me not to.  I cant remember the exact day but around the 20th or 21st I'd say. I saw them eating scorpions and some other sort of bug and puking them up. There were 2 asian teams I think. Also one girl threw up and another contestant said "Miss India Everyone!" I heard them reading a clue and it was in English. There was a father and son I believe who looked east indian. Everyone I heard talk sounded like they had American accents.

ask me anymore questions i'll try to help. expect the pictures in a few days

What else would we like to know? ???

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 29, 2008, 11:42:29 AM
Thanks Chateau.
In that case, all of these stuffs are just one episode.
Sunset is around 6:39PM.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_301.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/301.jpg)
After the bug eating task, they go to this clue box and grab a yellow bag.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_413.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/413.jpg)
Do a matching item task and grab a bus ticket.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_318.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/318.jpg)
Take a bus to Chiang Mai. It's about 8-9 hours by bus from Bangkok.

The detour is to mow the lawn or off-road racing.
The Roadblock is a mystery.

Pitstop is in the Royal Flora Garden.

Voila.  :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on August 29, 2008, 12:20:20 PM
The link provided by puddin above is titled 19 May. Also, this blog does not have any reference to what time of day photographer Andrew Russell ran into the Amazing Race Asia in the Khao San Road area. It could be any hour of the day, but I will be interested to see what Chateau's analysis of the ARA picture shows.

The blog states that one of the days he is in Bangkok is a holiday. The only possible holiday that could be was Visakabucha day, which happens on a Sunday and the following Monday is also a public holiday. The applicable Sunday would be May 18 and Monday would be May 19. I was hoping that this would be conclusive on what date the start of the race would, but obviously it isn't.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on August 29, 2008, 12:31:10 PM
Bingo!

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/th_806.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep01/806.jpg)

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/VTBD/2008/5/20/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA
The weather was mostly cloudy around 6PM-7PM in Bangkok. You can see it's cloudy in the above screencap of William & Isaac (South Korea). That's after the bug eating task.

Around 7:30PM - 8:30PM, the rain poured in. Some racers got wet and changed their clothes.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_301.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/301.jpg)
Maybe the yellow bags are raincoats.

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/th_413.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA3/ep02/413.jpg)

Do the matching item task.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 29, 2008, 12:40:45 PM
Hang on guys--pretty sure it is the 20th. I have emails about this but will need some time to track i all down due to a domestic disasster,  :lol: 
Bug eating for sure was not on the 19th.

What is he holding there? Product placement >>phone, GPS, etc? What matching item task?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on August 29, 2008, 01:06:45 PM
I need to tweak the time estimate for the start shot.

Sorry!   :res:

This shot was taken between 5:08 and 5:38 pm (assumes May 20th).

My first try had a bad call on the tree shadow.  Now what I see is just the tree shading its underside  :groan:

The estimate here is based on the way the side trees are casting a shadow to just the far side of the pavement.  Also there is an okay (not great) shadow cast by one of the contestants that I could work with.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3startlinelarge.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on August 29, 2008, 01:24:28 PM
And this shot has no shadows but the way the light is brighter on one side of peoples arms and necks is consistent with a very low sun in overcast.  Also, that street does line up nicely with the solar azimuth of sunset about 290 degrees.  The street's azimuth is 297 degrees.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3BangkokbugeatingbyAndrew.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 29, 2008, 01:39:50 PM
THanks  Chateau!! I am looking for it but am pretty sure you already did this one for us which is pre racers but...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on August 29, 2008, 01:50:44 PM
 This one taken on: (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ponyboy101/2513805298/meta/) according to data

Date and Time (Original): 2008:05:20 12:49:44

This one on (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/searchbrowse?q=amazing+race+bangkok&uname=puddin.pies&psc=G&filter=1#3): according to data

DateTimeOriginal : 2008:05:20 13:43:48
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 29, 2008, 02:14:22 PM
Thanks puddin!! I was just coming to add that exif data. 

I reviewed what Andrew said in emails and his date was either 5/20 or 21... so w/ the task set up for the 20th that is the date we went with....

Would these buggy ones help, Chateau?  Loads more over here:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,16845.msg334941.html#msg334941
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on August 29, 2008, 02:26:09 PM
The camera says this shot was taken at 12:49:44.  I checked another photo of a sunrise from the same album.  The camera has its time set accurately as near as I can estimate.
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=103781;image)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on August 29, 2008, 02:36:42 PM
Dumb Question:  Peach, do you have Exif data from Andrew's shot?   :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 29, 2008, 02:38:30 PM
hang on...the original is on his blog but I think we couldn't get it...let me find you the link...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 29, 2008, 02:46:23 PM
here you go...

http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/Thailand/Central/Bangkok/blog-277711.html

keep in mind that the TAR mention was in the May 22 blog...he went back in and added the photo to his blog after we talked because the cafe he was in would not let him do attachments in an email to me... so it was added after the fact...

just checked and he added the pic on 5/27
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on August 29, 2008, 07:51:35 PM
This clip was taken between 10:28 and 11:13 am (assumes May 21st).


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/puddin3/23Aug0116.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 29, 2008, 08:06:07 PM
Thank You!!   :jumpy: :jumpy:

The latest scheduled bus I can find is out of Bangkok at 945PM arr 730AM.....

so this makes me even more convinced that they have to find a chance at one of three chartered buses...

(The cap of them looking in the hole)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3promostartingline6.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on August 29, 2008, 08:51:05 PM
This picture was taken here between 11:54 and 11:59 am (assumes May 25th).  Corrected on 9/20/08, see new post!

This is an extremely fast-moving shadow situation.  If the shot was taken at 12:04 pm we would see the cyclo's shadow parallel to the curb!


(http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/12/20/59/73/jonlov70.jpg)

Although it is covered by a cloud, this is a Panoramio (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/9131994) shot that has been pinned to this location.  See how the lamp posts are the same.   :tup:

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/9131994.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on August 30, 2008, 05:40:33 PM
Thank you Chateau for all the times!

Okay though, not what I wanted to hear. :lol:

I have been unable to find a train Saigon to Hue that gets in that early, so unless someone finds an earlier arriving train, then if we have Mai/Oliver in Hue by noon:

Saigon must be an extended pitstop and they must fly Saigon >>Hue on May 25.  darn it, I love trains!

We then have Ida at Imperial Palace at 1553, so almost 4 hours behind? :ascared
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg311697.html#msg311697
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 01, 2008, 12:59:25 PM
Where are the extra ARA3 legs?

To date we have identified legs in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Saigon, Hue, Hong Kong, Macau and Cochin. That is only 7.

I believe that there will be one in Hanoi. Timing shows that there cannot be one in Singapore. The sighting of teams in Beijing has been discounted due to need for an overlapping segment in Bangkok.

So, where are the other 3 legs, assuming that 11 is the minimum number of legs that will occur(vs. historical of 14 total legs for Amazing Race 1 and also 2 with all those filler NEL legs)? There could be 2 legs in any of the places listed, but I don't think so based on the timing indicated.

Does anyone have thoughts on where the extra legs are? Speak up now, as it's only 10 days to the beginning of ARA3.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: topaz on September 01, 2008, 08:57:10 PM
most probably the other 3 legs will be outside Asian countries like in Europe or in Africa before heading back to Asia where there's no witnesses on the race there just like what happened to the final leg on the previous season of TARA when the 4 remaining teams went to Cape Town, South Africa.

The best guess?  If it is in Africa, the best place will be in Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar or Mauritius.  Or if it is in Europe, the best place will be Greece, Finland (due to the fact that they'd sponsored Nokia and that country is famous for the maker of that cellphone brand), Poland, Germany, etc.

:duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 02, 2008, 11:09:42 AM
I need to tweak the time estimate for the start shot.

Sorry!   :res:

This shot was taken between 5:08 and 5:38 pm (assumes May 20th).


As always, Chateau--you are the master! :bow:   :lol:

I just heard back from Andrew, our blogger who sent us the original photo of the teams "enjoying" the bugs, and he said:

Quote
I remember it was around 5-6 pm when we saw them on Khao San Road.

So so far we seem to be  right on track!  :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 02, 2008, 11:28:30 AM
Where are the extra ARA3 legs?


Unfortubately we ran out of sightings, so everything from here on out remains speculation....


Hanoi remains a possibility for the leg after Hue due to geographic proximity.

Michael Mckay has said that
Quote
"I wanted the third series to look and feel different to the others.
Quote
I didn't want it to focus so much on the big travel legs of series 2. I wanted to set a route that tested the stamina and endurance of the teams and their smarts.
I was keen to establish it as an extremely tough race right from the outset and one that focuses attention on the teams and their relationships. I really do hope fans of the series will love The Amazing Race Asia 3 as much as we love producing it for them" he adds.

So geographic proximity may be important --as we have seen so far that the teams are being sent by local transport in each of the first 2 legs.

Taiwan was mentioned as a possibility to me some time ago, but is speculation without more evidence.

I would love it if teams broke with tradition and ended the race somewhere besides Thailand...perhaps it isn't too late for Beijing?? Again, speculation.

JonLover believes that he saw (As the AXN sight was loading) evidence for Goa and Osaka, both quickly removed.

A second leg in India is certainly very possible, and Goa is not all that far from Cochin.

So there are still all sorts of possibilities for us to play with, but my guess would be that TARA 3 does not visit either Africa or Europe this time around....


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Zack. on September 02, 2008, 11:55:06 AM
Would there be enough time for a trip to Oceania? Maybe Cochin to somewhere in Australia for a couple of legs and then back to Asia?

I'm guessing a "big travel leg" would be like, say, a trip to the states (though going from India to North America and back to Asia seems like a lot of work for little benefit).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 02, 2008, 12:43:56 PM
topaz stated
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The best guess?  If it is in Africa, the best place will be in Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar or Mauritius.  Or if it is in Europe, the best place will be Greece, Finland (due to the fact that they'd sponsored Nokia and that country is famous for the maker of that cellphone brand), Poland, Germany, etc.

peach has stated
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Taiwan was mentioned as a possibility to me some time ago, but is speculation without more evidence.

I would love it if teams broke with tradition and ended the race somewhere besides Thailand...perhaps it isn't too late for Beijing?? Again, speculation.

JonLover believes that he saw (As the AXN sight was loading) evidence for Goa and Osaka, both quickly removed.

A second leg in India is certainly very possible, and Goa is not all that far from Cochin.

So there are still all sorts of possibilities for us to play with, but my guess would be that TARA 3 does not visit either Africa or Europe this time

Zachattack308 has stated
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Maybe Cochin to somewhere in Australia for a couple of legs and then back to Asia

So, those are three different and interesting points of view. Now that the issue has surfaced, I will share my thoughts which were crystallized by the above debate:

1. Cochin benig on the west coast of India, the most logical thing to do is to go to east Africa - Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania or Ethiopia. Some of these could be visited.

2. However, I believe that Amazing Race Asia ends in Asia although I have no idea where. I would tend to say western Asia rather than eastern. That suggests the finish could be in Ankara or Istanbul.

3. If the finish were in Turkey, then it could have gone to eastern Europe first. I don't think western Europe can have happened without a sighting. The countries I have in mind are Romania, Ukraine, Poland and most especially Finland(I totally agree with topaz on this).

4. There is another possibility from zachattack308, a trip to Oceania. This would mean Australia(with so many large urban areas that you could do an entire race just in that country). Perth in particular is closest to what would be a finish line in east Asia.  Darwin is also more accessible than the rest of Australia. I do not think that ARA3 followed ARA2(and AR13) to New Zealand. The Philippines other than Manila is a possiblity. Tawian is also a possibility. Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macau are all qutie close to Taiwan.

5. A last leg in Beijing is possible.

So, there is a plethora of possible places and routes. We need some observer information to help us break this logjam.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 04, 2008, 10:16:08 AM
Hmmmm...

someone has a new picture!  Friendlier, more approachable...   ???

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3team-sam-vince.jpg)
Title: Re: TARA 3 Henry & Bernie (Malaysia)
Post by: apskip on September 04, 2008, 12:35:17 PM
Quote
You never really know what is going to happen. Sometimes you think it is the end of the leg and then no, we get another clue and realise the race is still on.
says 43-year-old Henry during a recent interview with The Star.

To me this sounds distinctively like a TBC leg, which we have seen very little of in any prior Amazing Race Asia, which were riddled with NELs.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Alan on September 05, 2008, 05:10:33 PM
Henry and Bernie might be flirting with elimination on leg 1/2?
Or where is this place?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 05, 2008, 07:53:12 PM
Quote
Or where is this place?
Neobie (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,16845.msg342635.html#msg342635) already pegged it: it's the Royal Pavilion at Ratchaphruek (enlarge the photo here (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7113713) for a closer look).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Alan on September 05, 2008, 08:07:05 PM
Quote
Or where is this place?
Neobie (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,16845.msg342635.html#msg342635) already pegged it: it's the Royal Pavilion at Ratchaphruek (enlarge the photo here (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7113713) for a closer look).

Ok thanks, maybe just a casual reaction by them, seems scary though. Natalie and Pailin favourites for the first boot?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 06, 2008, 04:24:46 AM
:jumpy:

  Taken on May 29th found at flickr  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaikaiwong/2554248060/) , Hong Kong I assume.
eta: its not a team but a cameraman?

tagged: "Doubtful " The Amazing Race" Enroute point"
(http://i32.[banned image hosting site].com/2ronsdh.jpg)

same same?
Its Hong Kong

ETA:  yup its Mongkok

(http://i38.[banned image hosting site].com/9a5zl0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on September 06, 2008, 10:46:29 AM
:jumpy:

  Taken on May 29th found at flickr  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaikaiwong/2554248060/) , Hong Kong I assume.
eta: its not a team but a cameraman?

tagged: "Doubtful " The Amazing Race" Enroute point"
(http://i32.[banned image hosting site].com/2ronsdh.jpg)

same same?
Its Hong Kong

ETA:  yup its Mongkok

(http://i38.[banned image hosting site].com/9a5zl0.jpg)


WOW!!!!! :hearts:
News Photo Form Hk Leg
Could You Please Upload The Website You Found The Photo
If There's Any Chinese May be I can Help :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 06, 2008, 06:47:01 PM
This shot was taken between 9:18 and 9:42 am (assumes May 21st).


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 06, 2008, 08:11:04 PM
This shot was taken between 11:09 am and 12:12 pm (assumes May21st).  See correction
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 06, 2008, 10:02:04 PM
I already need to make a correction:  I found a better shot:


This shot was taken between 10:45 and 11:09 am (assumes May21st).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 06, 2008, 10:36:00 PM
:ty :ty :ty  These will help SO much!!

With the nice bus stop times and these, we ought to be able to start to put together a "who arrives  first" list pretty soon!   :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on September 07, 2008, 03:55:53 AM
(http://i38.[banned image hosting site].com/9a5zl0.jpg)

Chinese turns out to be easier to read at a distance (thanks Puddin!) - this is 通菜街, Tung Choi St in Mong Kok which puts it here in the middle of Ladies' Market, at the intersection with Shantung St...

(There're hangers by the side of the cluebox. Cameras? Compasses? What gadgets do they need?)

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=108035;image
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 07, 2008, 02:32:42 PM
(There're hangers by the side of the cluebox. Cameras? Compasses? What gadgets do they need?)

I said to hang the raincoats but peach made fun of me. Hahaha.  :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 07, 2008, 03:19:14 PM
The yellow raincoats in ep 1? I LIKED that idea! Just didn't think TAR was that nice to the racers to give them raincoats, :lol:!!

But if we are seeing it in HK too maybe they just remodelled the clueboxes this year....the just in case hook!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 08, 2008, 01:21:58 PM
Wow!! Way to spoil a leg before it airs! I'm really surprised this slipped past AXN...

Quote
MANILA, Philippines—Team Philippines’ Geoff Rodriguez and Tisha Silang landed the No. 2 spot on the first day of a month-long competition for the reality program, “The Amazing Race Asia Season 3,” Inquirer Entertainment learned.
During the “Tara3” exclusive screening at the Inquirer offices in Makati City, we took a peek into what transpired in the day-long race that began in Bangkok and culminated in Chiang Mai in Thailand. Oliver Faivre, 26, and Mai Sarasas, 24, representatives of the host country, placed first.
On the first race day, all 10 teams were made to eat bugs, pound on rice grains and clean buses. More of these on the action-adventure channel AXN on Sept. 11 at 9 p.m.

The teams — two pairs each from Thailand, Malaysia and India, and one pair each from the Philippines, Singapore, Korea and Hong Kong — race to win $100,000.

In a statement sent to Inquirer Entertainment, AXN dubbed the new season as “The toughest race ever.” Fatigue level was so high, the statement said, that one production crew member was hospitalized. The race is said to be faster in pace, with shorter breaks, compared to the first two seasons.Geoff, 26, and Tisha, 32, have been dating for three and a half years. “Nobody would have thought that we’d end up dating. We have very different personalities,” said Tisha.

The couple said they have huge shoes to fill, since TV host Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez, as RP representatives last season, finished third.

Representing Hong Kong this season are best buddies Sam Wu, 32, university lecturer and Vince Chung, 32, comedian and host.
LINK (http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/entertainment/entertainment/view/20080908-159420/RP-duo-in-2nd-spot-on-Amazing-Race-Asia)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 08, 2008, 01:25:55 PM
Kudos to Chateau for the "Oliver in the lead" time shots and to banzai et al who discussed the rice here...

Cleaning buses? Bangkok or Chiang Mai? Maybe they do that before they take the bus to Chiang Mai?? Or could those on a bus shots have anything to do with cleaning as opposed to "taking a bus"??
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 08, 2008, 09:02:24 PM
Kudos to Chateau for the "Oliver in the lead" time shots and to banzai et al who discussed the rice here...

Cleaning buses? Bangkok or Chiang Mai? Maybe they do that before they take the bus to Chiang Mai?? Or could those on a bus shots have anything to do with cleaning as opposed to "taking a bus"??


Peach, as you know buses were cleaned in Moscow in AR9 and I think cars were cleaned in ARA1 in Singapore on the infamous one-task stop. To take a bus takes all night. If the 6pm start is definite and the 2pm bug eating contest(has to be the next day) is also correct, then we have a TBC leg to continue to Chiang Mai. That is most likely by plane since the bus schedules are not conducive(people don't want to arrive on buses in Chiang Mai in the hours after midnight, so there appear to be no Bangkok departures scheduled until 9pm).

The flight schedules Bangkok to Chiang Mai originate from 2 separate airports, Suvarnabumi(BKK) and Don Mueang(DMK). Starting after 2pm, they are:

TG1116 DMK CNX 1515 1625
TG116 BKK CNX 1715 1825
TG116 BKK CNX 1715 1825
TG126 BkK CNX 1900 2020

It is clear that these provide a range of flight possibilities depending on when teams get to a Bangkok airport. I consider it unlikely that they went on buses, although it is possible.


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 08, 2008, 10:43:28 PM
UPDATED ARA3 TIMELINE (modified Sept. 8 and 9)

 I show 9 legs in what will be 15 days when the Cochin pitstop is reached, while we know there are likely to be at least 2 more somewhere.

May 19 Bangkok, start of ARA3; leg 1 begins

May 20 tasks in Bangkok culimnating with TBC after bug-eating in the afternoon at Khao San Road;
leg 2 begins;
Bangkok to Chiang Mai possiblities depending on when teams get to TBC:

TG1116 DMK CNX 1515 1625
TG116 BKK CNX 1715 1825
TG126 BkK CNX 1900 2020
TG1124 DMK CNX 2145 2255

An alternative is the public first-class buses, which depart Bangkok for Chiang Mai every 30 minutes from 1700 to 2100. With the transit time of 10 hours (possibly slightly less for the later buses), that would put teams into Chiang Mai at 3am to 7am. Maybe they could start tasks if before 7am, but I suspect they will be hit with an Hours of Operation to equalize. There is also the possibility of charter buses with the same route and schedule to provide teams with extra comfort, which doesn't sound compatible with Michael McKay's vision of the toughness of this race.

then tasks and Hours of Operation

May 21  tasks in Chiang Mai, with pitstop around midnight

May 22  leg 3 begins with release from pitstop around noon
fly to Saigon via Bangkok - TG111 CNX BKK 1440 1550 connecting with TG686 BKK SGN 1815 1945 there
alternative could be one of 5 CNX BKK flights remaining 1915 through 0945, with TG127 2100 2210 or May 23 TG125 0700 0810 most applicable. Both of those connect on May 23 with TG680 0900 1030;
tasks in Saigon for earliest arrivals

May 23 more tasks in Saigon(Ho Chi Minh City)particularly for the late arrivals;
extended pitstop begins 

May 24 pitstop continues

May 25 leg 4 begins; train not possible due to the extended pitstop(but would be if one day earlier without extended pitstop);
 VN250  0700 0820 SGN HUI or VN252 1130 1250;
sighting at Imperial City;
pitstop

May 26 begin leg 5 Hue to Hanoi; NOTE that Hanoi is speculation on my part. it makes eminent sense based on the geography and timing, but there are other possiblities of much lower probability that could have been the desintation of leg 6(an example being Guangzhou, China)
VN244 HUE HAN   1210 1320
Hanoi tasks

May 27 Hanoi more tasks; pitstop

May 28 begin leg 6 Hanoi to Hong Kong
VN790 HAN HKG 1105 1355 or
VN792 HAN HKG 1910 2000
tasks in Hong Kong

May 29 complete tasks in Hong Kong; pitstop

May 30  begin leg 7 and travel to Macau after taking hydrofoil in under 1 hour
tasks;  pitstop

May 31 pitstop continues

June 1 begin leg 8; return to Hong Kong Airport by hydrofoil; fly to Singapore;
most probable flights are CX717 0855 1230 or SQ857 1030 1410 or CX739 1120 1505
then connect on to Cochin SilkAir468   SIN COK 2020 2215
this is where we lose the trail of ARA3


   
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: ryaniiez on September 09, 2008, 06:55:26 AM
Hello everybody, I'm a newbie here..... Why I replying? Cos' I like the show...... I prefer the Asian version to the American one...

I can't help much, but maybe I'll post the teams and their nationality?

OK, here goes.

Natalie and Pailin; Beauty queens from The Land of a Thousand Smiles, Thailand.
Sam and Vince; Best Buddies from Hong Kong.
Neena and Amit; Cousins from India.
Niroo and Kapil; first ever father-son team on the Amazing Race Asia, they are from India.
William and Isaac; Sporty brothers from first-time participants South Korea.
Ida and Tania; Best friends from Malaysia.
Bernie and Henry; Siblings from Malaysia.
Geoff and Tisha; Dating couple from the Philippines.
A.D and Fuzzie(My fave!); Best friends from Singapore.
Mai and Oliver; Friends from Thailand.

Hmm... that was quite easy...

People, tell me who your fave teams are? Thanks! And welcome me pls.....  ;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 09, 2008, 07:19:24 AM
ryan?

Thanks, but if you saw the first page, we know this.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 09, 2008, 11:23:35 AM
:welcome2: to RFF , ryaniiez!! We are glad you found us, and  :ty4posting

This place can be hard to find your way around in, so try starting here first, and you can see what all we are talking about here in TARA land!

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/board,96.0.html

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 09, 2008, 01:46:15 PM
From an Indian article:

Quote
Bhandari says that products are integrated into the show. For instance, participants use a Nokia phone to navigate their way to the next location. Mascargo is used to transport equipment while Caltex is used in a Go Kart Challenge.


http://www.indiantelevision.com/headlines/y2k8/sep/sep82.php
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 09, 2008, 02:22:57 PM
Thanks apskip! I think we need those early morning flights on the 23 rd in order to account for the afternoon arrival of some teams into Saigon.

But Leg 1  includes Bangkok (start line about 5-6, directly to bugs, seen in the dark looking for something, perhaps wash a bus here) onto Chiang Mai (bus to Chiang Mai, rice pounding vs ??cut/harvest/mow rice or grass, off road task, first team photographed at the Mat by 9-10AM). This is confirmed by the spoiler article above (author saw the ep 1 tape, sees who is first and second at the mat.) 

Definitely not 2 separate legs.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 09, 2008, 02:52:32 PM
Peach, if that is true (which I do not agree with at present as a TBC leg makes more sense) then we know of only 8 legs total. In that case there are a minimum of 3  legs to be after Cochin. Just introducing the teams on-camera will take a significant amount of time in the first episode even with the Racers Revealed pre-episode, so how can they do everything needed in Bangkok and then Chiang Mai. I guess the only way I can think of  for this to work given your belief that buses are used Bangkok to Chiang Mai is if leg 1 is combined Bangkok/Chiang Mai then Chiang Mai tasks are short and a separate Chiang Mai area only leg follows as leg 2. However, that does not work due to the timing of departure for Saigon.

7 legs in 15 days(if there is on TBC) through to pitstop release from the Cochin area leg is not what I call a punishing schedule, which Michael McKay promised.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 09, 2008, 03:44:09 PM
I think we only know 6 legs for sure?

Leg 1 Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Leg 2 Chiang Mai to Saigon
Leg 3 Saigon to Hue
Leg 4 Hue to unknown
Leg 5 unknown to Hong Kong
Leg 6 HK to Macau
Leg 7 Macau to Cochin, India
Leg 8 possible more India ??Goa
Leg 9
Leg 10
Leg 11 Finale
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 09, 2008, 04:03:18 PM
Peach:
You are by what is known with high confidence correct on confirmed legs and exact locations. However, May 26 morning to May 28 morning is a leg even if we don't know precisely where to. i believe Hanoi, but it could be elsewhere. Th logic for somehow a second leg before leaving Chiang Mai cries out to me(I know it doesn't to you).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 09, 2008, 04:39:55 PM
From Ken's interview with Michael McKay (http://fangsbites.blogspot.com/2008/09/interview-with-amazing-race-asia_09.html):

Quote
Actually one of my absolute favourite locations comes up towards the very end of this series so more on that another time.


Hmmmm.....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 09, 2008, 04:40:42 PM
I plan to do another interview with Michael midway through the season so I hope to get more from him on that.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 09, 2008, 06:59:36 PM
from farwest @ the AXN forum

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THE AMAZING RACE ASIA season 3
episode #1
September 11, 2008

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10 teams start out in Bangkok, Thailand

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make your way by taxi to the 1st route marker
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Task #1: eat some bugs.

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/01/a06.gif)
make your way by taxi to the 2nd route marker
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Some teams change their clothes because of the rain

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Task #2: search for an item and get a bus ticket
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Take buses to Chiang Mai (Thailand)

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Task #3: get off and wash buses
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Make your way by taxi to the next route marker
___________________________________
Detour #1: Pound rice
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___________________________________
Detour #2: cut weeds?
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___________________________________
?Roadblock?: off-road racing
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___________________________________
Pitstop: Royal Flora Garden, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Make your way to the pitstop.

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/01/a40.gif)

1st place: Mai + Oliver [THA]
2nd place: Geoff + Tisha [PHI]

Safe:
Henry + Bernie [MAL]
William + Isaac [KOR]
Sam + Vince [HK]
Ida + Tania [MAL]
A.D. + Fuzzie [SIN]

In trouble:
Kapil + Niroo [IND]
Neena + Amit [IND]
Natalie + Pailin [THA]

Credits to: Jonlover, Jaa, georgiapeach, banzai, AXN

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 10, 2008, 11:04:23 AM
Here is the article on which people in the Philippines as well as elsewhere in Asia ahve learned about the results of the first leg of ARA3:

RP duo in 2nd spot on ‘Amazing Race Asia’


By Marinel Cruz
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 18:06:00 09/08/2008


MANILA, Philippines—Team Philippines’ Geoff Rodriguez and Tisha Silang landed the No. 2 spot on the first day of a month-long competition for the reality program, “The Amazing Race Asia Season 3,” Inquirer Entertainment learned.

During the “Tara3” exclusive screening at the Inquirer offices in Makati City, we took a peek into what transpired in the day-long race that began in Bangkok and culminated in Chiang Mai in Thailand. Oliver Faivre, 26, and Mai Sarasas, 24, representatives of the host country, placed first.

On the first race day, all 10 teams were made to eat bugs, pound on rice grains and clean buses. More of these on the action-adventure channel AXN on Sept. 11 at 9 p.m.

The teams — two pairs each from Thailand, Malaysia and India, and one pair each from the Philippines, Singapore, Korea and Hong Kong — race to win $100,000.

In a statement sent to Inquirer Entertainment, AXN dubbed the new season as “The toughest race ever.” Fatigue level was so high, the statement said, that one production crew member was hospitalized. The race is said to be faster in pace, with shorter breaks, compared to the first two seasons.

Geoff, 26, and Tisha, 32, have been dating for three and a half years. “Nobody would have thought that we’d end up dating. We have very different personalities,” said Tisha.

The couple said they have huge shoes to fill, since TV host Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez, as RP representatives last season, finished third.

Representing Hong Kong this season are best buddies Sam Wu, 32, university lecturer and Vince Chung, 32, comedian and host.

Eye candy

Also from Thailand are Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova, 26, and Pailin Rungratanasunthorn, 25, Miss Earth Thailand 2006. They are the “resident eye candy,” the AXN statement said. Last year, Natalie married Thailand’s highest ranked tennis player, Paradorn Srichaphan, and Pailin was one of her bridesmaids. “We love to try new things,” said Natalie. “Give us bungee jumping, parachuting, paragliding and para-sailing any day. We are competitive, we’re in shape and we’re going to kick ass.”

Cousins Neena, 24, and Amit Rai, 24, from India said they are “poles apart in everything but always manage to get along.” Amit, a real estate consultant, credits his cousin Neena, a commercial model, for getting him hooked on “Tara.”

The father-and-son team of Niroo Asrani, actor, 53 and Kapil Asrani, HR executive, 25, is from India, too. Kapil said joining the race was a chance to have some quality time with his father.

AXN has brought to Asian viewers reality programs like “Survivor,” “Fear Factor” and “The Contender.” With a total household reach of over 83 million across Asia (including 40 million on time-block basis in China), “The Amazing Race” has become its signature series.

Some are speculating that this is a deliberate leak by AXN to build audience for tomorrow night's premier episode.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 10, 2008, 12:54:36 PM
Well okay, :lol: guess we can take another look, but that was already posted on 9/8:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg346567.html#msg346567
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 10, 2008, 12:57:11 PM
Peach, that link contains only half of the article and it does not appear to give any credit to the original author/source!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 10, 2008, 01:14:29 PM
I'm obsessed w/ the importance of acknowledging sources, apskip. The LINK is at the bottom, and I posted what I thought was relevant re spoilers.

But no biggie...we can always take another look!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 10, 2008, 03:14:44 PM
And so so far so good with my checkin times.  It's a weak test but the article confirms that the Oliver team really did get to the mat before the Bernie & Henry team.  Can't wait to hear the actual times.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: topaz on September 11, 2008, 12:19:09 PM
my speculation was right!  According to the intro clips shown on TARA 3, they'd went to Africa alright after they'd raced from Asia, probably we're gonna see it on the last 2 legs on this season.  As shown on the clips itself as I closely looked at it, they're probably going to the countries of Kenya and Tanzania in East Africa where I'd saw a dhow boat and jumping Massai guy there, and then surely the 3 remaining teams will go back to Asia to race for the grand price (I'm guessing going back to Thailand).

And also, they'd even went to Middle East, most probably they went to either in Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain or Oman because I'd saw an Arab man holding his camel while traveling in the middle of an Arabian desert on that intro clip as well.

So, this is what I'd knew for now and please post your comments and evidence on it. :waves:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2008, 12:27:17 PM
well, most of us haven't seen the episode yet so can't comment...but we have the first promo clips pretty well dissected
here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,16845.0.html and in the spoilers upstream, so you might want to look there first? I have to say that that sounds like the TAR 13 clip though...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Alan on September 11, 2008, 12:31:50 PM
Thanks for posting! About intros, not too sure because they reused some old clips. But apparently an article did say they did go to Europe, the HK article.

Anyways from Allan Wu at the start line, 11 legs, 7 elimination legs. 3 NELS.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2008, 12:42:08 PM
But apparently an article did say they did go to Europe, the HK article.

Anyways from Allan Wu at the start line, 11 legs, 7 elimination legs. 3 NELS.

Whoo Hoo! Nice to get the NEL's confirmed. So hmmmm.... no TBC's??

And I'm not sure we have the HK article? I am drawing a blank...any links to that?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Alan on September 11, 2008, 06:52:25 PM
But apparently an article did say they did go to Europe, the HK article.

Anyways from Allan Wu at the start line, 11 legs, 7 elimination legs. 3 NELS.

Whoo Hoo! Nice to get the NEL's confirmed. So hmmmm.... no TBC's??

And I'm not sure we have the HK article? I am drawing a blank...any links to that?

Hmm actually he didn't say how many NELS, but since the last leg is NEL, there should be 3.

I'm thinking TBCs are counted as 1 leg itself? :duno:

The HK article: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i187b1de8cecc50d094f5cad683a03fe5

'Amazing Race Asia' Season 3 on AXN
Localization the way forward for the Sony-owned network

By Karen Chu

Sept 5, 2008, 11:25 AM ET
HONG KONG -- AXN on Friday launched the third season of "Amazing Race Asia" in Hong Kong, counting on local relevance to compel Asian viewers to watch, said Jack Lim, vp advertising sales and marketing at parent Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Shot in Asia and Europe, the series featured contestants from Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Korea, Singapore and the Philippines. The Asian promotional tour of Season 3 began in Hong Kong, after Bangkok, the original starting point, was ruled out because of political turmoil in the Thai capital.

"The performance of (boxing reality series) 'Contender Asia' and previous seasons of 'Amazing Race Asia' has surpassed expectations," Lim told The Hollywood Reporter.

Ratings in Asian markets for these two shows were higher than the ratings for the original U.S. versions when they were shown in Asia, "proving that original programming is the way forward for the network," he said.

In addition to running on AXN, the two previous seasons of "Amazing Race Asia" were syndicated to China, Malaysia and New Zealand. "Contender Asia" also has a broad appeal outside Asia in Sweden and Australia, Lim said.

Apart from adapting for Asia "Contender" and "Amazing Race" for AXN, SPE has been producing local content, including the animated TV movie "LaMB" for Animax.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2008, 08:13:24 PM
Thank you puddin!  :jumpy:

Thanks Jonnal....

Hmmmm...that projected finale date of 11/23 does give us the opportunity of 12 shows, unless they skip one for whatever reason.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 11, 2008, 10:19:02 PM
most are repeats, took me forever to get into the past seasons of TARA

#7 TARA 1 United Arab Emirates
#8 old
#10 old
#11 I've seen somewhere
#12 old
#13 old
#14 old
#16 TARA 1 Bali
#18 old
#19 old
#20 TARA1 Red Fort
#21 old
#22 old Mount Fuji
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2008, 10:25:49 PM
1--macau skywalk??
2
3--omit
4--
5--Jumping Maasai?
6--Arabian dhow--??coastal Africa
7--heee...desert camel
8-- :duno: but I like Genghis Khan on the lower left season 1
9--omit
10 season 1
11--bungy over water?
12 season 1
13 season 1
14 season 1
15--??Finnish bathing huts (Scandanavian??)  Cape Town
16--Indian elephant
17--kayak
18--Sydney (old) season1
19
20 season 1
21--poison dart? Blow pipe? season 1
22--Fuji (Osaka has been spec'd)


22
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 11, 2008, 10:27:21 PM
quick question, was the X-Centre shown?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 11, 2008, 10:31:57 PM
X-Centre Special Events Diary
2008 Filming for AXN TV Series "Amazing Race Asia" Series 3 to be Viewed Internationally. Buggy Challenge and Paintball Challenge.

source  (http://www.thailand-bungy-jumping.com/Pattaya_Jungle_Bungy_Jump_Ian_Rauner.html)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2008, 10:33:54 PM
off road racing I think came from there, but I haven't seen it all yet

I think there could be an AM challenge on 5/22--otherwise we have no reason for Geof and Tisha to be at the airport at 2 when then could leave the pitstop around 9-110 PM
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2008, 10:34:28 PM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA1and2locations--wiki.jpg)

from wiki
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2008, 10:37:57 PM
oooh Puddin!! :jumpy:  That is Pattaya NOT Chiang Mai!

Are the two centres related? We know they used Chiang Mai for something but this is the first mention of Pattaya I think!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2008, 10:40:10 PM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA3mapPattayaandThailand.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2008, 10:44:45 PM
Nevermind:

The main guy is in Chiang Mai so the centres are related somehow...

Ian Frederick Rauner

Nationality:
New Zealand

Address :
263 Moo 1, Mae Ram,
Mae Rim District
Changmai 50180, Thailand

Ian's Curriculum Vitae
2005 Development, Construction and Operation of the "X-CENTRE". A New Action Sports Complex in Chiang Mai Thailand offering multiple adrenalin attractions at the same Venue. Check: www.chiangmai-xcentre.com


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 11, 2008, 10:47:24 PM
Season 1
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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 11, 2008, 10:51:08 PM
The bungy #11 looks a little like Kawarau bridge (http://www.igougo.com/travelcontent/photoFull.aspx?PhotoID=359171), but I can't remember if TARA has ever been there; I think they used Nevis bungy.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2008, 11:00:51 PM
Where did you find those season one ones  oh miracle worker? :bow: :bow:

That gazelle and monkey were in the preview I just missed them

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 11, 2008, 11:02:17 PM
My photobucket, lol, you can delete them if you want so we know to omit

#7
#8
#10
#12
#13
#14
#16
#18
#19
#20
#21
#22
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2008, 11:09:14 PM
Bathing huts are old too--Cape town

no leave them please!! I like looking for comparison....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2008, 11:10:10 PM
Got any season 2's? :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 11, 2008, 11:21:53 PM
The bungy #11 looks a little like Kawarau bridge (http://www.igougo.com/travelcontent/photoFull.aspx?PhotoID=359171), but I can't remember if TARA has ever been there; I think they used Nevis bungy.
  :jumpy:  Could be NewZealand/Nevis River, you are good Slowhatch!! Wish we had better screencaps though  :knuckles:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 11, 2008, 11:27:05 PM
Got any season 2's? :lol:
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=z4DapkHezrI
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 11, 2008, 11:29:32 PM
The Bungee is old! Season 1
Leg 6 (New Zealand)
 
Melody on the bungee jump platform at Nevis Valley Auckland (Auckland International Airport) to Dunedin
Nevis River, Central Otago (Nevis Valley) 
In this Detour, teams can choose between Luge or Ledge. In Luge, each team member must complete a 830m circuit on a luge 4 times before getting their next clue. In Ledge, each team member will take turns performing the ledge swing, which hurls them 400m above Queenstown. In this leg's Roadblock, one team member will have to bungee jump 134m over Nevis Valley, reputedly the world’s wildest bungee jump. They only have 2 minutes after they step on the platform to do so, or forfeit their turn
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 11, 2008, 11:58:56 PM
here we go again, peach is in charge of numbering them

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0025.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0026.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0027.jpg)


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0029.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0030.jpg)



(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0031.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0032.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0033.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0034.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0035.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0036.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0037.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0038.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0039.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0040.jpg)


thanks to betoyski22
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 12, 2008, 12:14:43 AM
The camels are Season 1 EP 12 United Arab Emirates

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season1/race/episode11/videos/89/index.html

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=109921;image

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=109922;image
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: camomile on September 12, 2008, 12:27:40 AM

Hi georgiapeach,

I would appreciate it if you could at least credit me for those videos instead of credit them and put under your name, as if you own them.
Even though they are bad quality. It still consider stealing.  Dont be sneaky georgiapeach. Or at least credit it to Entermyworld forum. Or seek
permission from our admin.

PEACE!!


Cam
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 12, 2008, 12:39:42 AM
You are absolutely right camomile, I did credit you elsewhere but not here. We first spotted them on DailyMotion though. Thank you very much for uploading the videos --you were the first to have them!

Welcome here, and we'll remove yours now. Excuse it please, and blame it on TARA overexcitement!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 12, 2008, 12:44:13 AM
I can't get a cap, but there was also something that looked like lava.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 12, 2008, 12:56:00 AM
Nice to meet you camomile, our peach is very sweet don't you think? :luvx

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 12, 2008, 01:20:40 AM
 :yess:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0044.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0045.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0046.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0047.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0048.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0049.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0050.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0051.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0052.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0053.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0054.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0055.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0056.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0057.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0058.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0059.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0060.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0061.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0062.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0063.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0064.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0065.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0066.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0067.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0068.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0069.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0070.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0071.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0072.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0073.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0074.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0075.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0076.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0077.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0078.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0079.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0080.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0081.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0082.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0083.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 12, 2008, 01:33:42 AM
video

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 12, 2008, 02:22:11 AM
Boingo called it--the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb!

So that is old too :groan:

Not so much left, :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 12, 2008, 09:08:02 AM
I'm thinking TBCs are counted as 1 leg itself? :duno:

Jonnal, that is quite correct. TBCs count as one leg because they take up an entire episode.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 12, 2008, 09:11:36 AM
X-Centre Special Events Diary
2008 Filming for AXN TV Series "Amazing Race Asia" Series 3 to be Viewed Internationally. Buggy Challenge and Paintball Challenge.

source  (http://www.thailand-bungy-jumping.com/Pattaya_Jungle_Bungy_Jump_Ian_Rauner.html)

A paintball challenge may have happened for the teams that made a final choice of RACE but not been shown on AXN as part of the episode. Otherwise, the only way you get a paintball challenge is if all 9 teams go to the X-Centre after pitstop release and before reaching the airport.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 12, 2008, 09:26:42 AM
They go somewhere....we have two teams leaving widely apart at the pitstop who are together at the airport much later than one would expect unless they do something else first....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 12, 2008, 12:53:46 PM
I think its Jeanne d’arc church Ho Chi Minh City
located at the Nga Sau Cho Lon (the Cholon six-way junction), Cholon/Ho Chi Minh City


(http://i37.[banned image hosting site].com/vpw1l4.jpg)
(http://i38.[banned image hosting site].com/6tejrk.jpg)


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0070.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0071.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0072.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0073.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0074.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 12, 2008, 01:03:42 PM
Nice call Puddin.

I watched the show and from the shadows it looks like the first three teams are all very close.  Of course the first two are same time.  But with the better shots and longer clips of show vs preview I have to say that I would not be able to place Oliver et al ahead of Bernie & Henry just by sun shadows alone.  I think my time estimate of Oliver on the mat is way off and their checkin time will be very close to Bernie & Henry's of between 10:45 and 11:09 am.  It was just by chance that the error I made put Oliver ahead of B&H.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 12, 2008, 01:54:59 PM
This shot was taken between 12:19 and 12:22 pm (assumes May 21st).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 12, 2008, 01:56:17 PM
This shot was taken between 12:23 and 12:27 pm (assumes May 21st).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 12, 2008, 01:56:54 PM
This shot was taken between 12:33 and 12:42 pm (assumes May 21st).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 12, 2008, 02:59:38 PM
Nice job Chateau!  :jumpy: :jumpy:

So really, the teams were fairly close together? Maybe that explains why Geoff and Tish are seen w/ AD/ Fuzzie at the airport. I am puzzled by what they do between 12MN and 2PM when we see them at the airport. Paintball? Something else? A longer pitstop? (doubt)

I am also concerned that we are not seeing what we expected in HCMC....unless teams have tasks in the city before heading out to the floating market...We have that extra day so could possibly be a TBC which might explain needing a 90 minute show??

Our source for this leg is trying to check-in with the other source, so perhaps we'll see.

Meanwhile, I asked about the building and the "WOW" sign, and here is his reply:
Quote
WOW is a fashion brand in Vietnam. The reddish building at Henry and Bernie, if it is in HCMC, it may
be the church, "Nhà thờ Đức bà" but it's quite far from the market :(


So that is not the right one, as puddin has found the perfect match anyway!  :gj: So where is this in relationship to the market? And the Opera?
I hoped that wow sign would help but seems not.
Slowhatch gave us this before which might help:
Diadem (http://hochiminh.diadiem.com/#) is the best street-mapping site I've found for Vietnam. 


So 5/21 at about 11PM and after, teams eligible for release from the Pitstop.
5/22 approx 2PM teams seen at airport in Chiang Mai.
5/22?? (date assumed) teams seen at Q-Bar in HCMC, supposedly to look for a clue in a flowershop which does not open till 6AM. Some teams arrive afternoon.

After that  :duno:
Laundry(?) task in HCMC
Then??

I hope the spoiler is correct and we do go to a floating village, I was really looking forward to seeing that.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 12, 2008, 03:15:40 PM
The Jeanne d’arc church is located near Chinatown/Binh Tay Market , large market area and vendors, photos are easy to find.


Good Job Chateau, as always you rock  :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 12, 2008, 06:03:17 PM
The Jeanne d’arc church is located near Chinatown/Binh Tay Market , large market area and vendors, photos are easy to find.

 :tup:  Good one, puddin! 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 12, 2008, 06:17:22 PM
Love it Boingo! :hearts:

So.....how hard would it be to add in the Q-bar and the Ben thanh market?  :-[ :angel: :-[

I can hear you now! Never satisfied, she's never satisfied... :funny: :funny: :funny:


Quote
She saw the teams at the Q-BAR  (http://www.qbarsaigon.com/)near the Caravelle Hotel, near Opera House sometime between 10-12PM.
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3Q-barlocation.jpg)

         From Slowhatch: If you have GE this download (http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/download?mid=7e78e6f88aca9073a5eda987f048984a&rtyp=k2&fn=cho+ben+thanh&ctyp=other) will put a 3D model of Ben Thanh market on the map. You can see the buses lined up at the station across the square.


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 12, 2008, 06:35:21 PM
 :groan:  I'll get around to it, peach....  right now I'm hunting a "bridge".....  ;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 12, 2008, 06:38:11 PM
Oooh..okay...the bridge would be great!!

:popcorn:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 12, 2008, 06:46:18 PM
Oman

make that Muscat Oman

(http://i36.[banned image hosting site].com/2m2hxy9.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 12, 2008, 07:12:28 PM
This shot was taken between 1:12 and 4:00 pm (assumes May 23rd).

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0072.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 12, 2008, 07:13:56 PM
 :ascared  Not really sure about this... but throwing it out there... "the bridge to nowhere"   :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 12, 2008, 07:19:59 PM
my 2 cents, lol

Muttrah District Of Muscat
(http://i35.[banned image hosting site].com/1424va1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 12, 2008, 07:36:39 PM
 :groan:  never satisfied....  ;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 12, 2008, 07:44:21 PM
 :wohoo: :wtg:  :wohoo: puddin!

We are going to OMAN?? Cool!



Love it Boingo!  :ty
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 12, 2008, 07:47:37 PM
Oman would certainly account for the dhow, and might explain the powerboat as well. I spent a few minutes yesterday trying to work the boat's ensign, but there wasn't enough resolution.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 12, 2008, 07:53:15 PM
Despite the hippies, they must have liked TAR the first time around...

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,10364.msg157553.html#msg157553

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 12, 2008, 08:33:28 PM
 :jumpy:  This is the Barr Al Jissah Resort - Muscat, Oman


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3MuscatOman-1.jpg)

edited to embed image
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 12, 2008, 08:37:03 PM
Barr Al Jissah Resort - GE view
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 12, 2008, 08:58:00 PM
Now this resort I like! Lookee what they have...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/turtles.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/Muscataljessahresortturtlebeachfrom.jpg) Turtle Beach

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/MuscatAlJessahresortpool.jpg)

of course our racers prob won't get to see this, :lol: but it just got added to my list! :yess:

Last time TAR was there they did the giant incense burner and dug in the sand for a cooking vessel??

Boingo, does that pretty GE come with a kmz so I can find it too? We know GE hates me...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 12, 2008, 09:03:47 PM
  Here ya go...   :sucks
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 12, 2008, 09:06:06 PM
Oh you found the darn place Boingo  :jumpy: .. I was all the way on the aegean coast  :lol:  :lala
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 12, 2008, 09:10:01 PM
Oh you found the darn place Boingo  :jumpy: .. I was all the way on the aegean coast  :lol:  :lala

 :funny:   ...yeah, but YOU found Oman!   :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 12, 2008, 09:11:51 PM
Oh I just had a nice visit, :thankyou: both!

Teamwork! :jumpy:

Heee....I figured out who to call... :angel:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 12, 2008, 09:14:59 PM
Well I was looking at the cab last night and forgot about it (was on the phone with peach) and was looking for water taxi's then what do you know? the Oman orange and white taxi came up in my search and it clicked  :lol:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 12, 2008, 09:39:40 PM
Now....

New places based on Intro caps:

Muscat for sure! :happy:

maybe Africa? Kenya/Tanzania?  ???

maybe Japan? Osaka? Mt Fuji?  season 2 ???

Still need also:

a location between Hue and Hong Kong....

a Finale location

Leg 1 Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Thailand
Leg 2 to Saigon
Leg 3  to Hue
Leg 4 unknown
Leg 5 Hong Kong
Leg 6 Macau
Leg 7 Cochin, India
Leg 8 (? placement) Muscat, Oman
Leg 9 unknown
Leg 10 unknown
Leg 11 Finale unknown

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 12, 2008, 09:44:24 PM
(http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boingoisright1lz1.jpg)

You're right Boingo. The roof does match.
 :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 12, 2008, 09:48:28 PM
Hiya banzai! But I can't see your pic... :'(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 12, 2008, 09:57:54 PM
(http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/7265/boingoisright1wk5.jpg)

OK. Got it now.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 12, 2008, 11:12:49 PM
from farwest @ AXN:

Quote
Saigon Sunrise is @ 5:30 AM in May 2008
Sunset is @ 6:10 PM
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=218&month=5&year=2008&obj=sun&afl=-11&day=1

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/02/b20.jpg)

Saigon weather.
http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/VVTS/2008/5/23/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA

May 22:
5-6PM = thunderstorm;
6:30PM - 11:30 PM = thunderstorm and rain

May 23:
2PM = Light Rain Showers;
3-4:30PM = Thunderstorm;
5:30PM - 11:30 PM = Thunderstorms and Rain

May 24:
12:30PM - 1PM = Light Rain; afternoon
2:30PM - 4:30PM = Light Thunderstorms and Rain
5:30PM - 6:30PM = Thunderstorm

I see raincoats. No yellow raincoats  :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 12, 2008, 11:34:48 PM
banzai--here are your yellow thingies!!  :jumpy:

But what and why? I have no clue! :funny:  Gifts for the buddhas? ???

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep1yellowthingsoncluebox.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep1yellowthingsatsearchthebudd.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 12, 2008, 11:48:13 PM
Where did the intro caps go? I was looking for the horse (and whatever-it-is that's riding it  :horsey:).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 13, 2008, 12:19:44 AM
We pulled some by request, the rest were here? ooohhhh puddin?!

But I didn't see a horse!  :ascared

anyway, come to the party--I need somebody to dance with! :dancer:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,17527.0.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 13, 2008, 12:29:57 AM
I remember the horse Slowhatch, not sure what season its from but hes been around

Come to "BB Lets Wrap this crap up party" Slowhatch!! :pickle: :wine:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 13, 2008, 12:40:08 AM
Where did the intro caps go? I was looking for the horse (and whatever-it-is that's riding it  :horsey:).

here is what we have so far w/ all the for sure old ones pulled...maybe puddin will do us a full set from jonnal's later if we are very very good? :lol:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg349951.html#msg349951

you do them and I'll number them!  :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 13, 2008, 01:35:52 AM
banzai's TARA2 introflash's   (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12553.msg239876.html#msg239876) :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 13, 2008, 01:39:07 AM
Yippee! Now we have one AND two so all we need is three! :lol:

Oh darn!! Mt Fuji is OLD??  (:;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 13, 2008, 01:45:09 AM
 :meow:
here we go again, peach is in charge of numbering them



#2
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0029.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0030.jpg)


#3
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0031.jpg)

#4
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0032.jpg)

#5
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0033.jpg)

#6
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0034.jpg)

#7
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0038.jpg)





thanks to betoyski22


edited --numbered, lol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 13, 2008, 01:47:07 AM
Thanks, Puddin. I still can't remember the horse ???, but at least I know the cap now. As far as the lava goes, the only "tourist" volcano active during May/June was Kilauea.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 13, 2008, 01:51:25 AM
I didn't see lava Slowhatch, whereabouts in the video?

this?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 13, 2008, 01:52:50 AM
from farwest @ the AXN forum:

Quote
THE AMAZING RACE ASIA season 3
episode #2
September 18, 2008
90 minute special

9 teams remain. Who will be eliminated next?

Mai + Oliver [THA]
Geoff + Tisha [PHI]
Henry + Bernie [MAL]
Natalie + Pailin [THA]
Ida + Tania [MAL]
William + Isaac [KOR]
Sam + Vince [HK]
A.D. + Fuzzie [SIN]
Kapil + Niroo [IND]
(http://www.aaa-backgrounds.com/clipart/lines/thin/line12.gif)
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/02/crying2.gif)
Mai drama

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/02/crying3.gif)
Natalie drama
(http://www.aaa-backgrounds.com/clipart/lines/thin/line12.gif)
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/02/airplane1.gif)
Fly to Saigon, Vietnam

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/02/taxi1.gif)
Geoff + Tisha [PHI] taxi in Saigon. 6:30PM - 11:30PM = thunderstorm and rain

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/02/crying1.gif)
Henry drama

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/02/basket1.gif)
Basket carrying task. 2PM = Light Rain Showers.
(http://www.aaa-backgrounds.com/clipart/lines/thin/line12.gif)
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/02/strolling1.gif)
Natalie + Pailin [THA] walking down the boulevard. Behind them are Geoff + Tisha [PHI].
Geoff changed his T-shirts after the rain.

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/02/strolling2.gif)
Henry + Bernie [MAL] strolling through a market after the rain. She changed her clothes after the rain too.
(http://www.aaa-backgrounds.com/clipart/lines/thin/line12.gif)
Pitstop: Saigon, Vietnam

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/02/confession1.gif)
Natalie confession

Credits to: AXN's video
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 13, 2008, 02:04:41 AM
banzai--are you going to do the intro caps again this year? I'd love a full numbered set...

And did you see the yellow things? :lol:

I love those from farwest--good thing he said we could borrow them! They are so cute...Thanks for bringing them over! :kuss:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 13, 2008, 02:09:37 AM
banzai--are you going to do the intro caps again this year? I'd love a full numbered set...

And did you see the yellow things? :lol:

I love those from farwest--good thing he said we could borrow them! They are so cute...Thanks for bringing them over! :kuss:
Hmph :hand: why do you want what we know is old ???  :lala
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 13, 2008, 02:16:56 AM
Because then everybody can SEE what is old--I got all confused w/ TAR last year cuz y'all are too quick for me. I'd just like a full set and then we can say OLD. But now that you found 1 and 2 for us it isn't so crucial. I just like to be sure we don't miss any is all...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 13, 2008, 06:43:42 AM
I am not going to dig up the specific references pages back, but there was one from Peach about what teams do before 2pm. You are assuming a 12 hour pitstop, but what if it were 24 hours? Then teams would go straight to the airport after pitstop release and some would not make the 2pm flight.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 13, 2008, 07:05:53 AM
Flights Kochi (COK) to Muscat (MCT) on June 3:

OmanAir 828 0715 0915
IndianAir973 1940 2140

COK to DBX Emirates 531 1030 1245 connecting in Dubai with Emirates 6478 DBX MCT 1810 1910

COK to BOM JetAirways 406 0830 1015 connecting in Mumbai with Jet Airways 808 BOM MCT 1730 1830

 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 13, 2008, 12:09:57 PM
banzai--are you going to do the intro caps again this year? I'd love a full numbered set...

And did you see the yellow things? :lol:

I love those from farwest--good thing he said we could borrow them! They are so cute...Thanks for bringing them over! :kuss:

Puddin did a great job with the screencaps. I don't have to do it now. :jam:

Look like those yellow thingies are for Buddha.  :yess: They disappear when the teams get on the bus.
Or maybe it's another task and the editor didn't show it.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 13, 2008, 01:43:27 PM
season 1 EP3  (http://www.baliadventuretours.com/amazing_race_asia/amazing_race.htm)

#9
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0037.jpg) << I think this is old
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 13, 2008, 01:56:08 PM
If we have the 8th leg of ARA3 to Muscat, Oman then there must also be a leg starting from Muscat. Where does it go? There are over 150 different possible destinations you can reach in Europe and Africa flying from Muscat. Almost every medium-sized city in Germany and the United Kingdom is on the list. I have attempted to pare it down to the places which are better known. Here is the list for Africa:

ABJ Abijan, Ivory Coast
ADD Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ALG Algiers, Algeria
ASW Aswan, Egypt
CAI Cairo, Egypt
CMN Casablanca, Morocco
DAR Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania
EBB Entebe, Uganda
LOS Lagos Nigeria
LXR Luxor, Egypt

For Europe the major places are:
AMS Amsterdam
ATH Athens
BCN Barcelona
BEG Belgrade
BHX Birmingham
BLE Bologna
BRU Brussels
OTP Bucharest
BUD Budapest
CGN Cologne
CPH Copenhagen
DUS Dusseldorf
EDI Edinburgh
FLR Florence
FRA Frankfurt
GVA Geneva
GLA Glasgow
HAM Hamburg
HEL Helsinki
IST Istanbul
KBP Kiev
MAD Madrid
MAN Manchester
MRS Marseille
MXP/LIN Milan
MUC Munich
NCE Nice
OSL Oslo
CDG Paris
PRG Prague
LED St. Petersburg
SOF Sofia
ARN Stockholm
STR Stuttgart
TLS Toulouse
VLC Valencia
VCE Venice
WAW Warsaw
ZAG Zagreb
ZRH Zurich

There are 10 African places and 40 European places. As a result I predict that a ninth leg to Europe is more likely. If that happens, then the 10th leg could also be in Europe. I think the 9th leg might be to one of the less traveled places like Helsinki, Kiev, Sofia, or Zagreb. The most logical and closest place in Europe is of course Istanbul.





Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 13, 2008, 02:04:54 PM
#1
Sydney Harbour Bridge, TARA1
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 13, 2008, 02:31:16 PM
Heeh, Boingo beat you and me both to that Sydney one, puddin.

Farwest at AXN found this panoramio pic of the HCMC bridge (Boingo's bridge :lol:):
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/11444426

and says it is called Cau-Le Van Si Bridge.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 13, 2008, 02:45:53 PM
Heeh, Boingo beat you and me both to that Sydney one, puddin.

Farwest at AXN found this panoramio pic of the HCMC bridge (Boingo's bridge :lol:):
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/11444426

and says it is called Cau-Le Van Si Bridge.

yeah, you can see it (temple/pagoda), large as life in the GE pix.... BUT nowhere to be seen in the preview clips... the cameraman pans sooo fast from one couple to the other on the bridge... you can't see it.  It's huge, compared to the bridge...  (:;)  hmmmm....  :angel:
edited to add:  But then again, given the camera angles, and the blurred video, it could be right.  ;)
Here's a side view of the bridge....  hmmmm....   ???
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 13, 2008, 02:49:05 PM
 :angel:  just a guess that #8 is somewhere in Oman (near some Wadi).   :bubs
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 13, 2008, 03:44:00 PM
I bet this is of no help but I don't think Cau-Le Van Si Bridge is a match.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 13, 2008, 04:39:58 PM
(http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/content/season1/photos/synopsis6-pg3-12.jpg)

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season1/race/episode6/photos/441/index.html

No, that's TARA1, episode 6.
Melody said that her bike got stuck in the mud and that's how they got eliminated.  :'(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 13, 2008, 05:41:12 PM
Wow they are chintzy this season, thanks banzai




#2 Muttrah district, Muscat,Oman
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0029.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0030.jpg)


#3
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0031.jpg)

#4 Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort, Oman thanks Boingo
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0032.jpg)

#5 Maasai man
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0033.jpg)

#6
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0034.jpg)

#7
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0038.jpg)





thanks to betoyski22


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 13, 2008, 06:25:29 PM
looks like #3 could be the front of the same boat in #4   ;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 13, 2008, 08:37:35 PM
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/698/lifeguardswv6.th.jpg) (http://img210.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lifeguardswv6.jpg)

lifeguards but what country?

(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/2812/buffalovm5.th.jpg) (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=buffalovm5.jpg)

Water buffalos. Vietnam, Indonesia, or Philippines?

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: topaz on September 13, 2008, 09:23:04 PM
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/698/lifeguardswv6.th.jpg) (http://img210.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lifeguardswv6.jpg)

lifeguards but what country?

(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/2812/buffalovm5.th.jpg) (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=buffalovm5.jpg)

Water buffalos. Vietnam, Indonesia, or Philippines?


If they went to the Middle East (as confirm it is in Oman) and after they'd raced there, those colored beach houses could be somewhere in South Africa or Australia where their beaches are plentiful.

Water buffaloes?  They're common in SE Asia but they're some of them living in the northern part of Australia as well.  P.S., remember the quote: my ox is broken? :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 13, 2008, 09:59:14 PM
The colored bathing huts are in Cape Town, aren't they? And TARA went to Cape Town--did we ever see those?

http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Colorful-Bathing-Huts-Cape-Town-South-Africa-Posters_i1688217_.htm ???

The water buffalo could be from last season's task couldn't it?

I assumed both of those were old.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 13, 2008, 10:15:40 PM
It is reasonable to infer that the water buffaloes are in Vietnam, since we know that there are at least 2 and more likely 3 legs of ARA3 in that country. I will hazard a guess that the photo was taken somewhere near Hue, but obviously I can't prove it.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 13, 2008, 10:18:16 PM
I do think our jumping maybe Masaii man and the maybe arabian dhow could both be Kenya/Tanzania/Dares Salaam/Lamu etc.

Remember we have a whole unused Tanzanian leg from TAR AllStars, so perhaps they are recycling that? And turns out Michael McKay's show Ultimate Escape also went both to Oman and Tanzania, so he may well have contacts there.

In any case, I am loving the idea of Tanzania as a leg, as it is one of my favorite places in the world. :hearts:

Thay used a water buffalo type beastie to plow a field last time, so I was thinking it is that. Could certainly be Mekong Delta though as well... :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 13, 2008, 10:26:58 PM
http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season2/race/episode12/photos/1342/index.html

In tara2 episode 12, South Africa, they paint houses, nascar racing, and clean stables.
No water task.

(http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/content/season2/photos/ep12-pix22.jpg)

(http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/content/season2/photos/ep12-pix5.jpg)

(http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/content/season2/photos/ep12-pix32.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 13, 2008, 10:34:37 PM
http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season2/race/episode2/photos/833/index.html

In TARA2 episode 2, Philippines, the water buffalos are wet.
The ones in TARA3 are dry.

(http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/content/season2/photos/ep2-pix17.jpg)

Let me check TAR10 Vietnamese legs.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 13, 2008, 10:45:15 PM
Are we sure they're water buffalo and not Cape buffalo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Buffalo)?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 13, 2008, 10:48:14 PM
Thank you banzai! I believe the bathing huts are near Cape Point , South Africa so I thought that must have something to do with that leg. I also don't think they would re-use a location so quickly, but :duno:

And I have to say that when it comes to Water/Cape buffalo, they all look alike to me! :lol3:  But maybe another clue for East Africa, instead? :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 13, 2008, 10:51:50 PM
You beat me to it, Slowhatch. It's African buffalo.  :yess: :jumpy: :hearts: :wohoo:

(http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/content/season2/photos/ep2-pix12.jpg)
http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season2/race/episode2/photos/838/index.html

That's a Filipino water buffalo. TARA2, leg 2, Philippines.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 13, 2008, 11:12:06 PM
The bathing huts are Cape Town: a suburb called Muizenberg (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=muizenberg,+south+africa&ie=UTF8&ll=-34.106563,18.474986&spn=0.002536,0.005622&t=h&z=18).
On a different topic, there is "dune bashing" in Oman (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/680694), but it's a two-hour drive from Muscat, so I don't know...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 13, 2008, 11:16:57 PM
puddin found this before??

The camels are Season 1 EP 12 United Arab Emirates

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season1/race/episode11/videos/89/index.html

link for the pics:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg349961.html#msg349961
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 14, 2008, 12:00:03 AM
So let's see:

Leg 1 Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Leg 2 Chiang Mai to Saigon
Leg 3 Saigon to Hue
Leg 4 Hue to unknown
Leg 5 unknown to Hong Kong
Leg 6 HK to Macau
Leg 7 Macau to Cochin, India
Leg 8 possible more India ??Goa   
Leg 9 Muscat, Oman
Leg 10 East Africa
Leg 11 to Finale, location unknown

OR:

Leg 1 Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Leg 2 Chiang Mai to Saigon
Leg 3 Saigon to Hue
Leg 4 Hue to unknown
Leg 5 unknown to Hong Kong
Leg 6 HK to Macau
Leg 7 Macau to Cochin, India
Leg 8 Cochin to Muscat, Oman   
Leg 9  Oman to East Africa
Leg 10 East Africa to unknown spec Europe due to HK article
Leg 11 to Finale, location unknown

 specs: maybe Japan, maybe Taiwan, .....

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 14, 2008, 12:40:54 AM
 :lol:  Given no ones been able to come up with a different bridge,  it doesn't appear as hopeless as some have feared.  There are locations on the bridge that offer a view of the large rectangular building in the backgound without seeing the temple/pagoda.

Too bad the cameraman panned quickly to the other team, and all we see is blurred video.    :angel:    Plus we have the combination of the large building on one end, and the residential area on the other end of the bridge that's tough to dispute.   :meow:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 14, 2008, 12:51:49 AM
(http://i36.[banned image hosting site].com/ff48sh.jpg)

I think it's a match, Boingo.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 14, 2008, 01:18:07 AM
 :lol:  I have to agree, banzai... it was that barrel roof that caught my eye initially.   :snicker:  Only thing, how can a building that large go unidentified.... not even a picture or description anywhere.  :res:  Now it brings up the other question... where are they going ???  It's not far from the train station, and a short walk to downtown HCMC.  And why aren't they running  :groan:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 14, 2008, 01:23:30 AM
 We are missing some screencaps guys... :groan: Wish I knew how to get them all... :'(
credit to JonLover for the cap  and reporting seeing one in Oman

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA3introcaporyx.jpg)

This is an oryx

So on looking further, And look what Sultan just happens to have an Oryx project??!!  :sucks

http://www.oryxoman.com/home.asp

MAP, directions, virtual tour of the Oryx Sanctuary:
http://www.oryxoman.com/sanctuarymap.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 14, 2008, 01:34:03 AM
  :tup:  Good one, peach.

...ummm, what about the other caps on pg. 19, like the blowpipe guy, "kneeling buddha" (very rare),  dancing girl, and what appears to be a Turkish musician.  Are these recycled? 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 14, 2008, 01:37:20 AM
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=10.7860146&lon=106.6814411&z=18&l=0&m=a&v=2

(http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/124/bridge4pi8.th.jpg) (http://img354.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bridge4pi8.jpg)

According to wikimapia, there's a market near that bridge.

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/02/strolling2.gif)

Maybe Henry and Bernie went to that market.  :duno:

Thanks to farwest's vidcap.

I check down the street from the bridge, there's nothing but residential areas and small shops. Nothing special. I don't know where Natalie & Pailin are heading.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 14, 2008, 01:41:45 AM
 :angel:  ... and don't forget the (African) Masai tie-in to the Oryx.... specifically the "Fringe-eared Oryx of Tanzania.   :lol:

http://www.awf.org/content/wildlife/detail/oryx
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 14, 2008, 01:42:39 AM
Hold up...

just checked the season one vid caps and the Oryx is there--are they being tricky? :pull

Blowpipe guy, kneeling Buddha, musician, and dancing girl are all season 1.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 14, 2008, 01:51:17 AM
 :jumpy:  Thanks banzai...forgot all about Wikimapia... the large building does have a name...

Trường Đại Học Sư Phạm (University Of Education)   :sucks

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 14, 2008, 02:01:36 AM
I'm still not sold.  According to this shot the yellow building next to the pagoda should be in your field of view.

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=110068;image)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 14, 2008, 02:07:30 AM
 vid cap from JonLover

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA3introcapcarstuck.jpg)

Slowhatch --this looks like a perfect match to your dune bashing one...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 14, 2008, 02:16:32 AM
It's nothing compared to the locals letting off a little steam (play the video here (http://www.gulfleisure.com/dunedriving.htm)). If the cap isn't from a previous season, we might be able to find the company badge on that door.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 14, 2008, 02:24:56 AM
Season 1
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/preview2/10-16-20060061.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/preview2/10-16-20060059.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/preview2/10-16-20060056.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/preview2/10-16-20060055.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/preview2/10-16-20060050.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/preview2/10-16-20060048.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/preview2/10-16-20060046.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/preview2/10-16-20060045.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/preview2/10-16-20060041.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/preview2/10-16-20060040.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/preview2/10-16-20060039.jpg)
The camels are Season 1 EP 12 United Arab Emirates

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season1/race/episode11/videos/89/index.html

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=109921;image)

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=109922;image)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 14, 2008, 02:39:27 AM
for good measure

http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/3xIn3IOBRNaHVp4Np

1. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash02.jpg) 2. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash08.jpg)
3. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash12.jpg) 4. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash14.jpg) 5. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash10.jpg)

6. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash04.jpg) 7. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash16.jpg)
8. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash18.jpg) 9. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash20.jpg)
10. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash22.jpg) 11. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash06.jpg)

The rest are recycled clips.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 14, 2008, 03:09:16 AM
1(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0121.jpg)2(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0122.jpg)3(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0123.jpg)4(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0124.jpg)
5(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0125.jpg)6(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0126.jpg)7(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0127.jpg)8(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0128.jpg)
9(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0129.jpg)10(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0130.jpg)11(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0131.jpg)12(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0132.jpg)
13(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0133.jpg)14(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0134.jpg)15(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0135.jpg)16(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0136.jpg)
17(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0137.jpg)18(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0138.jpg)19(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0139.jpg)20(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0140.jpg)
21(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0141.jpg)22(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0142.jpg)23(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0143.jpg)24(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0144.jpg)
25(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0145.jpg)26(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0146-1.jpg)27(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0147-1.jpg)28(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0148-1.jpg)
29(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0149-1.jpg)30(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0150.jpg)31(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/14Sep0152.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 14, 2008, 05:56:20 AM
:ty :ty :ty

Puddin!  

 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 14, 2008, 08:54:24 AM
Meanwhile, I asked about the building and the "WOW" sign, and here is his reply:
Quote
WOW is a fashion brand in Vietnam.

http://wowfashion.marofin.com/details/33406/details.html

one of WOW address is:
54-56 Nguyễn Trãi, Quận 1, Tp. Hồ Chí Minh

Code: [Select]
tp. = thanh pho = city; Tp. Hồ Chí Minh = Hồ Chí Minh city
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 14, 2008, 09:50:31 AM
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=10.77059&lon=106.6938436&z=17&l=0&m=a&v=2

If that WOW address is right, then it's near Ben Thanh market.
We're on the right track.
Detour is either sell flowers or to deliver goods near Ben Thanh market.  :yess:

(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/9798/wow1yx4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 14, 2008, 11:34:15 AM
 :lol:  FWIW, the Wow store is located in Zen Plaza (which has the same address).   :angel:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 14, 2008, 11:43:43 AM
Oh well, so there are at least 2 stores.  :jam:
This one is at an intersection. People stop and wait for the green lights here.

(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/5047/wow2sk2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 14, 2008, 07:24:04 PM
From Allan Wu's blog...
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=90650;image)
The world (wide web) is waiting... Go!

(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3463/saigonpitstop1qo1.jpg)

Is it Saigon?
I play this video and one of the sidewalk use those tiles. Are they common in Saigon only?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ncvsOIth-4&feature=related

Just found out that video was shot near the roundabout next to Ben Thanh market.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 14, 2008, 08:16:44 PM
 :tup:  Good eye, banzai.  When the camera pans up from the "decorative" sidewalk, we see the General Tran Nguyen Han Statue, right in front of the Ben Thanh Market.   :lol:   

Given all the different sidewalks I've seen in HCMC, this may or may not be significant.   :angel:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 14, 2008, 08:50:46 PM
Oh wonderful!!  :jumpy: :jumpy:  I SO wanted us to find that decorative sidewalk!

And  keep those locations coming! Y'all are on a roll! :happy:

I interpreted the spoilers to say "find a certain flower shop to get your next clue"....

Which may take us to some teams delivering (is that laundry?)

Stilll want a promo for a floating market though... :spy:

And WHAT is with that bridge? ???  Why are they way over there??
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 14, 2008, 10:45:52 PM
Thats actually really a cool catch banzai! I totally forgot about that pitstop mat
Not sure about the bottom 2 pictures, I get dizzy trying to compare them  :lol:

fwiw
(http://i36.[banned image hosting site].com/2zs8npx.jpg)
(http://i36.[banned image hosting site].com/2e0slxt.jpg)  (http://i33.[banned image hosting site].com/13yqq6q.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 14, 2008, 11:05:26 PM
The sidewalk patterns seem to be in many spots of the city, including the Joan of Arc (http://www.flickr.com/photos/charlesfred/307812967/sizes/o/) and beside this flatulent fellow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xepht/2067843922/) (oops, sorry, that's a massage  :-[  :lol:). If we can match the yellow squares then we've probably got it.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 15, 2008, 12:13:40 AM
The sidewalk patterns seem to be in many spots of the city, including the Joan of Arc (http://www.flickr.com/photos/charlesfred/307812967/sizes/o/) and beside this flatulent fellow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xepht/2067843922/) (oops, sorry, that's a massage  :-[  :lol:). If we can match the yellow squares then we've probably got it.
OMG Slowhatch *snort*  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 15, 2008, 12:24:26 AM
I'll just take a wild stab at the odds and ask that the Joan of Arc church be the Pit Stop.  Because

1)  a team is shown crying/hugging there
2)  that shot was near the end of the day (sun coming from the west)
3)  the tiles!
4)  down with the zoo spoiler!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 15, 2008, 12:49:09 AM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0073.jpg)

You could be right. I see a pattern on the sidewalk.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 15, 2008, 01:01:56 AM
 :lol: coincidence?.... I wondered why Jeanne d'Arc church was way out there... over 2.5 miles from downtown HCMC, while all the other "known" locations were within a mile of downtown.   :ascared

Guess it pays to study the vidcaps... they may be telling us the obvious.   ;) 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 15, 2008, 01:17:25 AM
You think its the pit stop? I'm having a hard time finding pictures  :knuckles:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 15, 2008, 01:28:25 AM
Oh look, a lovely plaza (with decorative tiles) in front of the church.... (wonder if they took the amazing "bath mat" pix there?) even though the hugging racers are actually down the street to the right.   :res:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 15, 2008, 01:42:30 AM
maybe they are not as far as we think? why can't i find this place on maps?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 15, 2008, 01:42:57 AM
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=10.756909&lon=106.667043&z=17&l=0&m=a&v=2

According to wikimapia, it has 3 different names:

Nhà thờ Thánh Nữ Jean D'Arc
Nhà thờ Ngã Sáu
Nhà thờ Văn Lang


and there's a spoiler that Henry and Bernie got eliminated in this leg.
Quote
http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season3/forum/528422/topic/529475/page/2/index.html#comments
 21 hours ago, x-inan-x says:         

i received an sms telling me that H&B will be eliminated on the next leg... :(

Maybe that's why Henry cries because he loses.  :'(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 15, 2008, 01:49:30 AM
I'll just take a wild stab at the odds and ask that the Joan of Arc church be the Pit Stop.  Because

1)  a team is shown crying/hugging there
2)  that shot was near the end of the day (sun coming from the west)
3)  the tiles!
4)  down with the zoo spoiler!

Oh duh!
Add that to banzai's post and  :yess:, good job everyone  :jumpy:

thanks for the tips banzai , finally I see it (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/12526520)  :lol:



Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 15, 2008, 01:50:50 AM
  Here ya go, puddin...  :sucks
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 15, 2008, 02:08:07 AM
Thanks Boingo .
I am not surprised, the first thing I said when I saw the preview is that something does not click and even asked peach that night if maybe the source was lied to,  been there done that   :snicker:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 15, 2008, 07:53:35 AM
Good work guys! I am still in awe over the sidewalk, that topped my most wanted list.

But anything is possible still, right?

Could this be a faux mat/aka TBC here? Tears of relief? I want to see the rest of our spoiler.... :angel:

And time is tight. If they have a pitstop here and are released about 4AM on 5/24...where would they go for just one day before we see them in Hue?? Apparently flights don't allow Taiwan, for example.

Askip likes Hanoi, but I :duno:  Saigon, Hanoi, and Hue? I like the Mekong Delta much better.

Grasping at hope, here, :lol:   And because there are other rumors that Henry/Bernie went far....

Quote
“It was relentless ... everything was a blur. It is like nothing you have ever experienced before, really. I have worked in busy kitchens where I had to cook 100 dinners ... but in no way did it compare to what we had to go through in the race. You never really know what is going to happen. Sometimes you think it is the end of the leg and then no, we get another clue and realise the race is still on,” says 43-year-old Henry during a recent interview with The Star.

http://star-ecentral.com/news/story.asp?file=/2008/9/2/tvnradio/1900957&sec=tvnradio
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 15, 2008, 09:28:54 AM
Yeah, those aren't the words of an early Bootie.  I hope Henry & Bernie are with us for quite a while.

So let's find that 'largest Buddha in Saigon'  for the yellow garlands.   :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 15, 2008, 10:58:23 AM
They were carrying those garlands in the find a clue in the place of a gazillion Buddha's task in ep 1 in/near Bangkok so I think it was an unshown part of that task.

But I would like a location map for those Buddha's? I don't think we have one...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 15, 2008, 11:09:12 AM
http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season3/race/episode1/route/

It's in the route webpage, peach.  :jumpy: :hearts: :wohoo:

Is it a NEL? Henry was so glad that he bursts into tears.  :'(

btw, that church is gothic.   :waves: Kynt was a crew.   ;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Zack. on September 15, 2008, 08:19:33 PM
Quote
And time is tight. If they have a pitstop here and are released about 4AM on 5/24...where would they go for just one day before we see them in Hue?? Apparently flights don't allow Taiwan, for example.

Ridiculously long train ride? Followed by hours of operation bunching? This has the benefit of having TPTB in Hue before the teams arrive to film intros/do last-minute setup/whatever and also provides the chance of a Flo-style meltdown (three guesses as to who I'm referring to; the first two don't count ;)).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 15, 2008, 09:02:28 PM
(http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/1928/dakaopa3.th.jpg) (http://img354.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dakaopa3.jpg)

Sign says Dak.... In Saigon, there's a Dakao district. Sometime they spell Đakao.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 15, 2008, 09:35:21 PM
I thought it was DAR __  :groan: , stupid sign blocking the building  :knuckles:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 15, 2008, 10:16:31 PM
(http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/1928/dakaopa3.th.jpg) (http://img354.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dakaopa3.jpg)

Sign says Dak.... In Saigon, there's a Dakao district. Sometime they spell Đakao.
:lol:

DAKLAK MINERAL JSC 
  Category: MINERALS 
Address : 72BIS GÒ DƯA, P.TAM BÌNH, Q.TĐ, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)7290222 
Email : chinhanhksdl@hcm.vnn.vn 
 

DAKLAK CO. - BRANCH 
  Category: RUBBER PRODUCTS 
Address : 12 DƯƠNG QUẢNG HÀM, P.5, Q.GV, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)9845973 
 
DAKRU MODERN ECONOMY EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT CENTER 
  Category: TRAINING CENTRES 
Address : 153 XÔ VIẾT NGHỆ TĨNH, P.17, Q.BT, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)8407124 
 
DAKLAK FOODSTUFFS JSC - BRANCH 
  Category: FOOD PRODUCTS 
Address : 60/1/22 LÂM VĂN BỀN, P.TÂN KIỂNG, Q.7, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)8726029 
 
DAK LAK CO., LTD - BRANCH 
  Category: RUBBER PRODUCTS 
Address : 324 CHÁNH HƯNG, P.5, Q.8, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)8508349 
 
DAK TIN ONE-MEMBER CO., LTD 
  Category: COFFEE - DEALERS & MANUFACTURERS 
Address : 8 ĐƯỜNG 100, P.TÂN PHÚ, Q.9, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)8934942 
 
DAK NONG CO., LTD - REP. OFFICE 
  Category: STARCH 
Address : 239 LÝ TỰ TRỌNG, P.BT, Q.1, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)8291259 
Email : asia-chauaco@hcm.vnn.vn 
 
DAKAN CO., LTD 
  Category: COMPACT DISKS, RECORDS & TAPES - DEALERS, MANUFACTURERS & SERVICES 
Address : 62 ĐƯỜNG 3A CX BÌNH THỚI, P.8, Q.11, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)9623633 
Email : dakan@hcm.vnn.vn 
 
DAKAI NATURAL MINERAL FACTORY 
  Category: MINERAL WATER 
Address : 20-22-24 ĐÔNG DU, P.BN, Q.1, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)8238960 
 
DAKAO MARKET MANAGEMENT BOARD 
  Category: MARKETS 
Address : 23-25 NGUYỄN HUY TỰ, P.ĐK, Q.1, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)8294052 
 
DAKAO TRADING SERVICES CO., LTD 
  Category: FOOD PRODUCTS 
Address : 130 ĐIỆN BIÊN PHỦ, P.ĐK, Q.1, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)8204565 
 
DAK LAK HONEY BEE JSC 
  Category: HONEY - DEALERS 
Address : 74A TÂN LẬP 1, P.HIỆP PHÚ, Q.9, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)7308336 
 
DAK TIN ONE-MEMBER CO., LTD 
  Category: COFFEE - DEALERS & MANUFACTURERS 
Address : 8 ĐƯỜNG 100, P.TÂN PHÚ, Q.9, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)8934942 
 
DAK NONG CO., LTD - REP. OFFICE 
  Category: STARCH 
Address : 239 LÝ TỰ TRỌNG, P.BT, Q.1, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)8291259 
Email : asia-chauaco@hcm.vnn.vn 
 
DAKAN CO., LTD 
  Category: COMPACT DISKS, RECORDS & TAPES - DEALERS, MANUFACTURERS & SERVICES 
Address : 62 ĐƯỜNG 3A CX BÌNH THỚI, P.8, Q.11, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)9623633 
Email : dakan@hcm.vnn.vn 

 



 
DARLING FASHION SHOP 
  Category: MEN & WOMEN FASHION 
Address : 124 NGUYỄN TRÃI, P.BT, Q.1, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)8391351 
 
DARYAR INT'L CORP. - REP. OFFICE 
  Category: LUBRICANTS 
Address : 26 ĐINH TIÊN HOÀNG, P.ĐK, Q.1, TP. HCM
Phone : (08)8224273 
 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 15, 2008, 10:36:41 PM
Thanks puddin but that's too much to search,  :lol:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/lrr8b1 (http://www.sendspace.com/file/lrr8b1)

I just downloaded the preview from bittorrent. It's not the best but we can tell that church is the pitstop. The patterns on the sidewalks are clearer to see.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 15, 2008, 10:41:40 PM
(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7905/nhahangqk2.th.jpg) (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nhahangqk2.jpg)

Sign says nhà hàng. It means restaurant but there are too many to search.  :'(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 15, 2008, 10:57:56 PM
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9501/branches1pc5.jpg)

We're not there otherwise we can find this tree.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 15, 2008, 11:25:07 PM
(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/9642/palmtreeuv0.jpg)

Palm tree is there. X marks the spot of the mat.

(http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/content/season1/photos/synopsis6-pg3-18.jpg)

That's how Allan Wu faces the racers that way. So the mat is near the street. The yellow patterns are near the bushes and the grass. You already know these stuffs.  blahblah
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 15, 2008, 11:31:32 PM
Banzai!! :hearts:

Thank you for the preview! But your eyes are better than mine...I can't see the yellow design yet much less a "tree"...  :lol:
I am going with your eyes on this one... 
Great work pinpointing that! I still want a TBC mat though.... :res:
Are we likely to get a new preview this week? I hopehopehope?

Puddin! on a roll! DAK attack!  :yess: Lots to look at there... 

And I guess the AXN map is okay...but y'all have addicted me to GE!! :jumpy:
Thanks to Ken, I know the Buddha's were here: http://www.geocities.com/rainforest/7153/spanw1.htm
I'd just like a nice pretty map for posterity, lol... Kao San to Caltex, to Buddha's to finale.

And banzai, just to clarify one time cause you are so good to us:
Kynt does not "work" for AXN, was not "crew", and was not "production", despite what has been posted elsewhere. Really.  ;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 16, 2008, 12:20:47 AM
GE for Wat Phi Rung Wua is attached; it's about 75 km to downtown Bangkok.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 16, 2008, 01:06:48 AM
:ty Slowhatch!

 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Coolest pic ever! LOOK at the shadow!  :jumpy:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3GEBuddhas.jpg)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 16, 2008, 01:12:29 AM
 :sucks  Somebody looking for some restaurants (http://www.rendezvouskafe.com/database/bestof1.html) in Saigon? 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 16, 2008, 01:51:34 AM
The spellings and transliterations can be difficult to wade through, but after going through the Caltex site (http://www.caltex.com/th/en/default.asp) and googling around, I've narrowed it down to these two choices, on the road north from BK.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 16, 2008, 10:22:30 AM
(http://www.alivenotdead.com/attachments/2008/09/43091_200809131625251.thumb.jpg)

They put the mat backward. It's confusing now. Oh well.  :groan:

(http://www.alivenotdead.com/attachments/2008/09/43091_200809131618275.thumb.jpg)

(http://www.alivenotdead.com/attachments/2008/09/43091_200809131618273.thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 16, 2008, 01:29:30 PM
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9501/branches1pc5.jpg)

We're not there otherwise we can find this tree.

(http://www.bentler.us/eastern-washington/animals/birds/western-bluebird-pine.jpg)
(http://www.bentler.us/eastern-washington/animals/birds/pygmy-nuthatch2.jpg)
(http://www.bentler.us/eastern-washington/animals/birds/mountain-chickadee2.jpg)

Pine needles from a pine tree.
http://www.bentler.us/eastern-washington/plants/trees/ponderosa.aspx

Is there a pine tree at the zoo or at the church?  :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 16, 2008, 01:46:21 PM
Oh Pine needles! :groan: I didn't see them, lol.

I've been looking for a pic showing our sidewalk at the zoo but so far no luck.  But the zoo is also the Botanical gardens so a pine tree is possible.

But hmmmm.

Did Allen have this in his blog just because it is a pretty pic mat+neat sidewalk?

Or because this is a special 90 minute show and the mat is the first NEL/TBC whatever?

I keep thinking this mat is not an elim because

--McKay says the second leg the racers have more bruises than ever seen before--and we have seen nothing to explain that yet.
--why a 90 minute show unless they are showing more than usual??
--Henry said "Sometimes you think it is the end of the leg and then no, we get another clue and realise the race is still on,”

So I think this mat is not  the end of leg 2, there should be more.

Does anyone think we will get a new commercial before the show airs??
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 16, 2008, 02:22:12 PM
This shot was taken between 1:12 and 4:00 pm (assumes May 23rd).

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/12Sep0072.jpg)

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=218&month=5&year=2008&obj=sun&afl=-11&day=1

Sunset is around 6:10PM.

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/02/confession1.gif) farwest's vidcap.

Natalie's confession is in a hotel. That's night time.

So something else happens between 4PM - midnight.
The only thing left is a TBC in the first half of the episode.
Teams receive a clue at the church and it says 'race on'.
Now teams go to Cai Be district, chase some chicken, and come back to the final pitstop at the zoo.  :wohoo:

Case solve. Hehe.   :lol: :yess: Thanks to peach, of course.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 16, 2008, 04:32:34 PM
From your lips to God's ears! :lol:

If they go south we are looking at a 2+ hour bus ride, then tasks, then back to Saigon, so perhaps they need an extra day.

I think that they can even race till 5/24 early eve...

As long as we have them released from the Pitstop by dawn on 5/25, we can get them to Hue at the right time.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 16, 2008, 05:28:56 PM
http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/about/producer/

Quote
9 hours ago, Michael_McKay says:         


So to episode 2: what to expect and why 90 minutes?
Well the second point first: we simply couldn't fit everything that happened into a regular episode so you all get a bonus this week.

What to expect? Well first of all expect the unexpected, because that's part of the reason it is 90 minutes.

It is also a bruising affair. I have never seen this many bruises in an entire Race let alone a single Leg. This one inflicts some pain.

Tempers are lost, friendships tested, there are tears shed and egos bruised; and that's just the first segment LOL

So settle in for a long one on Thursday night.

Hint: The first episode was NOT why it was called The Toughest Race Ever.

Free spoiler. First segment = first part of the episode or first half.
 :yess: :jumpy: :hearts: :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 16, 2008, 05:42:46 PM
:ty:


 :yess: :yess: :yess: :yess: :yess:

 :wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo:

 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 16, 2008, 10:19:19 PM
I have obtained some tourist infomration on teh 5 Vietnam provinces closest to Ho Chi Minh City. Here is is:

Dong Nai Province
Dong Nai is located on the south of Vietnam. Bien Hoa City is 30km from Ho Chi Minh City.
Attractions:
Cat Tien National Park
Long An Lake
Bo Chang Dong Nai Golf Resort
Buu Phong Pagoda
Ky Yen Festival

Binh Duong Province
Thu Dau Mot 30km from Ho Chi Minh City. Binh Duong is surrounded by Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Dong Nai Provinces and Ho Chi Minh City.  The province preserve famous traditional handicafts such as pottery, lacquer, sculpure.
Attractions:
Binh An Lake
Lai Thieu Orchard and Cau Ngang Tourist Area
Dau Tieng Lake
Tuong Binh Hiep Lacquerware Painting Village
Hoi Khanh Pagoda
Ba Pagoda Festival

Long An Province
Located on the Mekong Delta, 47km from Ho Chi Minh City. Long An is on tropical monsoon climate. Visitors are attracted to Long An by value of Oc Eo culture that develops on the Mekong Delta from 1st BC to 6th century BC. In Dong Thap Muoi Eco-tourist Site, tourists can discover many special flora and fauna and try typical dishes of the South.
Attractions:
Binh Ta Vestiges
Ton Thanh Pagoda
Praying for rain Festival

Tien Giang Province
Located to the North of the Mekong Delta, along the North of Tien River. Mytho City is 70km from Vinh Long, 70km from Ho Chi Minh City, 103km from Can Tho City. Visitors like to pick fruit, enjoy them and experience the life of Mekong River Delta.
Attractions:
Dong Tam Snake-Breeding Farm
Thoi Son Island
Cai Be Floating Market
Vinh Trang Pagoda
Cai Be Floating Market
Tan Phong Island
Nghinh Ong Festival
Tu Kiet Festival

Ben Tre Province
Ben Tre is 14km from Mytho, and 85km from Ho Chi Minh City.  Having complex network of rivers and canals, Ben Tre has advantage to develop ecotourism with many green fruit gardens.
Attractions:
Con Phung (Phung Islet)
Cai Mon Orchard
My Hoa Bird Reserve
Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary
Vien Minh Pagoda
Phu Le Communal House Festival

I have no idea whether any of these provinces played a part in a post-TBC leg of Amazing Race Asia 3, but it is possible.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 17, 2008, 02:06:29 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/k4tXVWbHWXplNmLPYR&related=1

episode 2 preview.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 17, 2008, 03:24:39 PM
Geoff in the Racers Revealed segment that banzai culled from the Caltex site, mentioned that he has a bad temper. That's him during the first part of the promo being called "The Evil Spiderman" and apparently that temper rears its ugly head.

Henry also shouts at his sister apparently. I don't which guy is crying, but it also appears that Mai is crying as well.

We then see Natalie & Pailin miss a flight to which she says, "This is the worst thing that could happen to us on the race."

Those are the clues in addition to the physical tasks we see at the beginning of the promo which is carrying two heavy baskets, but of what?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 17, 2008, 03:54:45 PM
(http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/453/episode2no4.jpg) (http://img65.imageshack.us/my.php?image=episode2no4.th.jpg)

Check your mailbox. Episode 2 newsletter is out.  :jumpy: :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 17, 2008, 06:33:31 PM
thanks banzai! who is that Mai & whats his face? brb now I have to look, lol

ahh I see Geoff & Tisha

no its Mai & Oliver I think! lmao
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 17, 2008, 06:38:05 PM
:bump so I don't have to keep looking for it ...........
Spoilers for the second elimination leg. (AXN Leg 2 or 3??)   May 22-23


Since it looks like we have a very good handle on Leg 1/2  (whether it ends up being labelled 1/2 or just 1), I thought perhaps it is time to move onto Leg 3?

Some time ago, a new friend (who has requested to remain anonymous) shared some in-depth information about this leg with me. That person has been exceedingly generous with information and time, and I want to say a personal BIG :thankyou: for all the help! :yourock:

Okay then... This leg begins with 9 racers, and sadly neither Natalie or Pailin were seen during this leg, according to the source.

(Note:  teams were previously spotted in the Chiang Mai airport on May 22, presumably on the way to Saigon.)

**The racers arrive in HCMC (Saigon) late in the evening. They are first looking for a clue in a flower shop, which does not open until 6AM. At least 2 teams return to wait at the shop by 4AM, but some teams apparently do not arrive until afternoon.

    This actually works very well with our first Saigon spoiler brought to us by puddin, HERE  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302225.html#msg302225). JonLover was able to reach the blogger and she shared some further info with us  HERE  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg305001.html#msg305001).  She saw the teams at the Q-BAR  (http://www.qbarsaigon.com/)near the Caravelle Hotel, near Opera House sometime between 10-12PM.
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3Q-barlocation.jpg)
Unfortunately, she reported a mistaken date (May 21) for the sighting to us which caused much teeth gnashing,  :pull , and  :wall:, and  :argue: as we struggled to make the dates fit in an already tight schedule. But even though the date was clearly incorrect, I still believe that the sighting has validity.


** Once teams have their clue, they procede to the Ben Thanh market  where they catch a bus to the "southwest" of VietNam. (The flower shop may be quite near or across the street from the market. ) The trip is reported to take "some hours".

         From Slowhatch: If you have GE this download (http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/download?mid=7e78e6f88aca9073a5eda987f048984a&rtyp=k2&fn=cho+ben+thanh&ctyp=other) will put a 3D model of Ben Thanh market on the map. You can see the buses lined up at the station across the square.

** Once teams reach their location, they have a choice between two Detours.
The first is to deliver some goods by boat on a river (assumption of a floating market here) OR chasing and catching some chickens.


Anyone remember this leg in TAR3?    Day 23 (9/3): Flights via Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Min City, taxis to statue of Bac Ho in Rex Square. Then taxis proceed to floating market in Cai Be (Mekong Delta) for Easy Buy/Hard Sell Detour. Then back to Ho Chi Minh City to 2A Ton Duc Thang, District 1. Cyclo/ferry Roadblock to Café Thu Thiem pit stop [Derek/Drew eliminated].

Day 24 (9/4): Leg 12: Early departures, booking train to Hue. 24-hour train ride begins.

Day 25 (9/5): Taxis to Imperial Palace, then to Nam O Da Nang for Basket Boats/Bikes Detour. To boat quay in Hoi An (fishing platform Roadblock), then to China Beach pit stop [non-elimination].

Day 26 (9/6): Leg 13: Early departures to route marker at Guang Minh Temple in Da Nang, which directs them to arrange flights to Honolulu at a local travel agency before traveling via train to Hanoi.


That has brought up the possibility of Cai Be as the floating market teams may have visited, since we know TARA likes to re-use former TAR locations.
Quote
Cai Be, one of the many well-known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam was formed in the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. The Cai Be Floating Market is always busy, bearing all the characteristics of the locals’ life in the western region.

All the goods are transported to the market by rafts and boats. The floating market lies in the Tien River, adjacent to three provinces of Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Ben Tre.

The market is divided into two parts: buying and selling places. Rafts and boats are anchored along the two sides of the river for kilometres. From the floating market, goods are shifted for selling at inland markets or small boats take them for delivery along canals in the Plain of Reeds.

From three 3am in the early morning, rafts and boats are crowded because Cai Be is one of the biggest wholesale markets in the region. Traders live on the river and some link their lives with boats like their mobile house for generations. Cai Be seems to be an inseparable part of their daily lives.

On each boat, goods are hung on poles that are called dialectically “cay beo”. Hundreds of such poles point the sky wards. Boats also operate like “taxis,” very convenient for tourists around the region.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep2-3caibe.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep2-3caibe2.jpg)

**Following the detours, teams again take a bus back to HCMC, and proceed to the Saigon Zoo  (http://www.saigonzoo.net/idx.php?mods=contact) which is also the site of the Pitstop.

One team is eliminated. It seems a little early to me to reveal who this is, but I will say for now that it is a M/M team.

So missing is a Roadblock (unless it is at the zoo?)...but I think this gives us a broad outline of what looks to be a very exciting leg.  :hearts:


If you choose to share this information elsewhere, please note that RFF would prefer that you only provide a link back to this post, and not copy the info provided here. Feel free to ask if you have questions!  

Link: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg338179.html#msg338179

 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 17, 2008, 08:06:39 PM
(http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/453/episode2no4.jpg) (http://img65.imageshack.us/my.php?image=episode2no4.th.jpg)

Check your mailbox. Episode 2 newsletter is out.  :jumpy: :hearts:
It "could" be some place you might see along Mekong Delta, it even looks the same.

(http://i37.[banned image hosting site].com/jufp0n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 17, 2008, 08:59:36 PM
That is such a funny angle but I REALLY want to go to the Mekong!!

I love your bridge pic puddin...do we think they are hanging underneath a bridge? ???

It looks as though the rappelling cable is running from side to side in that pic, and Oliver and Mai are being shot from underneath so the correct angle is hard to figure...

Bigger is better...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep2promopiclg.jpg)

And what are the grey thingies? They look like burlap sacks of some sort maybe?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep2promopicwhatisit.jpg)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 17, 2008, 09:05:41 PM
That is such a funny angle but I REALLY want to go to the Mekong!!

I love your bridge pic puddin...do we think they are hanging underneath a bridge? ???

It looks as though the rappelling cable is running from side to side in that pic, and Oliver and Mai are being shot from underneath so the correct angle is hard to figure...




Bigger was not better for me, your words were cut off  peach  :lol:

My first thought is they were hanging from a bridge but what do I know?  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 17, 2008, 09:08:31 PM
My question is where's Flo's backpack?  :lol: :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 17, 2008, 09:31:19 PM
just adding to the collection

(http://i37.[banned image hosting site].com/2q9dpmr.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 17, 2008, 10:49:28 PM
I just had a good look at bridges in the Mekong too and saw lots of those slat-y type bridges over rivers and canals but they all seem to be hand made and hence quite low lying over the rivers, so why would they be rappelling down a few feet? ???

Can Tho is another floating market town and had a bridge that collapsed and is/was being rebuilt. Could that be anything? Maybe those slats are fencing or scaffoding or something and not a walkway.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can_Tho_Bridge


and remember we have paintball first in Chiang Mai!!  :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 17, 2008, 11:06:18 PM
Oh you think they have time for the paintball ???

I was looking at the picture again, you can see rope wrapped to the wood slats to the right but do you think they are hanging from a tree? lmao! I'm confusing myself.

The slats look uneven, unlike scaffold to me.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 18, 2008, 01:19:19 AM
Here's what I think/hope could happen:

First teams are released from the 12 hour Pitstop about 1030 PM on 5/21, with another group of teams released close to 1230AM 5/22.
(Times based on Chateau estimates).
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg350052.html#msg350052

The clue directs them to the X-centre where they encounter Hours of Op and are bunched till AM.
Quote
As a matter of interest the Amazing Race Asia did pass through Chiang Mai recently, it's yet to be aired and no one locally knew about it at the time except the owner of the X-Centre where part of it took place.
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302615.html#msg302615

In the morning of 5/22  they have a paintball challenge: http://www.chiangmai-xcentre.com/chiangmai_paintball.htm
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg349874.html#msg349874
Quote
X-Centre Special Events Diary
2008 Filming for AXN TV Series "Amazing Race Asia" Series 3 to be Viewed Internationally. Buggy Challenge and Paintball Challenge.
(find credited to puddin)

Teams then are instructed to fly to HCMC (Saigon)
Seen at the airport on 5/22 after 2 PM are AD/Fuzzie/Geoff/Tisha, and a M/M team.

Some teams catch (flight info per apskip)
TG111 CNX BKK 1440 1550 connecting with TG686 BKK SGN 1815 1945
arriving in Saigon in time to be spotted at the Q-bar after 10PM that night (5/22) (info courtesy of Chami via JonLover--date correction by me)

Others (including Natalie/Pailin) miss that flight and are forced to sleep in the airport either in Chiang Mai or in Bangkok untill they can catch one of these flights :
alternative could be one of 5 CNX BKK flights remaining 1915 through 0945, with TG127 2100 2210 or May 23 TG125 0700 0810 most applicable. Both of those connect on May 23 with TG680 0900 1030;
So those who miss the 1440 flight out of Chiang Mai can NOT arrive HCMC before 5/23 1030.

Teams then proceed to a flower shop near Ben Thanh market to collect their next clue.
From the spoiler info:
**The racers arrive in HCMC (Saigon) late in the evening. They are first looking for a clue in a flower shop, which does not open until 6AM. At least 2 teams return to wait at the shop by 4AM, but some teams apparently do not arrive until afternoon.

Teams then ?deliver something in green baskets to a location in Saigon. (promo)

In the afternoon teams eventually arrive at the Jeane d'arc church where they are told to keep on racing. (Henry crying on Bernie's shoulder between 1-4PM)

Then per spoiler info they travel to SW Vietnam by bus.

Spoiler info says:
** Once teams reach their location, they have a choice between two Detours.
The first is to deliver some goods by boat on a river (assumption of a floating market here) OR chasing and catching some chickens.


Additionally, at some point we see teams rappelling.
Could this be at the X-centre in Chiang Mai? (doubt) Or is it in the Mekong Delta somewhere? :duno:

Spoiler info then says:
**Following the detours, teams again take a bus back to HCMC, and proceed to the Saigon Zoo which is also the site of the Pitstop. where the Korean team is eliminated.

Is the spoiler info correct? We don't know.

BUT we do know that the spoiler info has teams arriving widely separated in HCMC:
:yes: confirmed by flight data and some teams missing a flight

We do know that spoiler info places the teams near the Ben Tranh market:
:yes: confirmed by our detectives placing teams on the street near the market.

If this much is correct, then there is still hope for the rest....

Guess we will find out soon!

WIsh I was as talented as farwest and could make pretty gifs to go with all this info...but oh well! :lol:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on September 18, 2008, 09:28:03 AM
Damn I'm exhausted. But it's definitely Hue next week!

(Pretty much spot on peeps! Nice work!)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 18, 2008, 09:37:10 AM
It's time to review flight combinations from Chiang Mai to Saigon. There are only two viable early afternoon options for CNX BKK. The first is too early at 1225 1330. Any team that gets that will make an excellent connection TG614 BKK SGN 1540 1710. However, few teams will be able to do that. Most teams will be on TG111 1440 1550 CNX BKK. Their best connection option is TG686 1815 1945 BKK SGN. Only for teams that are not able to get bookings on that will it be necessary to take the flight through Siem Reap to Saigon. Teams do not go directly from CNX to REP as there are no schedules for that time frame. However VN848 has one stop in Siem Reap and is BKK SGN 1740 2125. As for Natalie and Pailin and other teams, they apparently do not make reasonable flights out of either CNX or BKK and are stuck overnight. If in CNX, the best flight combination is CNX BKK TG125 0700 0810 connecting Bangkok to BKK SGN TG680 0900 1030. If they overnight in Bangkok, then their best bet is TG680 0900 1030. So, Natalie and Pailin should be arriving in Saigon airport at 1030 no matter what their overnight location was. It puts them over 3 hours behind at the first "hours of operation" task in Vietnam, difficult but not impossible to overcome.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 18, 2008, 10:30:08 AM
UPDATED ARA3 TIMELINE (modified twice on Sept. 18)

Note that I show an extended pitstop in Hanoi. It is going to be somewhere and that is the most logical time to have it.  My most significant assumption is the Hanoi leg, which I consider to be necessary given geography and timing. I show 9 legs through Oman, so there are two more left to identify.

May 20 leg 1 begins; teams spotted late afternoon at Khao San Road in Bangkok
overnight tranportation to Chiang Mai is by one of 3 chartered buses

May 21 task in chiang Mai, then pitstop;
leg 2 begins with pitstop release starting in the 10pm time frame

May 22  teams have tasks in the morning and then get to Chiang Mai airport in the afternoon for flight to Saigon
The first may be too early at 1225 1330. Any team that gets that will make an excellent connection TG614 BKK SGN 1540 1710. However, few teams will be able to do that. Most teams will be on TG111 1440 1550 CNX BKK. Their best connection option is TG686 1815 1945 BKK SGN. Only for teams that are not able to get bookings on that will it be necessary to take the flight through Siem Reap to Saigon. Teams do not go directly from CNX to REP as there are no schedules for that time frame. However VN848 has one stop in Siem Reap and is BKK SGN 1740 2125. As for Natalie and Pailin and others, they apparently do not make reasonable flights out of either CNX or BKK and are stuck overnight. If in CNX, the best flight combination is CNX BKK TG125 0700 0810 connecting Bangkok to BKK SGN TG680 0900 1030.
If they overnight in Bangkok, then their best bet is TG680 0900 1030.

May 23
So teams will arrive at Saigon airport from evening through late morning and then do tasks there starting at 6am to early afternoon
this includes tasks away from Saigon in the Vietnam countryside, but the extended pitstop is back in Saigon afternoon through late evening

May 24 extended pitstop

May 25 pitstop release is from very early morning to late morning;
leg 4 begins with VN250 0700 0820 for early teams or VN252 1130 1250 for later teams
sighting of lead teams at Imperial City;
pitstop begins evening for better teams

May 26 pitstop release to begin leg 5 Hue to Hanoi; NOTE that Hanoi is speculation on my part. it makes eminent sense based on the geography and timing, but there are other possiblities of much lower probability that could have been the desintation of leg 6(an example being Guangzhou, China)
VN244 HUE HAN   1210 1320
Hanoi tasks

May 27 Hanoi more tasks; pitstop

May 28 begin leg 6 Hanoi to Hong Kong
VN790 HAN HKG 1105 1355 or
VN792 HAN HKG 1910 2000
tasks in Hong Kong

May 29 complete tasks in Hong Kong; pitstop

May 30  begin leg 7 and travel to Macau after taking hydrofoil in under 1 hour
tasks;  pitstop

May 31 pitstop continues

June 1 begin leg 8; return to Hong Kong Airport by hydrofoil; fly to Singapore;
most probable flights are CX717 0855 1230 or SQ857 1030 1410 or CX739 1120 1505
then connect on to Cochin SilkAir468   SIN COK 2020 2215

June 2 Cochin area tasks, then pitstop in the evening

June 3 begin leg 9; fly Cochin to Muscat, Oman with choices of:

OmanAir 828 0715 0915 COK MCT
IndianAir973 1940 2140 COK MCT

COK to DBX Emirates 531 1030 1245 connecting in Dubai with Emirates 6478 DBX MCT 1810 1910

COK to BOM JetAirways 406 0830 1015 connecting in Mumbai with Jet Airways 808 BOM MCT 1730 1830

June 4 Note: timing for two succeeding legs is speculative
Oman tasks; pitstop

June 5 leg 10; fly Oman to UNKNOWN, possibly in Africa or Europe

June 6 tasks at UNKNOWN

June 7 pitstop; final leg begins; fly to UNKNOWN AISAN CITY

June 8 final 3 reach Finish Line




Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 18, 2008, 02:05:28 PM
anticipating LEG 3 here ... :popcorn:

Here you can see the American version The Amazing Race season 3 Vietnam Episode video thanks to creatv (http://www.crea-tv.com/television_1.html) , Ho Chi Minh to Hue.

Hue~
blog~ (http://thehappywanderer.wordpress.com/2008/06/01/update/)

(This entry was posted on June 1, 2008 at 9:47 am)


I went to the Citadel that afternoon since I have time. Went into the Imperial City. It was so-so, perhaps because I have no guide, perhaps I should have studied harder when we were studying Chinese influence in Vietnam then, anyhow, I saw Allan Wu. Then I realized that they were filming a leg of the Amazing Race Asia there. Haha. I walked past him nonchalantly. He’s no Takeshi Kaneshiro.
A team asked me for direction. I told them a very general direction. I hope they didn’t get lost, otherwise I would always be that cursed Asian tourist. Haha.








As promised, here is the picture taken by Shirley. Thanks Shirley.

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9512/jonlov70eu0.th.jpg) (http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jonlov70eu0.jpg)


 
This picture was taken here between 11:54 and 11:59 am (assumes May 25th).

This is an extremely fast-moving shadow situation.  If the shot was taken at 12:04 pm we would see the cyclo's shadow parallel to the curb!


(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9512/jonlov70eu0.th.jpg) (http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jonlov70eu0.jpg)

Although it is covered by a cloud, this is a Panoramio (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/9131994) shot that has been pinned to this location.  See how the lamp posts are the same.   :tup:

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/9131994.jpg)

Shirley, our delightful blogger from Hue, has responded to JonLover's and my questions in a joint email  :lol:--we both seem to have asked her lots of questions about the teams she saw...so hope it's okay if I share this reply!

From JonLover's previous post:
Quote
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It was 25 May. It was about late 2pm to 3pm. I remember I was starving then.

I saw Allan Wu and his crew in the imperial palace. After I left the imperial palace, right outside the gate, I saw a Caucasian pair, (they are quite big) running towards the imperial palace.

Following behind them were two ladies, they are quite big, carrying their backpacks. I was carrying a bottle of water, and she asked if that was hers.

The third team I saw (I think, I can't remember with the time lapse) was cycling/riding a cyclo (a traditional mode of transportation in Vietnam). They had to ride the cyclo to the destination I think. I saw them hold a TARA slip, possibly the clue. These teams were quite close to each other.

Then as I was walking across the Perfume River, I saw another team. I was quite tickled so I stopped to take a picture. That's the only picture I took. It was actually the guy cycling/riding the cyclo, but he stopped where I was to change with the girl. That's the team who asked me for direction. I pointed them to the flag of the Citadel (which was the general direction they were headed for). There was a cyclo driver/rider behind them. He looked at me and we laughed together, tickled by the fact that 'tourists' were riding the cyclo. This team is quite a distance from the rest. Say, about 1km or so.

It's quite easy to spot the teams. There's always a slow-moving jeep/4WD following and filming behind them.
As I was walking away from their destination, I saw another jeep/4WD. But I didn't see any participants with them.

Shirley
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I tried to put a number for reference to the teams she saw--and this is what she replied about each team:

Team 1: "I saw a Caucasian pair, (they are quite big) running towards the imperial palace."
    
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The first pair I saw, I vaguely remember a bald/clean-shaven Caucasian man. I can't remember his companion.
    
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Though I can't remember much of the first team,

Team 2: "two ladies, they are quite big, carrying their backpacks"
    
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The second pair I saw was 2 ladies. One of them has curly short hair
   
Team 3: "The third team I saw (I think, I can't remember with the time lapse) was cycling/riding a cyclo" "had a slip"
     
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The slip, if I don't remember wrongly is yellow.
    
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the third team or rather the team I saw with the slip and riding the cyclo was made up of two women. I don't remember seeing many Asians that day, possibly the 2nd team of 2 women carrying their backpacks, had an Asian. I remember the lady asking me for water is quite big-sized, I am not quite sure of her companion right now.


Team 4: The ones in the photo that she gave directions to...

And more answers about where the teams were and re Allen Wu and where/what he was doing:

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The first three teams I saw was rather close to each other. The first and second teams were on foot already when I saw them, possibly about 200-300m away only. The one that I saw third on the cyclo was further away. Possibly 500m away from the second.

The team that asked me for direction, the lady in the team asked, "do you know where is the imperial palace?" The imperial palace is just across a small road from the citadel where there is a Vietnam flag. So I pointed to the flag and told them to head that way.

Allan Wu was talking to some of his crew while others were setting up the equipment. They had lotsa packed food there. And they travelled in pretty nice vehicles for a country like Vietnam. Can't remember the make of the cars but they looked pretty big.

There was no mat there when I was there. It could be because they were still setting up. But I didn't see anything that looked like it's a mat.
And:
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No, I didn't see any pit stop mat, or any mats on the floor for that matter.


I sent her this photo and  a few others but none of mine looked familiar to her  :'(
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/7522/tara3contestantsinbangkzz7.th.jpg) (http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tara3contestantsinbangkzz7.jpg)
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I am sorry I can't quite recognize any of the people in the picture.


But she did say:
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The one in the yellow box could be the 2nd team I saw. I cannot confirm, so sorry about that.


Perhaps JonLover knows which photo this might be?? :duno:


Many thanks to Shirley for her time and generosity in sharing!  :thankyou:



Peach, this is the picture I sent to Shirley. She's referring to the girl in green scarf or bandana.

(http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/12/20/59/73/jon125.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=352&u=12205973)

I also sent her pictures of rumoured racers like Natalie Glebova and Miss India Sindhura Gadde; and the lady in a flickr picture taken in Hong Kong (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.125.html) but she could not recognize them as well.



Just when you think there are no more spoilers  :sucks
May 25, 2008 (data:DateTime : 2008:05:25 15:53:22 )

The Amazing Race being shot at the imperial city. That chick took herself mad seriously.


(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9093/tara2uw4.th.jpg) (http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tara2uw4.jpg)







Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 18, 2008, 07:51:05 PM
Thanks to youknowho :<3

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(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/18Sep0020.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/18Sep0022.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/18Sep0023.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/18Sep0021.jpg)

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more........
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 18, 2008, 07:53:53 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/18Sep0027.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/18Sep0028.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/18Sep0029.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/18Sep0030.jpg)


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the end
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 18, 2008, 08:31:06 PM
preview for EP3 when ready


redo, screw youtube  :knuckles:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 18, 2008, 09:55:03 PM
OH, OUCH!!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: bikermama on September 19, 2008, 03:05:14 AM
Hello, it's my first time in the forum.  I'd been following threads in 3 different fora, and was most impressed with the exchange of info here. Your network is pretty amazing.

At first, I was horrified to see the spill on the road, thinking that it may be Geoff and Tish, whom I met last year. (Ok, so I don't approve of his snarky remarks, but no one wants to see an acquaintance get hurt on world TV.)

But seeing the screen capture, that's definitely Henry and Bernie. I hope they're not too banged up, esp. since he just had reconstructive surgery on his jaw  in 2006.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 19, 2008, 03:08:24 AM
 :jumpy:  Found it.  They're at Emperor Khai Dinh's tomb in Hue, Vietnam.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: dapa091 on September 19, 2008, 08:15:48 AM
ok this place is the roadblock and to the above post that is the place ^_^ smart one

(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq49/dapa091/roadblock.jpg?t=1221830027)

Geoff,Ida and I think Kapil are doing the roadblock and Geoff seems confused not so good but it helps :D

 :sucks :yess: :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 09:05:49 AM
Thank you Boingo! :bow: :bow:

And :welcome: again, dapa091! We are glad to have you and nice job!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 19, 2008, 09:16:00 AM
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7536/time1ty6.jpg)

My turn to calculate the time. It's around 4:50PM.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 09:21:21 AM
Just my speed too, banzai!!  :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 09:37:42 AM
Okay...what are they doing?

There are 2 things at the bottom of the white paper and Ida is also holding something.

Phone? GPS?  At first I thought puzzle but now I wonder...are they putting in coordinates?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3roadblockzoom.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 19, 2008, 09:51:11 AM
 :yess: Nice work, Boingo  :tup: An older regional map is here (http://www.virtual.vietnam.ttu.edu/cgi-bin/starfetch.exe?G1jACP3p3ZtQfMSchPHYqY7oQgfKdUvEwq89q1lQJDnZo@SAYS9XeNYznOxTwp1IxMSphMMMDuI@1Zbwmkbg.gKiiK2U9TPbJqRxsxjJKOA/MAP12090210.jpg) (large file-7.5 mb); "lang khai dinh" is about 10k south of the city. This is a map (http://vietnamvoyage.com/?LINKTO=c0d7457f84bef463d206cc6086da55eb&ID=567cf03dc1a3c9a94ec15fe17b80caa2) of the central Citadel area (GoogleMaps is good enough for overhead aerial).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: dapa091 on September 19, 2008, 10:00:52 AM
ok so now we have some info that the roadblock is done by Kapil,Geoff and Ida and is believed to be finding coordinates within the tomb and it seems like Kapil is eavesdropping on Geoff  :angel: lol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on September 19, 2008, 10:51:25 AM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/18Sep0029.jpg)

This is within the Citadel (from what I remember of Vietnam at least). Why so tired? More searching the grounds?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 19, 2008, 10:57:15 AM
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Found it.  They're at Emperor Khai Dinh's tomb in Hue, Vietnam.

Nice work Boingo.

If anybody can drum up some nice tourista  long shots of this place I may be able to get time for it.

I found where it is in GE but it happens to be a few hundred feet into the fuzzy lands.  Not enough resolution to get an orientation.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 11:23:09 AM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/18Sep0029.jpg)

This is within the Citadel (from what I remember of Vietnam at least). Why so tired? More searching the grounds?

Heat stroke? Dehydration? IIRC, Fuzizie asked Shirley (our blogger) if she had any water...  I'll check that and look for some shots for you this afternon, Chateau!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 19, 2008, 12:47:18 PM
This is within the Citadel (from what I remember of Vietnam at least). Why so tired? More searching the grounds?

Neobie, looks like the floor tiles match perfectly your ID of the Imperial Palace / Citadel in Hue.   :tup:

edited to add: looks like the stains on the door suggest that this is the exact spot  :angel:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 02:15:49 PM
Here is a bump up of the sequence of events from Shirley, our Hue blogger.
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg303564.html#msg303564

She later added some more info re teams here:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg328403.html#msg328403

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It was 25 May. It was about late 2pm to 3pm. I remember I was starving then.

I saw Allan Wu and his crew in the imperial palace. After I left the imperial palace, right outside the gate, I saw a Caucasian pair, (they are quite big) running towards the imperial palace. Included a bald, clean shaven Caucasian, now thought to be Geoff/Tisha

Following behind them were two ladies, they are quite big, carrying their backpacks. I was carrying a bottle of water, and she asked if that was hers. photo ID'd as AD/Fuzzie

The third team I saw (I think, I can't remember with the time lapse) was cycling/riding a cyclo (a traditional mode of transportation in Vietnam). They had to ride the cyclo to the destination I think. I saw them hold a TARA slip, possibly the clue. These teams were quite close to each other. two women, unable to ID them by pics

Then as I was walking across the Perfume River, I saw another team. I was quite tickled so I stopped to take a picture. That's the only picture I took. It was actually the guy cycling/riding the cyclo, but he stopped where I was to change with the girl. That's the team who asked me for direction. I pointed them to the flag of the Citadel (which was the general direction they were headed for). There was a cyclo driver/rider behind them. He looked at me and we laughed together, tickled by the fact that 'tourists' were riding the cyclo. This team is quite a distance from the rest. Say, about 1km or so. Mai/Oliver

It's quite easy to spot the teams. There's always a slow-moving jeep/4WD following and filming behind them.
As I was walking away from their destination, I saw another jeep/4WD. But I didn't see any participants with them.

I've attached the photo I took. Hope it's of some interest.

Shirley
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Chateau did some time shots for us as well:

This picture was taken here between 11:54 and 11:59 am (assumes May 25th).

This is an extremely fast-moving shadow situation.  If the shot was taken at 12:04 pm we would see the cyclo's shadow parallel to the curb!


(http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/12/20/59/73/jonlov70.jpg)

Although it is covered by a cloud, this is a Panoramio (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/9131994) shot that has been pinned to this location.  See how the lamp posts are the same.   :tup:

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/9131994.jpg)
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The only concern here is Shirley's recollection that it was closer to 2-3PM when she saw teams. :duno:

We then show Ida at the Imperial Palace at 1553 by exif data:

Just when you think there are no more spoilers  :sucks
May 25, 2008 (data:DateTime : 2008:05:25 15:53:22 )

The Amazing Race being shot at the imperial city. That chick took herself mad seriously.


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara-1.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 02:16:11 PM
How do teams GET to Hue? They would normally be released from the Pitstop 5/24 early AM 5-ish??
Then can either:
1) have an extended Pitstop and fly to HUE 5/25 AM
2) take a train 5/24  (although times may be difficult)
Train info and schedules Saigon to Hue:

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In case you were wondering, 'Ho Chi Minh City' is the name of the whole conurbation - 'Saigon' is still the name of the city itself, and it is 'Saigon' which appears in the railway timetables and on the station name boards...

Train S3 from Hanoi to Saigon passes through the lush green hills between Hue and Danang. This is the most scenic section of line, running along the coast past bays and islands and through the hills. The train travels at low speed up the fierce gradients, with an assisting locomotive at the rear and people sitting on the roof..!

The best and fastest train in Vietnam is train E1 (Southbound) / E2 (Northbound) introduced in 2002. This train uses the most modern rolling stock, with large picture windows unobstructed by the wire mesh that protects most other trains' windows from stones. Choose this train if you can, but it's proving very popular, and it's often difficult to get berths on unless you book well in advance.

The second best train in Vietnam is train S1 (Southbound) / S2 (Northbound), pictured below left. The S1/S2 coaches are all refurbished and painted red whereas most other Vietnamese trains are green. The next best train is the S3 / S4. Each of these trains has a full range of classes of accommodation. Other trains generally use rolling stock that is much older.
http://www.bienngoccruise.com/Train.asp

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3trainSaigontoHue.jpg)

http://www.vietnamopentour.com.vn/vietnam-tour/mini-breaks/saigon-hanoi-train.html

3) take a bus


Locations in HUE so far:

Imperial Palace (precedes the Citadel)
travel by cyclo to:
Citadel
Emperor Khai Dinh's tomb (thanks Boingo)

Now why is Natalie hanging out of this (Hue city??) bus with what looks like a GPS thing in her upheld arm??  Part of the Roadblock?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3bus-lg.jpg)

And is this a long distance or a local bus with the flat?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/18Sep0008.jpg)

Heee...my pure spec!
"What??!! almost 24 hours on a train??!!"  :faint:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/18Sep0007.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 03:05:45 PM
misc stuff:

open bus tickets info HCMC--Hue--Hanoi
http://malaysiantraveller.wordpress.com/backpacking-2/hue-hoi-an-danang-nha-thrang/
http://www.tropicaltour.vn/EN/DetailTour.aspx?idl=1&idn=N2008818141222&idt=T2008819142319

Hue bus info:
http://www.asiarooms.com/travel-guide/vietnam/hue/how-to-get-in/transportation-in-hue/hue-bus-service.html

Excellent mini tour of Hue with pics of Citadel
http://malaysiantraveller.wordpress.com/backpacking-2/hue-vietnam-29-january-2007/

HCMC bus info:
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Buses to Dalat, Buon Ma Thuot, Nha Trang, Danang, Hue and Hanoi depart from Mien Dong Bus Station (Ben Xe Mien Dong) (tel: (08) 898 4893), on Xo Viet Nghe Tinh in Binh Tan District.

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Vietnam/Thanh_Pho_Ho_Chi_Minh/Ho_Chi_Minh_City-1470720/Transportation-Ho_Chi_Minh_City-Buses-BR-1.html

EXCELLENT train/plane/bus info out of Saigon:
http://www.reidontravel.com/saigon/transport/transport-leaving-arriving-saigon/

more transport out of Saigon:
http://www.saigonhotel-link.com/transportation
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 19, 2008, 03:30:48 PM
I think it's a local bus from the citadel to the tomb. It looks very far in Google Earth.

http://wikimapia.org/765466/CỐ-ĐÔ-HUẾ (http://wikimapia.org/765466/CỐ-ĐÔ-HUẾ)
http://wikimapia.org/8768415/Emperor-KHẢI-ĐỊNH-tomb

edit:
Here's the link to Mai and Oliver's bridge:
http://wikimapia.org/5949733/Phu-Xuan-Bridge
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 04:30:06 PM
Thanks banzai! We see two buses, one clearly says city but would like to be sure the other isn't a HCMC>>Hue long distance bus.

I just finished watching the whole thing, and was surprised to find our bridge in Cai Be!  :ascared :funny:

There is going to be a huge spread in departure times this leg.

Some teams arrive at the museum just before dark (5-7PM??) 5/23 and others are still in Cai Be beginning a task as it is already dark, so add , maybe 5 more hours?  So some teams can leave the pitstop at 5-7AM, and others not until maybe after noon? That plays havoc with bus/train schedules...not sure that works? This would also be a good place for an extended 36 hour pitstop as teams look exhausted.

But we need some bunching here somewhere.

Apskip has done some flights for us:
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VN250 0700 0820 for early teams or VN252 1130 1250 for later teams
but we may need a later flight or 2 as well. And where is the bunching?

FOR INSTANCE, how is it we see AD/Fuzzie and Mai/Oliver in Hue at almost the same time/place doing the cyclos? They should be hours apart UNLESS there has been some nice transportation or task bunching somewhere, right?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 19, 2008, 04:39:01 PM
http://www.huecit.com.vn/khamphahue/ehue/?catid=dlaivcchuyen&scatid=xebuyt&nid=15997

According to that page, there's a bus going from the citadel to Khai Dinh tomb. But it stops in 19 different places. I'll try to find the addresses of those 19 places so we can map the route.

1. Bến xe phía Nam = bus station in Hue city
2. Cầu An Cựu http://wikimapia.org/8061914/An-Cựu-bridge
3. 15B Hà Nội
4. Thương Bạc
5. Đông Ba
6. Cửa Ngăn
7. Bệnh viện TW Huế http://wikimapia.org/437084/Hue-Central-Hospital
8. Quốc Học http://wikimapia.org/5010565/Huế-high-school
9. Ga Huế http://wikimapia.org/554224/vi/Ga-Huế-Railroad-station
10. Chùa Bảo Quốc
11. Chùa Từ Đàm http://wikimapia.org/8357191/̀Từ-Đàm-pagoda
12. Doanh Trại BP
13. Đàn Nam Giao http://wikimapia.org/8537821/Nam-Giao-Esplanade (http://wikimapia.org/8537821/Nam-Giao-Esplanade)
14. Cầu Lim
15. Ngã Ba Cư Chánh
16. Thiên An http://wikimapia.org/8627047/Thien-An-mountain
17. UB Xã Thủy BẰng
18. Lăng Khải Định http://wikimapia.org/8768415/Emperor-KHẢI-ĐỊNH-mausoleum
19. Chợ Tuần http://wikimapia.org/5949606/Tuần-bridge
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 05:23:38 PM
I hope they don't have to GPS their way thru that! Oh my! :ascared

Pictures for Chateau of Emperor Khai Dinh's tomb:

map of site:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?q=Emperor%20Khai%20Dinh's%20tomb&psc=G&filter=1#5223672601451784914

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=587963

http://sdill.com/travel/viet/tombs.htm#khaidinh

http://flickr.com/search/?q=Emperor+Khai+Dinh%27s+tomb&page=2

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?q=Emperor%20Khai%20Dinh's%20tomb&psc=G&filter=0#slideshow/5184240312984198226

http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/hue/khaidinhindex.htm
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 19, 2008, 05:26:05 PM
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I just finished watching the whole thing, and was surprised to find our bridge in Cai Be!

See, what did I say  ? ? ?   :snicker:

It's was too blurry there to find it with GE.  But we looked.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 19, 2008, 05:45:39 PM
I hope they don't have to GPS their way thru that! Oh my! :ascared

^^ lol

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9512/jonlov70eu0.th.jpg)
http://wikimapia.org/5949733/Phu-Xuan-Bridge
OK. There are 2 bus stops near the bridge of Mai and Oliver.

7. Bệnh viện TW Huế http://wikimapia.org/437084/Hue-Central-Hospital
8. Quốc Học http://wikimapia.org/5010565/Huế-high-school

and then they can go to:

18. Lăng Khải Định http://wikimapia.org/8768415/Emperor-KHẢI-ĐỊNH-mausoleum

see bus schedule: http://www.huecit.com.vn/khamphahue/ehue/?catid=dlaivcchuyen&scatid=xebuyt&nid=15997
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 19, 2008, 06:58:57 PM
Peach, just for you, what new things I have learned about the next two flights Saigon to Hue (SGN to HUI):

VN252 has a different schedule on Sundays(May 25), so it flies 1330 1450 instead of 1130 1250.

VN254 is 1700 1820. The two lowest performing teams are likely to be on this flight as it could be difficult to even make 1330 with release from the pitstop around noon.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 19, 2008, 07:00:50 PM
 :funny:  Oh sure, they even have a drum (http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/hue/imperialcity10.jpg) at the Imperial City.   :groan: (:;) :res: :meow:  :neener:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 07:17:13 PM
Boingo, I just laughed so hard I expect the neighbors over here any second! :funny:

Thanks apskip! I think we might need those...

Banzai, what bridge do you mean please? For Mai/Oliver? Can you show me the screen cap, please? I'm a little lost...
If it is the one in the cyclo, we know that is the Perfume River ...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 19, 2008, 07:18:21 PM
Drum? Did someone say drum???  :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 19, 2008, 07:25:52 PM
Banzai, what bridge do you mean please? For Mai/Oliver?

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9512/jonlov70eu0.th.jpg)

This.  :tup:

edit:
I search youtube for saigon train station but I can't find any.  :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 19, 2008, 07:35:34 PM
Khai Dinh mausoleum

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Nss8ZpA0QGo&feature=related

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 19, 2008, 07:46:59 PM

Now why is Natalie hanging out of this (Hue city??) bus with what looks like a GPS thing in her upheld arm??  Part of the Roadblock?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3bus-lg.jpg)



I don't think thats a racer peach
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 08:17:00 PM
Banzai, what bridge do you mean please? For Mai/Oliver?

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9512/jonlov70eu0.th.jpg)

This.  :tup:

edit:
I search youtube for saigon train station but I can't find any.  :duno:

That's the Perfume river bridge--Chateau got it here:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg339791.html#msg339791



Now why is Natalie hanging out of this (Hue city??) bus with what looks like a GPS thing in her upheld arm??  Part of the Roadblock?

I don't think thats a racer peach

Well, thank goodness for that! :lol3: I was really wondering about her there! :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 19, 2008, 08:33:23 PM
If they take a train to Hue the station is Ga Hue/La gare de hué , seen in TAR3
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 08:36:40 PM
Saigon  train station--what do y'all think?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Saigontrainstation2.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Saigontrainstation.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/18Sep0009.jpg)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 19, 2008, 08:39:51 PM
 :lol:  well, if there is a Ga Hue, then there must be a Ga Saigon   :angel:

Sai Gon Train Station (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saigon_Railway_Station)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 19, 2008, 08:44:57 PM
:lol:  well, if there is a Ga Hue, then there must be a Ga Saigon   :angel:

Sai Gon Train Station (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saigon_Railway_Station)
:funny: The problem is there are no interior pictures, just the ones that peach posted above. My search keeps taking me to the post office  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 19, 2008, 08:46:44 PM
 :lol:  Ga Sai Gon (circa 1998)

(http://www.shiojiri.ne.jp/~s-ihara/vietnam/Images/hcm051.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 19, 2008, 08:47:29 PM
deleted was nothing
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 19, 2008, 08:50:24 PM
(http://i38.[banned image hosting site].com/2s0er1j.jpg)

Is he talking to Allan Wu? If yes, then it's a pitstop.
I can't read the sign. The editor blurred it out.  :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 19, 2008, 08:53:47 PM
...........or was that a post office  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 19, 2008, 08:55:23 PM
(http://i38.[banned image hosting site].com/2s0er1j.jpg)

Is he talking to Allan Wu? If yes, then it's a pitstop.
I can't read the sign. The editor blurred it out.  :duno:
I've been looking for that place banzai, no luck at all.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 19, 2008, 08:58:43 PM
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/03/ida1.gif)

What's the black electronic sign above their heads?
All clerks wear the same pink uniform.

thanks to farvest's vidcap.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 08:59:40 PM
That's def the Saigon Post Office, that top one is mislabelled because one of the shots says it "has the feel of a train station".


From my transport link upstream:
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By Train
The Saigon Railway Station is located in District 3 of Saigon and was constructed in the early 1930s by the French. The station links to the 2600-kilometre Vietnamese railway system that runs up and down the coast between Hanoi and Saigon. Trains on the Saigon-Hanoi line stop along the way - at Hue, Da Nang, Nha Trang and other smaller provincial cities. Tickets can be purchased at the station or from travel agents for a fee. It is advisable to book tickets in advance. The trains are not in the best of condition and train travel is slower than travelling by bus. However, they are safer for cross-country travel. It takes 36 hours from Saigon to Hanoi and 17 hours from Saigon to Danang. The trains are also much more spacious and offer you the chance to travel in comfort.

A new express service to Nha Trang reduces the journey from 12 hours to 7 hours. For more details on train timetables, you can call the Saigon Railway Station directly.

Contact Details of Saigon Railway Station:

Saigon Railway Station
1 Nguyen Thong St, Dist 3, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: (84-8) 8245585
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 09:03:11 PM
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/03/ida1.gif)

What's the black electronic sign above their heads?
All clerks wear the same pink uniform.

thanks to farvest's vidcap.

Nice!

I think it could be open of those electronic things that say the number of the ticket window? I like my pics because the "peachy" color scheme seems to match...

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 19, 2008, 09:05:01 PM
 :groan:  Ga Sai Gon or if your French (Gare de Saigon)   :lol:

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/742798.jpg)

or is this the real Ga Sai Gon ???

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1004/1007427539_e84462aef2.jpg?v=0)

or is this Ga Sai Gon   :groan:  (:;)

(http://nguoibinhduong.com/2006-VN/BinhDuong/TauRaNhaTrang/Raw01412.JPG)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 19, 2008, 09:21:12 PM
I can't get inside, lol

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa247/snoogywin/IMG_0480.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 19, 2008, 09:26:59 PM
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/03/cyclo1.gif)

I see park benches. The stone kind. Is there a park near the perfume bridge?
Google Earth is cloudy.
http://wikimapia.org/5949733/Phu-Xuan-Bridge

thanks to farvest's vidcap
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 19, 2008, 09:28:08 PM
?? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickly/90999919/)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 19, 2008, 09:30:12 PM
I can't get inside, lol


Maybe we need a time machine... this is what the inside "waiting room" (http://www.shiojiri.ne.jp/~s-ihara/vietnam/Images/hcm051.jpg) looked like in 1998  :funny:

edited to add:   :lol:  same room, puddin...fresh coat of paint and rotate chairs left 90 degrees...  :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 19, 2008, 09:33:31 PM
 :jumpy: well it matchs mine Boingo, mines from 2006  :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 09:34:12 PM
But the real problem are the times: if these are correct they have to take either the SN6 or the TN4. This may give us the bunching we need because look at the difference in times. Assume earliest teams will be released 5/24 about 5-7 AM, and latest teams maybe 12-2PM?
The SN6 takes about 19 hours, and the TN4 just under 24 hours.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3trainscheduleSaigon-Hue.jpg)

http://www.seat61.com/Vietnam.htm#Train%20times  ** this site has lots of good info!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 09:36:46 PM
Somewhere I read that the train station was redone and became all computerized in 2007...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 19, 2008, 09:38:32 PM
Somewhere I read that the train station was redone and became all computerized in 2007...
Curse you  (:;)

 :lol:

eta
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3W82
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 09:41:06 PM
Somewhere I read that the train station was redone and became all computerized in 2007...
Curse you  (:;)

 :lol:

Heeeee..., peachy marble is the best!  :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 19, 2008, 09:52:23 PM
I want to get out of Saigon as a matter of fact Vietnam all together  :lol:
I'm on page 80 of Flickr, only 49,991 photos to go before I find whatever it is I was looking for  :lol:
........any requests while I'm there?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 19, 2008, 09:56:36 PM
I want to get out of Saigon as a matter of fact Vietnam all together  :lol:
I'm on page 80 of Flickr, only 49,991 photos to go before I find whatever it is I was looking for  :lol:
........any requests while I'm there?

ummm... how about a drum...so big...fancy design...near invisible in Japan   (:;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2008, 10:23:49 PM
I can't embed it but here is a nice train ride from our Saigon onto Hanoi:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8kFC4GG6Q0

and I just sent an email to Nam asking for some train station help, :lol:!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 01:12:34 AM
I can't find the right name for the bamboo like background, does anyone have any ideas?

(http://i33.[banned image hosting site].com/qrc208.jpg)
(http://i36.[banned image hosting site].com/2ym80t0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 20, 2008, 02:03:41 AM
Why are we scratching around for Saigon's Train Station?

This is the place where Flo & Zack lay down to recover from learning about their 24 hour train ride to Hue in the final leg of TAR3:  the Saigon Train Station

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Saigontrainstation.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 20, 2008, 02:09:54 AM
And I have another little issue:  This picture has been inverted

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9512/jonlov70eu0.th.jpg)

Just zoom in on the numbers.  In all the other shots of travelers on this bridge the curb is on their right.

It means I  will have to redo the time calculation.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 02:25:11 AM
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/03/cyclo1.gif)

I see park benches. The stone kind. Is there a park near the perfume bridge?
Google Earth is cloudy.
http://wikimapia.org/5949733/Phu-Xuan-Bridge

thanks to farvest's vidcap

I can't find the gates but it might be ....

Trung tâm học liệu nhìn Huế Hue university but I can't be sure. I see the white painted tree trunks.

(http://i38.[banned image hosting site].com/b8ochz.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 20, 2008, 07:42:10 AM
OK, it's time for some tough talk about the rail posilbilities. What is the major objective of the producers for this moment startin leg 3 of ARA3? They may have a different objective, but mine would be making bunching happen. Now we have the first 6 teams all capable of taking the TN2 or SE6 trains from Saigon to Hue. Assuming that there are seats on either one, a team would have to be stupid to not take the SE6, departing 1305 arriving next day 0808. There is no point in taking the earlier-departing TN2 except money unless ARA3 directives force them to. The final two teams (Mai/Oliver and Natalie/Pailin) may be able to make the SE6 but maybe not. If not, then they are stuck with TN4, which departs at 1545 and arrives next day 1520.

What is the end result? Less bunching rather than more bunching. The only way you get bunching is if all 8 teams can make SE6. I am sceptical about the use of trains. I think it is more logical for teams to get the 36 hour extended rest in Saigon rather than not getting 24 hours extra rest so they can take a long train ride.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2008, 10:34:42 AM
23 hours ago, Michael_McKay says:  (on the AXN forum) 
 
 
Quote
Whatever you do DO NOT miss the third Leg of the Race.
After the second Leg the teams are exhausted but remember what I wrote earlier about this series being relentless?

This episode is probably the key to the network giving it the tag line - "The Toughest Race Ever", so don't miss it.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 20, 2008, 11:58:03 AM
 :sucks   For those of us who can't get enough info about buses, here's everything you need to know about buses in HCMC. 

Quote
Bus in Ho Chi Minh city
Intercity buses depart from and arrive at a variety of stations around HCMC. Cholon bus station (Add: Le Quang Sung str.) is the most convenient place to get buses to My Tho and other Mekong Delta towns. It's one street north of the sprawling Binh Tay Market.

Less convenient than Cholon, Mien Tay bus station (Tel: 825 5955) nevertheless has even more buses to areas south of HCMC (basically the Mekong Delta). This huge station is about 10km west of HCMC in An Lac, a part of Binh Chanh district. Buses and minibuses from Mien Tay serve most towns in the Mekong Delta.

Buses to points north of HCMC leave from Mien Dong bus station (Tel: 829 4056), in Binh Thanh district about 5km from central HCMC on Hwy 13, the continuation of Xo Viet Nghe Tinh str. The station is just under 2km north of the intersection of Xo Viet Nghe Tinh str. and Dien Bien Phu str.

There are services from Mien Dong to Buon Ma Thuot (15 hours), Danang (26 hours), Hai Phong (53 hours), Nha Trang (11 hours), Hanoi (49 hours), Hue (29 hours), Pleiku (22 hours), Vinh (42 hours), Quang Ngai (24 hours), Quy Nhon (17 hours), Nam Dinh (47 hours) and Tuy Hoa (12 hours). Most buses leave daily between 5am and 5.30am.

Just for reference/comparison purposes only, below is the Mien Tay Bus Terminal (ticket counter) ...

 ;) ...my work here is done.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 12:05:21 PM
haha GMTA Boingo  :lol:
I know banzai has posted info on bus's in Hue but saw this in my travels

An Cuu station, 3km southeast of the centre along Highway 1, while buses from Hanoi and the north dump you at An Hoa station, 4km northwest on Highway
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 12:07:42 PM
Not a spoiler, more like a wish, that they use the dragon boats
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 20, 2008, 12:51:47 PM
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/teqmsun/TARA3/03/ida1.gif)

In that case, check for An Cựu and An Hoà bus station photos. Who know?  :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2008, 02:42:36 PM
More bus stuff--Dong Ba looks good for local bus trips too....next to the market

we need that red arch
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2008, 02:56:27 PM
Stealing puddin's map :lol:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Huelocationsmap.jpg)

Possible route?

Arrive Hue train station
Pedal cyclo across Perfume River to Imperial Palace
Go to Citadel? I think perhaps they didn't go there-the only thing we have for Citadel is this from Shirley:
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That's the team (Mai/Oliver) who asked me for direction. I pointed them to the flag of the Citadel (which was the general direction they were headed for).

Take local bus to Emperor Khai Dinh's tomb (Roadblock)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/18Sep0020.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/18Sep0021.jpg)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 03:36:36 PM
Here peach  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2008, 03:43:38 PM
I just spent an hour in the Dong Ba market but can't find the red gate or any shots of the bus station which is supposedly right next door. :pull
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 03:49:41 PM
Could also be Hai Ba Trung High School/ Dong Khanh
...

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 03:58:49 PM
^^^^^^^ but it is over here so
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=16.4604874&lon=107.5848681&z=16&l=0&m=a&v=2

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2008, 04:09:25 PM
No, that it is PERFECT!!! See, it is on the route from the train station to the bridge!   :jumpy: :jumpy:

Good job!

I went right by this today because it didn't match the red arch in the bus pic. :lol:

But oddly enough, it keeps coming up in the Dong Ba market pics!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2008, 04:16:22 PM
Oh, with this I think it is nearly certain that they go > get cyclos at train station>past school>over bridge> to Imperial Musem.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Huelocationsmap.jpg)

So almost certain train Saigon to Hue, too! :happy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 20, 2008, 04:23:09 PM
Good job peach & puddin.  :tup:

Just for kicks, here is a panoramic view of the school (if you can believe GE - Panoramio).  I think you can see the gate (or maybe not) if you enlarge it in a photo editor.   :funny:

school panoramic view (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/10827993)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 04:25:56 PM
thats the other school Boingo
Hue National School, The school was built on the site of a former squadron headquarter
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 04:30:21 PM
Good job peach, TARA3 is tough!  and cruel! lol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 20, 2008, 04:32:12 PM
Good job Puddin!  It's a solid match

Here is the new time for the bridge shot (new calculation needed due to source shot being inverted):

This shot was taken between 2:52 and 3:21 pm (assumes May 25th).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 20, 2008, 04:34:32 PM
thats the other school Boingo

damn schools  (:;)  OK, but here's one for y'all....  assuming the school/gate are on the south side of the road from the train station to the bridge, why are they going in the wrong direction (back in the direction of the station) ???   Is this image flipped?   :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 20, 2008, 05:03:58 PM
Well, it passes the scuff test   :lol:

And the bike chain is on the correct side.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2008, 05:10:31 PM
Thanks Chateau! That makes so much more sense. :hearts:

Hmmmm...the TN4 train arrives 1520....  ???

 Boingo, I need to watch the video again but maybe they just steered in a circle as they started to fall? I could see me doing that :lol:



Good job peach, TARA3 is tough!  and cruel! lol

But SOO much fun!  :yess:

From M. McKay:
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This episode is probably the key to the network giving it the tag line - "The Toughest Race Ever", so don't miss it.

Okay...where the heck is this??

And is that face--"What, a NEL?"   :rotf:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/18Sep0025.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 05:12:43 PM
Thanks Chateau  :tup:

And Boingo, maybe they got off course and they are having a hard time with the cyclo? :lol:  :duno:

So I'm going back to my dragon boats (far fetched I know)


Hue Dragon Boats
Vietnam - Hoi An - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City - Hue 
Hue, the imperial city complex famed being the capital of the Nguyen dynasty of Vietnam attracts a great number of tourists every year. Lying on the coastal region of Vietnam, as well as being almost bisected by the Perfume River, and having a great number of canals in the city, water transportation in Hue is one of the most popular means of traveling. And, the Hue Dragon Boats are a wonderfully exciting way to travel in Hue, while on an excursion to see the monuments and historical sites.

Hue Dragon Boats are long-tailed and colorful boats, mostly shaped like dragons, which travel on the Perfume River. A great part of Hue's appeal lies in its river life, with its many houseboats, sampans, and these awesome Dragon Boats. Hue Dragon Boats are perhaps the best way to see Hue, especially since one can enjoy not only the visits of the historical sights, but also get to be a part of Hue's daily life on the waters of the River, as one passes these sampans on their way to the markets and back.

A trip down the Perfume River on the Hue Dragon Boats takes you to visit the most famous tourist attractions in Hue, and include Linh Mu (Thien Mu) pagoda, Hon Chen Temple, Tu Duc Tomb, Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb. Many other sights in the nearby environs of Hue, like Thuan An Beach, and several of the Royal Tombs, can be reached by the Dragon Boats on the River.

Hue Dragon Boats stop at each of these places for about half-an-hour, allowing the passengers to get down and visit the temples, and tombs. Once on the bank, one can hire motorbike taxis to get to the actual place.

Hue Dragon Boats can be hired for 25,000 VND for an all-day cruise, which starts at 8-00 am, and finishes by around 3-00 pm. The cost includes pick-up from the hotels, lunch, and drinks. However, entrance fees for the various sights are not included.
 
http://www.asiarooms.com/travel-guide/vietnam/hue/how-to-get-in/transportation-in-hue/hue-dragon-boats.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 05:14:39 PM
Thanks Chateau! That makes so much more sense. :hearts:

Hmmmm...the TN4 train arrives 1520....  ???

 Boingo, I need to watch the video again but maybe they just steered in a circle as they started to fall? I could see me doing that :lol:



Good job peach, TARA3 is tough!  and cruel! lol

But SOO much fun!  :yess:

From M. McKay:
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This episode is probably the key to the network giving it the tag line - "The Toughest Race Ever", so don't miss it.

Okay...where the heck is this??

And is that face--"What, a NEL?"   :rotf:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/18Sep0025.jpg)

How do we know thats the pitstop? I can't find that friggin place, lol, but the dude in the background is not a local cop, they wear green. Maybe security guard or something?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2008, 05:23:46 PM
Oh we don't know, lol, just who does he say "This is so not Top Model" to?

I am trying to think where they could end up for the Pitstop. TAR went on to China Beach... :angel:

and Danang has an International airport...   just thinking, since they are heading south already.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 05:49:17 PM

Yeah they are headed south but that wall bambooish thingywhatchamacallit screams Hue to me, lol
I can't find the right name for the bamboo like background, does anyone have any ideas?

(http://i33.[banned image hosting site].com/qrc208.jpg)
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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2008, 05:56:44 PM
Looks like a wind fence  (all I can think is tatami mats, lol)...

Some of the Hue "garden houses" talked about wind screen fences...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 06:02:24 PM
tatami, I like that word!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 06:07:24 PM
You know there are people reading this laughing right now :ya3:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2008, 06:10:13 PM
So what else is new? :lol3:

Try rattan....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 06:15:48 PM
lmao *snort*, well I keep getting sidetracked, its hard to focus on one thing.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 06:23:39 PM
This is where I got bamboo from  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2008, 06:59:14 PM
NOW they are laughing!  :lolmao:


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 20, 2008, 07:33:30 PM

Yeah they are headed south but that wall bambooish thingywhatchamacallit screams Hue to me, lol
I can't find the right name for the bamboo like background, does anyone have any ideas?

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 :funny:  you two are funny... tatami...   :groan:  OK, back to reality.

Certainly screams Hue, but where... pitstop hotel, restaurant, other....   also depends on where the pitstop is... seeing that they started out in downtown Hue and then went to the tomb, they might stay at a hotel nearby.  Coincidently, there is a boutique hotel near the tomb, The Pilgrimage Village Hotel & Spa.  If not, then it's back to Hue.  If TARA's budget is anything like TAR, then look for 4 and 5 star hotels ONLY.  The bamboo thingie may be at the hotel.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 08:12:42 PM
I couldn't find any hotels in that area Boingo, good job with the The Pilgrimage Village Hotel & Spa but boy that is pretty fancy, lol

my closest find to any place with "bamboo" screens  :lol:

Hotel Saigon Morin, Hue
Stage for musical performances in courtyard of Hotel Saigon Morin, Hue
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2008, 08:45:16 PM
Well, drat!

I had no idea why y'all were saying "screams Hue"...am I the only one JUST now seeing the decoration on the mats is a copy of this entrance to the Imperial Palace? :lol3:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3confessional.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3HueImperialPalace.jpg)


Oh well. I have checked out the hot springs and the national park, lol.  :snicker:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 20, 2008, 08:59:45 PM
That's the Thai Hoa palace in the background. If you look the opposite direction through the Ngo Mon (http://www.pbase.com/japan2004/image/83554618) gate, you can see the spot where the cluebox was.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 09:09:37 PM
:word: could be our dude is near the railroads ..

from this album  (http://picasaweb.google.com/maciej.bogaczyk/VietNam0208#5173038675970380610)
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tossing in a interior shot of Hue station

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 20, 2008, 09:11:20 PM
 :lol:  peach never misses a beat...huh  ;)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3confessional.jpg)

I'm seeing a lot of "natural" light in this picture, so could be outside.   :angel:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 09:17:17 PM
:lol:  peach never misses a beat...huh  ;)

I'm seeing a lot of "natural" light in this picture, so could be outside.   :angel:
I was thinking a boat  :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 20, 2008, 09:28:37 PM
I found the address of Hai Ba Trung school.
14 Le Loi street, Hue city
http://www.thpt-haibatrung-tthue.edu.vn/

So Peach drew that map right.  :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 20, 2008, 10:36:41 PM
My research has turned up DaNang International Airport as a possible destination from Saigon and departure point to Hanoi. It is 50 miles form Hue, which is 40 miles longer than the distance from Phu Bai airport to the center of Hue.

Flights from Saigon to Hue on Sunday May 25 in the relevant time frame are:

VN324 1600 1710
VN326 1730 1840

Flights from Hue to Hanoi on Tuesday May 27 are:

VN310 0810 0920
VN314 1230 1340
VN316 1635 1745
VN318 2050 2200

I believe that teams if air travel is the mode used will come in and out of Hue airport, but you never know. The reputation of Phu Bai airport is that during the rainy season flights are frequenetly disrupted. That does not happen at DaNang airport.



Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 11:03:21 PM
I don't think its the same :word:, search Ga Sài Gòn
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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 20, 2008, 11:07:50 PM
With the ridiculous pink outfits behind the counter, maybe they are ordering fast food.   :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2008, 11:11:45 PM
With the ridiculous pink outfits behind the counter, maybe they are ordering fast food.   :duno:
Thats not such a bad idea Chateau!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: dapa091 on September 20, 2008, 11:14:04 PM
ok guys if this might help I got the time of arrival to the post office

Henry and Bernie-4:50
Sam and Vince-unknown
AD and Fuzzie-unknown
(but between AD/Fuzzie and Sam/Vince the time is probably from 5-6 but not too far apart since AD and Fuzzie were able to get ahead of them)
Niroo and Kapil-6:00 I THINK but this is the best I got
Geoff and Tisha-6:15
Ida and Tania-6:35
Pailin and Natalie-too dark to see
Mai and Oliver-too dark
William and Isaac-12:30

not very accurate but its pretty good
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: dapa091 on September 20, 2008, 11:16:03 PM
With the ridiculous pink outfits behind the counter, maybe they are ordering fast food.   :duno:
LOL and with that look in her face she's probably wondering like WTF why won't she give me my food  :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 20, 2008, 11:32:23 PM
Thanks dapa!  Good summary.


Fast Food:   Gigi Mwow Chow   :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2008, 11:38:28 PM
Puddin, I think you may be on to something! :yess:  The train guy's uniform is a very close match to the guard...

But I can only find this yellow station and it is kinda far away, lol. I went right down the list of stops too...

 :duno:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3ninhtrainstation.jpg)

Thanks apskip...but Hanoi does remain speculation of course.  ;)  I find 3 legs in Vietnam to be improbable....of course, I still want Taiwan! :lol: and that may be improbable too.

But I would have liked China Beach/Denang too though, esp as TAR went there and we know TARA reuses locations...just not sure they can manage the time.

I am trying to think where they could end up for the Pitstop. TAR went on to China Beach... :angel:

and Danang has an International airport...   just thinking, since they are heading south already.  :lol:



Because isn't time getting short? Why do we see Geoff in bright sun when we know they were just starting tasks around 3 in Hue and still had to get to the tomb??  Could this be back in Saigon? They may have more time to kill there...

Dapa, are those times from the post office clock??  That is very helpful though.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: dapa091 on September 20, 2008, 11:43:19 PM

Dapa, are those times from the post office clock??  That is very helpful though.


yup they are im trying to see since some of them were blurred out
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 21, 2008, 12:12:18 AM
I can't get the VR (http://www.vr.com.vn/English/) site to cough up a timetable, but VietnamImpressive (http://www.vietnamimpressive.com/service/reunification-express-train.html), an online agent, has the 2008 schedules (about what you'd expect) plus flight info.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 21, 2008, 12:44:11 PM
That VR site didn't like me either... So okay now, we have 3 train schedules, all with listed arr times a minute or so different, but pretty doggone close so we can assume those are right enough, I guess?

Now we just have to decide did they really take the train? :happy: (I LOVE trains!)

Re pink uniforms Air Bagan (Burma/Myanmar) apparently used pink uniforms, at least in 2006...  :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 21, 2008, 01:23:51 PM
Re pink uniforms Air Bagan (Burma/Myanmar) apparently used pink uniforms, at least in 2006...  :duno:

(http://english.vietnamnet.vn/dataimages/200806/original/images1578659_1.jpg)
http://aodaiproject.wordpress.com/2008/07/04/miss-venezuela-best-in-vietnamese-ao-dai/

Peach, that uniform is Vietnamese ao dai. That's what Miss Universe 2008 wore in Nha Trang, Vietnam.
Maybe that's why the producers recruited Miss Universe 2005.  :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 21, 2008, 01:38:58 PM
Well, I am looking for the behind the counter "Pink Ladies" but can't imagine they would wear something so beautiful to work in every day...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 22, 2008, 01:38:44 AM
I can't get the VR (http://www.vr.com.vn/English/) site to cough up a timetable, but VietnamImpressive (http://www.vietnamimpressive.com/service/reunification-express-train.html), an online agent, has the 2008 schedules (about what you'd expect) plus flight info.
Is this what you need?
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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 22, 2008, 01:50:59 AM
 :waves: Yep, works now, thanks. Still haven't found the pinkies: railway people wear blue and Vietnam Airlines folk wear red.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2008, 09:13:48 PM
SO y'all may know this already. I was looking for the bamboo matting in the Citadel and came across this little map:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/huediagram.jpg)
http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/hue/imperialcityindex.htm

All this time I have been thinking that the Imperial Palace was ONE place, and the Citadel another.

Instead, The Forbidden Purple City is inside the Imperial Palace which is inside the Citadel.

Here is a Vietnam era military map of the Citadel as well:
http://grunt.space.swri.edu/visit/maps/Hue1.jpg

So if it is all together, WHY did Shirley see Allen Wu at the Imperial Palace?? Even though she saw  no mat there, could this be the Pitstop after all?

In which case we need to look at a much earlier arrival time, which could rule out trains.

Suppose they do Detours somewhere, Roadblock at the Tomb, and then bus back to Hue where they cyclo to the Citadel/Imperial Palace/Purple City for the PITSTOP??
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 23, 2008, 09:30:06 PM
You think Ida was looking for the pitstop at the palace? but why alone? unless whatsherface is out of sight?
Allen could have been filming his standups? I dunno?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2008, 09:33:24 PM
Standups might work...  :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 23, 2008, 11:31:14 PM
I have nothing for you peach as far as the yellow building with reddish/terracotta colored roof but since I found these what the heck ..

(http://i37.[banned image hosting site].com/2d8nxfm.jpg)(http://i33.[banned image hosting site].com/24wvz8i.jpg)(http://i36.[banned image hosting site].com/s1ukg3.jpg)(http://i36.[banned image hosting site].com/vct1y1.jpg)

For the heck of it, the back of the Ga Hue station
(http://i36.[banned image hosting site].com/2zgw5xl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 24, 2008, 11:01:19 AM
Not a spoiler, more like a wish, that they use the dragon boats

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/Huedragonboats.jpg)

You might get your wish puddin!!

Look here:

http://www.igougo.com/attractions-reviews-b102752-Hue-Dragon_Boat_Trip_on_the_Perfume_River.html

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Tours depart at 8am from the main wharf and return at about 4pm. There are numerous identical Dragon boats that all depart at the same time. You can be picked up from your hotel for no additional charge.
The trip visits Linh Mu (Thien Mu) pagoda, Hon Chen Temple, Tu Duc Tomb, Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb spending between 45 minutes and an hour at each stop. This is definately not enough time for a true temple junkie but it is a good way to get your bearings as to the historical sites in Hue.

Both Tu Duc and Khai Dinh tombs require a moto-taxi once you get there, and the drivers are quite notorious for doubling the negotiated price for the return trip. Each site has an entry fee of between AU$1.50 and $4. Having paid $2 for the boat trip is hardly cause for complaint. A basic cooked lunch is included in the price with the option of paying for extra dishes. The boat itself is basically a decoratively covered barge with plastic garden chairs there is no commentary or guides at the sites.


and here:

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Vietnam/Tinh_Thua_Thien_Hue/Hue-1481131/Transportation-Hue-BR-1.html

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A dragon boat cruise down the Perfume River is the best way to see the imperial palaces, tombs and temples of Hue. It costs just 25,000 VND for an all-day cruise, starting at 8am and returning at 3pm.

A minibus will collect you from your hotel and take you to the landing stage. This is included in the price, as is a simple lunch and drink. Entrance fees are not included. Also, you will need to pay extra for a motorbike taxi to take you to any site that is not close to the river.

The route takes in Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Duc Tomb, Hon Chen Temple, Khai Dinh Tomb and Minh Mang Tomb. The boat will drop you at the the Citadel at the end of the cruise, if you request it.

You can buy a ticket at any travel agency in Hue, including Sinh Cafe
.

so we still see two kinds of buses--a local city bus and another....where are they coming from/ going to?



Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 24, 2008, 12:14:14 PM
AXN Newsletter is out ---25 hours to do nothing could be train still, right? Or an extended pitstop... :pull

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3AXNnewsletter.jpg)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 24, 2008, 12:36:46 PM
25 hours of doing nothing? Does this mean a big massive bunching? I'll agree with you, peach that this is on the train. Remember in TAR 3 the long train ride the last three teams took in Vietnam? I believe that was around the 24/25 hour mark.

And do we get our first NEL? I'm wondering.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 24, 2008, 01:00:02 PM
I guess it could still be an extended leg but the train schedules we have the earlier one is at about 16 hours I think and the later at 24-25 so I vote for train!  :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:

Much better than stupid extended pitstop timewaster.

And oh boy if we can have dragon boats AND a train I'm a happy camper! :happy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 24, 2008, 03:08:43 PM
And they never openly talk or reveal anything about extended pit stops.  So I say it's the train ride you found.

Now, will they have to compete for the AC sleepers like TAR3 teams did?  poor Flo   :meow:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 24, 2008, 05:52:13 PM
Not a spoiler, more like a wish, that they use the dragon boats

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/Huedragonboats.jpg)

You might get your wish puddin!!

Look here:

http://www.igougo.com/attractions-reviews-b102752-Hue-Dragon_Boat_Trip_on_the_Perfume_River.html

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Tours depart at 8am from the main wharf and return at about 4pm. There are numerous identical Dragon boats that all depart at the same time. You can be picked up from your hotel for no additional charge.
The trip visits Linh Mu (Thien Mu) pagoda, Hon Chen Temple, Tu Duc Tomb, Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb spending between 45 minutes and an hour at each stop. This is definately not enough time for a true temple junkie but it is a good way to get your bearings as to the historical sites in Hue.

Both Tu Duc and Khai Dinh tombs require a moto-taxi once you get there, and the drivers are quite notorious for doubling the negotiated price for the return trip. Each site has an entry fee of between AU$1.50 and $4. Having paid $2 for the boat trip is hardly cause for complaint. A basic cooked lunch is included in the price with the option of paying for extra dishes. The boat itself is basically a decoratively covered barge with plastic garden chairs there is no commentary or guides at the sites.


and here:

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Vietnam/Tinh_Thua_Thien_Hue/Hue-1481131/Transportation-Hue-BR-1.html

Quote
A dragon boat cruise down the Perfume River is the best way to see the imperial palaces, tombs and temples of Hue. It costs just 25,000 VND for an all-day cruise, starting at 8am and returning at 3pm.

A minibus will collect you from your hotel and take you to the landing stage. This is included in the price, as is a simple lunch and drink. Entrance fees are not included. Also, you will need to pay extra for a motorbike taxi to take you to any site that is not close to the river.

The route takes in Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Duc Tomb, Hon Chen Temple, Khai Dinh Tomb and Minh Mang Tomb. The boat will drop you at the the Citadel at the end of the cruise, if you request it.

You can buy a ticket at any travel agency in Hue, including Sinh Cafe
.

so we still see two kinds of buses--a local city bus and another....where are they coming from/ going to?





oopsie! Puddin posted this way back on 9/20: :-[ :-[

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg352439.html#msg352439

I must have been wrapped up in a bamboo mat at the time :funny:

Oh well, some of us are just slower than others... :groan:

But anyway, this will be a fabulous visual! Just wish I knew if they take it downstream or upstream!
 



 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 24, 2008, 08:07:40 PM
Michael McKay tells me there are no more plans for a 90 minute episode this season. You can take that for what it's worth. :)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 25, 2008, 01:27:37 AM
SO y'all may know this already. I was looking for the bamboo matting in the Citadel and came across this little map:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/huediagram.jpg)
http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/hue/imperialcityindex.htm

All this time I have been thinking that the Imperial Palace was ONE place, and the Citadel another.

Instead, The Forbidden Purple City is inside the Imperial Palace which is inside the Citadel.

Here is a Vietnam era military map of the Citadel as well:
http://grunt.space.swri.edu/visit/maps/Hue1.jpg

So if it is all together, WHY did Shirley see Allen Wu at the Imperial Palace?? Even though she saw  no mat there, could this be the Pitstop after all?

In which case we need to look at a much earlier arrival time, which could rule out trains.

Suppose they do Detours somewhere, Roadblock at the Tomb, and then bus back to Hue where they cyclo to the Citadel/Imperial Palace/Purple City for the PITSTOP??

Too bad we didn't have times on the tombs  because I agree now that I read back peach that its odd that Allan and crew were filming with a lot of gear when the teams were so close.

No luck with the yellow building  :'(

last ditch effort  :lol:, not quite right ..

(http://i36.[banned image hosting site].com/2vvm5oh.jpg)
(http://i38.[banned image hosting site].com/29x88pt.jpg)
(http://i36.[banned image hosting site].com/2iae80y.jpg)

Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: Neobie on September 25, 2008, 09:00:28 AM
Alright, clues for next week! (Not to assume all shots are taken in the same country.)

Square characters on no-smoking sign in background (Chinese?)
Left-hand drive (rules out Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan)
"2283 JJ" as a car-plate number (rules out China, Laos)
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 09:08:42 AM
Neobie--any chance of TAIWAN??

Sure it isn't Laos?
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: Neobie on September 25, 2008, 09:14:19 AM
OK brief summary of the preview:

Teams driving at night, Geoff looking at a map with green to the north and blue to the south. Looks suspiciously like India to me, but we know we're not there yet. Possibly looking at Southwest China (towards the top of supposed Indian map) then? Teams pass through a tunnel.

Restaurant with "Chinese characters" on a no-smoking sign (too many characters for a simple "No smoking" though). Teams have to eat something nasty.

Niroo (thanks TARAsia fan!) wants to give up, on the side of a road, at night.
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: Neobie on September 25, 2008, 09:18:56 AM
On Taiwan,

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Beginning next year, new license plates for cars will have two alphabetic letters and four digits, and scooters plates will have three alphabetic letters and three digits — and neither of them will have any fours.
From http://pinyin.info/news/2005/taiwan-to-abandon-use-of-4-on-license-plates/

The dish is served with a nice little Chinese pagoda decoration, and the restaruant walls are lined with Chinese water-paintings. Now Lao license plates have a Lao character in them, and mainland Chinese plates start with the province character. I can vouch that the restaurant is not in Hong Kong. If car plates belong in the same country as the food I would put my money on Taiwan, but if they aren't mainland China remains a big possibility.

Correction: Both Niroo and Kapil want to quit. Car troubles apparently.

Oh, and 2283 JJ is a Nissan, if that helps. :lol:
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 09:23:35 AM
SO not Laos...

But maybe Taiwan? Or not?? I'm confused...
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 09:32:02 AM
Neobie thinks either mainland China or Taiwan!!

I had a tip for Taiwan months ago so am rooting for that, lol!

Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 25, 2008, 09:33:44 AM
I am too!
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: Slowhatch on September 25, 2008, 09:35:12 AM
I haven't seen what you're talking about yet, but Taiwan pages are here (http://worldplates.blogspot.com/search/label/taiwan) and here (http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/world/AS_TAIW.html): generally, it's two letters followed by four digits with the province name in chinese on top.
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: Neobie on September 25, 2008, 09:37:00 AM
OK, revelation! Driving scenes show vertical neon signs, and I've only ever seen this done with Chinese characters.

Eating tasks are therefore in the same country as the driving, which precludes mainland China because of the difference in license plates - their format is exclusively [Chinese province character]X XXXXX. TAIWAN it is!

Took a photo of my TV, this is what we are looking for (a Taiwanese car plate (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/433083158_19fb32096b.jpg), tunnel road markings (http://lh4.ggpht.com/_IXoykV-8uzs/R7CFu0o45kI/AAAAAAAACTM/EZPy6YA19i4/IMG_4379.JPG) and a Taipei taxi (http://k43.pbase.com/u23/acidburn10/large/12835305.IMG_0561.jpg) for comparison):
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: apskip on September 25, 2008, 09:45:04 AM
I have no clue as to where they went, but it always helps to use geography logic. I have previously identified Guangzhou, a city of 10 million people previously known as Canton and for its cuisine, as a possible place for the leg on the way to Hong Kong. Other possibilities are Wuzhou, Guilin, and Nanning. Kunming is quite a bit further off the direct line from Hue to Hong Kong but may have been the place. I have been to Wuzhou and Guilin and they are both interesting to visit.
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 09:49:26 AM
Yippee for the TAIWAN tip!!  :jumpy: :jumpy: :hearts: :jumpy: :jumpy:

Okay apskip, can you get us there please??   :yess:
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 10:01:33 AM
More pics please Neobie!! :hearts: :luvu:

I can't see the tunnel or taxi one....   :'(
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: Neobie on September 25, 2008, 10:34:50 AM
Tiny vidcaps! (I apologize! EagleSpirit0 I'm not sure if you can pick anything out from here...)


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3neobie1.jpg)
Next, on The Amazing Race Asia...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3neobie2.jpg)
Teams hit the roads...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Neobie3.jpg)
Geoff: *singing* Driving on a freeway...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Neobie4.jpg)
Geoff: *singing* We don't know where we're going!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Neobie5.jpg)
For a challenge that will drive them over the edge... (3 o' clock? 12.15?)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Neobie6.jpg)
Ida / Tania: Mmmpgh!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Neobie7.jpg)
Kapil: Key's not coming out!
An unprecedented crisis...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Neobie9.jpg)
Kapil: We. Quit.
Niroo: We want to go back home. That's all.

Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 10:42:16 AM
This is from the preview, right Neobie??

Okay Eagle Spirit? See anything?
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: Boingo on September 25, 2008, 10:43:42 AM
 :yess:  Neobie, you may be on to something with Taiwan... here is a view of Taipei traffic.   :snicker:

note similar "4 digits plus 2 letter" license plate
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: Boingo on September 25, 2008, 10:54:39 AM
 :sucks  Hey peach, looks like a food challenge... time to dust off the Travel Channel "Bizarre Foods" episodes from previous TAR season and maybe we will finally have a "stinky tofu" challenge.   :funny: 
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: Neobie on September 25, 2008, 10:56:21 AM
But even Vince and Sam are having trouble. Could be something more "exotic" than that then?
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: Anthonyctf on September 25, 2008, 11:00:39 AM
(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/8172/15th1.jpg)

There have a bowl and chopsticks
Could it be noodles? :duno:

If it is noodles Could it be.........

Oyster vermicelli?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_vermicelli (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_vermicelli)
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: apskip on September 25, 2008, 11:17:02 AM
The flights are:

HUI HAN VN240 0820 0955 combined with HAN TPE CI684 1135 1510  OR
HUI HAN VN244 1255 1405 combined with HAN TPE CI9024 1720 2100

There is are additional flights VN246 HUE HAN 2135 2245 and BR398 1250 1635, but they don't match up well with  anything.
In Taipei, there are connecitons to Kaohsiung with nine 35 minute flights spaced throughout the waking hours.

There is also a route through Saigon VN251 0910 1030 connecting with BR392 1255 1730. It accomplishes nothing unless a team cannot make 0820 departure but could make 0910 or unless VN240 had no more Amazing Race Asia seats.

I have also looked at flights from DaNang to both Hanoi and Saigon. They do not change much.

DAD SGN VN323 1340 1450 could connect with BR396 1555 2025, which provides a 45 minute earlier arrival than the combination through Hanoi.
DAD HAN VN310 0810 0920 could connct with CI684 1135 1510. This provides no incentive to travel the extra hour to DaNang.
Similarly, DAD HAN VN314 1230 1340 could connect with CI9024 1720 2100 gives no incentive for that extra hour.

Editor's Note:The DaNang flight information was added hours after the original information.



Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 11:35:09 AM
Heee...

Okay...speculating now and just tossing this out there...

The one gap we have so far in our Timeline (see page 1) so far is May 26-27--after Hue and before HK.

Based on a little hint I was given  :angel: and based on geographical proximity, puddin and I  have been talking about TAIWAN for the missing location.

Apskip---can we make it fit with flights? Vietnam to Taiwan to HK?

Puddin and I think it might fit in well here...
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: apskip on September 25, 2008, 12:55:41 PM
Peach,
You backed off then due to my concerns about Taiwan not fitting into the time space well. Guess what? That's still true. 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. The first group can take the first reasonable morning of May 28 flight to Hong Kong, but the second will be many hours after that. Some teams can get to Hong Kong in time for a sighting on the 28th(I don't remember when that would be but someone who knows can remind us), but the lagging teams will probably not be able to.
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 01:13:46 PM
I know I did... (and I wish I hadn't, :lol:)

The tip from Macau turned out to be true and looks as though the Taiwan one may be correct too!

Oh I expect they'll figure something out--bunch them or use charters or something...

It is looking like Taiwan from what Neobie and Boingo and Slowhatch have found so far anyway...
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 25, 2008, 01:14:01 PM
:sucks  Hey peach, looks like a food challenge... time to dust off the Travel Channel "Bizarre Foods" episodes from previous TAR season and maybe we will finally have a "stinky tofu" challenge.   :funny: 
Or even what my parents like to call "thousand year old eggs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_egg)". They eat still eat them. I find them disgusting, but they love them. Maybe this is what they'll eat in Taiwan.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/kzf1/thousandyearoldegg.jpg)

Thousand Year Old Egg.
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 01:21:58 PM
They are having a really hard time with it whatever it is... do you eat those with chopsticks?
Anthony's oyster vermicelli looks good--until they substitute  the pig intestine for the oysters then :barf

Can we make out anything from the night drive?
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 25, 2008, 01:23:02 PM
Check out the pic I just posted above your post, peach. This would be quite interesting if they had to eat the egg.
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: apskip on September 25, 2008, 01:34:25 PM
I thought it would be useful to project ahead for the flights Taipei to Hong Kong. This must be one of the most dense routes in the world. There are 17 flights on China Air, Cathay Pacific, Eva, DragonAir or Thai Air between 6am and noon. Then there are 17 more between noon and 6pm. The several more after 6pm will not likely figure into ARA3. The flights range betweem 1 hour 35 minutes and 1 hour 50 mintues. Timing of release from the Taipei pitstop will determine which of the many flights makes most sense for any team.
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 01:40:18 PM
Would the teams by any chance go Hue>HK>Taiwan? Or is that slower?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: scuzneck on September 25, 2008, 02:53:59 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again...

Everyone's knowledge, passion, caring and love for this show is beyond words...

Glad to be aboard for the ride...

 ;) :tup: :jam: :yess: :jumpy: :hearts: :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 03:20:09 PM
Thank you scuzneck! We do love our TARs!

Okay, from the ep 3 thread:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,17612.0.html

Neobie gave us some great screencaps (and a vid to come later) of the preview:

Tiny vidcaps! (I apologize! EagleSpirit0 I'm not sure if you can pick anything out from here...)


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3neobie1.jpg)
Next, on The Amazing Race Asia...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3neobie2.jpg)
Teams hit the roads...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Neobie3.jpg)
Geoff: *singing* Driving on a freeway...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Neobie4.jpg)
Geoff: *singing* We don't know where we're going!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Neobie5.jpg)
For a challenge that will drive them over the edge... (3 o' clock? 12.15?)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Neobie6.jpg)
Ida / Tania: Mmmpgh!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Neobie7.jpg)
Kapil: Key's not coming out!
An unprecedented crisis...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3Neobie9.jpg)
Kapil: We. Quit.
Niroo: We want to go back home. That's all.




Based on license tag evaluation and highway signs, the consensus in the ep 3 thread so far is that this takes place in TAIWAN.  Which goes along with a tip I received months ago as well...

Teams are also spotted eating something nasty...
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: apskip on September 25, 2008, 03:24:50 PM
Would the teams by any chance go Hue>HK>Taiwan? Or is that slower?

Peach: It's just not economical in use of time. The connections in Hanoi or Saigon are fairly brief. In order to reach Hong Kong from Hue, you have to fly through Hanoi or Saigon. There is a similar small connect time, but you then have the flight path through Hong Kong and another connection there. The depart Hue/arrive Hong Kong times are:

0800 1355
0910 2235
1255 2000
1340 2235

It's very clear that even before you add on connect time (probably small) and the flight time (probably 1 hour 35) that this is an inferior route to Taiwan.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 25, 2008, 03:29:34 PM
On the subject of eating something nasty, here is the scoop on "1000 Year Old Eggs":

"Thousand Year Old Eggs" are really only about 100 days old.

Duck eggs are used instead of chicken eggs.

The raw eggs are buried in the ground in a mixture of clay, lime, salt, tea and straw. I have seen recipes calling for pine ash instead of clay.

This mixture leaches into the shell and egg, making the interior smooth and creamy—like a ripe avocado in texture.

The yolk turns a vivid green and the white various shades of yellow, blue and green. It has been compared to the colors of a black opal.

To eat them, wash the eggs clean, shell them and slice into quarters. The flavor is rich, pungent and cheese-like.


A culinary expert has not looked for them specifically but was told that you can buy these eggs in American Chinese markets where they are called Pine Flower Eggs.

Now that doesn't sound too nasty. So the eating challenge probably is stinky tofu, which is one of the few things I have ever seen Andrew Zimmer of Bizarre Foods be unable to eat beacuse it is so nasty.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 25, 2008, 03:31:49 PM
Stinky tofu is not bad really. It's fine compared to the 1,000 year old eggs.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 25, 2008, 03:35:34 PM
I'll guess its McDonalds food.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 03:40:29 PM
Because it drove us nuts, here are some clips of the little yellow house--this is after teams leave the bus station and are walking towards the Caltex place:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3yellowhouse3.jpg)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3yellowhouse.jpg)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3yellowhouse2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 25, 2008, 03:49:02 PM
Note to self, when searching future locations/legs for TARA, always include Caltex in your search.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 25, 2008, 04:25:14 PM
Because it drove us nuts, here are some clips of the little yellow house--this is after teams leave the bus station and are walking towards the Caltex place:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3yellowhouse3.jpg)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3yellowhouse.jpg)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3yellowhouse2.jpg)

 :funny:  Did a quick Vietnamese to English translation of the individual words on the building, and here's what I get...  (depending on the accent marks over the letters)

phong = to bestow
hàu = oyster
háu = have one's desire met
hào = trench,ditch
háo = greedy, eager for fame
vè = mudguard
ve = tick scar (on the eyelid) phial, vial laped, revers
vẻ = look, appearance, sound
vẽ = draw, to paint to contrive
vé = ticket
.... and so on and so on.......

I guess it's a ticket booth (where ones desires are met)   :lol: :funny: :snicker:

edited to add:
phòng = room
phóng = to throw, to launch, to let out

 
 

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on September 25, 2008, 04:30:22 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/kBN32gVt5YZXEEMrup&related=1

episode 4 preview.

 :jumpy: :hearts: :yess: :wohoo:

edit:
download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/mtoazzmzgiy/tara3ep4preview.mpg
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 25, 2008, 04:31:24 PM

 :funny:  Did a quick Vietnamese to English translation of the individual words on the building, and here's what I get...  (depending on the accent marks over the letters)

phong = to bestow
hàu = oyster
háu = have one's desire met
hào = trench,ditch
háo = greedy, eager for fame
vè = mudguard
ve = tick scar (on the eyelid) phial, vial laped, revers
vẻ = look, appearance, sound
vẽ = draw, to paint to contrive
vé = ticket
.... and so on and so on.......

I guess it's a ticket booth (where ones desires are met)   :lol: :funny: :snicker:

 

  lmao Boingo  :lol:

So I was closing in on it, those bastards ..

(http://i38.[banned image hosting site].com/29x88pt.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 04:33:03 PM
I think it could be the bus station itself--they are leaving there heading to the Caltex site--not near any ruins yet...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 25, 2008, 04:34:11 PM
I think it could be the bus station itself--they are leaving there heading to the Caltex site--not near any ruins yet...
I was kidding! lol but it was a ticket booth :D
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: EagleSpirit0 on September 25, 2008, 04:48:40 PM
Maybe I am quite blind, however, I do not see any Chinese characters in any of the pictures.  I can read Chinese, but I am not good at figuring out how to blow up pictures or looking at pixellated images. 0_o  1,000 year old egg is delicious actually. 

In reference to flying from Hue, you should also take into account that Da Nang Airport is extremely close and is a much better airport with more flights.  Most people who do not arrive in Hue by train or bus usually take the plane to Da Nang and the bus/train from there. 
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 04:51:05 PM
Yes, we have been looking at Danang as well, but thanks for the reminder. 

Kind of a sparse preview this week, lol!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on September 25, 2008, 05:10:30 PM
 :lol:  oh, I see, the "ticket booth" is next to the Caltex station....   :res:
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: puddin on September 25, 2008, 05:23:30 PM


Kind of a sparse preview this week, lol!
Yeah like, find the restaurant in Taiwan with the red brick wall, I'll pass :carryon:
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 05:25:01 PM
wimp, :lol:
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: puddin on September 25, 2008, 05:41:04 PM
Who would have known red brick is so popular in Taiwan? lol
exhibit a) Wu Guo Ji Pub

Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 25, 2008, 06:13:22 PM
You could have asked me.  :lol: :lol:

My parents are from Taiwan.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 25, 2008, 06:18:08 PM
If it's the Amazing Race Asia, then you can rest assured there will be mentions of Caltex, Sony HD Handicam and Standard Chartered Bank somewhere during the season. But these product placements for Caltex this season are a bit much.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on September 25, 2008, 06:42:09 PM
We've already seen plenty of Caltex, the Singha charity money, and SC gave them the Visacards (the cap below is "exposition hands" and doesn't  match any racer: notice how the fingers cover the data). Just waiting on the handicams now.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 25, 2008, 06:48:57 PM
Slowhatch, your wait is over. Handicams appeared as the first place prize for Bernie and Henry.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on September 25, 2008, 07:16:29 PM
UPDATED ARA3 TIMELINE (modified on Sept. 25)

I now show 8 legs through Oman, so there are three more left to identify.

May 20 leg 1 begins; teams spotted late afternoon at Khao San Road in Bangkok
overnight tranportation to Chiang Mai is by one of 3 chartered buses

May 21 task in Chiang Mai, then pitstop;
leg 2 begins with pitstop release starting in the 10pm time frame

May 22  teams have tasks in the morning and then get to Chiang Mai airport in the afternoon for flight to Saigon
The first may be too early at 1225 1330. Any team that gets that will make an excellent connection TG614 BKK SGN 1540 1710. However, few teams will be able to do that. Most teams will be on TG111 1440 1550 CNX BKK. Their best connection option is TG686 1815 1945 BKK SGN. Only for teams that are not able to get bookings on that will it be necessary to take the flight through Siem Reap to Saigon. Teams do not go directly from CNX to REP as there are no schedules for that time frame. However VN848 has one stop in Siem Reap and is BKK SGN 1740 2125. As for Natalie and Pailin and others, they apparently do not make reasonable flights out of either CNX or BKK and are stuck overnight. If in CNX, the best flight combination is CNX BKK TG125 0700 0810 connecting Bangkok to BKK SGN TG680 0900 1030.
If they overnight in Bangkok, then their best bet is TG680 0900 1030.

May 23
So teams will arrive at Saigon airport from evening through late morning and then do tasks there starting at 6am to early afternoon
this includes tasks away from Saigon in the Vietnam countryside, but the pitstop is back in Saigon afternoon through late evening

May 24 teams on release from pitstop start leg 3 with a 25 hour bus ride from Saigon to Hue.

May 25 teams arrive late morning to early afternoon and do fairly short tasks around Hue. The start the pitstop late afternoon to evening.

May 26 teams are released from pitstop in a range of morning times.
As leg 4 begins they fly to Taipei on either

HUI HAN VN240 0820 0955 combined with HAN TPE CI684 1135 1510  OR
HUI HAN VN244 1255 1405 combined with HAN TPE CI9024 1720 2100

There is also a Hue Saigon VN251 0910 1030 connecting with BR392 1255 1730 to get to Taipei. It accomplishes nothing unless a team cannot make 0820 departure but could make 0910 or unless VN240 had no more Amazing Race Asia seats.

I have also looked at flights from DaNang to both Hanoi and Saigon. They do not change much. DAD SGN VN323 1340 1450 could connect with BR396 1555 2025, which provides a 45 minute earlier arrival than the combination through Hanoi.

The teams arriving at 1730 in Taipei will be able to do some tasks before Hours of Operation gets them.

May 27 Taipei more tasks; pitstop

May 28 begin leg 5 Taipei to Hong Kong
There is an average of 3 flights every hour from 6am to 6pm.
tasks in Hong Kong

May 29 complete tasks in Hong Kong; pitstop

May 30  begin leg 6 and travel to Macau after taking hydrofoil in under 1 hour
tasks;  extended pitstop

May 31 extended pitstop continues

June 1 begin leg 7; return to Hong Kong Airport by hydrofoil; fly to Singapore;
most probable flights are CX717 0855 1230 or SQ857 1030 1410 or CX739 1120 1505
then connect on to Cochin SilkAir468   SIN COK 2020 2215

June 2 Cochin area tasks, then pitstop in the evening

June 3 begin leg 8; fly Cochin to Muscat, Oman with choices of:

OmanAir 828 0715 0915 COK MCT
IndianAir973 1940 2140 COK MCT

COK to DBX Emirates 531 1030 1245 connecting in Dubai with Emirates 6478 DBX MCT 1810 1910

COK to BOM JetAirways 406 0830 1015 connecting in Mumbai with Jet Airways 808 BOM MCT 1730 1830

June 4 Oman tasks; pitstop

June 5 leg 9; fly Oman to UNKNOWN1, possibly in Africa or Europe

June 6 tasks at UNKNOWN1; pitstop

June 7 leg 10 travel to UNKNOWN2

June 8 tasks at UNKOWN2  

June 9 final leg begins; fly to UNKNOWN AISAN CITY(which may require until June 10 to cross time zones by air) and Finish Line(maybe on June 10)




Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2008, 08:15:30 PM
**sigh**, no dragon boats anyway...

But you guys are awesome! Taiwan by a tag!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: apskip on September 25, 2008, 08:42:36 PM
In reference to flying from Hue, you should also take into account that Da Nang Airport is extremely close and is a much better airport with more flights.  Most people who do not arrive in Hue by train or bus usually take the plane to Da Nang and the bus/train from there. 

EagleSpirit0, my research indicates that DaNang may be newer than Phu Bai airport in Hue, but there is no advantage flying to either Hanoi or to Saigon. The schedules are really somewhat similar from both Phu Bai and DaNang to either one. Also, DaNang is 50 miles from Hue, so that is not "extremely close" in my thinking.
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: Boingo on September 25, 2008, 09:03:32 PM


Kind of a sparse preview this week, lol!
Yeah like, find the restaurant in Taiwan with the red brick wall, I'll pass :carryon:

 :lol:  I know they didn't, but maybe the racers should have gone to this Taipei restaurant (http://omgowned.wordpress.com/2008/05/30/modern-toilet-restaurant-eat-there-and-feel-like-a-shit/)   :funny:
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 25, 2008, 10:10:47 PM
At least you get ice cream!
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: puddin on September 25, 2008, 10:13:00 PM
At least you get ice cream!
No shit? :lol:

Restaurant Name: Modern Toilet
Location: Taipei
Seats: 100
Concept: Shit
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 3 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: Anthonyctf on September 26, 2008, 03:31:36 AM
:sucks  Hey peach, looks like a food challenge... time to dust off the Travel Channel "Bizarre Foods" episodes from previous TAR season and maybe we will finally have a "stinky tofu" challenge.   :funny: 
Or even what my parents like to call "thousand year old eggs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_egg)". They eat still eat them. I find them disgusting, but they love them. Maybe this is what they'll eat in Taiwan.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/kzf1/thousandyearoldegg.jpg)

Thousand Year Old Egg.


I don't think it is the Thousand Year Old Egg :res:

It is because this food is also common in HK (I have ate a lot  :lol:)
Vince & Sam should taste it before
I don't think they will struggle in this task
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Littlemik on September 27, 2008, 03:21:23 AM
If it's the Amazing Race Asia, then you can rest assured there will be mentions of Caltex, Sony HD Handicam and Standard Chartered Bank somewhere during the season. But these product placements for Caltex this season are a bit much.

Very true however it is just as bad on the American Amazing Race with Travelocity.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: TheScandinavianAmazingR. on September 27, 2008, 05:27:12 AM
UPDATED ARA3 TIMELINE (modified on Sept. 25)

I now show 8 legs through Oman, so there are three more left to identify.

May 20 leg 1 begins; teams spotted late afternoon at Khao San Road in Bangkok
overnight tranportation to Chiang Mai is by one of 3 chartered buses

May 21 task in Chiang Mai, then pitstop;
leg 2 begins with pitstop release starting in the 10pm time frame

May 22  teams have tasks in the morning and then get to Chiang Mai airport in the afternoon for flight to Saigon
The first may be too early at 1225 1330. Any team that gets that will make an excellent connection TG614 BKK SGN 1540 1710. However, few teams will be able to do that. Most teams will be on TG111 1440 1550 CNX BKK. Their best connection option is TG686 1815 1945 BKK SGN. Only for teams that are not able to get bookings on that will it be necessary to take the flight through Siem Reap to Saigon. Teams do not go directly from CNX to REP as there are no schedules for that time frame. However VN848 has one stop in Siem Reap and is BKK SGN 1740 2125. As for Natalie and Pailin and others, they apparently do not make reasonable flights out of either CNX or BKK and are stuck overnight. If in CNX, the best flight combination is CNX BKK TG125 0700 0810 connecting Bangkok to BKK SGN TG680 0900 1030.
If they overnight in Bangkok, then their best bet is TG680 0900 1030.

May 23
So teams will arrive at Saigon airport from evening through late morning and then do tasks there starting at 6am to early afternoon
this includes tasks away from Saigon in the Vietnam countryside, but the pitstop is back in Saigon afternoon through late evening

May 24 teams on release from pitstop start leg 3 with a 25 hour bus ride from Saigon to Hue.

May 25 teams arrive late morning to early afternoon and do fairly short tasks around Hue. The start the pitstop late afternoon to evening.

May 26 teams are released from pitstop in a range of morning times.
As leg 4 begins they fly to Taipei on either

HUI HAN VN240 0820 0955 combined with HAN TPE CI684 1135 1510  OR
HUI HAN VN244 1255 1405 combined with HAN TPE CI9024 1720 2100

There is also a Hue Saigon VN251 0910 1030 connecting with BR392 1255 1730 to get to Taipei. It accomplishes nothing unless a team cannot make 0820 departure but could make 0910 or unless VN240 had no more Amazing Race Asia seats.

I have also looked at flights from DaNang to both Hanoi and Saigon. They do not change much. DAD SGN VN323 1340 1450 could connect with BR396 1555 2025, which provides a 45 minute earlier arrival than the combination through Hanoi.

The teams arriving at 1730 in Taipei will be able to do some tasks before Hours of Operation gets them.

May 27 Taipei more tasks; pitstop

May 28 begin leg 5 Taipei to Hong Kong
There is an average of 3 flights every hour from 6am to 6pm.
tasks in Hong Kong

May 29 complete tasks in Hong Kong; pitstop

May 30  begin leg 6 and travel to Macau after taking hydrofoil in under 1 hour
tasks;  extended pitstop

May 31 extended pitstop continues

June 1 begin leg 7; return to Hong Kong Airport by hydrofoil; fly to Singapore;
most probable flights are CX717 0855 1230 or SQ857 1030 1410 or CX739 1120 1505
then connect on to Cochin SilkAir468   SIN COK 2020 2215

June 2 Cochin area tasks, then pitstop in the evening

June 3 begin leg 8; fly Cochin to Muscat, Oman with choices of:

OmanAir 828 0715 0915 COK MCT
IndianAir973 1940 2140 COK MCT

COK to DBX Emirates 531 1030 1245 connecting in Dubai with Emirates 6478 DBX MCT 1810 1910

COK to BOM JetAirways 406 0830 1015 connecting in Mumbai with Jet Airways 808 BOM MCT 1730 1830

June 4 Oman tasks; pitstop

June 5 leg 9; fly Oman to UNKNOWN1, possibly in Africa or Europe

June 6 tasks at UNKNOWN1; pitstop

June 7 leg 10 travel to UNKNOWN2

June 8 tasks at UNKOWN2  

June 9 final leg begins; fly to UNKNOWN AISAN CITY(which may require until June 10 to cross time zones by air) and Finish Line(maybe on June 10)





Maybe they go to a European country or city that the American version having been to. Maybe it is Madrid, Spain or Belgium.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 27, 2008, 10:25:56 AM
I haven't seen what you're talking about yet, but Taiwan pages are here (http://worldplates.blogspot.com/search/label/taiwan) and here (http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/world/AS_TAIW.html): generally, it's two letters followed by four digits with the province name in chinese on top.

Neobie, Slowhatch, and Boingo have this covered nicely, but I also found this update to explain the lack of chinese characters:



Quote
Goodbye to the 'Taiwan Province' of the roads

By Dan Bloom

Thursday, Jan 04, 2007, Page 8
`All nations evolve and change in small, incremental steps, from the design of flags to the words of national anthems and license plate slogans.'
 

 
When Chen Jin-yuan (陳晉源), chief of the Directorate General of Highways, told reporters last month that all new license plates for cars and motorcycles will no longer indicate the areas where the vehicles are registered, his words signaled a new era in Taiwan's evolving history.

For the first time, license plates around the country will no longer state -- above the assigned numerals and in Chinese characters -- that Taiwan is a province of China.
The new policy, which went into effect on New Year's Day, will apply to all new license plates issued in Taiwan, Chen said. He added that all old plates will eventually have to be replaced.

So goodbye "Taiwan Province" on the old license plates and welcome to reality. All new licenses will just display numerals, with cities such as Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taichung also no longer serving as "area" marks for vehicles registered there.

All across the country, the new license plates will usher in a new era of consciousness and symbolism, not so much for the city area marks, but for the "Taiwan Province" mark that always seemed so out of place in the new Taiwan of the 21st century.

News reports say that drivers long questioned the necessity of printing "Taiwan Province" above the numbers on the plates since the Taiwan Provincial Government was officially downsized, or frozen, in 1998.

Basically, the provincial government no longer exists, and the new license plates being issued this month will reflect that reality.

Changes in public consciousness and national feelings of patriotism and identity occur in small steps and this new license plate policy is one of them.

No longer will Taiwanese have to explain to their foreign friends why their cars or scooters bear license plates with a "Taiwan Province" mark on them, since everyone knows there is no Taiwan Province anymore, thanks to former president Lee Teng-hui's (李登輝) progressive initiative when he was in office.


http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2007/01/04/2003343336
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 27, 2008, 10:44:53 AM
Taiwan taxis:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep3neobie1.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep4taiwantaxis.jpg)

LINK (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.esltaiwan.com/images/taiwan_taxi.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.esltaiwan.com/articles/65/1/Taxi-in-Taiwan/Page1.html&h=644&w=859&sz=132&hl=en&start=1&um=1&usg=__IaUQAtIQrR9uHE5Wdlq_45eRMBo=&tbnid=aGlctr6IezjwbM:&tbnh=109&tbnw=145&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtaiwan%2Btaxis%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3DGFRC,GFRC:2007-02,GFRC:en%26sa%3DN)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 27, 2008, 11:02:22 AM
Tequilamoon/Farwest  (of the lovely animated promo clips) first noted the Standard Chartered Bank logo (one of the official sponsors of the race)--nice catch!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep4TaiwanStandardCharteredBank.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3officialsponsors.jpg)

http://www.standardchartered.com/home/en/index.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on September 27, 2008, 11:19:20 AM
Hey I've find something about the TW license plates in Wikipedia
But there is only Chinese I will try to explain it :angel:
Chinese:
http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%8F%B0%E7%81%A3%E6%B1%BD%E8%BB%8A%E8%99%9F%E7%89%8C  (http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%8F%B0%E7%81%A3%E6%B1%BD%E8%BB%8A%E8%99%9F%E7%89%8C) 

2 Characters + 3 Numbers
Ex:AA-001/001-AA→Coach / Bus

2 Characters + 4 Numbers
Ex:AA-0001/0001-AA→ Private Car / Van

3 Characters + 3 Numbers
Ex:AAA-001/001-AAA→ Motorcycle

2 Characters + 2 Numbers
Ex:AA-01/01-AA→A Trailer
 






Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 27, 2008, 11:34:26 AM
OK brief summary of the preview:

Teams driving at night, Geoff looking at a map with green to the north and blue to the south. Looks suspiciously like India to me, but we know we're not there yet. Possibly looking at Southwest China (towards the top of supposed Indian map) then? Teams pass through a tunnel.

Restaurant with "Chinese characters" on a no-smoking sign (too many characters for a simple "No smoking" though). Teams have to eat something nasty.

Niroo (thanks TARAsia fan!) wants to give up, on the side of a road, at night.


Taiwan tunnels:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tunnels_in_Taiwan

http://home.no.net/lotsberg/data/taiwan/list.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hsuehshan_Tunnel

Can someone help match this up please? :please:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2008, 11:47:35 AM
I'll get you some clearer screen caps later peach

Whats with the pagoda/ Mosque like center piece ?  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 27, 2008, 11:59:15 AM
OOOH thank you--pretty screen caps would be WONDERFUL !!  I barely see a tunnel....

I don't know but it looks good enough to eat! :funny: Are those the thousand year eggs on the left or some kind of mussels? And is that a claw (yummm lobster, :lol: ) on the right?

a 4 story pagoda--the next location??
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2008, 11:59:35 AM
here ya go peach
are you sure its a tunnel not a bridge?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2008, 12:08:41 PM
the marking on the wall print look chinese
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 27, 2008, 12:09:14 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:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach 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!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach 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           (http://aycu22.webshots.com/image/39061/2002163769631601222_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2002163769631601222)   Air date: 1/13/08    Film Date:

Quick Facts (http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108020.html)

 Comprehensive list of Taiwan Maps by Regions/Areas (http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/lan/Cht/map/index.asp?sid=2#10008) Thanks Slowhatch!

(http://aycu05.webshots.com/image/36844/2001337068853244243_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2001337068853244243)

(http://aycu11.webshots.com/image/37530/2001361808753911459_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2001361808753911459)

 BEST searchable/Interactive TAIWAN MAP in English (http://www.taiwan-map.com/)  search by streets, areas, landmarks, night markets, etc!!

   >>> Taipei

        Taipei City Map    Interactive Link (http://www.dot.taipei.gov.tw/dot2004/EN/web/map_en921103.jpg) from Slowhatch!

         (http://aycu22.webshots.com/image/38661/2001303377100744363_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2001303377100744363)

         Thanks to puddin for this one (http://www.chinamaps.info/images/City/chinamap%20Taipei.jpg)!
         (http://aycu08.webshots.com/image/37167/2001469578695175928_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2001469578695175928)

         GE Taipei 101:
         (http://aycu07.webshots.com/image/38006/2000245765054607292_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2000245765054607292)

         Longshan Temple: Thanks to Slowhatch!
         (http://aycu25.webshots.com/image/41864/2003596492499622141_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2003596492499622141)
         
         


   >>> Nantou  nice link is http://travel.nantou.gov.tw

       >>> Ji-Ji Thanks Slowhatch!
               (http://aycu05.webshots.com/image/41724/2000291629671554494_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2000291629671554494)

               (http://aycu13.webshots.com/image/39532/2000244283589198725_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2000244283589198725)


    Thanks again neobie!

Map 12.10.1 Taiwan
(http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5663/map12101taiwanel7.jpg)

Map 12.10.2 Taipei
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/5231/map12102taipeigh7.jpg)       
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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo 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 (http://www.thb.gov.tw/new_english/bridge.htm)   :angel:

Taipei Bridge (http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/5502/view/?service=0)   :angel:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2008, 12:43:33 PM
no passing, it might just be a roadway
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach 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.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on September 27, 2008, 01:58:41 PM
I'd say it is a tunnel shot.

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=110458;image)

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

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/Taipei_Minquan_Tunnel.JPG/800px-Taipei_Minquan_Tunnel.JPG)

This one could be it:  Xueshan-tunnel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Xueshan-tunnel-east.jpg) (another Peach link)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1d/Xueshan-tunnel-east.jpg/800px-Xueshan-tunnel-east.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip 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.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin 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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Xueshan-tunnel-east.jpg)

You and Neobie are smart, the tunnel looks good Chateau :)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach 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
Quote
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? ???
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo 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
Quote
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?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2008, 03:14:48 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0000.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0001.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0002.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0003.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0004.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0005.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0006.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0007.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0008.jpg)


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0009.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0010.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0011.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0012.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0013.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0014.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0015.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0016.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0017.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: TARAsia Fan 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.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2008, 03:17:44 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0018.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0019.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0020.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0021.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0022.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0023.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0024.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0025.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0026.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0027.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0028.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0029.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0030.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0031.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0032.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2008, 03:19:28 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0033.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0034.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0035.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0036.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0037.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0038.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0039.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2008, 03:37:57 PM
This caught my eye, reminds me of the elevator lacerda, lol

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0013.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach 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?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach 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...

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0026.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin 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...

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/27Sep0026.jpg)
I had the feeling she was watching peach's, not eating the tofu pate, lol.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach 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...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2008, 04:30:00 PM
Ida is eating and Tania barfs when Ida barfs, thats my take.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach 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!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin 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?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on September 27, 2008, 05:14:07 PM
Or is that a hanging wind chime thingy? In front of the canvas thingy?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin 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.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2008, 05:54:59 PM
^^ or did I just "Nathan" myself ? :D
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: ryaniiez on October 01, 2008, 07:05:34 AM
Wow...... Havent come here for quite some time...

Ok, so for Leg4.

We can't be 100% sure about Taiwan, BUT we can be sure that its a chinese-is-main-language country.

From the shots in the restaurant, I can tell. (Oh yea, I'm chinese.)

First, the non-smoking sign has "chinese" words. I can only make out 1 word though. The word is "wu", which means do not.

Second, in Singapore's "Chinese" restaurants, the "Lobster Pagoda" dish can be frequently sighted.
However, the teams are not gagging after eating that, its a different dish. Since there are chopsticks, it might be some kind of noodles. Oh yea, and I'm SURE the dish is spicy. I think. Cos in the preview, Ida(or Tania)'s eyes are very very red. and her cheeks too.

Lastly, there are obvious chinese calligraphy on the painting.

So, what you guys think. It might be BeiJing, which we previously thought was the starting line.

And yea, it's a roadblock.

I've been to BeiJing and I've seen the "aircon thing" which is located under the wall fan in the preview in restaurants..... so now I'm pretty much like ----> :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2008, 07:31:59 AM
Thanks ryaniiez--welcome back!

License tag team--can you check Beijing please?  ???

although Taiwan looks good, lets be sure..
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2008, 07:33:26 AM
AXN newsletter is out--I don't see anything new...

Isn't the one team decides the car key thing "we quit"??

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep4promo.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 01, 2008, 07:37:29 AM
I think it must be Taiwan


Please watch this photo

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=110458;image)

This photo it is cut form EP4 Preview

Let see the Vehicle Number Plate(I know you can read Chinese so it is Chi Wikipedia)

The Beiing Vehicle Number Plate is this → http://zh.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%E4%B8%AD%E8%8F%AF%E4%BA%BA%E6%B0%91%E5%85%B1%E5%92%8C%E5%9C%8B%E8%BB%8A%E8%BC%9B%E8%A8%BB%E5%86%8A%E8%99%9F%E7%89%8C&variant=zh-hk (http://zh.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%E4%B8%AD%E8%8F%AF%E4%BA%BA%E6%B0%91%E5%85%B1%E5%92%8C%E5%9C%8B%E8%BB%8A%E8%BC%9B%E8%A8%BB%E5%86%8A%E8%99%9F%E7%89%8C&variant=zh-hk)

The Taiwan Vehicle Number Plate is this → http://zh.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%E5%8F%B0%E7%81%A3%E8%BB%8A%E8%BC%9B%E8%99%9F%E7%89%8C&variant=zh-hk (http://zh.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%E5%8F%B0%E7%81%A3%E8%BB%8A%E8%BC%9B%E8%99%9F%E7%89%8C&variant=zh-hk)

So it is Taiwan
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2008, 07:44:08 AM
Thanks, always good to have one last check.

From M McKay at AXN:

Quote
yes Pailin raced well and seemed up for the Race, which is to take nothing away from Natalie who tried her best. The next couple of Legs are going to be tough for the Racers, there is no let up for now and they will be tested yet again. I am not so fussed about big travel Legs in this third series, in fact we deliberately went for short, sharp Legs. We wanted this Race to be relentless and I think we've succeeded. So don't expect the focus to be on long travel sectors (unless it is in a bus or something like that).


and

Quote
Sam and Vince are racing quite well without being spectacular. They may be going under the other teams' radar but I think they will need to be a little bolder if they are to stay in the hunt.

I think with them, what you see is what you get. They are nice guys and very down to earth. They have a good sense of humour and are perhaps a little goofy. I'm pleased you like them.



Quote
This week on TARA the Race continues to be unrelenting and punishing. And, I'm sorry to say (for the Racers at least) there is no sign of a let up just yet ;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: ryaniiez on October 01, 2008, 09:24:37 AM
 ITS CONFIRMED SO TAIWAN HERE WE COME!;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 01, 2008, 10:19:11 AM
(http://www.alivenotdead.com/attachments/2008/09/43091_200809270842074.jpg)

Allan Wu stayed at the Hotel Saigon Morin in Hue.
http://www.alivenotdead.com/allanwu

 The yellow building matches.
See this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/oliverlaumann/219976599/
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/59/219976599_2d97e353a4.jpg)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2008, 07:06:07 PM
Oh NICE job banzai!!  :jumpy: :jumpy:

That's a great match and one of the few unanswered questions we had, so GREAT job!  :hearts:

Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on October 01, 2008, 07:53:18 PM
 :lol:  Anything in this picture of Hotel Saigon Morin, Hue  look familiar, peach?   hint, hint...   :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2008, 08:00:15 PM
puddin's bamboo screen aka  Tatami mat?? Oh you are good Boingo!! :yess:

hint indeed!  :neener:

Do you think this is the place, or just an example??
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on October 01, 2008, 08:02:28 PM
puddin's bamboo screen aka  Tatami mat?? Oh you are good Boingo!! :yess:

hint indeed!  :neener:

Do you think this is the place, or just an example??

it's the place, the pitstop hotel where the racers stayed and gave post race confessionals.   :snicker:

(http://i36.[banned image hosting site].com/2ym80t0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2008, 08:08:31 PM
You really have no idea how long I looked for that Boingo, I even looked thru hotel pictures.  :lol: :-[  :yess:
..and thanks banzai!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2008, 08:17:21 PM
Perhaps they have performances there and change out the "backdrop"??

And oh yeah, I looked too.... :groan:

Where is it, Boingo?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on October 01, 2008, 08:27:13 PM
Perhaps they have performances there and change out the "backdrop"??

And oh yeah, I looked too.... :groan:

 ;)  sure, everything is clear with 20-20 hindsight...   :sucks
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2008, 08:38:13 PM
You did good, we'll say you are entitled to gloat a little! :gj: :yourock: :nana
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2008, 08:46:57 PM
You did good, we'll say you are entitled to gloat a little! :gj: :yourock: :nana
peach is blind! .. sorry peach, but a rose is a rose right under your nose. :lol:

So next leg should be Hong Kong?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2008, 08:49:26 PM
 EP5  stuff, (maybe EP5?)
HEY~ :jumpy: This is my first post,I'm Kayne from Hong Kong.
I just saw a post in a China forum - Ragbear and it maybe a spoiler of TARA3
http://ragbear.com/read.php?tid=22007

The poster said he saw two beautiful girls(or women) on the street and finding taxi today(29-5-08 HKT),he also saw a flag of amazing race(which is in yellow & red), at first,he saw them opening a clue,then jumping up to the taxi, TAR13 have already finished shooting,so it's probably TARA3!!!

Additional information (District) - Mong Kok (One of the most popular downtown area in HK), i don't think that it is only taking a clue then go to another country(just like season2), so i felt really excited :yess:
Hong Kong is looking good heres another blog (http://ting-solace.blogspot.com/2008/05/stanley-market.html)~

Thursday, May 29, 2008
Its 107am,Hong Kong,,I just finished uploading the fotos..Gonna write a short post and go and sleep.So that I can go Disneyland and perhaps to the famous Jumbo restaurant later.I went to Stanley Market yesterday,took a train to Central station and a public bus to the market.I need my dosage from addiction soon..I am running out of it.1 more day before I can see him and I cant wait to fly back soon...I will think of the happie moments coz I dont wanna waste a single moment missing out those happie and sweet times together...


(its goes onto say)

The pier where I saw Allan Wu.He's filming Amazing Race Asia there.. :)


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/IMG_0478.jpg)


edited to fix the link

:jumpy:

  Taken on May 29th found at flickr  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaikaiwong/2554248060/) , Hong Kong I assume.
eta: its not a team but a cameraman?

tagged: "Doubtful " The Amazing Race" Enroute point"
(http://i32.[banned image hosting site].com/2ronsdh.jpg)

:js: Hong Kong on 5/29

Date and Time (Original): 2008:05:29 17:58:47
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=75508;image)

I think it is very possible that we are seeing the same filming in this shot too! :hearts:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3HKStanleyBlakePier4.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3HKStanleyBlakePiercloseup.jpg)


Its Hong Kong

ETA:  yup its Mongkok

(http://i38.[banned image hosting site].com/9a5zl0.jpg)


(http://i38.[banned image hosting site].com/9a5zl0.jpg)

Chinese turns out to be easier to read at a distance (thanks Puddin!) - this is 通菜街, Tung Choi St in Mong Kok which puts it here in the middle of Ladies' Market, at the intersection with Shantung St...

(There're hangers by the side of the cluebox. Cameras? Compasses? What gadgets do they need?)

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=108035;image
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2008, 08:57:19 PM
You did good, we'll say you are entitled to gloat a little! :gj: :yourock: :nana
peach is blind! .. sorry peach, but a rose is a rose right under your nose. :lol:

So next leg should be Hong Kong?

silly, of course I saw the clue...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2008, 09:03:05 PM
Perhaps they have performances there and change out the "backdrop"??

And oh yeah, I looked too.... :groan:

Where is it, Boingo?
I was wondering why you were asking "where is it Boino?"
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2008, 09:34:10 PM
Cuz I want a MAP of the WHERE the Hotel is in relation to the other places the teams went!  :groan:  I know what it is called...

Love :hearts: the HK summary puddin, but you mean Leg 5, right?

Taiwan is Ep 4....but we can sure look for HK/Stanley in the preview! :happy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 01, 2008, 09:38:05 PM
Map (http://www.morinhotel.com.vn/map.html).  :waves:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2008, 09:39:12 PM
Wow EP5 already!? Time flies, lol I still haven't watched EP3 then.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2008, 09:53:07 PM
Ep 1 Starting line Bangkok to Pitstop Chiang Mai
Ep 2 Chiang Mai to Saigon, Cai Be, Pitstop Saigon
Ep 3 Saigon to Pitstop Hue
Ep 4 (tomorrow) Hue to Taipei
Ep 5 HK, Pitstop Stanley pier
Ep 6 Macau
Ep 7 India (Cochin)
then we lose them  :'(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 01, 2008, 09:55:19 PM
There is a conflict of times that is bothering me. I have believed that the "end of the pier" activity in Hong Kong was on Wed. May 28. This is based on the blog which has a picture of the place where allan Wu was sighted and states "Thursday, May 29, 2008 Its 107am, Hong Kong.", which means that the sighting was May 28. However, other photos appear to indicate that the event took place on Thursday May 28. Which is it?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2008, 09:56:36 PM
Map (http://www.morinhotel.com.vn/map.html).  :waves:

Thank you Slowhatch! Now THAT's what I'm talking about, :lol3:

Good thing it is near the hospital, lol--just in case they need any attention after all those bruises/crashes/falls/heat strokes!!  :ascared
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2008, 11:08:00 PM
There is a conflict of times that is bothering me. I have believed that the "end of the pier" activity in Hong Kong was on Wed. May 28. This is based on the blog which has a picture of the place where allan Wu was sighted and states "Thursday, May 29, 2008 Its 107am, Hong Kong.", which means that the sighting was May 28. However, other photos appear to indicate that the event took place on Thursday May 28. Which is it?

Based on blogs we have this:

May 28 Hong Kong  (blog mention of Allen Wu sighting)
           source: BLOG (http://ting-solace.blogspot.com/2008/05/stanley-market.html) posted HERE (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302335.html#msg302335)  Thanks to puddin!

May 29  Hong Kong (blog mention of team sighting)
            source:  POST (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg302335.html#msg302335)   Thanks to kaad!

But the Exif data on the Stanley Pier (first blogger) is for 5/29, per puddin!
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg304557.html#msg304557

And then we have the Macau sighting  for 5/30...

So the easiest thing would be to assume our Stanley blogger has her dates wrong and that she really saw them on 5/29... but I do hate to discount a bloggers own times...hopefully the camera is set correctly.  :ascared

If all that is correct, then either Hue or Taiwan should be an extended Pitstop too, right? We have no actual dates for Taiwan, so it could be 5/26-27 or 5/27-28 just as well...

Or we need to go one more place from Taiwan before HK. A TBC?

We had also been suggesting that Macau was an extended Pitstop since teams are seen on the way to Cochin on 6/1.

I'll have to double check all this later on, today my brain is fried... :res:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Alan on October 02, 2008, 08:59:00 AM
After 4 consecutive eliminations, scenes showing the 4 teams eliminated.

On the next amazing race asia...Ep 5

Tension moves over the teams. And relationships hang by a thin thread. Scenes show Henry and Bernie & Geoff and Tisha & Mai and Oliver

Tisha to Geoff : " We are so over after this".

And what happens when Allan comes knocking.

Scene showing Allan knocking on a car door and asking the person to come out.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 02, 2008, 09:03:40 AM
Hours of operation elimination?? Hmmm....... ???
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 02, 2008, 09:04:45 AM
Any location hints?? Should be HK we think...  But remotely possible to squeeze in one more place if no extended pitstops...

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Alan on October 02, 2008, 09:08:54 AM
Hours of operation elimination?? Hmmm....... ???

I'm thinking the same, especially hinting after 4 consec. eliminations.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Alan on October 02, 2008, 09:12:25 AM
Any location hints?? Should be HK we think...  But remotely possible to squeeze in one more place if no extended pitstops...



Should be somewhere that speaks chinese, I see chinese words in a Bravia shop Mai and Oliver are shown in and chinese words in the street.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: ryaniiez on October 02, 2008, 09:18:58 AM
Yea, I'm going with the hours of operation elimination, example from season 2, ep 3, Brett and Kinar were eliminated AT the detour which wasnt open.

Oh god this is so freaking exciting ;D

Can anybody put up some videocaps of ep5 preview?

Thanks alot!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: schwarzmoor on October 02, 2008, 10:09:27 AM
Based on what I see in the preview, I saw nothing about Hong Kong but quite a lot in Taipei.
The scene with Geoff and Tisha(???) is at the SOGO shopping mall I guess.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2008, 07:57:14 PM
promos up!

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season3/video/

when ready ...
 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2008, 08:10:40 PM
because I need a life ...  :snicker:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0000.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0001.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0002.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0003.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0004.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2008, 08:12:00 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0015.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0016.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0017.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0018.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0019.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0020.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0021.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2008, 08:12:49 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0022.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0023.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0024.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0025.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0026.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0027.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2008, 08:14:51 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0028.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0029.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0030.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0031.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0032.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0033.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0034.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0035.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0036.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0037.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0038.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0039.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0040.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 02, 2008, 08:29:12 PM
Oh THANK YOU! I was just trying some crummy ones!!  :hearts:

So where are we? Still in Taiwan?

Those twisty lamp poles should be findable?

Schwartzmoor gives us a mall :yess:

Unless Hue had an extended Pitstop (doubt) this filming should be the 26-27th.

Hong Kong is the 29th we think.  (some low possibility of the 28th)

Are we getting a second Taiwan leg? ???

Is someone screwed? Can't be good if Allen comes to you.... :'(

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2008, 08:34:38 PM
My bet would be to search Tapei malls and tower. I had to google "Bravia", I'm such a dork!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2008, 08:39:34 PM
SOGO looks good per schwarzmoor
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2008, 08:43:49 PM
....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2008, 08:51:06 PM
SOGO mall

eta:actually it says :
KOREAN at FOODCOURT
Fuxing Branch
green Fuxing Sogo, B2 FL
No.300, Zhong Xiao E. Rd., Sec. 3


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0015.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 02, 2008, 08:55:24 PM
Where Mai and Oliver are looking puzzled--are those TV screens? or what? What is that image on the bottom? What does 46x mean?

Can we figure out who is in what car? :duno:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2008, 09:02:30 PM
Sony Bravia/TV per Alan. ^^^^^^^ but I've only found a store at Taipei 101 which it might be?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2008, 09:09:08 PM
Heres a sample of a Bravia display

(http://i33.[banned image hosting site].com/1dzo8j.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2008, 09:12:42 PM
Heres a news item  (http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/worldbiz/archives/2006/11/06/2003335110)

(http://i37.[banned image hosting site].com/kf5kro.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2008, 09:18:36 PM
SOGO is green  in Linkou, Taiwan  :lol:, I'm being stupid

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0028.jpg)(http://i34.[banned image hosting site].com/5d9lyx.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 02, 2008, 10:13:25 PM
Regardless of everything else that has already been said, my visits to Hong Kong twice and Taiwan once lead me to believe that the photos we are looking at are Taiwan for a second leg.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 02, 2008, 11:45:15 PM
Good. Nice to see Taiwan highlighted for a second leg.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: dapa091 on October 03, 2008, 12:47:17 AM
damn someone beat me to posting the SOGO mall but I bet I'll beat you in getting a pic of the store or street LOL  :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 03, 2008, 01:31:56 AM
5% Hong Kong =[

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0040.jpg)

Look at the zebra crossing
HK's zebra crossing is yellow and the light is green and red

But in this picture
The zebra crossing is white and the light is yellow

So sad the next leg is not HK

(The onliy chance they go to HK next leg is the preview is just the AT Task in TW then they fly to HK
But the Chance is very slim =[)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 03, 2008, 07:16:25 AM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0040.jpg)

Quote
http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season3/forum/589319/topic/591471/comments/submit/index.html#comments
 2 hours ago, DinKnight says:         

who drove the silver Tiida in Taiwan? Alan was knocking on its window. It was not Henry and Bernie (light blue), AD and Fuzzie (white I think) or Geoff and Tisha (black).

Anybody can figure it out?


(http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/5082/maicarqx3.th.jpg) (http://img374.imageshack.us/my.php?image=maicarqx3.jpg) (http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/7025/maicar2qn7.th.jpg) (http://img233.imageshack.us/my.php?image=maicar2qn7.jpg) (http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/7236/maicar5ru6.th.jpg) (http://img57.imageshack.us/my.php?image=maicar5ru6.jpg) (http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/224/maicar6jw1.th.jpg) (http://img57.imageshack.us/my.php?image=maicar6jw1.jpg)

Mai's car.
Thanks to Alan's video.  :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: snap-on on October 03, 2008, 07:50:24 AM
Based on what I see in the preview, I saw nothing about Hong Kong but quite a lot in Taipei.

yeah, tish still drove on the right side of the road. The silver Tilda also stopped on the right side too.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: ryaniiez on October 03, 2008, 08:54:18 AM
AH! Then I've only got 1 line to say.

Byebye, BrattyPrincess/Flai(Flo+Mai)....... Poor Oliver.....   :waves:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 03, 2008, 11:02:26 AM
(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/4524/adze2.th.jpg) (http://img410.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adze2.jpg)

Fuzzie's car is white.
Bernie's car is light blue.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Alan on October 03, 2008, 11:22:22 AM
No problem Banzai, just wondering whether you could download all the parts? :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 03, 2008, 11:42:36 AM
If you closely at the front passenger side window, it looks to me as though we may be seeing Oliver...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 03, 2008, 12:33:14 PM
In this photo I only see Alans reflection
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 03, 2008, 12:39:36 PM
again ....the photo mirrors the background
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 03, 2008, 07:59:23 PM
AH! Then I've only got 1 line to say.

Byebye, BrattyPrincess/Flai(Flo+Mai)....... Poor Oliver.....   :waves:
I don't know, would they make it so easy for us to figure out? Who's to say they use the same car again? We know from other TAR's that they can use whatever vehicle they want at the start of the next leg.
And good luck everyone trying to find that street that Alan is on, I've been through almost all of Skyscrapercity/Taiwan ..........yikey shniky! We need someone from Taiwan to help us.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: ryaniiez on October 04, 2008, 04:37:31 AM
GUYS IVE DISCOVERED SOMETHING! IT MIGHT NOT BE IN TAIPEI, ITS JAPAN! IN THE VIDCAP OF OLIVER AT THE BRAVIA TV PLACE, THE LABEL ON 1 OF THE TV SAYS " ri ben dian shi (chinese)", which literally means Japan TV! And in the vid(preview), I saw lots of Japanese words! Btw, I went to Japan last winter.

So it might be Japan, not Taiwan or Hongkong!

Can our detectives look into this please?? :angel:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: ryaniiez on October 04, 2008, 04:52:26 AM
And the "heading" of the eatery thing that whoever posted in "sogo" mall of taipei says "han shi pan fan" which literally means korean-style rice. So  maybe its Korea? And Japanese dress like the passerbys in the video. So do Korean. ^^ :lol: :funny: ;) :waves: :yess: :angel: :neener: :jumpy: :hearts: :sucks :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 04, 2008, 06:36:22 AM
GUYS IVE DISCOVERED SOMETHING! IT MIGHT NOT BE IN TAIPEI, ITS JAPAN! IN THE VIDCAP OF OLIVER AT THE BRAVIA TV PLACE, THE LABEL ON 1 OF THE TV SAYS " ri ben dian shi (chinese)", which literally means Japan TV! And in the vid(preview), I saw lots of Japanese words! Btw, I went to Japan last winter.

So it might be Japan, not Taiwan or Hongkong!

Can our detectives look into this please?? :angel:

I Don't think it is Japan.....................

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/02Oct0000.jpg)

You said that you saw 日本電視.......but in this above picture it shows 日本之最 which means the best TV made in Japan
Made in Japan TV can be sold at other country .......
and in the preview it has a lot of Chinese word appear..............
also the car in the preview is drive on the left hand side but Japan is drive on the right hand side................

Sorry But I Don't think is Japan  :'(

And the "heading" of the eatery thing that whoever posted in "sogo" mall of taipei says "han shi pan fan" which literally means korean-style rice. So  maybe its Korea? And Japanese dress like the passerbys in the video. So do Korean. ^^ :lol: :funny: ;) :waves: :yess: :angel: :neener: :jumpy: :hearts: :sucks :wohoo:

About it is go to Korean........
Let see this picture
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=110557;image)

You can see 韓色拌飯 which means a Korean Food Shop
But if it is in Korean it will write in Korean Language They won't write in Chinese................

This shop is just in TW
Remember HK & TW is a city which is crossover with a lot of differnet country style..........................

and if they go to JP or KR is it very tight that they fly to HK in 29/5
So I don't agree they go to JP OR KR :'(

But maybe I wrong because they can go to JP OR KR after the preview is just shot in TW
The JP OR KR shot is not in the preview
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 04, 2008, 07:29:42 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Tiida
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/9411/800pxnissanversa18ssedagz1.th.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=800pxnissanversa18ssedagz1.jpg)

Manufacturer   Nissan
Also called   Nissan Versa (United States & Canada)
Nissan Latio (Singapore, Indonesia & Malaysia)
Nissan Tiida (Japan, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Central America, China, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Russia & Thailand)
Nissan Tiida Latio (Japan)
Production   2004–present

You already know.  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: ryaniiez on October 04, 2008, 07:44:19 AM
Banzai, I already know what? :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 04, 2008, 08:59:52 AM
What I already know is that thanks to the Wikipedia entry linked by Banzai, you can find out this about the Nissan Tiida:
In Taiwan it is produced by Yulon.

So that means that we will expect to see some of them in Taiwan.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 04, 2008, 09:40:53 AM
With the new information from episode 4 and the ep.5 preview, it is time to redo the ARA3 TIMELINE:

UPDATED ARA3 TIMELINE (modified October 4)

I now show 9 legs through Oman, so there are two more left to identify.

May 20 leg 1 begins; teams spotted late afternoon at Khao San Road in Bangkok
overnight tranportation to Chiang Mai is by one of 3 chartered buses

May 21 task in Chiang Mai, then pitstop;
leg 2 begins with pitstop release starting in the 10pm time frame

May 22  teams have tasks in the morning and then get to Chiang Mai airport in the afternoon for flight to Saigon
The first may be too early at 1225 1330. Any team that gets that will make an excellent connection TG614 BKK SGN 1540 1710. However, few teams will be able to do that. Most teams will be on TG111 1440 1550 CNX BKK. Their best connection option is TG686 1815 1945 BKK SGN. Only for teams that are not able to get bookings on that will it be necessary to take the flight through Siem Reap to Saigon. Teams do not go directly from CNX to REP as there are no schedules for that time frame. However VN848 has one stop in Siem Reap and is BKK SGN 1740 2125. As for Natalie and Pailin and others, they apparently do not make reasonable flights out of either CNX or BKK and are stuck overnight in Bangkok. For theCNX BKK segment, they will have many chocies and may take TG117 1915 2025 or TG127 2100 2210. In Bangkok the next morning their best bet is BKK SGN TG680 0900 1030.

May 23
So teams will arrive at Saigon airport from evening through late morning and then do tasks there starting at 6am to early afternoon
This includes tasks away from Saigon in the Vietnam countryside, but the pitstop is back in Saigon afternoon through late evening

May 24 teams on release from pitstop start leg 3 with a 25 hour bus ride from Saigon to Hue.

May 25 teams arrive late morning to early afternoon and do fairly short tasks around Hue. The start the pitstop late afternoon to early evening.

May 26 teams are released from pitstop in a range of morning times.
As leg 4 begins they fly Hue to Taipei via Saigon(Ho Chi Minh City) on
HUI SGN VN251 0910 1030 connecting with BR392 1255 1730 to get to Taipei
or possiblywait for SGN TPE CI686 1720 2145. Better flights through Hanoi to get to Taipei were not taken for unknown reasons.

The teams will be able to complete tasks before the pitstop.

May 27 Taipei leg 5 begins; more tasks; I think this will be NEL.
Extended 36 hour pitstop starts before midnight

May 28 extended pitstop

May 29 begin leg 6 Taipei to Hong Kong
There is an average of three 100 minute flights every hour from 6am to 6pm. My guess is they fly out around noon and arrive before 2pm.
tasks in Hong Kong

May 30 complete tasks in Hong Kong; likely to be TBC which starts leg 7 in late afternoon or early evening;
travel to Macau after taking hydrofoil in under 1 hour tasks;

May 31  tasks, then regular pitstop

June 1 begin leg 8; return to Hong Kong Airport by hydrofoil; fly to Singapore;
most probable flights are CX717 0855 1230 or SQ857 1030 1410 or CX739 1120 1505
then connect on to Cochin SilkAir468   SIN COK 2020 2215

June 2 Cochin area tasks, then pitstop in the evening

June 3 begin leg 9; fly Cochin to Muscat, Oman with choices of:

OmanAir 828 0715 0915 COK MCT
IndianAir973 1940 2140 COK MCT

COK to DBX Emirates 531 1030 1245 connecting in Dubai with Emirates 6478 DBX MCT 1810 1910

COK to BOM JetAirways 406 0830 1015 connecting in Mumbai with Jet Airways 808 BOM MCT 1730 1830

June 4 Oman tasks; pitstop

June 5 leg 10; fly Oman to UNKNOWN, possibly in Africa or Europe

June 6 tasks at UNKNOWN; pitstop

June 7 final leg begins; fly to UNKNOWN ASIAN CITY(which may require until June 8 to cross time zones by air) and Finish Line(maybe on June 8)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2008, 11:04:16 AM
I agree with you Anthonyctf, good job!

Allans blog is up

Picture Owner: Allan Wu
Blog Entry: Back to Taiwan
5/27/2008 5:12PM
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2008, 11:05:19 AM
Blog (http://www.alivenotdead.com/allanwu/blog.html?selection_all_page_1)

Back to Taiwan
Saturday, Oct 4, 2008 8:24AM / Standard Entry



When we raced over to Taiwan this leg, it was a little more special for me because this is where I pretty much started my life working in Asia.  Before that, I was all set to become a starving actor in Hollywood.  However, almost exactly ten years ago, I was offered the opportunity to move to Taiwan to learn Mandarin and become a VJ (video jockey) for MTV.  Of course, I took the offer and it's been one helluva ride since getting bitten by the Asia bug...or lion

Now, this leg of the race was really challenging for everyone, especially the teams because they had to drive themselves in Taipei.  It's tough enough driving in Taiwan already, but it's even more difficult if you don't speak Chinese cuz not too many people there speak English.  Even though the teams found themselves driving aimlessly in all parts of Taipei city, our host team still worked quickly to pop off the shots we needed.
Along the way, we even found a small pocket of time to hit up Xi Men Ding for some grubbin Ay-Chung Mian Xian...

...and also one of my old favorites, bubble tea with "pearls" (but you can still find these outlets anywhere in Taiwan)...

After that, it was off to the pit stop to prepare for the teams' arrival.  By now, some of the teams were working on the stinky tofu, which really is some nasty stuff.  However, the task wouldn't be so difficult if the bowl wasn't so humongous.  I think the amount that the team member had to put down was enough to put anyone down...even if it did taste good!

People always ask me how long we have to wait for the teams to arrive.  If we're all lucky, the teams all come in within several hours so it isn't too bad.  In this leg, I later found out we'd all be waiting until daybreak for the final team to check in.  Our cameraman Yves was feeling the fatigue...

...I even started doing some meditation in an attempt to make the night "race" by faster.

Of course, waiting for the final team is the worst, especially when you start seeing the sun making its move up the skyline from the east...

And just as everyone is about to run out of steam, father and son team Niroo and Kapil finally arrive after a seemingly endless night and are eliminated. Even though it's always tough to see another team go, I could still put on a smile cuz we could all now get some much-needed rest...

And with this next pit stop lasting over fifteen hours, I was definitely going to need every single minute of our short rest before our call time. 


Tell you all about that next time! 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 04, 2008, 11:26:28 AM
What? He gives us some spoilers? But AXN doesn't want to give out any spoiler. They blurred out all the signs and writings. Hmm.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2008, 11:39:32 AM
If we see them driving the same cars at the END of the leg (for whoever Allan goes to) then they still have to be in Taiwan--don't think they would be taking those to Japan, lol!

I doubt they stay in Taipei though (two pitstops same city, prob not), so let's see about what other good sized city could be near an Int airport for flights to HK. Is there another airport they might use if they went further south in the island?

Not sure about an extended pitstop for this second leg--depends if we believe the blog re team seen in HK 5/28 vs the Exif data for 5/29;

Released from Hue 5/26, travel to Taiwan, arr eve
5/26 to 5/27 15 hour pitstop release starting  afternoon  5/27
Pitstop with release 5/28 vs extended  pitstop release 5/29 vs some chance a TBC 5/27 to where though?

Dates re HK are confusing... :duno:


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2008, 12:17:05 PM
I've  been thru most of Taiwan cities (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_of_the_Republic_of_China_(Taiwan)), good luck :P , do we go north or south?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 04, 2008, 12:22:24 PM
I doubt they stay in Taipei though (two pitstops same city, prob not)

If there are no 2 pitstops in the same city, then it's a TBC???  :duno:
I notice Allan didn't say anything about good bye to a team. Hmm.


edit:
never mind  :-[
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 04, 2008, 12:40:24 PM
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=241&month=5&year=2008&obj=sun&afl=-11&day=1

Sunrise in Taipei is around 5:04AM.

(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/7121/ep4pix38of5.th.jpg) (http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ep4pix38of5.jpg)(http://img380.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

Niroo checked in around that time. Other teams probably checked in around 1AM to 2:30AM.

They have to rest at least 12 hours. 1AM + 12 hours = 1 PM.

Leg #5 starts around 1PM - 2:30PM. May 28th.

Allan said, "And with this next pit stop lasting over fifteen hours".

1PM-2:30PM + 15 hours = 4AM-5:30AM on May 29th.  :wohoo:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/th_02Oct0040.jpg)

Allan Wu comes out in the morning of the 29th so the time is about right.  :yess:
-----------------------
A Detour takes about 1 hour.
A Roadblock takes about 1 hour.
Additional task takes about 1 hour.
Drive around between these 3 tasks take about 1 hour.
______________
total is 4 hours.

This leg is about 15 hours long. 15 - 4 = 11 hours of driving on the freeway.
But Allan Wu said they come back to Taipei. 11 hours divided by 2 = 5.5 hours.

So they drive 5.5 hours out of Taipei and 5.5 hours back to Taipei.



edit:
never mind  :-[
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on October 04, 2008, 01:01:53 PM
I doubt they stay in Taipei though (two pitstops same city, prob not)

If there are no 2 pitstops in the same city, then it's a TBC???  :duno:
I notice Allan didn't say anything about good bye to a team. Hmm.

I like the TBC, Banzai... solves a few timeline issues...

BTW, there is a SOGO in the Taipei 101 Mall.  Looks like the previous pitstop at City Hall was not that far from Taipei 101.  Can the next leg's first task be to find a clue at the SOGO in the Taipei 101 Mall?  (Hours of operation of mall?)  :angel:

SOGO 101 brochure (http://www.taipei-101.com.tw/ch/mall/event/eBrochure/071018/eBrochure.html)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2008, 01:14:41 PM
There are several sogo stores around..

I think release will come on 5/27 NOT 5/28 banzai.

5/26 release from Pitstop  in Hue--to Taiwan>> Pitstop late eve 5/26 or early AM 5/27>>agree with next release afternoon 5/27

Does Wu mean THIS Pitstop 15 hours or the next one?

sorry--I am at work and can't play much right now... :'(

Where the car is for Allen? WHat about checking for Standard Chartered banks?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2008, 01:29:38 PM
The Sogo food court that matchs the picture is the Green Sogo, I don't know what the other Sogo food courts look like, lol

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=110557;image)

Taiwan
In Taiwan, as a subsidiary of Far East Group, Pacific Sogo operates 17 stores: eight in Taiwan and nine in China (three in Shanghai, one in Beijing, two in Chengdu, two in Chongqing and one in Dalian, as of August 2007)[3].

Pacific Sogo recently found itself in the midst of a corruption scandal over gift certificates involving the family of Republic of China's President Chen Shui-Bian; the case is still under investigations as one of the accused, Wu Shu-zhen has not appeared since the first trial was held.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sogo

(http://i34.[banned image hosting site].com/5d9lyx.jpg)



Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 04, 2008, 01:51:46 PM
I don't see this the same way you do, Banzai. Allan Wu was quite clear about a 15 hour pitstop, not a 15 hour leg. The problem is that there is a lack of clarity about which pitstop he means. I see the second pitstop in Taiwan as being either a NEL(most likely) or a TBC (and stated my belief in a NEL in my latest TIMELINE revision hours ago) which will then flow to Hong Kong. I see the first pitstop as an extended hour pitstop desperately needed by the remaining teams, but I will take Allan Wu at his word that it is 15 hours and not the usual 36 hours. It will last from teams still in reaching the pitstop between midnight and 2am (fairly close to what others have observed) until probably 15 hours later at 3pm to 5pm. Teams will then do another leg somewhere in northern Taiwan. It is possible to go from Kaohsiung and I will provide information on flying from there to Hong Kong in a subsequent post, but it takes too long to get to Kaohsiung even with the fast train. Let's asssume that teams carry over tasks from May 27 to May 28 and have a pitstop sometime in the afternoon or early evening of May 28. They then fly to Hong Kong after a 12 hour NEL pitstop in Taiwan that is located probably not far from the Taipei or Kaohsiung internaitonal airports.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2008, 02:02:52 PM
I doubt they stay in Taipei though (two pitstops same city, prob not)

If there are no 2 pitstops in the same city, then it's a TBC???  :duno:
I notice Allan didn't say anything about good bye to a team. Hmm.

I like the TBC, Banzai... solves a few timeline issues...

BTW, there is a SOGO in the Taipei 101 Mall.  Looks like the previous pitstop at City Hall was not that far from Taipei 101.  Can the next leg's first task be to find a clue at the SOGO in the Taipei 101 Mall?  (Hours of operation of mall?)  :angel:

SOGO 101 brochure (http://www.taipei-101.com.tw/ch/mall/event/eBrochure/071018/eBrochure.html)

Geoff and Tish probably went to the wrong store, lol
Sony = marketing= TARA product placement= probably search for the Sony clue in Taipei 101
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 04, 2008, 02:06:08 PM
Flights Kaohsiung to Hong Kong

Please note that I expect the departure from Taiwan will be from TPE, but to be prepared I am providing information on the possiblity that it will be from KHH on the southwest coast of Taiwan. There are 4 morning flights, 4 afternoon flights and 1 evening flight from KHH to HKG:

AE(Mandarain Air)821 0745 0915
KA451 0800 0930
CI621 1025 1155
KA433 1130 1300
AE819 1245 1415
KA437 1505 1635
CI2627 1530 1700
AE845 1740 1910
KA431 2025 2155

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2008, 02:06:43 PM
If its TBC or NEL why does Allan come-a-knocking? knock knock "Sorry you are the last team to arrive, however we are damn tired waiting for you at the pitstop so here is your clue or this is a NEL , proceed to Go, skip the pitstop.. keep racing"
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 04, 2008, 02:37:26 PM
lol, puddin

So it's an elimination leg but 2 pitstops in the same city. This will be the first. It can be done.   :jam:


edit:
never mind  :-[
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2008, 03:00:32 PM
Why the same city? They have plenty of time to go elsewhere in Taiwan, don't they?



Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2008, 03:50:03 PM
Why the same city? They have plenty of time to go elsewhere in Taiwan, don't they?




Thats what i think too peach, again looking thru Taiwan cities, North and about *bangs head on desk* ..why is Allan wearing a jacket?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 04, 2008, 04:14:08 PM
I believe I might have the answer to "why a jacket?" I went to Taiwan around 1982 and some of the places outside the Taipei area where I visited were:

Taroko Gorge (does not require a jacket)
Sun Moon Lake (does not require a jacket)
climbing up at 3am to view sunrise in the east from a mountain - this definitely requires a jacket; it was not as accessible in 1980 (and I went elsewhere) but today the premier sightseeing expedition is from Tatachia off the new Cross-Island highway and up the Jade Mountain Scenic Highway).

So my guess is that Allan has a jacket because he is going to some mountain, where maximum temperatures are typically 5 degrees C(41 degree Fahrenheit).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 04, 2008, 04:44:58 PM
There are colder places in Taiwan and in fact, you can ski there. This is a direct quote from my dad who was born there.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2008, 04:51:26 PM
Let's dissect this sentence a little.

Quote
And with this next pit stop lasting over fifteen hours, I was definitely going to need every single minute of our short rest before our call time. 


If this Pitstop is added hours, he has more rest, and would not be worried about a short rest and needing every single minute.
If the next pitstop is 15 hours--what possible difference could that make on him needing rest now.

Consider this:
He has been up all night waiting for the last team to arrive, and the first teams out will prob be leaving in just a few more hours, so he def needs a quick rest.

Change this to :
Quote
And with this next leg lasting over fifteen hours, I was definitely going to need every single minute of our short rest before our call time. 


and to me it suddenly makes a lot more sense.

And why 15 hours? A long drive to the middle or southern end of the island? I like the sound of mts but where are they on the map?

Can anyone pull up driving or train times to Kaohsiung?? But keep in mind they wouldn't have to go all the way to Kaohsiung --they could drive some distance after pitstop release the next day right?

re the jacket--he has on a dressy "I've been waiting at the Pitstop in the city" jacket to me, not a mountain climbing jacket.

What were dawn temps in Taipei on 5/27? ???



Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2008, 04:52:47 PM
So we are looking for some city in the mountains in driving distance of Taipei *bangs head harder* .........no luck on my end!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 04, 2008, 05:04:06 PM
(http://www.alivenotdead.com/attachments/2008/10/43091_200810041528216.thumb.jpg)

(http://www.alivenotdead.com/attachments/2008/10/43091_2008100415282110.thumb.jpg)

I messed up.  :groan: It's the same mat. I thought it was 2 different pitstops.
Never mind what I said earlier.   :-[
Not my day.  (:;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on October 04, 2008, 05:06:59 PM

Can anyone pull up driving or train times to Kaohsiung?? But keep in mind they wouldn't have to go all the way to Kaohsiung --they could drive some distance after pitstop release the next day right?


 :sucks  quick check of the internet says that driving time between Taipei and Kaoshiung is approx. 5.5 hrs (but high speed rail is only 90 mins.)  so why drive?   :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2008, 05:16:41 PM


I messed up.  :groan: It's the same mat. I thought it was 2 different pitstops.
Never mind what I said earlier.   :-[
Not my day.  (:;)

We love you anyway, :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 04, 2008, 05:19:25 PM
I agree with you Anthonyctf, good job!

Allans blog is up

Picture Owner: Allan Wu
Blog Entry: Back to Taiwan
5/27/2008 5:12PM

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/5553/allanwu1td7.jpg)

I'm in Pacific Standard Time zone and the date and time is different.

Good luck.  :tup:  :waves:  :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2008, 05:21:39 PM

Can anyone pull up driving or train times to Kaohsiung?? But keep in mind they wouldn't have to go all the way to Kaohsiung --they could drive some distance after pitstop release the next day right?


 :sucks  quick check of the internet says that driving time between Taipei and Kaoshiung is approx. 5.5 hrs (but high speed rail is only 90 mins.)  so why drive?   :duno:

Heee...you can get from one side of the country to the other in 90 minutes? I can't get across town in 90 minutes, LOL!

Thanks Boingo!

Wish we could match where that car is, that would answer a lot of questions. (hint hint hint) :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2008, 05:37:30 PM
 Taking the high speed rail is too easy, plus we see them driving at night. I'm in Hsinchu right (1 hour drive) now so come and get me if I get lost!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2008, 06:05:31 PM
Lots of fun mountain ideas here! aborigines, gorges, hikes, ...

http://www.go2taiwan.net/monthly_selection.php?sqno=17
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2008, 06:18:37 PM

Wish we could match where that car is, that would answer a lot of questions. (hint hint hint) :funny: :funny: :funny:
  (:;)  .. this might be helpful?

http://www.fallingrain.com/world/TW/3/Taipei.html

Nearby Cities and Towns 
 
Ch'ai-ch'iao-t'ou (0.9 nm)
Ch'iao-lin-li (0.9 nm)
Fu-chou-li (0.9 nm)
Pai-tzu-lin (0.9 nm)
San-p'ao-chu (0.9 nm) Hsin-chuang (1.0 nm)
Hsin-pu (1.0 nm)
Tu-hsing-hsin-ts'un (1.0 nm)
Chiang-ts'ui (1.3 nm)
Lan-ts'ui (1.3 nm)
P'i-tzu-ch'ien (1.3 nm) Pu-ch'ien (0.9 nm)
Shen-ch'iu (0.9 nm)
Wai-yuan-shan (0.9 nm) Fan-tzu-yuan (1.4 nm)
San-pao-chu (1.4 nm)
Sha-lun (1.4 nm)
Feng-yen (1.0 nm)
Fu-lien-i-ts'un (1.0 nm)
Hou-pu (1.0 nm)
Ssu-pien-t'ou (1.0 nm)
Jih-hsin-hsin-ts'un (1.4 nm)
Ssu-shih-chang (1.4 nm)
Yuan-shan-tzu (1.4 nm)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 04, 2008, 11:32:45 PM
Peach,
It was a major hassle to find the schedule for the Taiwan High Speed Rail from Taipei to Zuoying, which is some km north of Kaohsiung but as far as the lien currently goes. There are trains from 0630 until midnight, but starting at 0800 a pattern is established. They are two super-expresses(only one stop in between) every :00 and :42 after each hour. There are trains that make 6 stops at :06 and :30 after every hour. The one-stop trains are 96 minutes to Zuoying and the multi-stop trains are 120 minutes. The average is clearly 108 minutes.

From Zuoying station teams can transfer unto the Kaohsiung Mass Transit system. I don't know how far apart the stops are, but there are 2 to "Kaohsiung Area", 5 to Kaohsiung Station, and 12 to Kaohsiung International Airport. It could be from 6 minutes to perhaps 40 minutes depending on where teams have to go in Kaohsiung(of course if they go there at all).

puddin:
I can save you some time in your efforts to find cities in the mountains. There aren't any in Taiwan. Only small villages exist in the mountains.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 05, 2008, 01:14:35 PM
Don't forget the tunnel shot.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 05, 2008, 02:11:05 PM
Peach,
We have been through this argument on this thread months ago. I remember that the supertrain gets from Taipei to Kaohsiung in about 100 minutes. I check it in the morning when I get home from church.

I don't remember Taiwan, maybe from TAR last year? I do remember the Hue debate, lol...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 05, 2008, 02:12:29 PM
We saw them in the tunnel this week, so prob not so helpful for next week.



Don't forget the tunnel shot.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on October 05, 2008, 04:45:33 PM
Even though it's always tough to see another team go, I could still put on a smile cuz we could all now get some much-needed rest...

And with this next pit stop lasting over fifteen hours, I was definitely going to need every single minute of our short rest before our call time. 



Just as a though, could it be a 24 hr pitstop, but because of the 4 hr penalty, Neena & Amit were 9 hrs behind the rest of the teams, so Allan only had 15 hrs before having to hit the road again for the next leg. If this version of the race is taking it's toll on the contestants as the hardest race ever, then it's definately going to be hard on the staff too.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 05, 2008, 05:31:06 PM
Peach:
I have discovered after major effort the Taiwan High Speed Train schedule between Taipei and Zuoying. The schedule is for 0630 to midnight, but let's look starting at 0800. Every hour like clockwork there are 4 trains following that route. The one-stop trains leave at :00 and :42 and arrive in 96 minutes. The 6 stop trains leave at :06 and 0:30 and arrive in 120 minutes. However, that is only to Zuoying, not all the way to Kaohsiung where the high speed station is not built yet. Teams arriving at Zuoying will transfer to the Kaohsiung Mass Transit system. I don't know the schedules for that, but I can guess depending on where teams have to go. "Kaohsiung area" is 2 stops and maybe 6 minutes. Kaohsiung station is 5 stops and maybe 15 minutes. Kaohsiung International Airport is 12 stops and maybe 36 minutes.

Puddin:
I don't think you will find any major Taiwan cities in the mountains beacuse there aren't any. Virtually all urban development in Taiwan has been on or near the coasts. Now roads have helped provide better access to the east coast of Taiwan, but cities there are pretty much all on or near the coast.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: kaad on October 08, 2008, 03:36:26 AM
Is there anybody posted this news?

http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/080929/3/8h6e.html

It's about Sam & Vince,and I think it contains 2 spoiler of Roadblock
and it shows how far they stay in the competition

I'm showing that paragraph:
遊戲中部分挑戰是要選一個隊員獨力迎戰,他們可按提示決定人選,雖然二人個性迥異,但原來決定人選亦困難重重。Sam說:「有提示是要游泳,自然選了Vince,但原來游泳過程要考智力;有一次提示是貓,我一向喜歡貓,便由我出賽,誰知遊戲要求搬動數十隻小貓。」

During the race, some of the tasks need to pick one team member to do it alone (which mean Roadblock), they can decide which one to do it based on what the clue had said. Although they have different strength , but it's actually hard to make the decision. "Once, the clue said that it needs to swim, so we chose Vince, but it turned out the task also involved mental part;And another time, the clue said something about cat, I love cat, so i got to do that, but i found out ...the task was requesting to move a bunch of cats.(it said "more than ten", i guess it's about 30-80)",Sam said.

and the last paragraph:
至今遊戲已圓滿結束,但二人都不願透露結果。不過無論如何,他們都已贏得友誼。Vince說:「雖然有不同意見,但我們不斷提醒對方『這只是遊戲,不能因此失去好友』,最後我們的友情增進了!」

The race is now over, but both of them hadn't reveal the result to us. But whatever had happened, they already won their friendship."Even though we have different opinions, but we still remind
 to each other constantly ' it's just a game, I am not gonna lose our friendship.', and at last, it took our friendship farther!",Vince said.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 08, 2008, 04:58:08 AM
Is there anybody posted this news?

http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/080929/3/8h6e.html

It's about Sam & Vince,and I think it contains 2 spoiler of Roadblock
and it shows how far they stay in the competition

I'm showing that paragraph:
遊戲中部分挑戰是要選一個隊員獨力迎戰,他們可按提示決定人選,雖然二人個性迥異,但原來決定人選亦困難重重。Sam說:「有提示是要游泳,自然選了Vince,但原來游泳過程要考智力;有一次提示是貓,我一向喜歡貓,便由我出賽,誰知遊戲要求搬動數十隻小貓。」

During the race, some of the tasks need to pick one team member to do it alone (which mean Roadblock), they can decide which one to do it based on what the clue had said. Although they have different strength , but it's actually hard to make the decision. "Once, the clue said that it needs to swim, so we chose Vince, but it turned out the task also involved mental part;And another time, the clue said something about cat, I love cat, so i got to do that, but i found out ...the task was requesting to move a bunch of cats.(it said "more than ten", i guess it's about 30-80)",Sam said.

and the last paragraph:
至今遊戲已圓滿結束,但二人都不願透露結果。不過無論如何,他們都已贏得友誼。Vince說:「雖然有不同意見,但我們不斷提醒對方『這只是遊戲,不能因此失去好友』,最後我們的友情增進了!」

The race is now over, but both of them hadn't reveal the result to us. But whatever had happened, they already won their friendship."Even though we have different opinions, but we still remind
 to each other constantly ' it's just a game, I are not gonna lost our friendship.', and at last, our friendship have pulled further!

YAYAYAYAYAYAYA :hearts:
That means HK Team at least go through at least 2leg
Until the two RB has be shown
Go Team HK!!! :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 08, 2008, 06:00:32 AM
Thank you kaad!! Good news!  :hearts: Thanks for the translation!

And of course we need some upcoming NEL's now, so this week may perhaps be a NEL?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 08, 2008, 10:51:32 AM
It's time for some speculation. I have been totally impressed by AD&Fuzzie and Ida&Tania. I had guessed before the beginning that they were classy teams but I had no idea that they could effectively compete. They certainly can. They go into my Final 3 forecast along with Bernie&Henry who I previously predicted as a really good team. That means that Oliver&Mai, Geoff&Tisha and Vince&Sam will have to be eliminated to make that Final 3 a reality. That's a tall order but has a reasonable chance of being true. Those teams all make mistakes, which AD&Fuzzie and Ida&Tania have really not.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: kaad on October 08, 2008, 10:52:59 AM
Sorry for the rush translation at the end of the paragraph!
I have edited the last line. :-[
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: ryaniiez on October 08, 2008, 11:44:52 AM
Anybody here ges to EMW? If you do, NOW you understand why I predicted Japan in this forum? So I'm STICKING LIKE SUPPERRR GLUUEEE to Japan. I think it's either Tokyo/Osaka/Hokkaido. Heh.... Maybe.....

They do Detour and RB in Taiwan, then after evrything, they go to Allan and Allan tells them the race is STILL on, they have to fly to Japan, where they have to do ANOTHER detour and a extra task and go to the pitstop in Japan.....

Imagination...LOL :)

BUT in this "imagination" of mine, the window-knocking part fits in nowhere. Lol.

Oh! Maybe...

After the RB, teams get their clue that asks them to "Meet Allan on the mat", then Mai/Oliver lose their way (AGAIN!) and end u back at original RB place. Allan goes there and tells them tht they HAVE TO skip th RB and go to Japan...

Oh well, it's all my IMAGINATION.....  :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 08, 2008, 03:54:42 PM
http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season3/forum/605669/topic/605848/page/3/index.html#comments

Quote
16 hours ago, nadlamok says:         

for EP. 5
- still in taiwan
- a fast forward is set to appear.
- play a movie challenge. probably a road block.
- coal mining task
- one team get so tired that they took time to sleep instead. this is where allan was shown knocking on one of the cars.
- intense episode with accident, police involvements and screaming matches.

(http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/5325/episode5cv9.jpg)

Quote
7 hours ago, JPIAn_Ako says:         

Actually I have read this "Minor Spoiler" on The Philippine Star newspaper this morning. I'm trying to get the link on the internet so most of you can read it
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 08, 2008, 04:30:29 PM
Sounds like a Elim episode to me. Thanks banzai, kaad, & Anthony for the good info :)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 08, 2008, 04:54:09 PM
An old electric coal mining train. The museum guide proudly explained that there are only two of these in the world, both in this museum. They were built by the Japanese during their occupation of Taiwan. With only one headlight and an outer yellow body resembling the garment of monks, some nickenamed it the one-eyed monk. Taiwan Coal Mine Museum,  Pingsi.
Address
No. 5, Dingliaozi, Sinliao Village, Pingsi Township, Taipei County 226, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: 886-2-2495-8680
Fax: 886-2-2495-8901
Website: http://www.coalminemuseum.idv.tw/

map (http://maps.google.com/maps?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGIH_enUS207US208&q=Pingsi+Township,+Taipei+County&um=1&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 08, 2008, 06:07:23 PM
Anybody here ges to EMW? If you do, NOW you understand why I predicted Japan in this forum? So I'm STICKING LIKE SUPPERRR GLUUEEE to Japan. I think it's either Tokyo/Osaka/Hokkaido. Heh.... Maybe.....

They do Detour and RB in Taiwan, then after evrything, they go to Allan and Allan tells them the race is STILL on, they have to fly to Japan, where they have to do ANOTHER detour and a extra task and go to the pitstop in Japan.....

Imagination...LOL :)

BUT in this "imagination" of mine, the window-knocking part fits in nowhere. Lol.

Oh! Maybe...

After the RB, teams get their clue that asks them to "Meet Allan on the mat", then Mai/Oliver lose their way (AGAIN!) and end u back at original RB place. Allan goes there and tells them tht they HAVE TO skip th RB and go to Japan...

Oh well, it's all my IMAGINATION.....  :tup:


Ryaniez, you do have a fine IMAGINATION, but let's look at the logistical considerations for what you propose. Let's play out the scenario of a Taiwan leg ending in a TBC, followed by a Japan leg which then continues to Hong Kong where we know teams have to be:

May 27 12:00 to 2:00am teams arrive at fourth pitstop
12:00pm to 2:00pm teams are released from the pitstop
assume that tasks for leg 5 will take into the early evening
TBC starts at maybe 7pm to 9pm and teams immediately check flight options for Tokyo or Osaka (not Hokkaido)
last flight from TPE to NRT leaves at 1630 arrives 2040; best option is first flight May 28 is JL640 0820 1230
last flight from TPE to OSA leaves at 1605 arrives 1940; best option is first flight May 28 is NW070 0730 1105

So, this means no team can reach Tokyo or Osaka before noon on May 28. Tasks would take into the evening, say at 8pm. Release from the next pitstop could happen around 8am on May 29. The huge problem with that is that teams are supposed to be in Hong Kong then at the latest. First flight to arrive from NRT at HKG is CX509  0945 1325. First flight to arrive from OSA at HKG is NH175 1055 1345. The entire time frame of your proposed path does not compute. The reason is mainly the large time taken by even the fastest flights and the fact that schedules only exist for an 8 hour period every day.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on October 08, 2008, 07:24:52 PM
An old electric coal mining train. The museum guide proudly explained that there are only two of these in the world, both in this museum. They were built by the Japanese during their occupation of Taiwan. With only one headlight and an outer yellow body resembling the garment of monks, some nickenamed it the one-eyed monk. Taiwan Coal Mine Museum,  Pingsi.
Address
No. 5, Dingliaozi, Sinliao Village, Pingsi Township, Taipei County 226, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: 886-2-2495-8680
Fax: 886-2-2495-8901
Website: http://www.coalminemuseum.idv.tw/

map (http://maps.google.com/maps?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGIH_enUS207US208&q=Pingsi+Township,+Taipei+County&um=1&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title)

 :lol:  well, at least they don't have to travel far, it's only about 15 miles from Taipei (as the crow flies).   :groan:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 08, 2008, 08:06:26 PM
well if they stay near Taipei we can search these loactions for Allan knocking on the window, lol!

Cities and townships of Taipei County
 
County seat: Banciao City
 
Cities Banciao City · Hsichih City · Hsinchuang City · Jhonghe City · Lujhou City · Sanchong City · Shulin City · Sindian City · Tucheng City · Yonghe City 
 
Urban townships Rueifang · Sansia · Tamsui · Yingge
 
Rural townships Bali · Gongliao · Jinshan · Linkou · Pinglin · Pingsi · Sanjhih · Shengkeng · Shihding · Shihmen · Shuangsi · Taishan · Wanli · Wugu · Wulai
 

Categories: Cities in Taiwan • Taipei County
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 08, 2008, 08:18:26 PM
What about searching film companies? I just had a quick look without turning up anything, lol...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 08, 2008, 08:30:09 PM
I love the miner train!! Thanks puddin!!  :hearts:

 :duno: about this:

Located on Chihshan Road, the Chinese Culture and Movie Studio (pronounced Chungyin) houses a folk hall, wax museum, movie-making hall and replicas of traditional Chinese stone wall, concrete walkways, an ancient gate, shops, stalls and hotels. All extracted from the scenes which were part of traditional Taiwanese movies.


It also has a 360 degree screen movie theater and artificial snowscape. Some of the Chinese movies and television programs are even filmed here. 
Address:  No.34,Sec. 2,Chihshan Road,Shihlin District,Taipei City,Taiwan (R.O.C.)
opening hours:  8:30am - 10:00pm
 
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep5chinesecultureandmoviestudi.jpg)
 
Getting there : 
 
By Own Car :
Go straight on Shilin Foolin Road until you reach Chihshan Road and drive towards the National Palace Museum.


Public Commute:
Bus :
Take the city bus no. 210, 255, or 304 and alight at Chunyi Cultural City.
 
 
http://traveling.network.com.tw/Taiwan/point/187.html

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 08, 2008, 08:45:29 PM
I was thinking the movie had to do with the Sony Bravia TV's? Maybe they have to find a message or something?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on October 09, 2008, 08:58:02 AM
Next stop: HONG KONG!

Vince and Sam are running with the ticket agent - I think they barely scrape onto a flight! Fuzzie's not too happy about that. Cathay, China Airlines, Thai Airways, Dragonair and EVA are the five airlines operating direct services between Taipei and Hong Kong. Over to you, Apskip! :tup:

I see the Star Ferry - wow, four seasons of Hong Kong and each of them featuring the Star Ferry? AD/Fuzzie and Bernie/Henry are still together on this one. Geoff is waiting at the Central Pier - this means they're taking the ferry over to Tsimshatsui or Hung Hom, not the other way around.

Location of the rugby - King's Park in Kowloon? That looks like the Parc Palais (http://www.statelyhome.com.hk/StatelyHomeImage/8A/FE/AA075A98488F982E250B7B8CCA91-1.jpg) in the background. It's a reference to the Hong Kong Sevens (http://www.hksevens.com/index.html) by the way...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on October 09, 2008, 09:49:55 AM
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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Vicdemort on October 09, 2008, 10:07:41 AM
Hello from Hong Kong!
Hope everyone have enjoyed the mad episode!

Here is what I spot from the preview of next episode:

Teams run out from a Star Ferry (the green gate). Also you can see a red warning sign with white words on it.

The field task MAY be in Happy Valley where there are ricket field, football fields and a horse racecourse. I think I can reconize the buildings behind it, but I am not very sure.

If they are taking the ferry from Central Pier to Hung Hom/Tsim Sha Tsui, the field task is most probably before they took the ferry.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 09, 2008, 10:18:14 AM
Or Maybe in TW wait all team starting in the same time
then fly to HK To travel by ferry to HK Island then RB
after that they will go back to Mong Kok
Do a Detour Go to Pit Stop(NEL I Think)

                          OR

Go to RB First Then Go to FERRY TO MONG KOK THEN PIT STOP
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on October 09, 2008, 10:23:57 AM
Well, we know the Pit Stop's in Stanley (Hong Kong Island), and there's a task at Mongkok's Ladies Market (Kowloon). Geoff is definitely waiting at Central Pier (Hong Kong Island) to get to Kowloon.

If the rugby's at King's Park (http://www.kingspark.com.hk/) (Could anyone confirm? Try Googling 京士柏!), which houses the Hong Kong Sevens' organizer, the Rugby Football Union, that'd be in Kowloon as well.

But well, Hong Kong's too small for any of this to matter! :lol:

The video! (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JM249BHW) (Finally bought a Sony HD Camcorder. McKay you win!)

(Map moved downthread)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: ryaniiez on October 09, 2008, 10:28:48 AM
OH MY GAWDDD S/V ARE GOING TO OWN THIS LEGG LIKE  WTH?!?!

Lol I'm overreacting. But its true. It's their home land(maybe not for Sam), they've got the HUGE lead over Bernie/Henry(2nd) and da others.

Homeland = No language barrier. No Directional problems.

Seriously. They. Will. Own.
Can I predict the standings? Btw it's set to be a NEL. Cos the no. of teams left doesn't fit with the no. of legs left.

No. of legs left : 11(original/total no. which I learnt from Wiki)legs - 5legs = 6legs.

Finale has 3 teams, which is on leg11.
So, 2teams must be eliminated on legs 6,7,8,9,10.(5legs) 4th placed team must be eliminated on leg10.

At most, leg6 5th place eliminated. Legs7,8,9 MUST be NELs. So at least 3more NELs!

Ok, on to the prediction.

1st : Sam/Vince(I mentioned the reasons alr)
2nd : Henry/Bernie(What can I say abt the most consistent so far?)
3rd : Ad/Fuzzeh(They will lose a footrace to H/B. They really cant win a footrace, huh?)
4th : Ida/Tania(They'll get police escorts(AGAIN), but they'll lose out in the language part. Only Chi they know is "xiexieni~~!!!")
5th : Geoff/Tish(They got same problem as I/T, but G/T dun have Police escorts.^^)

But G/T fans (which are mainly Filipinos(pardon my spelling)), don't fret. they're not getting eliminated. Just that they'll lose their money. Somemore bad news. Most of the remaining teams have something against Geoff, so they cant expect any donations from the others.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on October 09, 2008, 10:52:17 AM
Ahhah!

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=110631;image)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 09, 2008, 10:58:21 AM
Next stop: HONG KONG!

Vince and Sam are running with the ticket agent - I think they barely scrape onto a flight! Fuzzie's not too happy about that. Cathay, China Airlines, Thai Airways, Dragonair and EVA are the five airlines operating direct services between Taipei and Hong Kong. Over to you, Apskip! :tup:

I see the Star Ferry - wow, four seasons of Hong Kong and each of them featuring the Star Ferry? AD/Fuzzie and Bernie/Henry are still together on this one. Geoff is waiting at the Central Pier - this means they're taking the ferry over to Tsimshatsui or Hung Hom, not the other way around.

Location of the rugby - King's Park in Kowloon? That looks like the Parc Palais (http://www.statelyhome.com.hk/StatelyHomeImage/8A/FE/AA075A98488F982E250B7B8CCA91-1.jpg) in the background. It's a reference to the Hong Kong Sevens (http://www.hksevens.com/index.html) by the way...

Neobie,
My flights studies have already indicated that there are 17 flights on that route from 6am to noon and 17 more flights from noon to 6pm. That is very close to one every 20 minutes, so no team should have problems getting on a plane to HongKong quickly.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 09, 2008, 11:03:52 AM
Nice screencaps and so fast! Thank you so much Neobie  :hearts:  :yess:   :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 09, 2008, 11:06:51 AM
Let me arrange the time......

First I think S/V Will get on the first flight and get a huge lead in HK :hearts:
And the others team maybe will board on the same flight or the 2nd and 3th flight

Arrive in HK
They need to go some where we don't know to get the clue to King's Park
Or Go to King's Park Directly (Also they can go to the ferry first but it seem very circuitous...... :duno:)

When they arrive King's Park Their's a RB
RUGBY TASK....(I Don't think it is represent HK (:;) )

After that they took the Ferry to HK Island and do some Extra task (Or a DETOUR? :res:)
Then Go to MK To Do Detour or Extra task
AT LAST.....Stanley Pit Stop :angel:

Alan is waiting in the evening...Waiting for the 1st team?? :wohoo:
if it is Ida & Tania seem not the First Team because they appear MK at night :'(


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Something added~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(http://i32.[banned image hosting site].com/2ronsdh.jpg)

This is the photo in Mong Kok
There has something to hang
I think they need to take photo or find a person from the photo
to recieve their next clue

So MK is a AT TASK Not A DETOUR I THINK
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 09, 2008, 12:20:30 PM
ryaniez, your basic logic on NELs is sound. However, nobody other than Micahel McKay and AXN know when the NELs will fall. There have to be 3 of them(or TBCs), but one is likely going to be leg 10 to not have to lose any of the final 3 teams. The other 2 can be anywhere in legs 6, 7, 8 and 9. There is no guarantee that leg 6 is NEL. I think that happening in leg 6 has a better than 50% probability, but who really knows?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 09, 2008, 12:43:25 PM
No more Intersection. There are only 5 teams left.
Intersection is for 6 teams only.
I guess U-Turns and Speed Bumps are in this season.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on October 09, 2008, 04:51:38 PM
Who thinks Bernie got that handbag from the Ladies' Market?

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=110636;image)

If she did and it's still daylight outside, then they've really got a lead (along with AD/Fuzzie) over Ida/Tania!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 09, 2008, 09:14:49 PM
EP6 promo when ready

 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 10, 2008, 05:12:21 AM
Confirm King's Park.......

Sam and Vince - Amazing Racers Team HK Comments 32 mins ago
Hong Kong! Hong Kong!
Sneak peek from the preview! Star ferry and King's Park Rugby Pitch!
What's gonna happen?
Watch out for the next episode boyz and gals!

http://www.new.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=78788000233&topic=5271&ref=mf (http://www.new.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=78788000233&topic=5271&ref=mf)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 10, 2008, 07:37:36 AM
Anthony!! You are a wonder!! Thanks for all your hard work and great info!!

I am catching up slowly, see y'all in a while!  sleep, the girl needed sleep...

Oh, and remember the yellow leis for the Buddha in ep 1? They hung from those hooks, so if it is the same travelling Clue Box, maybe it doesn't mean something will hang everytime...

I LOVE HK! :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 10, 2008, 10:00:02 AM
(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/631/shadow1lf3.th.jpg) (http://img119.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shadow1lf3.jpg)(http://img119.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/th_02Oct0030.jpg)

http://www.alivenotdead.com/allanwu
Quote
So in this leg, by the time I go out to perform my first "mobile elimination" this season with Mai and Oliver, over fifteen hours have passed since Sam and Vince checked in the day before.

Sunrise in Taiwan is around 5:04AM (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=241&month=5&year=2008&obj=sun&afl=-11&day=1).

So Sam and Vince checked in around 2 PM?

Quote
...none of us would come close to seeing any of the other teams until late until the night...and even the following morning.

So Ida & Tania checked in like 1 AM on the next day.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 10, 2008, 10:07:27 AM
(http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/7114/daytimeyn6.jpg)

Daytime?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 10, 2008, 10:36:21 AM
So Sam and Vince checked in around 2 PM?

But They Start this Leg at 2:17 P.M
Finish the Leg within 1 Hour?? :jam:

P.S Is that S/V break the record of the fastest to finish 1 Leg? :res:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 10, 2008, 11:10:21 AM
anthony, I would have to say that Vince/Sam pitstop arrival was closer to 4pm. Driving to the tatoo parlor and driving from there to the Astronomiocal Museum should take more than one hour and the tatoos maybe 15 minutes each.

The picture of the male with his back to us with "sunlight" through a window on the left confuses me. It looks like Oliver to me but it appears to be the inside of a museum. He could not have been in a museum during episode 5 in the daylight given what we know about his movements. Can anyone identify who it might be?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 10, 2008, 11:18:20 AM
I'm pretty sure its Henry & Bernie apskips

.........eta: but he wears sleeveless shirts so maybe not, lol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 10, 2008, 11:20:58 AM
Before we move onto HK, can any of our GE whiz guys pinpoint the location of the car in Taipei now? :please:

It should be close to the Sogo store....

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep5maisleepcar.jpg)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 10, 2008, 11:27:00 AM
anthony, I would have to say that Vince/Sam pitstop arrival was closer to 4pm. Driving to the tatoo parlor and driving from there to the Astronomiocal Museum should take more than one hour and the tatoos maybe 15 minutes each.

The picture of the male with his back to us with "sunlight" through a window on the left confuses me. It looks like Oliver to me but it appears to be the inside of a museum. He could not have been in a museum during episode 5 in the daylight given what we know about his movements. Can anyone identify who it might be?

taipei airport
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 10, 2008, 11:37:12 AM
Neobie!!

Great job on King's Park!!  You beat Sam to the punch, lol!

And I lovelovelove the map!! :hearts:

And just a quick note to say a big THANKS to all of you joining in the TARA 3 spoiler fun! It is thanks to you all that RFF is the foremost site on the web for TAR and TARA information!!!  

Neobie, banzai, Boingo, Anthony, apskip, Chateau, slowhatch, Ken, puddin, and all the rest of the team, :thankyou: for educating and entertaining me every day!

:ghug:

This moment brought to you by Singha beer..... :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 10, 2008, 11:59:09 AM
 :jam:  :beer: Cheers Singha.

And I found some Singha's Moments of Banter.
A.D. & Fuzzie: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7100b_t-a-r-a-3-ad-fuzzie-singhas-moments_travel
Neena & Amit: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6yczc_a-r-a-neena-amit_travel
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 10, 2008, 02:19:11 PM
Before we move onto HK, can any of our GE whiz guys pinpoint the location of the car in Taipei now? :please:

It should be close to the Sogo store....

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/th_TARA3ep5maisleepcar.jpg)

(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/7972/route05cw6.jpg)
 :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 10, 2008, 02:31:11 PM
Thanks banzai!

But I still want the pretty street GE one too...  :-[
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 10, 2008, 02:36:34 PM
anthony, I would have to say that Vince/Sam pitstop arrival was closer to 4pm. Driving to the tatoo parlor and driving from there to the Astronomiocal Museum should take more than one hour and the tatoos maybe 15 minutes each.

The picture of the male with his back to us with "sunlight" through a window on the left confuses me. It looks like Oliver to me but it appears to be the inside of a museum. He could not have been in a museum during episode 5 in the daylight given what we know about his movements. Can anyone identify who it might be?

taipei airport

The male has not been identified yet. However, perhaps the question can be answered by the orange/red backpack. That appears to match what Bernie is carrying. Bernie must have been in a short sleeved blue shirt at the airport but changed to a blue tank top later.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 10, 2008, 03:10:05 PM
move to here:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,17723.new.html#new
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 10, 2008, 03:42:12 PM
Thanks banzai!

But I still want the pretty street GE one too...  :-[
But how far did they follow the taxi before it broke down? and were they heading towards Kevin's tatoos Xi Men Ding or change their minds and head to the detours? Pingshi?

thanks to banzai's map

Pacific Sogo Department Store (Fuxing Branch) (http://wikimapia.org/#lat=25.0410488&lon=121.543057&z=17&l=0&m=a&v=2&search=Sogo%20fuxing)

below another view of Mai/Olivers car
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 10, 2008, 07:58:36 PM
Well hell peach i tried my best to find Oliver and Mai's car location and the only place that building looks like is KTV Party World but that can't be it so  :knuckles:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 10, 2008, 08:01:44 PM
Love y'all for trying!! :hugs:

That darn building is so distinctive I was thinking maybe it would jump out to someone! Heee....not me for sure!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 10, 2008, 08:18:32 PM
Well its driving me so crazy i can't stop looking for it, I bets its so right in your face that when someone does finds it, it will be like  DUH!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on October 10, 2008, 09:30:06 PM
Strange - the scene at night showed them near the Provincial Highway 1 - running west out of Taiwan down the coast to the south of the island. Shifen (the Coal Mine) is east of Taipei, and the Sogo Department stall is right dab smack in the centre of Taipei (depends on where you define as the centre though). How did the taxi bring them so far out the opposite direction?

And did they move the car after they lost the taxi? The night and morning scenes look different!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: ryaniiez on October 11, 2008, 02:26:53 AM
Yea..... The night before, the taxi they were following broke down.. When they were on the way to the freeway, but I believe Sogo isnt nowhere near the freeway??
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 12, 2008, 01:13:47 PM
(http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/746/flight00711amdl3.th.jpg) (http://img58.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flight00711amdl3.jpg)

The flight is either 507, 607, or 007. The time is around 11:......
How do we find the flight? I think this is apskip's area of expertise.  :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 12, 2008, 01:30:00 PM
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15379.0;attach=110632;image)

Standard Chartered Bank is the main sponsor of this game. Those 2 white signs have their logo. :jam:

Hong Kong
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=102&month=5&year=2008&obj=sun&afl=-11&day=1
May 29, 2008,   sunrise = 5:40 AM;   sunset = 7:02 PM

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/VHHH/2008/5/29/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA
Weather for May 29th, 2008

10:30AM - 7 PM = Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Clouds

http://wikimapia.org/118789/Ladies-Market
http://wikimapia.org/2656739/King-s-Park-Sports-Ground
http://wikimapia.org/1113/Star-Ferry-Pier-Kowloon
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 12, 2008, 01:55:54 PM
Good job, Banzai!!  :jumpy:

:thankyou:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 12, 2008, 02:41:29 PM
(http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/995/rugby1pv0.th.jpg) (http://img379.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rugby1pv0.jpg) (http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/2546/rugby2gh5.th.jpg) (http://img379.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rugby2gh5.jpg)

NORTH
(http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/3640/hkshadowmg0.gif)
SOUTH
http://wikimapia.org/2656739/King-s-Park-Sports-Ground

I can't find the exact spot. So I give you shadow of the day.  :jam:
7 PM is pitch black.  :sucks
I guess the rugby task comes before the ladies' market.  :yess:

(http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/1868/2ronsdhtw2.th.jpg) (http://img379.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2ronsdhtw2.jpg) (http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/9263/2e5l9gznu2.th.jpg) (http://img379.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2e5l9gznu2.jpg)

There's a mat so it's not a TBC.  :yess:

(http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/2968/confession1qd8.th.jpg) (http://img264.imageshack.us/my.php?image=confession1qd8.jpg)

They have a confession so maybe it's a NEL.  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 12, 2008, 04:10:19 PM
(http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/746/flight00711amdl3.th.jpg) (http://img58.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flight00711amdl3.jpg)

The flight is either 507, 607, or 007. The time is around 11:......
How do we find the flight? I think this is apskip's area of expertise.  :yess:

Right, here is what I previoiusly wrote based on when team will be released from the pitstop:

Flights from Taipei to Hong Kong start at about 630am. Vince and Sam would be released around 4am and would make that first flight CX463 0625 0800. The other teams would be released between about noon and 2pm and could be on any of these flights:

CX511 1315 1500
CI679 1330 1575
BR855 1400 1540
CX565 1410 1555
CI673 1425 1510
KA481 1445 1630

Now, as a result of your inquiry I am adding CX407 0825 1025 to the list. It is the only ending "07" flight number that arrives that morning. I cannot explain why Vince and Sam would take that flight(and not take an earlier one) except that the earlier flights must have been sold out. CI907 1050 1235 does not fit your time window and would have an even greater credibiility problem for why Vince andd Sam waited that long to fly.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 13, 2008, 08:10:40 AM
Is that no more Spoliers in Leg 6 ?? Yes?? :knuckles:
No I 've found a new spoliers :yess:

Plz see this newspaper

(http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr262/alittlesheep/P1070667.jpg)

Let see this newspaper..............................
...................................................................
...................................................................
Oops I forget this is Eng Forum I need to translate to English :-[

Translate:

After 5 Leg 3 Country 5 Teams need to stop their journey :waves:
5 Teams remain Who will be next to be out of the toughest race ever?? B:)

The 6 Leg wiil race in the beautiful & wonderful & happiest & lovable city :funny: ...... Hong Kong
HK team is the first team who finished Leg 5
Would the have good adventage??

A lot of task will appear in this beautiful & wonderful & happiest & lovable city  :flirt:
Include that a task that in the old market in Central
The need to use the "Lucky Cookie" to get their Clue

The game is rush Everyteam is trying to ride the taxi to Kowloon
Except 1 Team fighre out the speediest way to KL.Will They do it sucessfuly??
Ladies Market is famous of the most beautiful & cheapest bag
They need to find one bag that contain their next clue
Let the team so frustrated Which team will be first to the pit stop---The Gold Fish Market??

A long newspaper My Eng. is bad Sorry :groan:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 13, 2008, 08:18:24 AM
Conclusion:

travel by a trasportation (not the ferry) to Kowloon
1.That means Star Ferry is to HK Island (Will any team go to the wrong way :jam:)
2.Bernie bag's is come from our beautiful & wonderful & happiest & lovable city  :-[
   HK Ladie's Market
3.The newspaper seem to be wrong becoz the pit stop is in Stanley
   so Gold Fish Market is use for............ :res:
4. Lucky Cookie??
    Charla & Mirna :Cookie Cookie Monster :sucks
Any conclude plz comment
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on October 13, 2008, 09:05:41 AM
Thanks Anthonyctf for the summary! I'll do the complete article so the detectives don't miss a thing...

Quote
The Amazing Race Asia
AXN (now Channel 512), Thursday nights at 10:00pm

16/10 (Thursday) - Season 3, Episode 6
Destination: Hong Kong

In a gruelling competition that has taken teams through five countries and territories (sic), five teams have been eliminated, and five remain to battle it out as they move one step closer to the finish line.

The latest leg takes place in Hong Kong; With "Team Hong Kong" holding a lead from the previous leg in Taipei and their newly-found home-turf advantage, will they surge far ahead of the other teams?

Among the tasks in the city is one taking place in an old, mysterious open market at Central, where teams rely on the help of "lucky cookies" (also "fortune cookies") to advance.

Every minute counts, and when most teams take the taxi to Kowloon, will a team find a quicker mode of transportation? And with the dizzying number of handbags at the Ladies' Market, wouldn't it be torturous to find one containing their next clue? And in the end, which team will beat the rest to Mongkok's Goldfish Market - the Pitstop for this leg of the race?

:groan: So little of this has to do with Hong Kong! (Especially those darned fortune cookies - ten years in Hong Kong and I have never, ever, ever had pieces of paper snuck into what I'm eating!)

The Star Ferry looks like a given, so I'm thinking the MTR (subway) is that one team's secret weapon. Travelling from Central to Mong Kok, a team taking the MTR should be able to shave off at least fifteen minutes avoiding the circuitous and congested roads!

Two legs - two Pitstops? Is that even possible? But that means we'd have to end the race in Africa or something?

Map updated: Green line shows MTR route from Central to Mong Kok, red line shows taxi route.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 13, 2008, 09:14:22 AM
Thanks Anthonyctf for the summary! I'll do the complete article so the detectives don't miss a thing...

Quote
The Amazing Race Asia
AXN (now Channel 512), Thursday nights at 10:00pm

16/10 (Thursday) - Season 3, Episode 6
Destination: Hong Kong

In a gruelling competition that has taken teams through five countries and territories (sic), five teams have been eliminated, and five remain to battle it out as they move one step closer to the finish line.

The latest leg takes place in Hong Kong; With "Team Hong Kong" holding a lead from the previous leg in Taipei and their newly-found home-turf advantage, will they surge far ahead of the other teams?

Among the tasks in the city is one taking place in an old, mysterious open market at Central, where teams rely on the help of "lucky cookies" (also "fortune cookies") to advance.

Every minute counts, and when most teams take the taxi to Kowloon, will a team find a quicker mode of transportation? And with the dizzying number of handbags at the Ladies' Market, wouldn't it be torturous to find one containing their next clue? And in the end, which team will beat the rest to Mongkok's Goldfish Market - the Pitstop for this leg of the race?

:groan: So little of this has to do with Hong Kong! (Especially those darned fortune cookies - ten years in Hong Kong and I have never, ever, ever had pieces of paper snuck into what I'm eating!)

The Star Ferry looks like a given, so I'm thinking the MTR is that one team's secret weapon. Travelling from Central to Mong Kok, a team taking the MTR should be able to shave off at least fifteen minutes avoiding the circuitous and congested roads!

Two legs - two Pitstops? Is that even possible? But that means we'd have to end the race in Africa or something?

Could the Mongkok's Goldfish Market is just a destination not a pit stop :res:
becoz the newspaper often wrong
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 13, 2008, 09:23:28 AM
When I searched for Ladies' Market and Goldfish Market, I got the same address: Tung Choi in Mongkok. Are they next to each other?
Quote
So little of this has to do with Hong Kong! (Especially those darned fortune cookies - ten years in Hong Kong and I have never, ever, ever had pieces of paper snuck into what I'm eating!)
  :js: I'm not surprised, it's a California invention (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_cookie); L.A. and S.F. even went to (legal) civil war over the issue! :argue:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 13, 2008, 09:28:06 AM
When I searched for Ladies' Market and Goldfish Market, I got the same address: Tung Choi in Mongkok. Are they next to each other?
Quote
So little of this has to do with Hong Kong! (Especially those darned fortune cookies - ten years in Hong Kong and I have never, ever, ever had pieces of paper snuck into what I'm eating!)
  :js: I'm not surprised, it's a California invention (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_cookie); L.A. and S.F. even went to (legal) civil war over the issue! :argue:

I've find the different source

About the Lucky Cookie (The correct name is Fortune Cookie)
Is the people put some Auspicious Messages /Fai Chun / Red Paste
in a piece of cookie The among of people eat it too see who is lucky
Yes.....it is simliar to TAR11
WIKI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_Cookie

The most important part : Chinese Legend
Although fortune cookies are undoubtedly a modern invention, a legend has been developed and circulated to explain their origins. According to this legend, in the 14th century, when the Mongols ruled China, a revolutionary named Chu Yuan Chang planned an uprising against them. He used mooncakes to pass along the date of the uprising to the Chinese by replacing the yolk in the center of the mooncake with the message written on rice paper. The Mongols did not care for the yolks, so the plan went on successfully and the Ming Dynasty began. It is claimed that the Moon Festival celebrates this with the tradition of giving mooncakes with messages inside. Immigrant Chinese railroad workers, without the ingredients to make regular mooncakes, made biscuits instead. It is these biscuits that may have later inspired fortune cookies





This History is also the History of Mooncakes......................................

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on October 13, 2008, 09:28:18 AM
Fortune cookies have as much significance to Hong Kong as do laundromats. (I believe there are more laundromats in Waco, Texas than there are in Hong Kong... Stupid CBS and stereotyping Americans! Chinatown != China..!)

 (:;)

Outdoor market at Central's probably the one at Pottinger St...

(http://www.copperbronze.com/pics/sights/Pottinger%20street.gif)

And yep, both markets are along Tung Choi St! Ladies' Market is in the southern stretch running from Dundas to Argyle Sts, and Goldfish Market runs from Mong Kok to Prince Edward Rds. The area specifically mentioned in the newspaper article (Tin'kwong Market) is the bit labelled "Golden Fish Wholesale Market" along Prince Edward Rd W. Really too busy to be a Pitstop, actually.

(Aww ignore the red circle in the map, stole it from the tourism board. On that note, I am utterly embarrassed by the English that the TOURISM BOARD produces. "Golden fish"?!)

(http://ia50613.com/images/MongKok%20Map.tiff)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: bikermama on October 13, 2008, 09:30:54 AM
When I searched for Ladies' Market and Goldfish Market, I got the same address: Tung Choi in Mongkok. Are they next to each other?

Yup, you take the MTR to the same station. From there, it's a matter of choosing the right exit (as many as 14, going in different directions)--which can be a problem if you don't know where you're going.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 13, 2008, 09:34:17 AM
However don't mess up with 魚市場(Fish Market) & 天光墟(The Pit Stop which is write on the newspaper)

FISH MARKET IS NEAR TUNG CHOI STREET
http://zh.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%E9%87%91%E9%AD%9A%E8%A1%97&variant=zh-hk →CHINESE

BUT The Pit Stop which is write on the newspaper IS NEAR BOUNDARY STREET
http://hk.knowledge.yahoo.com/question/?qid=7008061200144 →CHINESE
http://zh.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%E5%A4%A9%E5%85%89%E5%A2%9F&variant=zh-hk →CHINESE


They are totally different........
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 13, 2008, 06:01:23 PM
Thank you Anthony so much for the new info! What a nice surprise to come home to! :hearts: !!

And  :ty3: to Neobie for the explanation and the MAPS! And to bikermama for the subway details!  And to Slowhatch as always!!

SO how can we put this together now?

We have a Pitstop complete w. Host, Mat and greeter at Stanley Pier.

We have a cluebox in Mong Tuk, the new Ladies Market task (part of a Detour?) , and an unknown in the Fish Market? Maybe Roadblock or other half of the Detour? ???

We know at some point (not necessarily this leg) that Sam and Vince have a task involving swimming and one involving moving cats...

Yippee for new things to spoil!  :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: tarflyonthewall on October 14, 2008, 06:30:08 PM
Clearing up an incorrect date for a confirmed spoiler. Allan's blog (http://www.alivenotdead.com/allanwu) mentions (under the entry "Bye Bye Beauty Babes") that he flew up to Hue and did his camera pieces -- presumably including the Imperial Palace bit -- the day before the contestants arrived, when they were travelling by bus.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 14, 2008, 07:59:18 PM
Clearing up an incorrect date for a confirmed spoiler. Allan's blog (http://www.alivenotdead.com/allanwu) mentions (under the entry "Bye Bye Beauty Babes") that he flew up to Hue and did his camera pieces -- presumably including the Imperial Palace bit -- the day before the contestants arrived, when they were travelling by bus.
Yes, its confirmed the 25th (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg303564.html#msg303564) here if thats what you mean?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 15, 2008, 12:06:42 PM
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=22.3088898&lon=114.1775876&z=18&l=0&m=a&v=2

(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/5669/floorplanac2.th.jpg) (http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=floorplanac2.jpg)
http://www.kingspark.com.hk/floorplan/floorplan.html

I'm not sure what field they played rubgy on?

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 15, 2008, 02:26:23 PM
Quote
http://www.alivenotdead.com/allanwu
And with this next pit stop lasting over fifteen hours, I was definitely going to need every single minute of our short rest before our call time. 

Tell you all about that next time!

Quote
So in this leg, by the time I go out to perform my first "mobile elimination" this season with Mai and Oliver, over fifteen hours have passed since Sam and Vince checked in the day before.

That's what he meant. A 15-hour leg. Hmm.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 15, 2008, 03:12:57 PM
banzai, no that's not quite correct. The minimum leg time would be about 2 hours (Vince and Sam on the Fast Forward). The maximum time would be that 2 hours + 15 hours = 17 hours.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 15, 2008, 03:22:43 PM
Newsletter is up!!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep6newsletter-promo.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 15, 2008, 03:29:46 PM
From Michael McKay:
1 day ago, Michael_McKay says:   
 
 
Quote
Hi folks, my apologies for not getting back to everyone.
I am currently in Cannes, France for MIPCOM, the annual television market.

As I think most of you will appreciate, we've been quite hard on the Teams over the first 5 Legs. I think this week might a good time to let them have some fun so expect it to be a little more light hearted. I can't promise the light heartedness will remain beyond the next leg though ;)

Hope you enjoy this week's episode and get a laugh out of it.


So, more light hearted in the tasks? Or the fact that is almost 100% sure to be a NEL?  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Boingo on October 15, 2008, 03:54:04 PM
 :sucks  here's a pretty .kmz file just for peach.   :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 15, 2008, 04:30:56 PM
OH I LOVE it!! THIS is what we needed guys, now we can get around and see where we are!!   :<3 :<3
Thank you Boingo!! :ty


I'll be in HK if y'all need me... :lol:

LOOK! With this and banzai's map and the preview one of you smart GE guys can tell us exactly where we were!! :happy:
 
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep6GEKingsPark.jpg)

Going back in for more....


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: calv_10 on October 15, 2008, 11:42:45 PM
hey guys found another site for more HK leg spoiler/speculations

it's still bits and pieces but you can a good idea of the leg:

    1. From Hong Kong International Airport, teams dash to Kowloon and find King's Park. As an extra task, the racers have to make a goal in order for them to get their next clue.

    2. After this rugby challenge, teams are faced with a detour. Detour tells them to either go to Ladies Market or to Goldfish Market.

    3. At Ladies market, they have to find a bag containing their clue. At Goldfish Market, they might fight something else also (aquarium?) containing their clue.

    4. Teams are now faced with a Roadblock and they heads to Central Market to find a fortune teller but a "Fortune Cookie" (Have you seen Charla and Mirna eating cookies in Malaysia in TAR 11? That could be the challenge)

    5. Then, they have to check in at Blake Pier at Stanley.

for the whole post:
http://jonlover.blogspot.com/2008/10/tara-3-leg-6-spoilers-and-speculations.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: puddin on October 16, 2008, 12:19:59 AM
It looks like the spoiler has come full circle calv  :lol:

Is that no more Spoliers in Leg 6 ?? Yes?? :knuckles:
No I 've found a new spoliers :yess:

Plz see this newspaper

(http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr262/alittlesheep/P1070667.jpg)

Let see this newspaper..............................
...................................................................
...................................................................
Oops I forget this is Eng Forum I need to translate to English :-[

Translate:

After 5 Leg 3 Country 5 Teams need to stop their journey :waves:
5 Teams remain Who will be next to be out of the toughest race ever?? B:)

The 6 Leg wiil race in the beautiful & wonderful & happiest & lovable city :funny: ...... Hong Kong
HK team is the first team who finished Leg 5
Would the have good adventage??

A lot of task will appear in this beautiful & wonderful & happiest & lovable city  :flirt:
Include that a task that in the old market in Central
The need to use the "Lucky Cookie" to get their Clue

The game is rush Everyteam is trying to ride the taxi to Kowloon
Except 1 Team fighre out the speediest way to KL.Will They do it sucessfuly??
Ladies Market is famous of the most beautiful & cheapest bag
They need to find one bag that contain their next clue
Let the team so frustrated Which team will be first to the pit stop---The Gold Fish Market??

A long newspaper My Eng. is bad Sorry :groan:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 16, 2008, 01:07:10 AM
This shot was taken between 3:14 and 3:57 pm (assumes May 29th).

There are two good spherical surfaces  ;) in this shot.  Both suggest a solar altitude of about 45 deg.  It's so overcast that I can't make the estimate very tight.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/15Oct0004.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 16, 2008, 01:19:10 AM
Thank you thank you!! That is a HUGE help!!   :hearts:

Heee....you and your "spherical objects"!!
Title: Re: TARA 3 - Episode 6 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 16, 2008, 09:59:53 AM
Can you tell us about the preview in the spoiler thread Please calvin??

First S/V running in somewhere (But I see the tram track so It is HK Island)

Next...AD/Fuzzie dressing out in formal clothes in Macau
Becoz the are ready to go in the Casino

After that....Tania & Ida playing poker in the Casino
Look very frustrated

And the camera go to the Macau Tower (Yay myfirst spoliers right)
the teams are waiting in the Macau Tower
Look very angry........

The weather turns bad........A team is fall over while doing the drangon dance

At Last Ad or Fuzzie(I forget which one) is climbing outside the Macau Tower (RB I think)
The weather is pretty bad and difflcult to climb............

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on October 16, 2008, 10:03:54 AM
Preview Vidcaps--we present Macau!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep6preview1.jpg)1
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep6preview2.jpg)2(Looks like the Pit Stop!)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep6preview3.jpg)3 (Note "Contestant Bag Drop" in lower-right corner.)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep6preview4.jpg)4
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep6preview5.jpg)5
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep6preview6.jpg)6
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep6preview7.jpg)7
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARA%203/TARA3ep6preview8.jpg)8

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 16, 2008, 10:09:37 AM
This is familiar.  Are they looking for Charla?   :lol:


(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/2342/12gq0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 16, 2008, 10:10:37 AM
This is familiar.  Are they looking for Charla?   :lol:


(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/2342/12gq0.jpg)

Yes ...The weather and the place is the same :angel:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Vicdemort on October 16, 2008, 10:11:31 AM
The red building in the first preview photo is Shun Tak Centre where teams can catch a ferry to Macau.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/samsays/426584925/
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 16, 2008, 10:12:07 AM
Thank you Neobie!! :ty

Yes, we have known they were doing the Sky Tower for a while!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on October 16, 2008, 10:18:10 AM
Hi-five sun7kid! It's the corner of Des Voeux Rd Central and Hiller St, facing North towards Shun Tak.
(I live ten minutes away. Thought I would recognize it!)

But why are they RUNNING there from a block away when taxis go straight towards Shun Tak? (Refer to TAR11.) From where they are they'd need to go down to the MTR tunnel or go up an overhead bridge to get to the ferry terminal, across from Connaught Rd W.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 16, 2008, 10:18:45 AM
I have think that....if the Macau Leg RB is Climbing outside the Macau Tower :res:
That' means S/V can survive to Oman :jumpy:
Becoz they have say that they have 2 RB that 1 is about carrying cats
and other is about water..........
Go TEAM HK :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 16, 2008, 10:20:04 AM
Episode 7, Macau

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=754&month=5&year=2008&obj=sun&afl=-11&day=1

May 30, 2008   sunrise = 5:42 AM;   sunset = 7:05 PM

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/VMMC/2008/5/30/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA

3PM - 6:30PM = Light Thunderstorms and Rain
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Vicdemort on October 16, 2008, 10:21:23 AM
Hi Neobie!
I am from Hong Kong too, but in Wan Chai. I was thrilled when I was watching TAR11 when my favourite team (Dustin and Kandice) went to Happy Valley Racecourse which is just 3 mins walking distance from where I live.  :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Vicdemort on October 16, 2008, 10:23:22 AM
Hi-five sun7kid! It's the corner of Des Voeux Rd Central and Hiller St, facing North towards Shun Tak.
(I live ten minutes away. Thought I would recognize it!)

But why are they RUNNING there from a block away when taxis go straight towards Shun Tak? (Refer to TAR11.) From where they are they'd need to go down to the MTR tunnel or go up an overhead bridge to get to the ferry terminal, across from Connaught Rd W.

How about a task before they set off to Macau?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on October 16, 2008, 10:39:00 AM
Think we got the Pit Stop? A-Ma Statue on Coloane Peak (actually the temple just next to it)?

(http://www.sz0755ly.com.cn/Article/UploadFiles/200804/20080410164503817.jpg)

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/982/12164868ba5.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 16, 2008, 10:41:11 AM
Think we got the Pit Stop!

(http://www.sz0755ly.com.cn/Article/UploadFiles/200804/20080410164503817.jpg)

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/982/12164868ba5.jpg)
Is it becoz Geoff & Tisha standing there?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Neobie on October 16, 2008, 10:53:40 AM
Does this (http://flickr.com/photos/piresrl/2488136368/in/set-72157604923676763/) give a match? (Search for Mazu or A-Ma Cultural Village on Coloane.)

I was just thinking if they're standing so neatly, without their bags, looking forlorn and begging - it would be to Allan?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 16, 2008, 10:58:38 AM
(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/982/12164868ba5.th.jpg)

In America, we set the timer to turn on the light before the sunset.

Sunset is around 7:05 PM (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=754&month=5&year=2008&obj=sun&afl=-11&day=1). I guess the time is between 6PM to 7 PM.  :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 16, 2008, 11:00:04 AM
I'm thinking the begging may be at a Temple and to Allah, not Allen! :lol:

GREAT JOB EVERYONE!! :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: ryaniiez on October 16, 2008, 11:00:40 AM
ARGH! So sad i missed today's epi.... nvm i'll watch the re-run.

Anybody upload the whole VIDEO? Cos I dun really understand from the vidcaps.....

Hope someone does!

Cheers,
Ryan.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 16, 2008, 11:01:45 AM
Re the Trish/Geoff cap--I can see SkyTower in the background, we need that plaza in the front of the steps I think...

oops, Neobie says not:

I think that's another telecommunications mast, not the Macau Tower? (The Macau Tower is solid.)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: ryaniiez on October 16, 2008, 11:01:53 AM
Maybe they have a RB/DT at the temple, then they took the chance of their time advantage to pray?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: Anthonyctf on October 16, 2008, 11:04:34 AM
Maybe they have a RB/DT at the temple, then they took the chance of their time advantage to pray?

I think the RB is just like TAR11 ...... Climbing outside the Macau Tower
and the detour is Gambling or Dragon Dance
AD / Fuzzie & Ida/Tania are gambling becoz they are not physically
Geoff choose Drangon Dance becoz he does not like something about luck
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: ryaniiez on October 16, 2008, 11:07:08 AM
If it IS climbing the tower, I bet AD will do it....  :lol:

Geoff chose dragon dance cos he's physically strong.... and gambling needs luck. No luck, you'll be stuck. So, its more risky la....

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 16, 2008, 11:07:21 AM
This is the SkyTower site

http://www.macautower.com.mo/eng/adventure/adventure_activities.asp

The Mast Climb and the SkyWalk wear the orange, the Bungy wears Blue...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 16, 2008, 11:14:04 AM
I'm thinking the begging may be at a Temple and to Allah, not Allen! :lol:

Congratulation to Allan Wu to reaching the zen stage.  :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 16, 2008, 11:36:45 AM
Quote
Since no other team was around, and I think they mentioned a 2 hour lead over another (with some Simon?), my guess is that they were among the final few contestants.


(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/982/12164868ba5.th.jpg)

Somehow they're ahead of the other teams at the Singapore airport. Hmm.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 16, 2008, 11:54:32 AM
I believe they are ahead in Delhi, banzai but I should recheck that.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: banzai on October 16, 2008, 11:58:55 AM
I couldn't tell if the blogger was writing about a past event, and therefore could be TARA3, or whether it is some copycat event running atm.

FWIW from here (http://ranganablog.blogspot.com/2008/06/amazing-race.html)
(bolded text is mine)

Quote
An exciting start to an eventful vacation.

On our way to Chennai, my brother and I bumped into a team from the next season of the Amazing Race at the Singapore airport.

Possible spoilers from the next Amazing Race Season ahead.

(Hereafter, "we" refers to me and my elder brother.)

We first noticed them after boarding the same Hong Kong - Singapore flight. Seeing their backpacks and the two cameramen behind, our immediate guess was that they were part of the Amazing Race. However, I didn't get a good look at them when they zipped past my seat and also, I was pretty tired then, so I spent all the time aboard sleeping rather than trying to find out if the guess was right. My brother usually acts as if such things are no big deal, so he didn't snoop around either.

After getting off at the Singapore airport, we were still discussing the possibility while standing in line for our next boarding pass at the Air India counter when they came and stood behind us. We immediately asked them THE question (if they were part of the Amazing Race) and lady said "We don't know what you are talking about."

It wasn't rocket science to figure out the instructions they had - that is to not say anything about the show. We spent few minutes with them and gathered quite a bit of information. The two contestants were representing Philippines, their next destination was Cochin, India (we even got a peek at the blue note with the globe symbol). Since no other team was around, and I think they mentioned a 2 hour lead over another (with some Simon?), my guess is that they were among the final few contestants.

Below is the picture I took with the team in the background (they couldn't pose - they aren't allowed to!). Notice the yellow-red flag and the backpacks with the number 9.
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k84/MrsShrek/TAR/th_08_mod.jpg)

repost.  :tup: 2-hour lead at the Singapore airport on the way to India. Hmm.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 16, 2008, 12:03:40 PM
Thanks, you were right!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 16, 2008, 02:22:35 PM
I believe they are ahead in Delhi, banzai but I should recheck that.

Huh? Who ever mentioned Delhi? Did you really mean Cochin? Best flight does not go through Delhi, they are nonstop from Sinagpore to Cochin.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 16, 2008, 02:34:21 PM
I believe they are ahead in Delhi, banzai but I should recheck that.

Huh? Who ever mentioned Delhi? Did you really mean Cochin? Best flight does not go through Delhi, they are nonstop from Sinagpore to Cochin.

That was already addressed and corrected...I made a mistake. :groan:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 16, 2008, 03:08:41 PM
I believe they are ahead in Delhi, banzai but I should recheck that.

Huh? Who ever mentioned Delhi? Did you really mean Cochin? Best flight does not go through Delhi, they are nonstop from Sinagpore to Cochin.

That was already addressed and corrected...I made a mistake. :groan:

Actually, let me clarify that.

They were in Singapore when the being ahead comment was made, that is correct.

BUT, after talking with our source, the best flight that I could turn up at the time that fit the parameter of ticketing w/ Air India and leaving about 6PM was AI 7408 which flew Singapore to New Delhi on 6/1.

You can read more re that here:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg309227.html#msg309227

Is there another flight on AI that departs 6PM ish and flies direct to Cochin?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
Post by: apskip on October 16, 2008, 04:32:26 PM
ARA3 Timeline

I was surprised to discover that the full timeline has not been updated since June 2 even though legs of it have been updated. There are a number of assumptions to get me from that one to the updated version below:

1. I switched the order of Beijing and Bangkok to conform to what others have believed and due to the interplay of a May 18 Allan Wu Singapore airport sighting with the Chiang Mai leg. There isn't time to fit Bangkok - Beijing -  Chiang Mai via Bangkok into the schedule.
2. The Macau leg is very logical. Indeed, I speculated that it was one of about 10 highest probability places to follow Hong Kong.
3. The Singapore airport sighting of Allan Wu on June 1 does not appear to me to involve a leg there. I am sticking with it as a transit point between Hong Kong airport(following Macau leg) and Cochin.
4. I do not agree with sending teams off to Taiwan although the jury is not out on that yet. I have kept Hanoi as the next leg after Hue in this timeline.

May 19 Beijing - start of ARA3; pitstop

May 20 leg 2 begins; teams spotted in Beijing airport before 935am and then mid afternoon at Khao San Road in Bangkok

PEK BKK TG675 0830 1215  connecting in Bangkok to TG116 BKK CNX 1715 1825

May 21 Bankgkok tasks and pitstop

May 22 leg 3 begins; logical flights BKK CNX are:

TG102 0755 0855
TG104 1030 1140
TG616 1220 1330
TG110 1240 1350

tasks in Chiang Mai region; pitstop

May 23 leg 4 begins; CNX BKK TG103 0945 1055 connecting Bangkok to Bkk SGN AF164 1325 1450
tasks in Saigon(Ho Chi Minh City)

May 24 tasks; Saigon area extended pitstop begins

May 25 pitstop continued until before 11pm;leg 5 begins; train leaves Saigon 2300 arrives Hue 1616+1 or plane flies next morning (26th) Vietnam Airlines250  0700 0820 SGN HUI

May 26 train arrives Hue 1616 (mid afternoon) or plane in morning;
tasks in Hue area including Imperial City completed before midnight; pitstop starts

May 27 begin leg 6 Hue to Hanoi;
Vietnam Airlines 244               1210 1320
tasks; begin pitstop

May 28 begin leg 7 Hanoi to Hong Kong
Vietnam Airways 790 HAN HKG 1105 1355
Vietnam Airways 792 HAN HKG 1910 2000
tasks in Hong Kong

May 29 complete tasks in Hong Kong with TBC; begin leg 8 in Macau after taking hydrofoil in under 1 hour

May 30 Macau tasks; pitstop

May 31 begin leg 9; return to Hong Kong Airport by hydrooil; fly through Singapore airport to Cochin
most probable flights are CX735 1415 1800 or CX711 1615 2000
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