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TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« on: July 28, 2016, 12:33:22 PM »
This thread is the WORKZONE of our spoilers.
 
This is where ALL the spoiler speculation/discussion of the TARA 5 race goes, NOT in the LIVE thread. It is where we try to thrash out what the LIVE sightings mean.

 
 
 
As always, per RFF's practices, we do not spoil the start location (iunless officially revealed) until it is believed that the teams are safely underway. We would never want to put a team in jeopardy or cause them distress or interfere with the actual running of the race. Info on future legs may also occasionally be protected for those reasons. But if you have info to share beforehand , we would love to know, so please PM or email me! Spoilers are treasured!
 
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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2016, 04:16:11 AM »

Ok, so Jakarta is over for Starting line and Leg 1 apparently,
Let's wrap'em up a little :

Starting Line :
Possibly Sunda Kelapa harbour

Task :
1. Kota tua (assembling bicycle)
2. Monas / National monument (ride the bike through a certain course) or could be rode the bike that they were assembling previously,
3. If we still speculating on Alan's pit stop finding, we might have a basement of historical museum (which tends to be famous because it's horror story) :lol:

So far that might be all for now, will look forward for some more findings..

TAR Indo teams are preparing for a possible Leg 2 in Bandung, we are still calculating the route for Bandung's leg.. :lol:

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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 11:04:03 AM »
Could the starting line actually be the Monas/National Monument

In this pic I see a potential start to the backpacks being lined up.
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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 01:05:48 PM »
And take a close look at the bike shop pics, they are in a very wooded area, maybe that will help with where they rode?

That Wu shot looks like a parking deck or basement to me, but he has to be looking up at something!
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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2016, 10:58:26 AM »
Okay we had THIS which now appears incorrect or has been revised..

If anyone can update me I would appreciate it!!

Thanks to Zouly!

Leg 1 : Jakarta, INA
Leg 2 : Yogyakarta, INA
Leg 3 : Singapore, SIN
Leg 4 : Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Leg 5 : Ho Chi Minh city, VNM
Leg 6 : Manila, PHI
Leg 7 : Taipei, TPE
Leg 8 : Bandung, INA
Leg 9 : Banyuwangi, INA
Leg 10 : Bali, INA




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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2016, 11:22:14 AM »
Teams sighted in leg 3:
TOM and Anita
ERIC and Rona
LOUISA and Treasuri
Female of Rei and Kenji
One of Alex and Will
Mystery team with green backpacks

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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2016, 07:31:59 AM »
was wondering why there is no spoilers from Singapore, i guess everyone is hooked with their mobile phones/Pokemon Go, sighs.

I wish the leg for Singapore is not on leg 3.
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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2016, 10:50:06 AM »
We think the route has been changed, not that they have been already.
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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2016, 10:54:15 AM »
Looks like it. They've already been to Kuala Lumpur a couple days ago, but it couldn't be leg 4 already.

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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2016, 10:58:48 AM »
Oh yes it could. We have 2 Indonesian legs and 2 (or 1+ KOR) legs in Malaysia already.

Singapore could be next up or rescheduled for later.

Clearly the early published route is inaccurate.
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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2016, 09:09:06 AM »
I don't think there is tea fields in Singapore, which is small island with no mountains.
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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2016, 07:27:38 AM »
I don't think there is tea fields in Singapore, which is small island with no mountains.

I can 100% say it's Bandung as I've been there.

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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2016, 11:46:38 AM »
Huge year for Vietnam!
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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2016, 07:34:01 PM »
That plate looks so disgusting. Good luck to the teams. :funny:
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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2016, 07:36:14 PM »
Is this by any chance the same restaurant Canada ate the bugs? Quan Oc A Soi


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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2016, 07:43:05 PM »
Quán Bụi restaurant.

@fossil: You should try if you have a chance, it looks awful, but tastes really yummy.

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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2016, 08:27:45 PM »
eeeeewwwwwww. I don't think I will be eating my dinner right now!! At least it wasn't crawling off the plate!!
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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2016, 08:28:27 PM »
This is a start, any posts re other tasks or PitStop?
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2016, 08:52:23 PM »
Quán Bụi restaurant.

@fossil: You should try if you have a chance, it looks awful, but tastes really yummy.
After seeing that, I vomited.  :funny:
I turned to my right and accidentally vomited on my friend. :funny: :groan:
I forgot the trash can was on the left. :funny: :groan:
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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2016, 09:20:22 AM »
^ Is it just me or the guy at the back of Allan looks like Filipino?

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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2016, 11:11:48 AM »
Welp...
Late last night I found a video but it has since been taken down or made private.
It was a short video of Alex and Will in the Quan Bui restaurant.
Towards the end of the video I saw another team (Rei/Kenji?) that had a pale female and a male with glasses. They looked like they were hating life.
Also note, in the restaurant there were about 6 tables. 4 were unoccupied and there was a plate of food  on each that was covered in brown woven plate cover.
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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2016, 03:50:52 AM »
Interesting, this Toronto-based travel agency specializing in the Philippines posted yesterday about teams arriving in Manila today, the 17th.

Allan mentions today (August 17th) is Day 11. Would Manila be Leg 6 or 7?
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« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2016, 10:47:31 AM »
Interesting, this Toronto-based travel agency specializing in the Philippines posted yesterday about teams arriving in Manila today, the 17th.

Allan mentions today (August 17th) is Day 11. Would Manila be Leg 6 or 7?
7?
Well, assuming they still do 10 legs, they have 9 legs to eliminate 8 teams.
So If this is leg 6, the first 5 legs are elim.
So If this is leg 7, one of the first 5 legs is a non-elim with the rest being elims.

Heres the route I have so far:
1 Indo
2 Indo
3 Malay (Kuala Lumpar)
4 Malay (Penang)
5 Thai
6 Viet- Alex/Will elim
7 Ph
3/4 may be 1 leg but we don't know.
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Re: TARA 5 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2016, 03:28:15 PM »
And at the moment, they have boarded a bus going to Ilocos (Ilocos Sur probably because the niece is going to Vigan). A niece of my friend just mentioned that she is with the team in a bus which is now on its way to the northern part of the country. If they are going to Vigan or Laoag, they will arrive in the morning anytime from 6am-9am
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Ooo! Yay Ilocos!
But now that's got me thinking. Maybe Allan's Instagram video (https://www.instagram.com/p/BJMyyBGA9M9/) isn't Intramuros, but actually of him in Vigan, Ilocos Sur which is also known for its cobblestones and horses?

At first, I wondered if this could be another TBC/KOR Leg?
One "Leg" in Manila and another full Leg up north?  But then seeing that maybe Allan wasn't in Intramuros but maybe Vigan, Ilocos Sur instead, maybe they only had those 2 Route Markers in Manila with the Detour and RB still to come up north.
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« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2016, 03:40:54 PM »
Do we know what they were doing exactly?
The pics constitution posted are from the national HQ of the Emergency Response Unit of the Philippine Red Cross.

So I am going to assume that the stuff they bought in Quiapo were some relief goods/supplies and the pics show the teams delivered the Grab-sponsored box of goods (using a Grab car of course) to the Red Cross HQ. 

Most likely, a good, simple sponsored task in Manila for logistics to get the teams on the overnight bus so they can start the bulk of the Leg in Ilocos in the morning.