Amazing Race Asia Season 5- FINAL

Posted: 12/19/2016 in Entertainment, LifeStyle, NEWS, Sports
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“One Hell of a Race Day”

Finale Episode: The Amazing Race Asia Season 5

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The last leg of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 starts with a journey to Bali, Indonesia! Eric & Rona are the first to set out with a ferry from Banyuwangi to Gilimanuk. Here, teams must take a three hour car trip to a holy temple in Sanur where they can find their next clue.

“This is where it counts, this is where you win The Amazing Race so we have to give it all we’ve got,” says Eric.

“We climbed the ladder ever so slowly…but this leg we’ll come in first,” comments Maggie &Parul giving 100% for this last leg.

“We will try to win this for Malaysia. Malaysia boleh!” says Yvonne and Chloe cheering each other on.

Once the teams arrive at the temple, they will receive route info where they will need to assemble a Balinese Penjor to the satisfaction of the Penjor Artist and deliver it to the marked Penjor area at PantaiMertasari.

While Eric & Rona and Yvonne & Chloe are starting to assemble their Balinese Penjor, Parul& Maggie are stuck in a traffic jam. Fortunately for the Philippines beauty queens, both teams are having trouble getting the details right and they have to reassemble.

“Adrenaline kicks in when you know you’re last so you have to bust this one out fast so that we can get to the next,” says Maggie rushing through the task while Eric & Rona are almost done with theirs.

After they assemble the Penjor, the teams receive their next route info where they must make their way to Taman Inspirasi and climb a 10 metrePanjat Pinang Pole to retrieve the marked prize to exchange for their clue.

Teams assemble an outrigger fishing boat and paddle out to a designated area in the sea to search for a marked lobster trap. Although Eric & Rona arrive first, it is a really close race with the three teams just minutes away from each other.

“We had a good lead, we can’t relax. Everything has to have a sense of urgency,” says Eric & Rona are picking up the pace.

“I was quite concerned honestly, because knots…bolts…I have no idea what those two are all about,” comment Chloe and Yvonne, worried about this task.

Eric & Rona, Parul& Maggie and Yvonne & Chloe are the first, second and third teams to find the marked lobster trap to exchange for their next route info where they must now proceed to Pura Samuantiga, a one thousand year old Balinese temple to search for their next clue.

In an unforeseen event, all teams are having trouble getting a taxi. And once they get in, Eric & Rona and Parul& Maggie’s taxi drivers refuse to speed, giving Yvonne & Chloe the lead in this part of the leg.

“Oh my god, we got here first! Best surprise!” Yvonne and Chloe are pleasantly surprised to find three clue envelopes in the clue box.

“This leg is where it counts the most and the last thing you want to do is to be lost.” Parul& Maggie are getting frustrated.

At the Balinese temple, teams receive their final Road Block task – they need to place coconuts in their correct order. One racer must correctly arrange 20 coconuts, representing different elements from each 10 legs of the Race, into the round pods of this larger version of the Indonesian Congklak game. Once teams complete this Road Block task, they must race to the final Pit Stop.

Maggie, Chloe and Rona represent their teams to take part in this task.

Despite arriving first, Yvonne & Chloe are having trouble arranging the coconuts giving Parul& Maggie a chance to catch up. Parul& Maggie manage to be the first to complete this task and they immediately dash out to the taxi with Yvonne & Chloe really close behind. Rona struggles to remember the order of each Pit Stop while Eric can only look helplessly at the other teams leaving for the Pit Stop.

Even with a taxi driver that refuses to speed, Parul& Maggie are the first to reach the Pit Stop and they are crowned the winner of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5!

“We came in first! We still couldn’t believe it…I am pretty sure we will be talking about this moment for decades!” Maggie &Parul rejoice at their win.

“Of course it will be amazing to win, but we are still really happy that we have come this fair. It’s an achievement itself to come in second.” Yvonne & Chloe, giving a good finish at second place.

“What I learn from The Amazing Race is to believe in your partner, newly married or long time married, you can always work together.” Eric & Rona, despite coming in last, are still keeping their smiles.

The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 is supported by presenting sponsor Wonderful Indonesia, and partners Garuda Indonesia,Grab and Great Eastern.

[Editors’ note: Hi-res images, team bios and winning moments are available to download via www.AXN-Asia.com/TARApress]

Join the action and connect with Allan, Tara and the 22 racers via:#AXNTARA and @TheAmazingRaceAsia

Team

Relationship

Country

Social Media Handle

ParulandMaggie (Winner)

BeautyQueens

Philippines

#TARAMagParul

Chloe and Yvonne (2nd place)

Beauty Queens

Malaysia

#TARAChloeYvonne

EricandRona (3rd place)

Married

Philippines

#TARAEricRona

Treasuri and Louisa (4th place)

ChildhoodFriends

Indonesia

#TARATrezLou

JKandMike (5th place)

RadioDJs

Singapore

#TARAJKMike

TomandAnita (6th place)

Dating

Thailand

#TARATomAnita

AlexandWill (7th place)

Brothers

Malaysia

#TARAAlexWill

RachandVicky (8th place)

TravelHosts

Indonesia

#TARAVickRach

BrandonandAlphaeus (9th place)

OldSchoolMates

Malaysia

#TARABrandonAlph

ReiandKenji (10th place)

Siblings

Singapore

#TARAReiKeiji

LisaandNicole (11th place)

LifePartners

Vietnam

#TARANicLisa

Check out www.AXN-Asia.com/TARA for all the latest news on The Amazing Race Asia Season 5

AboutTheAmazingRaceAsia Season 5

Inthislatestseason,11teamsofsociallysavvy,fearless racers from all over Asia willembarkonaonce-in-a-lifetimeexperience,traversingtheglobeandprovingtheirmettleonaquesttobecrownedtheall-outchampion.

Travelling to multiple countries in the shortest amount of time, each team will arrive at a new destination where they must compete in a series of physical and mental–and often emotional–challenges. Only when the tasks are completed will the teams learn of their next exotic location. Teams who fall the farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the race progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning The Amazing Race Asia and the USD$100,000 cashprize.

The 11 chosen team shail from six countries across Asia and represent a true cast of characters with diverse personalities, backgrounds, talents and relationships. They range from popular Singaporean DJs to Filipino beauty queens and promise viewers a highly entertaining and edge-of-your-seat journey.

The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 is produced in collaboration with award-winning international production company, Profiles Television and globally renowned series creators Bertram Van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

www.AXN-Asia.com/TARA

#AXNTARA

AboutAXN

AXN is Asia’s leading general entertainment channel featuring exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, reality programs and ground-breaking original productions. The channel appeals to a discerning audience seeking content that is smart, intriguing and unexpected, all delivered close to U. S telecasts. From The Blackl Ii stand Quantico, to Mac Gyver and The Amazing Race Asia, AXN is defined not by a genre, but by an attitude that truly redefines action.

Launched first in Asia in 199, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africaand Europe. in Asia, the channel is enjoyed in 126 million households across 19 territories and is available in both SD and HD.

AXN Asia is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, which also operates leading channels including Animax, Sony Channel, ONE and GEM.

For further information, please contact:

Trisha Ilarde
AXN Networks Philippines, Inc.
AnaTrisha_Ilarde@spe.sony.com
+63917 8494742

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