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Dumb Did Us In is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race 16.


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The order of departure from Pinang Peranakan Mansion are as follows:

  1. Jet & Cord (10:02 am)
  2. Carol & Brandy (10:12 am)
  3. Louie & Michael (10:31 am)
  4. Brent & Caite (10:50 am)
  5. Dan & Jordan (11:09 am)

Teams must take a bus to Kuala Lumpur, then travel by train to Singapore. Upon arrival, teams must take a taxi to Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, where they must find Allan Wu, who would give teams their next clue.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to teams after receiving their clue at Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall. Teams must travel to the Singapore Flyer, where they would have to climb out of one observation pod at the top of the 541-foot Ferris wheel and then cross a ladder to the next pod over. Once completed, they would win the Fast Forward. Dan & Jordan won the Fast Forward.

Choice A: Pounding the Drums
Teams must travel to Speakers' Corner and learn a complex drum routine for a lion dance performance. Once they have played it to their young instructor's approval, they must then perform the routine with a lion dance troupe on a nearby stage to receive their next clue.

Brent & Caite, Carol & Brandy, and Jet & Cord chose this task.

Choice B: Pounding the Pavement
Teams must travel to an open area on Rochor Road and gather supplies: chairs, an umbrella, a loaf of bread, wafers, and 10 boxes of ice cream. They must then find a marked ice cream cart and sell 25 Singapore-style ice cream sandwiches for S$1 each to receive their next clue.

Only Louie & Michael chose this task.

Teams must make their way to the intersection of their "last Pit Stop city" (Penang Road) and Orchard Road, leaving teams to figure out that the must make their way to Istana Park, where they would find their next clue.

At Istana Park, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team. Brent & Caite used the U-Turn on Carol & Brandy. Since Carol & Brandy completed the Pounding the Drums Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the Pounding the Pavement Detour before continuing.

Teams must make their way to ASL Marine Shipyard, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's ready to add some stress to their day?"

The team member assigned to this Roadblock must inspect an anchor chain by counting the number of links in the chain, while dealing with the noise created by the other workers at the port and announcements being read through a loudspeaker. When they give the right number (521) on a clipboard to the dock manager, they would receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to MegaZip on Sentosa Island, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must ride the MegaZip, a 1,476-foot long zip-line. After both members have completed the zipline, they would receive their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Marina Barrage to check in.
For coming in first place, Dan & Jordan won a pair of motorcycles.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
Dan & Jordan
 1st place 
Dan & Jordan
Brent & Caite
 2nd place 
Brent & Caite
Dating Models
Jet & Cord
 3rd place 
Jet & Cord
Louie & Michael
 4th place 
Louie & Michael
Carol & Brandy
 5th place 
Carol & Brandy



  • Jessica Shaw at (04/12/2010): "Singapore Sting"
  • Lester Jeff at (04/12/2010): "Recap: The Amazing Race 16, Episode 9 – Dumb Did Us In"
  • Jenny Lane at RealityTV Calendar (04/12/2010): "Mean Girls Come to A Bitter End"
  • Luke Dwyer at TV Fanatic (04/12/2010): "The Amazing Race Review: Dumb Did Us In"
  • Josh Wolk at Vulture (04/12/2010): "U-Turned in Singapore"
  • Sam McMillen at RealityWanted (04/24/2010): "The Amazing Race 16: McMillen's Moments, Episode 9"


The Amazing Race 16 Episodes

"Nanna Is Kickin' Your Butt" · "When the Cow Kicked Me in the Head" · "Run Like Scalded Dogs!" · "We Are No Longer in the Bible Belt" · "I Think We're Fighting the Germans, Right?" · "Cathy Drone?" · "Anonymous?" · "You're Like Jason Bourne, Right?" · "Dumb Did Us In" · "I Feel Like I'm in, Like, Sicily" · "They Don't Even Understand Their Own Language" · "Huger Than Huge"