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Ida Nerina Hussain[1] and Tania Khan are an Actress & Heiress team on The Amazing Race Asia 3.


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Age: 44
Occupation: Actress, Director, Producer
Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Age: 36
Occupation: Property Developer
Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, or make that a group of 13 females who were shortchanged. Such was the case that involved Malaysians Ida Nerina, 44, and her best friend Tania Khan, 36, in, of all places, a luxury resort! Throw in a hen's party, a burnt rug, hotel management and even the police and the mixture is a potent one that shows what these two will do to get what they deserve.

Recalls Ida, "All 13 of us were held hostage by the hotel who blamed us for a carpet burn that we did not cause. Even the police got involved. It was so traumatic."

The ladies insisted on their innocence but the hotel refused to let them leave and even locked the gates. "Due to the trauma, we caused a ruckus on the plane," adds Tania, a mother of an 11 year old daughter and a 10 month old baby, who despite her sheepishness at admitting the event, displays an inner strength. So just because there are now only two of them doesn't mean their combo is any less potent. If history is anything to go by, they are not pushovers simply because of their age or reputation.

On paper, they are two very different people – Ida is a homegrown actress with 16 movies under her belt, Ida is a media star compared her more corporate driven, property developer buddy. "We're both bubbly, dramatic, kind-hearted, fiercely loyal to our friends and klutzy. We're often the first to jump into the deep end of any adventure," describes Ida on their similarities.

"Tania and I just thought it would be fun to try out together too. Tania is so game for adventure and is always fun to be around and just as dramatic as I am," says Ida.

One thing they both hope to achieve, other than taking home the top prize, is the chance to see the world from a new perspective. Ida admits, "We've shared some great trips together and who better to see if you can backpack the world with as neither of us have ever done it (referring to backpacking)."

Viewers if not their fellow racers are in for surprises with Tania and Ida joining the race. These fans of The Amazing Race Asia have many natural talents they can count on to stay in the game. Tania comments of this, "I'm pretty good at finding handy short-cuts to all kinds of things. I'm very friendly which always helps in getting things done when you need help."

Hopefully, these attributes will make up for some of their shortfalls which includes indecisiveness on Tania's part, and weak ankles for Ida, which are not good for running she says jokingly.

Underneath the playful exterior though is a person who bears grudges more than she wants to, so the other teams better not cross Ida, less she unleashes her anger on them. "I'll scream my head off, then apologise to whoever's in the way."

The Amazing Race Asia 3

Race History

Ida & Tania's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Thailand Race / Rice No Roadblock 5 of 10
2 2 Thailand → Vietnam Sampan / Some Walk Tania 6 of 9
3 3 Vietnam Sticks / Stalks Ida 3 of 8
4 4 Vietnam → Taiwan Shoot It / Shape It Ida 1 of 7
5 5 Taiwan Pick / Pail Tania 5 of 6
6 6 Taiwan → Hong Kong Get Fishy / Get Lucky Ida 5 of 5
7 7 Hong Kong → Macau Dance / Chance Tania 5 of 5
8 8 Macau → Hong Kong → India Fish / Fill Tania 3 of 5 [1]
9 9 India Push / Crush Ida 2 of 4
10 10 India → Oman Carpet / Count It Ida 1 of 4
11 11 Oman → Thailand Pull / Plunge Tania 3 of 3
Average 3.55
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

1: Ida & Tania arrived 2nd, but received a 30 minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving first. Only A.D. & Fuzzie checked in before the penalty ended, thus Ida & Tania fell to 3rd.

Post Race


Franchise Records

  • First all-female team to finish last on consecutive legs.


  • First all-female team to win multiple legs.

External Links


The Amazing Race Asia 3 Teams
 A.D. & Fuzzie
Friends 15 Years
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 Henry & Bernie
Brother & Sister
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 Ida & Tania
Actress & Heiress
ASS3 IdaTania.jpg
 Isaac & William
ASS3 IsaacWilliam.jpg
 Mai & Oliver
ASS3 MaiOliver.jpg
 Neena & Amit
ASS3 NeenaAmit.jpg
 Niroo & Kapil
Father & Son
ASS3 NirooKapil.jpg
 Pailin & Natalie
Beauty Queens
ASS3 PailinNatalie.jpg
 Vince & Sam
Best Buddies
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