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Malaan Ajang and Tina Kuek are a team of Childhood Friends on The Amazing Race Australia 5.

They stumbled on the bottom half on their run, but was just too late to avoid elimination after getting the last departure to Palm Island, and despite lots of teams struggling with the grass-cutting task.


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After 20 years of friendship, high-achievers Malaan and Tina are gearing up for the trip of a lifetime. Malaan is an international model, studying towards a degree in Business, and Tina is a Senior Policy Advisor, with an interest in politics.

Born in South Sudan, they moved to other parts of Africa as refugees before making their way to Australia. Inspired by the United Nations workers in her refugee camp, Tina went on to work for the UN, protecting human rights under international law.

While Malaan is a fitness junkie, Tina is ultracompetitive. They've travelled internationally together but are excited for the opportunity to explore their backyard on the Race.

Get to know Team Childhood Friends

What are you looking forward to the most on The Amazing Race Australia?
Malaan: The experience, adventure, and seeing Australia through a lens but being in the picture. I have always said I would like to travel around Australia, and this is best way to experience it.
What was the biggest challenge you have faced in your life?
Tina: When I was nine years old, my family moved to Australia for a better life. It was my father, my three siblings and I. My mother and my youngest sister did not travel with the rest of the family, so I didn't see them for three years. There was no Skype or WhatsApp during this time, we only spoke occasionally

The Amazing Race Australia 5

Race History

Malaan & Tina's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Queensland Food / Bev No Roadblock 11 of 14
2 2 Queensland Swim to the Beat / Snappy Feet Malaan 6 of 13
3 3 Queensland Pick / Polish No Roadblock 11 of 12 [1]
4 4 Queensland On Air / On Time Tina 12 of 12
Average 10.00
     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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
ֆ This team was given a Salvage, giving them an advantage in the leg
§ This team was given a Sabotage, penalizing them throughout the leg
⏭︎ The team used the First Class pass to skip the leg

1: Malaan & Tina initially arrived 8th, but were issued a 10 minute penalty for breaking a puzzle piece during the Dinosaur jigsaw task. Three teams checked in during this time, dropping them to 11th place.

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