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The Amazing Race Asia 2 is the second season of the reality television game show The Amazing Race Asia. The show featured ten teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world to win US$100,000. Allan Wu reprised his role as the host.

Teams

Adrian & Collin
 1st place 
Adrian & Collin
Gym Buddies
Singapore
Pamela & Vanessa (AS2)
 2nd place 
Pamela & Vanessa
Sisters
Malaysia
Marc & Rovilson
 3rd place 
Marc & Rovilson
Best Buddies
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Diane & Ann
 4th place 
Diane & Ann
Dancing Mums
Malaysia
Natasha & Paula
 5th place 
Natasha & Paula
Childhood Friends
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Terri & Henry
 6th place 
Terri & Henry
Married 13 Years
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Daichi & Sawaka
 7th place 
Daichi & Sawaka
Brother/Sister
Japan
Sophie & Aurelia
 8th place 
Sophie & Aurelia
Ex-Housemates
Hong Kong
Kinaryosih & Brett
 9th place 
Kinaryosih & Brett
Dating Two Years
Indonesia
Edwin & Monica
 10th place 
Edwin & Monica
Dating Ten Years
Hong Kong

Episodes

Episode Air Date[1] Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
1 "I'm a Box of Chocolate" November 22, 2007 1 Singapore → Philippines Pamela & Vanessa Edwin & Monica Non-Elimination
Leg
2 "This Is the Fun Bus" November 29, 2007 2 Philippines Marc & Rovilson Edwin & Monica 1st Eliminated
10th Place
3 "I Don't Think I Wanna Be Rich" December 6, 2007 3 Philippines → Hong Kong → New Zealand Marc & Rovilson Kinaryosih & Brett 2nd Eliminated
9th Place
4 "It's a Really Tough Way to End" December 13, 2007 4 New Zealand Marc & Rovilson Sophie & Aurelia 3rd Eliminated
8th Place
5 "Sometimes It's Right in Your Face" December 20, 2007 5 New Zealand → Japan → South Korea Diane & Ann Vanessa & Pamela Ordered to
Continue Racing
6 "We Choose to Yield Magnum P.I." December 27, 2007 Marc & Rovilson Daichi & Sawaka 4th Eliminated
7th Place
7 "Did That Hit Your Head?" January 3, 2008 6 South Korea Marc & Rovilson Terri & Henry Non-Elimination
Leg
8 "Can You Send Them to Spain" January 10, 2008 7 South Korea → Germany → Czech Republic Marc & Rovilson Terri & Henry Non-Elimination
Leg
9 "So We're Going to the Pit Stop?" January 17, 2008 8 Czech Republic Marc & Rovilson Terri & Henry 5th Eliminated
6th Place
10 "Apparently Driving Like a Looney Over Here Is Fine for Them" January 24, 2008 9 Czech Republic → Hungary Adrian & Collin Natasha & Paula Non-Elimination
Leg
11 "This Is Embarrassing, There's A Guy Running Faster Than Us" January 31, 2008 10 Hungary Adrian & Collin Natasha & Paula 6th Eliminated
5th Place
12 "I Haven't Seen So Much Dung in My Life" February 7, 2008 11 Hungary → South Africa Marc & Rovilson Diane & Ann 7th Eliminated
4th Place
13 "This Is Such an Amazing, Amazing Experience That No One Should Miss" February 14, 2008 12 South Africa → Singapore Adrian & Collin Marc & Rovilson 3rd Place
Pamela & Vanessa 2nd Place

Leaderboard

The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Placements are listed in finishing order:

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg 11 Leg 12 Average Roadblock
1 Adrian & Collin 7 5 2 2 3 2 2 2 2^ 1 1 2 1 2.42 5-6
2 Pamela & Vanessa 1 4 7 6 7 4 3 5 4~ 3 3 3 2 3.50 6-6
3 Marc & Rovilson 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1^ 2 2> 1 3 1.58 6-6
4 Diane & Ann 3 3 3 4 1 6 4 3 3~ 4 4< 4 3.73 5-6
5 Natasha & Paula 6 2 4 3 4 5 5 4 5+ 5 5 4.40 5-5
6 Terri & Henry 9 9 5 7 6 3> 6 6 6+ 6.38 3-5
7 Daichi & Sawaka 8 8 6 5 5 7 6.80 3-2
8 Sophie & Aurelia 5 7 8 8 7.00 1-1
9 Kinaryosih & Brett 4 6 9 6.33 1-1
10 Edwin & Monica 10 10 10.00 1-0
Notes [1] [2] [3][4] [5][6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Legend:
     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
Same symbols (^, ~, +, -, =, *) denote the teams that worked together during an Intersection

Notes:
1: Edwin & Monica had been marked for elimination. However, since they checked-in last, they were eliminated without the 30-minute penalty being issued.
2: Kinaryosih & Brett were unable to complete the Detour on Leg 3, since they arrived at Lake Pupuke after business hours - they backed out of the Wall Detour. All remaining teams had checked in, so they were told to go straight to the Pit Stop, where they were eliminated.
3: Sophie & Aurelia were unable to complete both the Roadblock and Detour since they arrived at Okere Falls after closing down for the day. After all teams had checked in, Allan came to the location and eliminated them.
4: For unknown reasons on the subsequent Leg, the starting placements of Terri & Henry and Pamela & Vanessa were switched, resulting in Terri & Henry starting in 6th place and Pamela & Vanessa starting last.
5: Leg 5 is a double-length leg with two Roadblocks and two Detours, shown over two episodes.
6: Terri & Henry used their Yield power on Marc & Rovilson who were ahead of them, thus the Yield had no effect.
7: For unknown reasons on the subsequent Leg, the starting placements of Natasha & Paula and Diane & Ann were switched, resulting in Natasha & Paula starting in 4th place and Diane & Ann starting in 5th.
8: Terri & Henry had been marked for elimination. However, since they checked-in last, they were eliminated without the 30-minute penalty being issued.
9: Adrian & Collin and Pamela & Vanessa initially arrived in 1st and 3rd, respectively, but they did not park their vehicles at the designated parking zones and entered through the wrong gates. They had to backtrack and correct those mistakes, but this did not ultimately affect either of the teams' placements.
10: Natasha & Paula had been marked for elimination. However, since they checked-in last, they were eliminated without the 30-minute penalty being issued.

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • First season to visit the Czech Republic.
  • First time to have a team representing Japan.
  • Second season to have more than three all-female teams.
    • First English-speaking season to have four all-female teams.
  • Third season to have two co-ed teams be eliminated first.
  • First season to use two different penalties (on separate legs) for the last team to arrive on a Non-Elimination Leg.
  • First season in which a co-ed team did not win a leg.
  • First season to feature three all-female teams in the top five.
  • Last season that had thirteen separate episodes.

Asia

  • First season to visit the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Hungary, and South Africa.
  • First time to visit the continents of Europe and Africa.
    • Only season to visit these two continents.
  • Only season to travel to more than two continents.
  • Most countries visited, 10.
  • First time that teams from Japan were allowed to participate.
  • First season to have back to back Non-Elimination Legs.
  • First season to implement the Marked for Elimination penalty for the last team to arrive at a Non-Elimination Leg. The team must arrive at the next Pit Stop in first place or would otherwise would receive a 30-minute penalty before they can checked in.
  • First season to have the Intersection where one team pairs up with one other team to perform all tasks together until further notice.
  • Least amount female contestants in the final three, 2.

Reception

  • NFV news (10/01/2007): "Amazing teams - TV hosts, ex-US G.I. and wife make up RP teams"
  • Jerry Donato at Phil Star (11/21/2007): "On your mark, let's race... go

Gallery

Video

References

The Amazing Race Season Index
United States 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 31 · 32
Asia 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Australia 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Brazil 1
Canada 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
Central Europe Cancelled
China 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
China Rush 1 · 2 · 3
France 1
Israel 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
Latin America 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Norway 1 · 2
Philippines 1 · 2
Ukraine 1
Vietnam 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
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