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The Amazing Race Asia 5 is the 5th season of the reality television show, The Amazing Race Asia.

Teams

ASS5 ParulMaggie
 1st Place 
Parul & Maggie
Beauty Queens
Flag of the Philippines
ASS5 YvonneChloe
 2nd Place 
Yvonne & Chloe
Beauty Queens
Flag of Malaysia
ASS5 EricRona
 3rd Place 
Eric & Rona
Married
Flag of the Philippines
ASS5 TreasuriLouisa
 ELIMINATED 
Treasuri & Louisa
Childhood Friends
Flag of Indonesia
ASS5 JKMike
 ELIMINATED 
JK & Mike
Radio DJs
Flag of Singapore
ASS5 AnitaTom
 ELIMINATED 
Anita & Tom
Dating
Flag of Thailand
ASS5 WillAlex
 ELIMINATED 
Will & Alex
Muscle Brothers
Flag of Malaysia
ASS5 RachVicky
 ELIMINATED 
Rach & Vicky
Travel Hosts
Flag of Indonesia
ASS5 AlphaeusBrandon
 ELIMINATED 
Alphaeus & Brandon
Old School Mates
Flag of Malaysia
ASS5 ReiKeiji
 ELIMINATED 
Rei & Keiji
Siblings
Flag of Singapore
ASS5 LisaNicole
 ELIMINATED 
Lisa & Nicole
Life Partners
Flag of Vietnam

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
1 "The Race Is On!" October 13, 2016 1 Jakarta → West Java Alphaeus & Brandon Lisa & Nicole 1st Eliminated
11th place
Rei & Keiji 2nd Eliminated
10th place
2 "From Hero to Zero" October 20, 2016 2 West Java → Jakarta → West Java Yvonne & Chloe Alphaeus & Brandon 3rd Eliminated
9th place
3 "The Value of Insurance" October 27, 2016 3 West Java → Malaysia Treasuri & Louisa Rach & Vicky Non-Elimination
Leg
4 "The Pain Does Not Exist" November 3, 2016 4 Malaysia → Thailand Treasuri & Louisa Rach & Vicky 4th Eliminated
8th place
5 "Taste Like Chicken" November 10, 2016 5 Thailand → Vietnam Treasuri & Louisa Will & Alex 5th Eliminated
7th place
6 "Made with Love" November 17, 2016 6 Vietnam → The Philippines JK & Mike Anita & Tom 6th Eliminated
6th place
7 "By Air, Land and Sea" November 24, 2016 7 The Philippines → Singapore JK & Mike Eric & Rona Non-Elimination
Leg
8 "Should Have Turned Left" December 1, 2016 8 Singapore → Yogyakarta Treasuri & Louisa JK & Mike 7th Eliminated
5th place
9 "No More Mr. Nice Guy" December 8, 2016 9 Yogyakarta → East Java Eric & Rona Treasuri & Louisa 8th Eliminated
4th place
10 "3 to 1 Teams" December 15, 2016 10 East Java → Bali Parul & Maggie Eric & Rona 3rd Place
Yvonne & Chloe 2nd Place

Leaderboard

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Average Icon-Roadblock
1 Parul & Maggie 7 6 5 3 4 3 4 3 2> 1 3.80 5-5
2 Yvonne & Chloe 9 1 3 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 3.30 5-5
3 Eric & Rona 4 4 6 4 3 4 5 2 1 3 3.60 5-5
4 Treasuri & Louisa 2 3 1 1 1 5 3 1 4< 2.33 5-4
5 JK & Mike 3 8 7 7 5 1 1 5 4.63 4-4
6 Anita & Tom 8 2 4 2 6 6 4.67 2-3
7 Will & Alex 5 7 2 6 7 5.40 2-2
8 Rach & Vicky 6 5 8 8 6.75 2-1
9 Alphaeus & Brandon 1 9 5.00 1-0
10 Rei & Keiji 10 10.00 0-0
11 Lisa & Nicole 11 11.00 0-0
Notes [1]
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
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Notes:
1: Lisa & Nicole were eliminated halfway through the first leg as per the provisions of the first task.

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • First season to have three all-female teams make it to the final four.
  • Second season to have a pair of hosts [after The Amazing Race: Ecuador].
  • First time the host did not start the Race (the signal at the Starting Line was given by Indonesia's Deputy Minister of Tourism, Sapta Nirwandar)
  • First time to have both Yield and U-Turn placed in a same leg (Leg 9).

Asia

  • First season to have a non all-male team win since original season.
  • First time that two all-female teams reached the final three.
  • First season to implement the non-elimination penalty for the last team to arrive at the non-elimination leg required to perform a Speed Bump task sometime during the next leg.
  • First season to feature eleven teams.
  • First season to feature a team from Vietnam.
  • First season to not have a team representing Hong Kong.
  • First season where no Fast Forwards are won.

Reception

  • Loong Wait Ting at New Straits Time Online (05/30/2016): " So, who wants to be in The Amazing Race Asia?"
  • Iffah Durrah Kajai at The New Paper (06/02/2016): "The Amazing Race Asia is back after six years"
  • Lester Jeff at dryedmangoez.com (06/08/2016): "The Amazing Race Asia is casting for Season 5!"
  • Manila Standard Showbitz (10/20/2016): "The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 is Best Performing premiere of 2016"
  • Logan Saunders at Thesupacoowackiestblogintheuniverse (03/09/2017): "Ranking The Amazing Race in 2016– Part Three: The Amazing Race Asia 5"

Gallery

Videos

References

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