The Toughest Race Ever is the season premiere of The Amazing Race Asia 3.

Story

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Route Markers

The race begins at King Rama I Monument in Bangkok, Thailand.

Teams must make their way to Khaosan Road and each eat a bowl of local Thai delicacies consisting of fried bugs, frogs, and scorpions to receive their next clue.

Teams must make their way to a Caltex station in Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani, Pathum Thani Province, and wash a 22-seat passenger bus to the satisfaction of a Caltex employee to receive their next clue.

Teams must sign up for one of three charter buses to Wat Phai Rong Wua at Suphan Buri, Suphan Buri Province, where they will find their next clue. The first two buses would carry three teams each, while the last bus would carry four teams.

Teams must search the grounds of Wat Phai Rong Wua amongst hundreds of Buddha statues for one with their next clue.

Teams must take the next available bus to the bus terminal at Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, where they will find their next clue. The first two buses would both depart 20 minutes after teams set foot in Wat Phai Rong Wua. Teams who cannot find their clue within this time period must wait for the next bus.

Choice A: Race
Teams must drive an off-road buggy around an eight-kilometer track at the Chiang Mai X-Centre to receive their next clue. A.D. & Fuzzie, Ida & Tania, Isaac & William, Neena & Amit, and Niroo & Kapil chose this task.
Choice B: Rice
Teams must pound rice into paste and make two rice balls to receive their next clue. Geoff & Tisha, Henry & Bernie, Mai & Oliver, Pailin & Natalie, and Vince & Sam chose this task.

Teams must make their way to Ratchaphruek Garden World and check in. For coming in first, Mai & Oliver won two $2,500 credit cards issued by Standard Chartered.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
Mai & Oliver
 1st place 
Mai & Oliver
Friends
Geoff & Tisha
 2nd place 
Geoff & Tisha
Dating
Henry & Bernie
 3rd place 
Henry & Bernie
Brother & Sister
Pailin & Natalie
 4th place 
Pailin & Natalie
Beauty Queens
Ida & Tania
 5th place 
Ida & Tania
Actress & Heiress
Isaac & William
 6th place 
Isaac & William
Brothers
Vince & Sam
 7th place 
Vince & Sam
Best Buddies
A.D. & Fuzzie
 8th place 
A.D. & Fuzzie
Friends 15 Years
Niroo & Kapil
 9th place 
Niroo & Kapil
Father & Son
Neena & Amit
 10th place 
Neena & Amit
Cousins

Trivia

Reception

  • Ken Fang at Fang's Bites (09/14/2016): "The Amazing Race Asia 3 – Episode 1 Recap"[1]

References

The Amazing Race Asia 3 Episodes

"The Toughest Race Ever" · "I Wanna Be a Man" · "You Are Running Away, Nobody's Helping Me" · "Where's Our Car?" · "You See How They're Not Fighting All the Time" · "I Think I'm Cuter" · "What the Fish?" · "The Gloves Are Coming Off, the War Paint Is Coming On" · "Are People Here Funny?" · "I'm Telling You Right Now There's No Giving Up" · "The Moment You've Been Racing for and the Moment We've Been Waiting For"

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