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The Value of Insurance is the third episode of The Amazing Race Asia 5.


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Last episode's first team, Yvonne and Chloe kicked off leg three with a good news – they are heading back to their homeland in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! But first, teams need to travel from Bandung to Jakarta's Senayan City Mall to purchase their air tickets. At Garuda Indonesia's office, the teams realize that the earliest flight to KL is the next day at 8.35am.

Right when they land, the teams make a quick dash out. While the other teams are directed to get an airport taxi, Eric asks around for a metered taxi, giving Eric & Rona an advantage. At Menara Great Eastern Building in Kuala Lumpur, teams face their first Roadblock challenge. One of them must rappel down the side of a 300 foot skyscraper to retrieve a flag. Teams that miss the flag or drop it, must attempt the challenge again.

Eric & Rona, Anita & Tom are the first two teams to rappel down while it's just starting to rain. As Treasuri & Louisa are getting ready, the teams received a lightning warning and they have to head back indoors to wait for the storm to pass. Eric & Rona, Anita & Tom head to KL Sentral Station where they have to take the earliest train to Penang. They are disappointed to find out that the next available train is at 5.50pm, almost 3 hours away, which will give the other teams a chance to catch up.

Once the rain let up, Treasuri & Louisa, Parul & Maggie and Yvonne & Chloe speed down the building easily and they quickly make their way to the train station. Unfortunately, JK & Mike, Will & Alex and Vicky & Rach did not find the flags and they have to retry the challenge again.

Showing that they are resourceful, Treasuri & Louisa are not deterred by the 5.50pm train. They found out that there's an earlier train at 5.20pm and they decided to ask around for a swap and successfully did so, much to the chagrin of Eric & Rona and Anita & Tom. Parul & Maggie and Yvonne & Chloe managed to get onto the 5.50pm train with Eric & Rona and Anita & Tom. Rach & Vicky went to the wrong train station but they are relieved to find out that there's an 8pm train, joining JK & Mike and Will & Alex.

The race resets in Penang when the teams rush to the Waterfall Hill Temple, only to find out that it's closed and will only open after sunrise. Once the temple opens, the teams must make their way up 500 steps to receive their next clue – they have to head to Clan Jetties to search for a clue box among the four Chinese Clan Jetties.

At Clan Jetties, teams face a Roadblock challenge. They must choose between 'Street Art' and 'Street Play'. In 'Street Art', teams have to locate a specified number of murals and have their photos taken by a bystander. Each photo taken must satisfy a number of specific poses and tourist participation. In 'Street Play', teams have to master 2 minutes of Chinese Opera choreography and perform it in front of a judge.

Will & Alex, JK & Mike, Yvonne & Chloe, Rach & Vicky, Parul & Maggie choose 'Street Play' while Treasuri & Louisa, Eric & Rona and Anita & Tom choose 'Street Art'. Both Roadblock challenges prove to be extremely tedious and teams are starting to feel agitated and stressful.

Treasuri & Louisa work their magic with 'Street Art' challenge, finding the murals in good time. They quickly complete their challenge and have to head to this leg's pit stop, located at Hean Boo Thean Temple. At the pit stop, Allan Wu and The Amazing Race Asia season 1 winning team Joe Jer & Zabrina are waiting for the teams and the last team to arrive may be eliminated. Treasuri & Louisa are emotional to find out that they are the first team to arrive while Allan praises them for a job well done.

Will & Alex, Yvonne and Chloe and Anita & Tom are the next three teams to arrive at the pit stop respectively. Team Philippines' Parul & Maggie and Eric & Rona are the fifth and sixth team to arrive. The stress of the race seems to be getting to Rona, causing her to breakdown at the pit stop.

After much difficulty, JK & Mike finally complete their Roadblock challenge putting them at 7th position, second last place in this leg. Rach & Vicky dejectedly make their way to the pit stop where Allan Wu surprised them that this is a predetermined non-elimination round and they are still in the race!

Rach & Vicky agree that they need to fight less and just focus on the Race.

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The order of departure from Kebun Teh Ciater are as follows:

  1. Yvonne & Chloe
  2. Anita & Tom
  3. Treasuri & Louisa
  4. Eric & Rona
  5. Rach & Vicky
  6. Parul & Maggie
  7. Will & Alex
  8. JK & Mike

Teams must make their way to the Garuda Indonesia at Senayan City in Jakarta and purchase tickets to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Once there, teams must make their way to Menara Great Eastern to find their next clue.

"Who understands the value of insurance?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must rappel 300 feet down the side of Menara Great Eastern and grab a flag to receive their next clue. The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to Kuala Lumpur Sentral station and take a train to Penang. Teams must then make their way to Waterfall Hill Temple in George Town and climb 500 steps to the summit of the temple, where they will receive their next clue from a holy man.

Teams must search among the four Chinese Clan Jetties in George Town to find their next clue, which would be located at Chew Clan Jetty.

Choice A: Street Art
Teams must ride a traditional trishaw around Armenian Street and use provided pictures to locate five Penang street murals. They must then convince locals to take pictures with them in front of the murals in specific poses. Teams may then exchange the pictures for their next clue.

Anita & Tom, Eric & Rona, and Treasuri & Louisa chose this task.

Choice B: Street Play
Teams must learn and perform a two-minute Chinese opera fight routine at Han Jiang Ancestral Temple to the satisfaction of a judge to receive their next clue.

JK & Mike, Parul & Maggie, Rach & Vicky, Will & Alex, and Yvonne & Chloe chose this task.

Teams must make their way to Hean Boo Thean Temple and check in. For coming in last place, Rach & Vicky will have to perform a Speed Bump at some point during the next leg of the race.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • > Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
Treasuri & Louisa
 1st place 
Treasuri & Louisa
Childhood Friends
Will & Alex
 2nd place 
Will & Alex
Muscle Brothers
Yvonne & Chloe
 3rd place 
Yvonne & Chloe
Beauty Queens
Anita & Tom
 4th place 
Anita & Tom
Parul & Maggie
 5th place 
Parul & Maggie
Beauty Queens
Eric & Rona
 6th place 
Eric & Rona
JK & Mike
 7th place 
JK & Mike
Radio DJs
Rach & Vicky
 8th place 
Rach & Vicky
Travel Hosts




The Amazing Race Asia 5 Episodes

"The Race Is On!" · "From Hero to Zero" · "The Value of Insurance" · "The Pain Does Not Exist" · "Taste Like Chicken" · "Made with Love" · "By Air, Land and Sea" · "Should Have Turned Left" · "No More Mr. Nice Guy" · "3 to 1 Teams"