Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Amazing Race Asia 3 - Episode 3 (Vietnam)

This is the 3rd episode of the Amazing Race Asia 3. It was originally aired on AXN in Malaysia, at 09:00pm - 10:00pm on 25th September 2008, but I missed it ... and finally caught the repeat earlier this morning, 12:15am - 1:15am (1st October 2008). Phew!

This leg was based in Hue, which is the capital city of the Thiên - Hu province, in Vietnam. Seems that between the years of 1802 and 1945, it was actually the imperial capital of the Nguy Dynasty and is well known for its ancient architecture. Located along the banks of a river, in central Vietnam, it is 700 km south of the Hanoi.

Ah ... my eye-candy from the Philippines is still in the race .. Tisha Silang with her moaning, complaining and foul-tempered boy-boy Geoff Rodriguez.

I liked this challenge best ... but was surprised with the producers' little consideration for road traffic dangers! I am sure many Malaysians like myself, are rooting for Bernie and Henry!

The two Malaysian teams did really well in this leg ...

Other challenges...
Roadblock - one team member had to retrieve seven coins representing the seven emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty in Vietnam at the tomb of Minh Ming, bring them back to Khai Dinh Tomb and put the coins in the correct order of the reign of the emperors.
Detour - Choice between Sticks and Stalks. In Sticks, teams must make ten incense sticks using the demonstrated method. In Stalks, teams must whack rice stalks to fill two platters of unhusked rice.
Additional Tasks
- In the Caltex service facility, teams must pick a marked jeep to change the tire and engine oil.
- At Quoc Hoc Park, teams must search a marked cyclo for their next clue.

Wikipedia.. Hue is best known for its historic monuments, which have earned it a place in the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. The seat of the Nguyen emperors was in the Citadel, which occupies a large, walled area on the north side of the river. Inside the citadel was a forbidden city where only the concubines, emperors, and those close enough to them were granted access, the punishment for trespassing being death. Today, little of the forbidden city remains, though reconstruction efforts are in progress to maintain it as a tourist attraction as a view of the history of Hue. This was the site of this leg's finale!


It's time to say goodbye to the beauty queens ... Pailin & Natalie. I am sure Natalie (Miss Universe 2005) is looking forward to going home to her Thai tennis superstar hubby, Paradorn Srichaphan!

1 comment:

Christy said...

Yeah...this is exciting isn't it?:D