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, Tom & Anita are the first two teams to rappel down while it’s just starting to rain. As Louisa & Treasuri 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, Tom & Anita head to KL Sentral Station where they have to take the earliest train to Penang.
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.
Coming up in next episode, teams fly to Phuket, Thailand and go up close and personal with the elephants! Teams’ endurance and emotions are tested yet again at the Roadblock challenge.
The Amazing Race Asia airs every Thursday at 9pm on AXN. The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 is supported by presenting sponsor Wonderful Indonesia, and partners Garuda Indonesia, Grab and Great Eastern.
The Amazing Race Asia season 5 airs every Thursday on AXN at 9:00pm first and exclusively on AXN (Astro Ch701) and AXN HD (Astro B.yond Ch721).