The Amazing Race Asia

Season 1 Episode 9

Episode 9, Virtual Pit Stop | Kolkata, India

Aired Unknown Jan 04, 2007 on
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Episode 9, Virtual Pit Stop | Kolkata, India
The five remaining teams begin in Krabi and learn that they must fly Kolkata, India, and then take a taxi from the airport to St Teresa of Avila church, named after the late Mother Teresa, to find their next clue.
On the way, one team faces a terrifying cab ride while others struggle to maintain through culture shock, while another team is taken to the wrong church. Upon arriving, teams discover a Roadblock which requires teams required Teams to make their way to Tollygunge Metro Train Station, an underground railway, and then find the marked shoeshiners. The chosen team member then had to shine seven pairs of shoes for the price of 5 rupees each, before getting the next clue.
The teams had to make their way to Aaheli Restaurant at the Pearless Inn hotel where they consume a traditional Bengali meal to get their next clue.
Teams are then instructed to travel by taxi to The Teams had to make their way by taxi to Kanishka's Sari Boutique, and search amongst the rolls of fabric and hundreds of Indian saris for the next clue. Teams face an overnight wait until it opens the next morning.
Teams then encounter a Detour, one involving heavy carrying, the physical task, or a brains challenge involving counting objects. Following on, the teams must then go and find Allan on the mat located at the Kolay Market. Andy and Laura are the first to arrive, but receive a shock when Allan Wu tells them that they have not yet reached the Pit Stop, as they are only half way through this leg, and that the race is not over. Allan Wu gives them a next clue.
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