Huge Congratulations to Adrian and Collin for winning the second season of The Amazing Race Asia! It's been an exciting week filled with activities to celebrate the Grand Finale of the show, and it was so great to see the teams once again.
The festivities started off with a formal dinner at the new St. Regis Hotel, which just opened less than two months ago. It's actually my first time venturing inside, and I just cannot believe how fast these structures can be erected. If I recall correctly, there was literally nothing there less than two years ago!
After a night of good food and company, we all took the open-air Hippo bus to Sentosa for the AXN Affiliates Amazing Race the following morning.
AXN organized this mini-race for the delegates to get a "taste test" of the race with one genuine"TARA racer" leading each of the ten teams. This leg lasted less than two hours so everyone wouldn't be too tired for the big Finale party later in the evening.
Of course, once I flagged off the race, all the TARA racers quickly got everyone serious about winning. I had a great time seeing how competitive everyone was during this event. Marc wasn't feeling well that morning, but he still worked hard to keep his team in the front. Armed with her degree from M.I.T., Sawaka wasted no time figuring out the puzzles.
I even had a chance to try out the Sentosa Luge for the first time, and the view heading up on the lift was definitely worth the trip itself.
Throughout the entire morning's race, the teams were all sweaty and smiles. Vanessa and her team just couldn't wait to head down the luge and onto the Pit Stop.
And the winning team was...
...Pamela's! I think she was a little surprised she had beaten all the teams, and I KNOW she was even more surprised with the prize "money"....
...for winning this AXN Affiliates Amazing Race, Pamela's team won $100,000
However, everyone was awarded a plaque, certificate, and new Sony PSP! Marc couldn't believe his eyes...
...and Rovilson was so happy, he could eat it!
We all had a great time watching the teams race once again with their new teammates this morning. And now that this "race" is over, it was time to prepare for the evening's festivities at Indochine at Clarke Quay, the venue for the Finale party of TARA2. The night was a memorable time with everyone really excited to find out who won the race. I'll be sure to post up a bunch of pics for your viewing pleasure. In the meantime, here are few to whet your appetite! If you thought the girls and guys looked good while racing, you should've see them at the party!
With a seemingly endless supply of sponsored Singha beer for the night, even Utt popped by to join Paula, me, and the race gang to partake in some of that heritage of his!
...and Rosanne even took time out of her busy schedule here in Singapore to join in the festivities. Albeit brief, it's been great seeing and catching up with her.
I'll be sure to post up a lot more pictures from this crazy week's festivities so catch ya later...if not sooner!
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