'Amazing Race' Recap: 'Welcome to the Jungle'

By Lauren DuBois,
Teams encounter treachorous rapids in Malaysia

On the third leg of the All-Stars race around the world, teams made their way from Guangzhou, China, to Sabah, Malaysian Borneo in the town of Kota Kinabalu. Only two flights were available from China--the first six teams to get there would get on a flight that arrived three hours earlier than the back three teams. The first flight had Dave and Connor, Margie and Luke, Jet and Cord, Flight Time and Big Easy, Jen and Caroline and Leo and Jamal, with Rachel and Brendon, Joey and Megan and Jessica and John bringing up the rear on the second flight.

Once in Malaysia, teams encountered a roadblock at Kionsom Waterfall, where they would have to pick up a Travelocity gnome and rappel 10 stories down the waterfall.

After the roadblock, teams made their way to Kampung Tpompinhatan, and looked for the river. Once there, they encountered a detour. Teams had to first construct a raft and brave some dangerous rapids to find their detour locations.

In “River Delivery,” teams had to transport goods to a village. Dave and Connor, Margie and Luke, Jet and Cord and Leo and Jamal all chose this one. Dave and Connor went past the drop-off location and wound up at the other option, but chose to walk from there to make their delivery.

In “Jungle Run,” teams had to join a hunting safari and use a blow dart to take down a fake target bird. Caroline and Jennifer, Flight Time and Big Easy, Jessica and John, Rachel and Brendon and Joey and Megan chose this one.

During the detours, several of the teams encountered problems with their rafts as the rapids got stronger. They either got stuck on rocks or had their rafts fall apart.

After completing the detour, teams headed to the Tanjun Aru Water Village for the pit stop. Despite messing up during the detour, Dave and Connor came in first, winning a trip for two to Budapest, Hungary.

Following behind them were Jet and Cord in second, Leo and Jamal in third, Margie and Luke in fourth, Fight Time and Big Easy in fifth, and Caroline and Jennifer in sixth. John and Jessica placed in seventh.

Rachel and Brendon’s raft problems set them back, but they managed to place eighth, eliminating Megan and Joey, who encountered both raft problems and taxi issues after the roadblock.

Photo Credit: CBS

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