Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Media Release: AXN Announces The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 Online Casting Call Kicks Off Today

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 May 2016 – The Amazing Race Asia, the world’s most popular adventure reality series, is returning to AXN later this year and this time it’s more adrenaline-fueled than ever before.

In this latest season, 10 teams of socially savvy, fearless warriors from all over Asia will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, traversing the globe and proving their mettle on a quest to be crowned the all-out champion. The highly anticipated series will be hosted by Chinese-American actor and host Allan Wu, who was the face of the race for AXN’s first four seasons.

“The Amazing Race Asia takes viewers on the world’s most thrilling adventure where drama, surprise and intensity all collide in a highly dramatic edge-of-your-seat experience,” said Virginia Lim, Vice President and Head of Content and Marketing. “We’re seeking dynamic teams who embody the AXN attitude that is smart, tenacious, determined and strong. A passion for social media is also a key requirement as contestants will be engaging with AXN’s viewers and sharing their heart-pumping experiences throughout the race,” Lim added.

Travelling to multiple countries in the shortest amount of time, each team will arrive at a new destination where they must compete in a series of physical, mental - and often emotional -challenges. Only when the tasks are completed will the teams learn of their next exotic location. Teams who fall the farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning The Amazing Race Asia and the USD$100,000 (more than RM 400,000) cash prize.

Be Part of the Action. Apply Now!
The casting call kicks off today via AXN’s website:

All interested participants can submit their applications in teams of two, and must be:
1. Living and/or working in Asia
2. Required to be over 21 years of age
3. Must speak English
4. Possess both a valid passport and an international driving licence

Participants can visit, fill out the application details and send AXN a link to their audition video of up to three (3) minutes’ in duration. All information on The Amazing Race Asia can be found on

Friends in Malaysia are invited to head on down to Sunway Pyramid on 4 and 5 June to create their audition video and apply to be part of the action on the spot. Each applicant who submits a video will receive a limited edition AXN gift. Applicants are required to bring along the above four necessary details for registration.

Walk-in audition details as follows:
Date : Saturday and Sunday, 4 and 5 June 2016
Time : 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Venue : LG1 Pyramid Concourse, Sunway Pyramid
No.3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Click here for location)

The Amazing Race Asia is brought to you by Wonderful Indonesia.




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