Sunday, November 21, 2010

Amazing Race

After wandering the streets of Wan Chai to find this Mr Bean look-alike car, Team Harvey received their next clue.

A Detour is a choice between two tasks, each with its own pros and cons. In this Detour, teams had to choose between "Fabric Swatches" or "Fabric Botches". 

Hong Kong’s reputation as a shopping mecca is well deserved. The sheer number of swanky malls and designer boutiques and souvenir markets could make a shopaholic’s head spin. The two tasks in this leg of the race reflect the shopping variety in this fashion capital.

Team Harvey elected to do the task "Fabric Swatches" which required them to travel by MTR to Central in the heart of Hong Kong and find 4/F, 79 Queens Street, the location of an inexpensive suit-making shop.

Here, men can select the suit fabric they want, then they are measured up for their new business suit to be picked up as early as that afternoon.

Team Harvey were shocked at how busy the little shop least thirty people crammed into the little space all vying for the tailors' attentions.

The task involved searching through this mountain of swatch books to find a fabric sample with a specific number. After skimming over twenty books, Team Harvey decided the task was taking too long and decided to try the other challenge.

"Fabric botches" required navigating the busy streets of Mong Kok to find this location: Fa Yuen Market.

Team Harvey had to find this particular shop, packed wall-to-floor with daggy vintage clothing, to find the ugliest item in store.

The job was much bad taste in one setting! 

Not ugly enough..

. Nah...that's not it...

Getting closer....

Aha! I think we have a winner! Team Harvey receive their next clue.

They travel by bus to this art store in Stanley, a peninsula on the southeastern side of Hong Kong Island.

There Team Harvey search through rooms of prints and paintings to find four colourful artworks by Ian Scott Anderson depicting Hong Kong architecture.

From there it was a race to Forest Hill in Tai Po, the Pit Stop for this leg of the race.


  1. Hi, I would love to get in touch about an event. How can we reach you? Thanks!

  2. I have almost bought that brown dress- just for fun.
    Yes, it has been in that shop since at least April of 2009.

    I like the artwork, you seemed to have a knack for finding good stuff.

  3. This Amazing Race sounds there more to come!
    What fun!


  4. The wonderful colour prints are by Iain Anderson Scott. Thank you for the inclusion in your amazing race.