Participate in one of our upcoming events to play a part in fighting poverty and human trafficking with vocation education and employment in hospitality. Our hearts fell in love with Sala Bai's students and we're sure yours will too!
A JOURNEY OF A 1850KM
17th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021, Singapore
A Virtual Cross Cambodia, done in Singapore, to support Sala Bai's students and graduates in these challenging times.
The impact of Covid has been devastating to Sala Bai. An estimated 80% of Sala Bai’s 1850 graduates are unemployed; their USD $200 monthly incomes, which had supported an average of 5.5 family members - aging parents, young children and dependent siblings - have been eliminated. To support these young Cambodians and their families survive Covid, Touch Sala Bai’s founder and current President, Sam McGoun, has committed to running and biking 1850 kms - one kilometer in honour of each of the School’s 1850 graduates and the 10,000+ family members that rely on them. Throughout the 18 days - one day for each of the 18 years the School has been operating - uplifting stories of triumph will be told, the harsh realities will be explained, virtual tours of the school will be offered, and invitations to graduate-led virtual Cambodian cooking classes will be made.
80'S HAPPY HOUR HOSTED BY TOUCH SALA BAI
October 25th 2018, Singapore, Zouk
Cruise on in your Ferrari onto Ocean Drive and join us for Happy Hour on Thursday, October 25! Throw on your shades, your white blazer and join the TSB crew for some 80s & 90s classics at Phuture. Guests stand a chance to win some awesome prizes - stay tuned for more info!
Our goal is to raise awareness of poverty and human trafficking in Cambodia (a lil weekday party with a real big PURPOSE). 100% of event proceeds benefit the Sala Bai Hotel School.
A WEEKEND TO DISCOVER 2017
May 25th to 28th 2017, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Get away with us for a Weekend to Discover Sala Baï and Siem Reap, Cambodia. This weekend will allow you to witness firsthand how Sala Bai alleviates poverty by transforming young adults. On the last evening, join a fundraising dinner hosted by Chef Joannès Rivière of Cuisine Wat Damnak to benefit Sala Baï students.
For full itinerary, pricing options and reserving your place, please contact Sam at
MY STORY II: Dinner & Auction Evening for Sala Bai
24th February 2017, Sofitel Sentosa Singapore Resort & Spa
Touch Sala Bai hosted a dinner and auction evening at the Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa to raise funds for Sala Baï Hotel School in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Over 240 guests enjoyed superb welcome reception, an excellent 4 course dinner prepared by Chef Joannès Rivière of Cuisine Wat Damnak and some of Singapore’s leading chefs led by Chef Sandro from the Fullerton Hotel, and bid on Lifestyle and F&B items to raise a total of S$65,300 for the construction of new student dormitories.
A highlight of the evening was hearing directly from three Sala Baï graduates about their inspiring personal stories for how the programme has changed their lives. In 14 years, Sala Baï has educated 1300 young adults in 4 key disciplines of hospitality including front office, restaurant, housekeeping,
cooking, including beauty therapy which was launched in 2015. This 11 month training program has been a proven formula with 100% employment rate within 3 months upon graduation. The average salary increases 4 times within 3-4 years. It’s a proven solution to poverty alleviation and trafficking for young adults especially women.
OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEW SCHOOL
February 27th 2016, Siem Reap, Cambodia
The new Sala Bai Hotel School opened on Saturday 27th February at an official ceremony followed by cocktails prepared by our students and two famous Michelin starred-chefs, Régis Marcon and Patrick Jeffroy. The new school offers improved training facilities including beauty therapy, and an enhanced guest experience. Sala Bai School is now located at Wat Svay Village, Tonle Sap Road in Siem Reap.
A WEEKEND TO DISCOVER AND ALUMNI DINNER
31st March - 3rd April 2016, Siem Reap, Cambodia
A Weekend to Discover Sala Baï and the annual Alumni Dinner were organised for Sala Bai's support network to witness firsthand how Sala Bai alleviates poverty by transforming young adults. Accommodation at Sala Bai's partner, Heritage Suites and Sala Bai Hotel School were the suggested options for this 4D3N experience. The itinerary included a luxury long-tail boar cruise to the Mechrey, the floating village where many of Sala Bai’s students grew up, a the Sala Bai Alumni Association dinner event and a tour of the magnificent Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site
ANGKOR WAT HALF MARATHON (AWHM)
December 5-7 2015, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
The Chain Reaction Project continued the fight against Human Trafficking by returning to the ancient city of Angkor and crossing the finishing line of the annual Angkor Wat Half-Marathon!
With an aim to raise SGD$20,000 in support of Sala Baï’s efforts to fight human trafficking through education and employment, TCRP did a terrific job by going beyond and raised an incredible SGD27,530. Because of their effort, 45 lives had been changed forever.
The catalysts also had a chance to visit vulnerable floating communities on the Tonlé Sap Lake and hear stories from the graduates of Sala Baï.
Every year, Sala Baï, a Hotel and Restaurant School, takes 108 of the most impoverished young Cambodians through an 11-month hospitality training program – free of charge. 100% of Sala Baï graduates have obtained jobs in the hospitality industry – dramatically increasing their family’s economic independence and thereby breaking the cycle of Human Trafficking.
MY STORY: DINNER AND AUCTION EVENING FOR SALA BAI
19th November 2015, Singapore Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa
Touch Sala Bai hosted a dinner and auction evening at the Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa to raise funds for Sala Baï Hotel School in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Over 240 guests enjoyed superb cocktails by Diageo, an excellent 4 course dinner prepared by some of Singapore’s leading chefs led by Chef Sandro from the Fullerton Hotel, and bid on lifestyle items to raise over S$60,000 for the school. A highlight of the evening was hearing directly from three Sala Baï graduates about their inspiring personal stories for how the programme has changed their lives.
For over 13 years Sala Baï has educated 1200 young adults in 4 key disciplines of hospitality including front office; restaurant; housekeeping; cooking in a free 11 month training programme. 100% have been placed in employment. The average salary increases 4 times within 3-4 years. It’s a proven solution to poverty alleviation and trafficking for young adults especially women.
CROSS CAMBODIA JOURNEY
14 - 22 November 2013, Cambodia
Donate to the Cross Cambodia Journey, 2013 (one man’s pledge to support Sala Bai Hotel School) and make a difference to the lives of impoverished young people.
Help give them an education. Help give them employment. Help give them a future!