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Friends of Sala Bai is a Not-For-Profit organisation founded by Hospitality professionals in Australia dedicated to raising funds to support Sala Bai: A vocational hotel school in Siam Reap, Cambodia.

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Save the Date for FOSBA's 2019 Annual Party! 15 November 2019

Claudette Palomares

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Please mark your diaries: 6.00pm, Friday, 15th November 2018 for the Friends of Sala Bai Australia's annual party, to be hosted at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli. This year the theme is Oh so French!, and will feature of our annual activities including our wine auction and raffles. Tickets will be available for purchase very soon.



Friends of Sala Bai Party and Wine Auction - 23rd November 2018

Claudie Pal


Dear Friends,

2018 marks Friends of Sala Baï's (FOSBA) 16th year of supporting Sala Baï, and this year's celebration promises be bigger and better than ever!

On Friday, 23rd November 2018, our annual party and wine auction will be held at the beautiful grounds of QStation, Manly. Following our theme of "Cambodia and Australia", we will be recreating a night market to greet you with delicious drinks and entrees when you arrive, while QStation's ballroom will be transformed into a Cambodian wonderland—complete with a dance floor!

We are honoured to welcome Emmanuelle Dethomas, President of Sala Baï, who will be flying from Paris via Siem Reap to host this special event, and she and Jean-Paul are looking forward to catching up with you all. We are also thrilled to welcome renowned chef, Kimsan Sok, a graduate of Sala Baï, on her first trip to Australia. Currently the Executive Assistant Chef in the Khmer restaurant Embassy in Siem Reap, Kimsan is a sterling example of the profound impact and potential of Sala Baï Hotel School—and we couldn’t be more proud. Kimsan will be joined by James Green of Boilerhouse to create a beautiful Cambodian menu for us to enjoy on the night. 

Each year FOSBA pledge at least US$60,000 to Sala Baï. This pledge is a critical part of Sala Baï's day to day operations—and we raise the bulk of this pledge on this single night!

So please join us for an amazing evening of great food, entertainment, and fundraising for this truly remarkable project.

To RSVP, please contact Claudette at or call 02 9437 0277 by COB, Wednesday, 14th November 2018. More event details can be found below or attached.

In Friendship

The Consuls of Friends of Sala Baï
Fritz Gubler, Max Player and Suzanne Stanton


A Cambodian Celebration

When: 6.00pm, Friday, 23rd November 2018

6.00pm - 7.00pm — Drinks and entrees at the Night Market

7.00pm - Late — Sit Down Dinner and Wine Auction

Where: The Ballroom, QStation,

1 North Head Scenic Dr, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia

Cost: $150 per person. Ticket price includes entry to the event, dinner & drinks

Dress Code: Smart Casual with a touch of Cambodian flair

RSVP: Email or call 02 9437 0277 by COB 14th Nov 2018.

If you wish to sit with a specific table or group of guests, please let Claudette know.

Accommodation: Stay the night at QStation! For every room booked by a FOSBA guest, QStation will donate 10% of the price to Sala Baï—so don’t delay!

To book a room, contact Natalie Dillon via

Save the Date for our 2018 Wine Auction and Dinner!

Claudie Pal

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Please mark your diaries 6.30pm, 23rd November 2018 for Friends of Sala Bai Australia's annual wine auction and dinner, to be hosted in the beautiful grounds of QStation, Manly. This year the theme with be Cambodia and Australia, and will feature of our annual activities including our wine auction and raffles. You will also have the opportunity to join in one of QStation's famous ghost tours, as well as stay the night! We will also welcome our special guest, Mrs Kimsan Sok, an alumni of Sala Bai, currently the Executive Assistant Chef in the Khmer gastronomic restaurant Embassy.