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45 Hume St
Crows Nest, NSW, 2065

+612 9437 0277

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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It's time for a Sala Bai update!

Claudie Pal

Dear Friends,

As always thank you for your amazing contribution and support of Friends of Sala Baï. Thanks to our Annual Wine Auction and the tireless efforts of our Blue Mountains' friends, we have been able to fufill our annual pledge of USD $60,000, which plays an integral part in the operational costs of the school.

Here are some exciting upcoming projects to look forward to in 2017:


Brand New Accommodation for Students!

This year saw the opening of a brand new school for Sala Baï. Friends of Sala Baï was well represented by an extensive number of supporters who travelled all the way from Australia to Siem Reap for the official event. This year, led by Sala Baï's new director, we will be working hard to raise funds for new accommodation for students which will allow the school to expand to their goal of 150 students annually

Cambodian Journeys: An Exciting New Project!

At our Annual Wine Auction in November we hope to launch our new book Cambodian Journeys which we will use to raise more money for the school. Written by Helen Morgan-Harris and featuring photographs by Rod Andrewartha, Cambodian Journeys will be a beautiful window into the lives of students and staff at Sala Baï. If you are interested in helping to sponsor this project, please get in touch with us at or (02) 9437 0277.

For more updates, please also check out Sala Baï's newsletter, attached below!

Once again we would like to thank you for your continued support of FOSBA and Sala Baï and we hope to see you all soon!


In friendship,

Suzanne Stanton, Fritz Gubler, Max Player, Gavin Faull and Maurice Cooper
The Consuls of Friends of Sala Baï (FOSBA)

To find out more about the Friends of Sala Baï
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Contact us at: or call 02 9437 0277.

We hope to hear from you!

Friends of Sala Bai's Annual Party & Wine Auction - 6:30pm, Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

Claudie Pal

Dear Friends,

It's that time of the year again where we invite you to join us at our annual party and famous wine auction to raise funds for Sala Baï: a hotel school in Siem Reap, Cambodia, that provides a year's worth of free hotel training to 100 underprivileged Cambodian teenagers.

After 2015's resounding success, we are returning to The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, this time with a distinctly beachside flair!
This year’s theme is ‘A Caribbean Celebration’, so prepare for summer fun!

As always, we'll have an exciting range of wines for you to bid on: reds, whites, champagne, merlot, chardonnay, sauvignon blancs and more. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on unique wines for the Christmas season at great prices, and support a great cause!

When: 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start, Wednesday, 23rd November 2016
Where: The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, 33 Peel St, Kirribilli NSW 2061
Price: $125 per person (This includes a two course meal with wine and drinks)
Dress Code: Summer/Caribbean

Please note that the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron has a strict dress code -
jeans and sneakers are not permitted.

To RSVP, please phone or email Claudette at 02 9437 0277
or by Friday 11th November 2016.

On behalf of Friends of Sala Baï we would like to thank once you again for your continuing support. Thanks to your help, as well as the tireless efforts of our Blue Mountains friends and the students and staff of the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management school we have raised almost a million dollars for Sala Baï over the past decade. This year will mark the 12th year of this event, and we hope that you will join us to celebrate.

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