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Amazing man with a great talent. I'm honoured to have seen him preform live.

What he's done for Cambodia is beyond measure. I just hope his legacy continues. Free medical care... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
BSandi
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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Just incase anyone is planning on going to the concert (written July15,2017)

I went there without knowing that concert has temproarily(?) stopped due to Dr.Beat's illness... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
gretrash321
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Nihonbashi-Kakigaracho, Japan
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

There are many unsung heroes in this world and Dr Richner is certainly one of them. A must do if you are in Siem Reap on a Saturday night.Be entertained for about 1.5 hours to music on his cello while you listen to a speech and watch a documentary on the ongoing works at the 5 mostly privately funded children's hospitals in Cambodia where all treatment is free. Come away with a different perspective that even the poorest deserve and can achieve the best health care with the right policies and sustainable health care can be different from that advocated by the WHO and many international bodies.A very interesting night to say the least!

Date of experience: June 2011
1  Thank JDKat
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Reviewed 15 March 2011

Not so much a concert - a very moving evening in which Dr Richner, who has devoted his life to Cambodia, explains the development and work of the hospitals he has established in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. The accompanying film is excellent - it even features a clip of him working in Phnom Penh just before the takeover by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. The Pol Pot years have left Cambodia with an appalling legacy of child mortality so, although the evening was nominally free, we did give a substantial donation - it is the very least one can do.

Date of experience: February 2011
1  Thank j1954g
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Reviewed 5 February 2011

A nice way to spend Sat evening in Siem Reap - Mostly an introduction to the five hospitals for children in Cambodia that have been buily largely through the effort of one man - who also is a very good cellist. There is a lot of information about the hospitals and his criticism of organizations like WHO who feel there is no hope for countries locked in poverty. Ditto to the warning about it being very cool thanks to aggressive air conditioning.

Date of experience: January 2011
Thank NovtomCalifornia
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Reviewed 28 January 2011

We stayed at River Village Manor (see separate review) and they suggested we might like to attend this event on the Saturday night at the local Children's Hospital. Our Tuk Tuk driver took us there and we were ushered into a state of the art full theatre well filled with visitors - about 400 others that night. The esteemed doctor took the stage and "entertained" us for 1.5 hours. This included him playing his Cello, talking and showing a great film.
It certainly opened our eyes on health services in Cambodia. With us both coming from large hospital management backgrounds we understood the issues. (I won't make any comment here).
At the end we were asked to either give blood or (if we were too old or unwell) give money.
Travelling on a budget we choose to give blood. A couple days later we ventured in (with our trusty Tuk Tuk driver) to give blood. It is a modern sterile blood collecting set up - maybe not up to Australian city standards as far as decor goes but certainly no hassles with cleanliness.
Importantly we asked out Tuk tuk driver to join us which he did with much angst. If you choose to give blood take your driver with you. They need blood products desperately and locals are the best source. He was very proud to wear his free T Shirt to show he had done something for his own kids who regularly use this health service.

Date of experience: January 2011
2  Thank KimBarossaAustralia
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Reviewed 11 April 2010

Following the recommendations on TripAdvisor for this activity was one of the best things we did during our 4-day stay in Cambodia in late March. You'll not only enjoy Dr Richner's cello playing but come away much better informed about the health and poverty of the country and some of the reasons for it, all in the space of around an hour. Take cash to donate to his projects - you'll want to. Dr Richner is truly an inspiration. One tip: take a jumper, the air con is fierce!

Thank deejay08
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