On December 1, 2004, John Zürcher, the Consular Agent for both Switzerland and Austria stationed in Bali, received a singular honor from the Austrian Government for 13 years of dedicated service to Austrian travelers and residents in Bali.
At a special ceremony held at the Austrian-managed Hotel Puri Madawi in Petitenget, H.E. the Ambassador of Austria to Indonesia, Dr. Bernhard Zimburg, inducted John Zürcher as a Knight, 2nd class, of the Austrian Republic by bestowing the Decoration of Honor in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria (Silbernes Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich).
Rarely presented to individuals who are not Austrian citizens, John Zürcher a Swiss National who also serves as his Country's Consular Agent in Bali, was sited for his professionalism and high level of service to the Austrian Republic through his support of Austrians visiting or living in Bali.
Seen at balidiscovery.com is the Austrian Ambassador (left) toasting John Zürcher (right) at the induction ceremony.
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