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TRAVEL INFORMATION

 

Visa/Entry Permit

Visiting India is now a lot easier with the introduction of the eVisa. Click here to apply online. Residents of Japan and South Korea can also choose to apply for a visa on arrival at the Chennai International Airport.

Weather

The climate in Chennai during September can be summarized as very hot, humid and wet. September is in the autumn season in Chennai and is typically the 6 th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 34°C (94°F), whilst at night 25°C (77°F) is normal. Remember to wear sunscreen all the time.

Language

The primary language spoken in Chennai is Tamil, the official language of Tamil Nadu. However, a majority of the population is well-versed in English. Telugu and Malayalam are the other languages spoken by a minor section of the residents.

Transport

Three-wheeled auto rickshaws offer the easiest way of getting around but unfortunately, fares are relatively expensive and rarely charged as per the meter. Foreigners are invariably quoted excessively high rates (often more than double) and should be prepared to negotiate hard before the journey. The taxis in Chennai are known as "call taxis". These are private cabs that need to be phoned in advance and cannot be hailed from the street. It's a good idea to hire one of these taxis to go sightseeing, as attractions are very spread out. Buses are cheap and cover most of the city. There's the local train service as well.

Electricity

India operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. Plug types C, D and M are used in India. Bring a travel adaptor when necessary. Outlet Type D Outlet Type M

Outlet Type C

Outlet Type D

Outlet Type M
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APTOS SECRETARIAT

State Key Laboratory (Ophthalmology)
Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-Sen University
1/F, No. 7 Jinsui Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District
Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China
E-mail: secretariat@asiateleophth.org

 

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