What is your location and where are you downloading from?
Interesting to know
Also, what kind of upload / download speed you get from your ISP?
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It is possible to compare the server if you have the resources to test from multiple locations around the world but honestly, I'd just get a server as close as possible to your target visitors.
Basically if you're going to be hosting a site for people in Singapore, you should try to find hosting in or around Singapore where as if your target audience is The United States, then a host in Singapore wouldn't be ideal (it would be fast for you, but slow for the majority of your visitors).
If you're truly international, you could do something like a CDN for some of your heavier content such as images which would help load-speeds internationally by quite a bit.