When it comes to height, we Aseans are on the short end of the stick.
Based on this interesting chart from ASEAN DNA, the average height of Malaysian men is 165cm while for Malaysian women we stand at 153cm. Comparatively, we’re shorter than our counterparts in Singapore and Thailand. Singaporean men are apparently the tallest in the Asean region with an average of 171cm, which is only 2cm shorter than the global average. Singaporean women are of the global average height at 160cm.
Asean countries measured are Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam. Japan, the Netherlands and United States are featured as standard comparison.
All information are sourced from averageheight.com