Brunei has the second-highest Human Development Index among the Southeast Asian nations, after Singapore, and is classified as a "developed country".
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Brunei is ranked fifth in the world by gross domestic product per capita at purchasing power parity.
A fleet from Majapahit succeeded in driving away the Sulus, but Po-ni was left weaker after the attack.
By the 16th century, Islam was firmly rooted in Brunei, and the country had built one of its biggest mosques.
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), is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.
In 1888, Brunei became a British protectorate and was assigned a British resident as colonial manager in 1906.
After the Japanese occupation during World War II, in 1959 a new constitution was written.
On his documentation back to 1550; We arrived at the island of Bornei (Brunei or Borneo), which is distant from the Maluch about two hundred miles, and we found that it was somewhat larger than the aforesaid and much lower. Their colour is whiter than that of the other sort ... which had to make an annual tribute of 40 katis of camphor.
In 1369, the Sulus attacked Po-ni, looting it of treasure and gold.
Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, the country is completely surrounded by the Malaysian state of Sarawak.
It is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang.
Brunei is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo; the remainder of the island's territory is divided between the nations of Malaysia and Indonesia. At the peak of the Bruneian Empire, Sultan Bolkiah (reigned 1485–1528) is alleged to have had control over most regions of Borneo, including modern-day Sarawak and Sabah, as well as the Sulu Archipelago off the northeast tip of Borneo, Seludong (modern-day Manila), and the islands off the northwest tip of Borneo.