More than 100 years have passed by, many Indian families have taken root in Hong Kong for more than four generations. Some of them are still enjoying economic and social supremacy from the business they did in the early colonial stage. Examples of renowned establishments the Indian has made in Hong Kong were the founding of the University of Hong Kong, Ruttonjee Hospital and the Star Ferry Company Limited.
For the Nepalese, their history of settlement in Hong Kong was also dated back to the early 19th century.
As British aimed to expand its colonial power, the Gorkha War (1814-1816) was triggered between the Gorkha Kingdom in Nepal and the British East India Company. Though British won the war with their great number of soldiers and advancement of weapons, they also recognized the valiancy and loyalty of Gorkha soilders in British service. The war ended with the signing of Sugauli Treaty in which the Gorkhalis could be recruited to serve under contract in the East India Company's army. This army was then became the well-known British Army's Brigade of Gurkhas.