I don’t think you will see a sign like this in any other country. The kids in Singapore need to constantly swot for exams. It’s due to people in Singapore being kiasu (Singlish for afraid to lose out). Kids also prefer to study at cafes instead of at the library or at home (probably due to insufficient space or noise from the TV). Saw this at one of the two VivoCity Starbucks Cafes. Yes, there are two Starbucks outlets in one mall and within close proximity too. Being someone who likes the coffee, I’m not complaining.
The signs are basically telling students they are more welcome before noon and in the early evening, before the work crowd makes their way out to the malls. Smart move Starbucks. They realize they should not alienate their future potential addicts, *ahem* I mean customers with a no studying sign. The kids would then just move to Coffee Bean or Tully’s.
I am curious? Do you have signs like these in your country as well? I am of the notion that kids in other countries are more well-adjusted and pursue more outdoor activities.