The Esplanade theatre is a very contempary place to visit. It seems that every large Asian city now has a distinctive place and so does Singapore. There are various cafes and shops to visit inside. Did not go to any theatres because we were there during the day. Go up to the rooftop terrace that has a great view of Singapore accross the river. There is a walkway that is nice to walk along the river to the bridge to the city that is charming. Or sit in the outdoor ampatheatre and have a drink and relax with the locals and other tourists.