From Singapore, we made a quick 2 day trip to Indonesia on the 14 and 15 of December in 2009. We flew into Yogjakarta in the morning and located a reliable looking taxi to bring us to Borobudur where we stayed at the Manohara hotel. The hotel is run by the park authorities that maintain Borobudur and is surprisingly cheap and nice considering that it is the only hotel on the grounds of Borobudur. From our room, we walked to Borobudur in a few minutes (bypassing the hordes of touts outside the gates trying to sell trinkets to tourists) and spent the afternoon exploring the temple complex.
Borobudur is a Buddhist temple and is estimated to have been built around 800 AD, taking 75 years to construct. It was abandoned at some point and lost before being rediscovered in the early 19th century. We enjoyed our time exploring the temple and woke up early the next day to catch the sunrise (another good reason to stay on the temple grounds). From Borobudur, we took another taxi to Prembanan, a Hindu temple complex outside of Yogjakarta where we spent the afternoon. We walked around Yogjakarta in the evening before catching our flight home the next morning.