Pteropus vampyrus is categorised as "Near Threatened" on the IUCN Red List. They are on sale only about 100 meters from the governor's house at Jalan Sudirman, Medan.
The man who sells the KALONG is Mr. Karo-karo. He catches the kalongs in West Aceh district, province of Aceh. He wants to sell the kalong at a price between IDR300,000 (USD23.00) to IDR325,000 (USD25.00) per individual depending on size. In North Sumatra it is widely, but mistakenly, believed that eating kalong can cure asthma
A local policeman chatting to the seller/trader, both probably unaware of the IUCN status of these bats.