SINGAPORE (AP) _ Ricky Martin ushered in a new era of concert-going freedom in conservative Singapore last year. On Sunday, the red-hot Puerto Rican sensation was back urging fans to start ``Livin' La Vida Loca.''

Some 800 die-hard Martin lovers waited outside in the rain during a 1 1/2-hour delay caused by lighting equipment problems before the show began. About 300 had won tickets to the event. The rest were members of the media and others invited by organizers Sony Music Entertainment Singapore.

Martin, 27, is making a strong crossover into the English-language market with his recent album featuring the hit ``Livin' the Vida Loca.''

Martin's appearance in Singapore last year marked the first time concert-goers in the conservative city-state were allowed to dance during the show under new, relaxed laws.